I am in law enforcement and carry a Glock every day, both on and off duty. Listing to this book was very fun, exciting, informative and relevant. Well worth the time and I am glad I listened to the book.
Very good narrator as well. Easy to listen to.
Douglas R. Pratt
The author does a very good job of not taking sides. He doesn't portray gun enthusiasts as nuts, nor does he display anti-gunners as extremists. He is down on the NRA but I agree with some of his criticisms. He picks one of the most respected experts, Massad Ayoob, and spends a lot of time with him learning what self defense is all about. I do not agree with many of his suggestions or conclusions at the end of the book but they are not presented in a hostile or argumentative manner. All in all he has navigated a minefield skillfully. He clearly wanted to present as truthful a history of the Glock firearms as he could, and it would be impossible without putting it in the context of gun culture. A very, very difficult thing to pull off without sounding partisan. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to hear the facts, not just someone who agrees with their point of view.
The performance was businesslike and professional. The subject is such a potential minefield, it would be easy to detract from the character of the book, and Mr. VandenHeuvel does a very good job.
Remarkable from many aspects. I learned a lot. This is more about people than firearms, and that's what matters.
Would recommend and have recommended to any friend interested in pistol shooting and/or a Glock owner. Fascinating look into the unlikely success of the Austrian pistol manufacturer in the US.
Mr. Glock himself, as he apparently metamorphosed from an affable, trustworthy middle-income geek & factory manager (as well as unexpectantly brilliant first-time pistol designer) to an awkward, arrogant billionaire and foolishly prejudicial misogynist, losing control of his nouveau-riche hubris. The transformation as depicted in Barrett???s book is breathtakingly mind-boggling.
Well-spoken, authoritative and convincing voice. He gives the listener the impression he wrote the author???s prose himself lending extra credibility to Barrett???s words.
It invaded. It killed. It conquered. Glock: America's Gun.
Simple and reliable!
I found it to be a very informative book. Like any story, you can't please everyone. Worth the time in my opinion.
Best book I've listened to this year. A great read for those interested in firearms.
Gaston Glock will go down in history as one of the great firearm designers.
Every gun collector should have at least one Glock!