I work full time in Financial Services, teach part time, listen to music (a lot) and love Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction.
I am an amateur Obstacle Course Athlete and Martial Artist. I recently participated in the Battlefrog Series Obstacle Course Races organized by the Navy Seals. I highly recommend this race series. I purchased this book to get insight into Seal training and to prep for my race mentally. To say that these men are fitter than any pro or amateur athlete I am aware of would be an understatement. This book is a daily diary of the Navy Seal training, and the regiment dwarfs any NFL training camp or fighting routine. If you are interested in understanding what it really takes to being shape, both mentally and physically this book will provide some context. I enjoyed it tremendously.
Running with the Kenyans, Life on the Run, Inside Seal Team Six.
Military personnel will enjoy this book and it is accessible to non-military (like myself), who are just interested in how Seal train and become Seals. Eye opening.
He did a good job. With this type of material it is possible to sound condescending or fawning in praise. He did neither. He delivered the facts so taht the listening can absorb and understand the materiel in a clear manner.
What these men endure is very impressive. As a civilian I came away with respect but also some life lessons. Everyone can give their best and dedicate themselves to their goals. This book may not be template for the average athlete but it is very inspirational.
If you are interested in this material, I highly recommend the Battlefrog Race Series organized by navy Seals. It is a way to interact with these men and gain insight into what we could all be if we applied the navy Seal attitude in our personal lives.
Learning more in-depth on what it actually takes to become a Navy Seal.
Was a great book to fill in some of the blanks on how hard BUD's truly is.
Great book it takes you into the BUDS class of 228 and tells about their personal training and comment win
yes especially for those who want to become a NAVY SEAL, it should be required reading.
American Sniper because it covers operational situations of an actual NAVY SEAL
the scenes at BUD/S
I wish I had give BUD/S a shot
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
The book is written for a beginner, such as myself, who knows nothing about the Navy Seals. I'm not an expert by any means, now that I've finished the book but I can say that I could talk with someone about the Navy Seals and be knowledgeable. The book would also be an excellent read for anyone who has any knowledge about the Navy Seals.
The knowledge that the author imparted to me. The information furnished seems overwhelming when you start at the initiation of a man/woman putting in their name to be put on the list to begin seal training, until the moment that a person becomes a seal. However, after starting this book I only wanted to soak in any and all information that the author could provide. I now understand why our men/women are so very proud of what they have accomplished. I no longer have to wonder how or why the US navy can and do provide such excellence in their chosen few.
No, I have not.
The book has a vault of information that I could not have understood if I had even wanted to finish listening to it all in one sitting. I needed time to absorb the information.
This book has helped me to apply facts to books that I now read by such author's as Brad Thor, W.E.B. Griffin, Robert Littell, to name only a few. Books written by the aforementioned author's have certainly had to do extensive research to write their books.Books are written to be fun to read and understand. I'm so glad that I somehow selected a book about the US military because it has provided me with an unquenchable thirst to learn more.