One of the best books I have ever listened to that totally breaks your heart but keeps you so interesting in the lives of these heroic boys that fought for our freedom.....so much better to read/listen to the story than to watch at the movies...I liked the movie but they added things that weren't in the book....so know the facts before you see it on the big screen.....could listen to it over and over
Exciting, patriotic and sad.
Was only one true character but I liked how he described Ax
I get they were going for a southern speaker but it was annoying and took almost the whole book to get used to.
When he was in the Afghan village with the children etc.
Great story, could have did without his views on liberals etc. Once he got to the story it was great. The first few chapters until he got to SEAL training were tough to muddle through, bit overall I loved the story and book
Not sure. Even to a patriotic conservative like me, the beginning political diatribe was, as they say, "Right of Attila the Hun." The action may have been a better listen, but I could not get past the distraction of the reader.
I found Mr. Collin's phony Texas accent portraying the author a major distraction to the content. I checked some samples of his other readings to be sure it was a put-on. It was.
One Proud American
The best thing about this story was the detail. I could picture myself there. The detail was edge of your seat, AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
Laughter, tears of joy and sadness and character.
Yes but I couldn't
Get this book immediately
I really liked the story and the detail. The performance wasn't my favorite, but I got use to it.
Great detail really painted a good picture.
Too dramatic fake
I would definitely recommend this book
Reverent. Appreciative. Humbled.
I know the performer was attempting to imitate a southern Texan, but his success in this made for a dragging start to the audiobook. Almost didn't finish it. But absolutely no regrets for continuing.
Laugh>Cry. The one liners were well placed in serious parts of the books. It made you appreciate the camaraderie of the team as well as give your heart a break from the domino effect of misfortune and trial.
This novel increased my appreciation of the sacrifice that our men and women in the service make. Sincerely, thank you.
It drags and the narration will put you to sleep. Caution: don't listen while operating a vehicle.
Wow, the book tells so much more. The beginning explains why SEALS operate the way they do, making the story so much more interesting. I'm downloading his second book know, I want to know more.
This is a very good book. The story is thrilling and Mr. Luttrell and Mr. Robinson actually write in kind of a Texas drawl that is well spoken in the audio. While one can wonder about the opinions of Texas and American exceptionalism, the role of the “liberal media” in causing battlefield deaths, the hand of the Christian God saving a rifle time and time again and other strange observations, they are all understandable given the remarkable experiences of Mr. Luttrell. One can even forgive Mr. Luttrell’s peculiar views of the Rules of Engagement, the Geneva Convention, Jimmy Carter who ruined his daddy’s horse farm, and comments like, “Sorry lefties.” He believes that the murder, torture and rape at Abu Ghraib are just fine with him as the Taliban are worse. The Navy Seals could win the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in about two weeks if they were not hamstrung by the Rules of War not to kill civilians. He revers George W. Bush, his fellow Texan, without wondering why his “good friends’ in Pakistan took billions from the United States, opened the borders with Afghanistan to the Taliban and hid Osama Bin Laden for years. He honestly believes that liberals and particularly the liberal media in the United States hate the military. I forgive him all of this. He and his fellow soldiers are heroes, albeit unlucky and under served by their commanders who sent them into battle unprepared (think improper communications and reconnaissance) and without a plan to deal with the inevitable contact with the local sheepherders who caused their deaths. I forgive him all of this, as it is a very well written book about a terrific saga.
The tone and style is aimed at the appropriate audience: high school recruitment.
Let's seek some higher ground in a rewrite.
Sure did. I hit the fast forward button a lot during the many meaningless rants about Texas and religion.
I'm guessing there's a lot more to modern Seal warcraft than this shallow pitch.