This book illuminates the fact that this country STILL produces great YOUNG citizens and warriors, despite not being considered the Greatest generation, etc. From my foxhole, this young leader and his Soldiers ARE the best generation, because what they are doing is relevant. My only complaint is that non-infantry Soldiers were characterized as lazy and unexposed to regular danger. Perhaps this is true, to some extent, but I know more than a few non combat arms soldiers what have been seriously injured or killed in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the taliban has little sympathy for anyone wearing an American flag; moreover, when they are killed, they are just as dead as our infantry, armor, and artillery brothers
I like every bit of what I listened to; and didn't give a break till I completely absorbed the materials. great tool for current and future warriors. The world is extremely hostile and you gotta be prepared with everything of yous to face such daring enemies.
This is the first book I think I would actually listen to a second time. Gives the reader a view into the life of military patrols in the desert. It drew me right back in. Wanted to grab an M4 and get busy!!
Tha battle where the Outlaw platoon was just about over run.
If you like books that cover good battles this one is for you! The naration by Ray Porter is one of the best I have ever listened to. He takes on the personallity of multiple characters and makes the book an awesome experience. I will definately look for more books narated by him!!
I'm a 4th generation native of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. A beautiful, Victorian era village located in the midst of the Ozark Mountains. I love history and in fact I am a tour guide and somewhat of a local historian.
I will admit I have been biased recently with all of the SEAL Team stories, so I hesitated on this book. I am so glad that I bought it though. An excellent book and fabulous and exciting, adrenaline pumping and sometimes tear jerking story. You won't regret getting this book.
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Enjoyable is not a word I would use in the experience of listening to this book as it is so compelling.
The whole story itself. The way the author told the story of himself and his men and how much they gave and gave up in the battle for our country. I feel that folks who do not read or listen to these stories have absolutely no idea what these men and women go through each and every day they are 'in country'.
By the end our hearts were broken. My husband is a wounded Viet Nam vet so he actually knows how terrible the whole situation is.
At this point, I'm actively seeking out war memoirs that are narrated by Ray Porter. The quality of his reading is fantastic. As far as the book itself goes, the writing style is on point and the book easy pulls you in and forces you to feel excited, tense, or angry along with the Rangers as events unfold. This book definitely stands in a class of its own.