As a lefty, the blame that the author points towards liberals is irritating. Believing the media to be messed up because of its' liberal bias, rather than the lazy, or profit driven bias, is an all to common problem. I also find it hard to believe that the way the wars were executed under Bush 43, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, were overly (if any) influenced by liberals.
That being said, Marcus and his comrades paid in blood partly because of rules of engagement. His family also paid a price for the sloppiness of the media. He has a right to his belief's and I suspect that they are maturing after the release of the book and film. The irritating bits stand out, but are a very small part of the book.
The book seems to be in his voice. Marcus telling you of his service and the heroism of his team mates. It has the feel of a very heart felt story told to you during a weekend of barbecues and beer.
We learn a bit of Mr. Lattrell's history. He tells of the process of becoming a SEAL. He does a spectacular job in his quest to relate the battle that the book centers on. He also conveys great heart, respect, warmth, and emotion when he talks about his team mates, what was done for him by others, and pretty much everyone that was worthy of such consideration.
I really do recommend the book. Left/right rancor needs to stop preventing us from seeing value in others view points. His is a well told and important tale.
Shows the heart of our brothers and sisters in our armed forces. It's amazing what one will do for another when it comes to saving a life, and what they will do to complete the mission.
I saw the movie prior to listening to the audiobook and, as good as the movie was, the audiobook is far and away better than the movie. I HIGHLY recommend this audiobook to current and former military members, and those who hold military personnel dear.
I had to struggle to look beyond (hear past) the narration to consider the prose for purpose of review. I could not make it thru the first chapter due to unnecessary and distracting drama and cornpone voice. It made the story sound hokey and cliche, where if I read the book it would likely have seemed more engaging. I could not 'survive' 1 hour much less 14 hours of it...
Excellent detail. Saw the movie first, and was pleased to hear the actual events as they truly happened. As the father of two In service in the U.S. Army, my heart goes out to all that have lost friends and family in service of our country. F the liberal media.