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.
Absolutely I would recommend this to a friend. Parnell is a modern day renaissance man with a much needed story to tell.
Off the top of my head I would say The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens. Both are educated leaders, tactically savvy and excellent writers.
When Parnell jumps out of his truck and runs past the convoy out to the stranded vehicle and gains the respect of his soldiers.
SPOILER ALERT...When the platoon gets extended at the very end of the book. Very difficult to hear.
This is a soon to be classic that is required reading for all military enthusiasts.
I've read, or had read to me, quite a few accounts of the war in Afghanistan told by the men who were there and this would have to be one of the best. Haven't written a review before but wanted to give this book and Sean Parnell props.
The author takes you through his combat tour of duty as an infantry platoon's leader in Afghanistan. It's well written account covering the intensity of battle through to navigating base politics. Parnell is a great leader of men from whom there is much to learn in this book. I was left with a solid understanding of the formidable enemy our armed forces have engaged with in Afghanistan and the depth and breadth of the sacrifices.
This is a good book that puts you on the ground with a platoon fighting in Afghanistan. When I was listening to this book I kept thinking that this could be made into a movie. You really got to know the individual platoon members and the narrator did a excellent job of changing his voice for each character and stayed consistent throughout the book.
Loved Hunger Games, Ender's Game & Michael Vey. Looking for similar books.
The grit, the determination, the fear, the pain, the details and the overall feeling of being there in the Hindu Kush. I felt like I was with the men on patrol.
reminded me of Lone Survivor, but way way way better
He did them all great!
Get this book!
Conservative, politics, history, classics, Ambrose, twain, Steinbeck, Hemingway, my first audio book was the old man and the sea. Addicted.
Action packed...educational, why the afghans suck, and we have the greatest soldiers in the world.
Want to know what combat is really like
The every day courage of our fighting men
we give countries (Pakistan) billions and get stabbed in the back, and the politicians let them get away with it.
With our "busy" lives, we forget that some Americans are duty.