This is a great story, and a great read by Ray Porter. (I think he might have also read Ghost in The Wires as well.) This is the kind of book you wish there was a part 3 and 4 too. I highly recommend listening to this book if you are interested in this subject matter. It makes you think as well as laugh out loud.
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
Wow, just wow...smiles, tears, and every other range of emotion will be stirred up by this well written book. This is a story about heroes, they are still out there and they fight for our freedom everyday. Thank you for sharing this Sean Parnell! Thank you for your service and Thank You to all that fought in Outlaw Platoon. God Bless you all.
I'm grateful when a soldier shares his war fighting experiences. I was hooked the first chapter. The book tells what it's like in Afghanistan from the actual guys on the ground there in the villages and mountains. I served a couple of months at Bagram Air Base as a mechanic in 2011, I never left base for security reasons (which I did not mind) and he described it perfect. It made me laugh. The book was a roller coaster of emotions for me. I highly recommended to all Americans since this is our war too.
Yes, this book is unlike others in it portrays the stories of a LT commanding his platoon, and all the experiences that come with it.
Towards the end, the loss of Cole was wrenching.
The narration is outstanding! The inflection he presents with each character and story line prevents you from putting down the listen. He does a terrific job of placing the listener in the scene.
Outstanding story. Well written. Great narration. Sean does a great job of writing and taking us thru the action and his thoughts throughout. Ray's ability to change voices for characters was excellent. Highly recommended.