I love non-fiction and this is amazing, easy to understand and still applies to our times. When watching action movies I roll my eyes at some of the impossible stories, and some are. However, this book tells of the training and the selection methods to pick the "best of the best". True historical events are told and how Delta Force succeeded to accomplish the seemingly impossible. This was written in 2005 and I listened in fascination as I remembered the stories and this book tells "the rest of the story."
Yes. An insiders look at special forces, especially Delta Force.
The first hand account from a true warrior.
It made me appreciate how difficult it is to be in special forces, how advanced are their skills and how great is their mental toughness. I'm glad they are on our side!
L. Hamm Jr
Understand the training!
Great tour of shooting house hostage rescue final exam.
How many great men are ultimately lost.
I was tempted to give up after the first 40 minutes, but I'm so glad I stuck it out. This is a very interesting story once you get into it. It's intense and very descriptive. Haney describes both the formation of the unit and the kinds of mission they went on, ranging from rescuing hostages to assaulting hi-jacked airplanes. As I listened, the dangers in the book felt completely real. I highly recommend it!
The information is presented in a very straightforward way, in unflourished language. Haney also gives the reader in insider's look at the strange type of humor that those in the military enjoy. Unlike some other reviewers, I wouldn't describe this as a "how-to" book. Although there are definitely things to be learned from it, I don't think any average person would learn enough to do anything useful with the information.
Yes. We should all have great respect for the military we seldom hear about. All of the Special Opps qualify for this .
So well done it is hard to stop listening till the end.
Would not seem as real.
Comfort in the fact that terrorism is dealt with - we just don't know about it.
This book was a clear and concise account of the stand up and early history of Delta Force. It was very well written withour glorification or "cheese." I really enjoyed it and would read other books from this author.
I liked the clear picture of the selection and training process for Delta Force.
Although Robertson Dean's narration might have been well suited to the author's attitude, I wished for more inflection.
I loved the personal touch that the author gave to his story
The author makes you realize that its not just guns and tech that make some one a Delta Force member. The people and their training are the real weapon.
The authors intonation made each character clear.
I had no idea that the US used Delta in their protection details!
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.