Parnell's account should be required reading in college level courses, especially courses geared toward political science and history. The narrative is constructed with keen attention to the physical, psychological and emotional side effects of battle, while illuminating a complex situation/culture in the Middle East. Without the injection of distracting politics and bias, this is one of the best non-fiction novels I have read that outlines the scope of national security bureaucracy from a soldier's honest experience. All Americans should read this book, or listen to Ray Porter's EXCELLENT and engaging narration of the text. Bravo Parnell
I only write reviews of military non-fiction when the book is superb. This one is a must read, one of the best I've read in years.
Absolutely. No-stop action and gut wrenching story.
Perhaps No Easy Day? Not sure if one really compares. Perhaps Lone Survivor?
The main character is narrated beautifully, and Staff Sergeant Greg Greeson as well. Ray Porter has a way of portraying characters with enough color to really give the story life and a cinematic quality without over doing it.
In some parts, especially toward the end Ray Porter seems to be moved by the story himself as he is reading. His voice chokes a bit and I don't think it was acting. His emotional response to the story, as the main character is experiencing it added another level of authenticity and emotion to the story. It is as if you are experiencing what the author was, but also experiencing what Ray Porter is experiencing. I haven't been moved by an audio book the way this book moved me.
Buy it and listen. Prepare for a wild ride.
I could not stop listening. I stand in awe of what warriors go through, and still maintain their humanity.
Outlaw Platoon will hit you right between the eyes, and in the heart. Parnell captures the warrior bond with precision & love. no matter how tough you think you are, how battle-hardened, if this book doesn't bring you to tears or leave a lump in your throat, then you need to check your pulse.
Most of Americans do not know what type of fighting men our country deploys between us and the evil men that are intent on destroying our way of like and freedom. Thank you for such a heart wrenching story of you and your men's sacrifices for us at home in leisure. May we never forget your trials and loses for our sometimes seemingly ungreatful country.
Lt Sean Parnell does a tremendous job sharing his experiences as a commander of 30 men fighting hearded Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Ray Porter's performance adds great value to making the story even more powerful. Among my top 3 Audible books enjoyed since 2012.
This book is absolutely amazing. What these brave men went through is unreal and I'm so grateful for their service. The narrator did a great job
telling the story. A must listen.