I live in the United Staes Minor Outlying Islands, also known as Louisiana!
Interesting, honest, inspiring.
Marine Sniper, subject matter.
He sounded as though he was Chris Kyle.
When Chris shot the Iraqi woman, he had his natural thoughts of brief hesitancy. Thankfully his training took over. It brought me back to Carlos Hathcock's Apache woman. Would that he had had a clear shot at her before she was able to kill Marines.
I am so proud that Chris was so honest about himself and the warriors he served with. This is not some Hollywood shoot 'em up hero tale. This is the real thing. Carry on Texan!
I'm a daily commuter who squeezes every penny and minute out of each book. Audible gives that much needed break from my busy schedule!
Everyone should read this so that we can better understand the mind and hearts of the brave men and women who serve in the branches of our military.
Yes, and wanted more.
I really liked this book. In it, there are snippets that were written by the author's wife. They are read by the narrator in the way that men speak when they are trying to impersonate a female's voice. This bugged me. I would have liked for there to have been a female narrator for those portions. Also, the author used the term "bada$$" at least a thousand times throughout the book. This got sort of old, but also gave the book a conversational feel. Like the guy was just sitting in front of you and giving it to you straight, instead of reading a book. Overall it worked, even though I'm usually annoyed by the overuse of individual words in a book. Oh, and like every other SEAL book, the first half of the thing is about BUDS... be warned.
I'm a guy that likes to listen to music and books while I exercise and do any other thing I have to do around the house or at work.
The best I've heard.
Talking about his family and the differences between civillian life and miliary life.
Yes it was a book I wanted to listen to in one sitting.
The whole book moved me in different ways.
You feel as if he really is the author.
Like action, adventures, war stories, militay happenings, historical readings-fiction, & mysteries. Unabridged only! Reader IMPORT!
The book I found to be very interesting. However, it is a sad state of affairs that we must use a person with extraordinary skills and luck to engage in such necessary activity! The world we live in, now & in the past, seems to want to kill each other in the name of God!
We can only hope & pray that it comes to an end soon! In the mean time “Thank God” we have such men as the Navy Seals…!
What do you get when you put a minimally educated 'tough' guy into a 'position of power'? The author of this book.
He might be a good marine and a good sniper, but as an author, the lessons of this book/ his perspectives, are frightfully narrow and ignorantly nationalistic. He sees 'profound evil' in people who are so desperate they will die of their own hand rather than leave their lives for him to take, yet is 'justified' in the invasion and murder of those who's head pops up on his kill screen without even considering the cause, repercussions, or alternatives.. I ultimately feel supremely jipped because there is no attempt on his part to understand or reconcile whatever leads two countries to war in the first place. There is very little true thought from him at all. The story is nothing more than some guy taking routine kill orders from whomever without conscience and justifying it personally as a necessity of war. Boring and ignorant.
Of course, in the military, real thinkers go on to do something globally / universally productive, so he cant really be blamed for being a 'soldier' to others, but good god, cant an editor at least make this more appealing to a larger crowd? Can I give it negative stars?
disgust for military drones
Too much backslapping. Not much about sniping.
I couldn't get through the whole book, stopped listening about half way.
Chris is a guy you are going love or hate or possibly both in equal measure. In truth war is hell but if your there you want a guy like him covering your butt!
Chris spells out what war is for him and put simply it's killing bad guys so they don't kill you or your friends and family back home.
If you have preconceived ideas on the war in Iraq, the people fighting on both sides and what it is to be a Navy Seal then prepare to be challenged.
John Pruden's narration helps elevate the story even more.
William Flagg Magee, Author of "The Elephant Hunter"
Did not read print version. I cannot say.
Inside Delta Force. Both books focus on specific special forces within the military. Each defines what it takes and what one must do to become a member of an elite unit.
Did not like the phony Texas accent. Other than that I liked his performance.
No. Too much to digest in one sitting.