Not recommended for anyone. The boasting, the ego, I, I, I and the short and meaningless chapters.
This isn't a story worth publishing
The narration is good, so good and makes me hate this book so much because he brought out what the author and the subject is like for real (probably)
2 chapters dedicated to a rifle, bloody rifle. What a bore.
If you're looking for a book about a sniper in the american army then this is it. Now, if you want a book that would show you the war in Iraq in a wider range of aspects, through the eyes and thoughts of an american soldier, then this is absolutely, positively not it.
The other words... I killed the bad guys, man. And this is how I did it.
I believe every American should read this book. When I say it's hard to read or technically listen to It's not because of bad writing or bad performance. It's so real it strikes right at the heart. It's an emotional rollercoaster. Certain points made me laugh out loud. While others I had to struggle not to cry. This is not fiction. This is all real. This is the best description I've seen and heard of the art of war
I think someone coached the narrator poorly about how to do a Texas accent. Apparently they thought Texans are incapable of pronouncin' the 'g' sound at the end of -ing words. The narrator also sped up quite a bit when switchin' to Teya's voice. But otherwise the narrator was good.
I liked the story for what it was, especially the insights into how his career as a seal affected him & his family physically & emotionally. It was fun listening to all the action he experienced, but it went on a little too long.
Keven & Marianne
Wow! this book is amazing. the recounting of actual events in Iraq, the pain if war and of our heroes families is remarkable.