I never read the printed version
The intense training
Clear and concisely verbal content.
The last day of training on the 40 mile trek.
I was rather expecting a rough and tumble fictionalized battle type story. I was not expecting the details it took to become a Delta Force member. I kept waiting for the war story and excitement to begin, however I soon realized this wasn't going to happen but by then I was rather intrigued by the background and other bits of information about weapons, and physical as well as emotional elements that went into the men who became members of the Delta force unit.
I actually enjoyed this even though it was not light entertainment as I originally thought but I was soon captivated by the lessons in history, and knowledge gained that gives me a better idea of the brave men who help guard this country. This book was very good and I would highly recommend it with the caveat that it is more biographic than a fictionalized story.
It is always interesting to see inside an organization, warts and all. Eric does a great job of showing us what the Delta Force is and isn't without taking away from the great deeds and sacrifices of the men and women that are willing to do whatever it take to preserve our freedom and safety. Thanks for the book!
very similar experience
good detailed first person narrative, you almost feel what Haney is going through.
he does a good job with all characters
a few laughs. not much of a crier
Some contradiction out there between Haney and Military. Haney's vivd imagination? Goverment does have a way of distorting and covering up facts. Hell, they kept cland ops secret for years. you decide.
Aircraft Pilot and Mechanic with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Africa.
All the information I learned
I am safer with existence of Delta Force. They are the best at recovering a highjacked aircraft.
When he spoke about how Snipers are psycologically chosen.
That Delta Force short gunners learn to shoot looking at the target not the sight on the gun.
I think once was enough for this one.
Fighter Pilot, see below.
I think he also did "Fighter Pilot" which was in a similar vein (military history)
I wasn't really sure what Delta Force was about. I'm thankful that we have them.
A lot of the book--more than half--is about the grueling training that Haney went thru to become an operator. Some of this got a bit tedious at times. I might have preferred more stories about the operations. Still, this is an amazing story, told well.
I prefer not to listen to audio books more than once. However, I would recommend this book to others.
The inside story about the house where they train to rescue hostages is fascinating. I still find it hard to believe this stuff went on with real bullets.
Also, it was very interesting hearing the inside story of the failed Iran Hostage rescue attempt from one of the leaders of the rescue attempt.
The first time they went through the hostage rescue house when they had no idea what to expect, was riveting.
How to adjust your bearings when you are lost in the woods.
Worth reading for anyone who enjoys military history.
I really enjoyed this book. It gave a different perspective of the war. But it lacked in depth descriptions of his training. Otherwise I would recommend it.
No, I normally don't listen to anything twice.
His reading style is enjoyable and there weren't any annoying habits I've run into with other readers.
It was a pleasure to listen to and to hear about.
I think all aspects of this book are commendable.
I had no idea this guy had experienced so many of those critical missions.
This is THE dude to get the story from!
I would recommend this book to people who are interested in special forces operations.
This book is written so well that it would make you feel as if you're actually going through selection and deployment yourself. It's very detailed but not so much that it would bore you.
It was read well, but nothing special about it.
Seriously? What the hell kind of question is that?
Love this book!