I love the story, but I felt board at times. I am a vet myself, so maybe that has something to do with it. Not a big fan of liberals, but the bashing got a little old.
Great story and I'm thankful it was told! Worth the time.
Eye opening, very emotional story everyone that lives in the USA needs to hear or read!
This is an incredible story. Well- performed and even with a southern accent. I could not stop listening. Marcus Luttrell's experience and the story of those lives lost must be remembered.
My only qualms:
Since this is a memoir of his military training and of a horrific experience, much of the language is ... Well... Colorful. Not sure why I expected anything different, but it caught me off guard.
Secondly, from time to time the narrator annunciated a little too much and it was slightly annoying. But the reviewers who commented that they needed to stop listening bc the narrator was too annoying must be easily annoyed. He did an incredible job and was very clear and conveyed the raw emotion of the story.
loved the movie and loved the book as well. makes me hate the liberal media a great deal. wished he had done something to honor the village for their kindness, but they probably wouldn't have accepted it.
Yes, very vivid and descriptive but the story moves and is far more complete than the movie
The characters mannerisms, you almost know the guys
Lone Suvivor, American Resolve
The movie was fantastic, the book is better
Only about 1/3 of the book actually contains story. Maybe 1/2 if you count his discussion of training in high school and BUDS. The other 1/2 to 2/3 of the book basically political soap-boxing and moralizing of the level I would expect from Rush Limbaugh. I understand that Marcus was actually a Seal, but the story part is so simplistically told and filled with bravado and embellishments that it could just have easily been written by someone with no military experience at all.
If you want an excellent combat narrative written by a Navy SEAL from a thoughtful and self-aware perspective, try reading "The Red Circle" by Brandon Webb or "Men in Green Faces" by Gene Wentz, both of which deal with issues like rules of engagement and civilians in combat zones from a much more thoughtful and much less myopic perspective that "Lone Survivor." If you want to know more about BUDS or SEAL training, then you want "The Finishing School" by Dick Couch (this is the only book I am recommending that I have not yet read... though I have read 3 of his other books special forces training). The above mentioned book by Brandon Webb also has a decent description of the training regime.
If you don't mind an author who is not a SEAL but still wrote about their combat experience, try "The Reaper" by Nicholas Irving, "The Mission, The Men and Me" by Pete Blaber, or "House to House" by David Bellavia. Being an Army veteran myself, these books all ring very true.
I've listened to and enjoyed this book several times. Marcus Luttrell is a true patriot and his story is truly amazing. The narrator is excellent and his performance tops off a truly enjoyable listen.
loved it; a credit and honor to the men and service. Thank you for your ongoing informing of the public from your unique and valued point of view.