my body responded to many areas of the book. I swear i could feel the pure physical exhaustion and well. ...... A little bit of sand in my waistband. It really put me back in combat and reinforced my own dedication To our great nation and my brothers in arms
While i was with 502nd infantry reg 101st abn division invading Iraq i recall the effects of running missions without water. A day in the battle without water was the worst. My heart went out to marcus. Although it in my opinion may be impossible to write the words i know the feeling.
Must read for any left wing media nutjob.
I would try another one but if it also continued the same pattern of bashing his opposite political views I think I'd stop.
There was too much emphasis on the author's hatred for the political left. I understand the reasons why but it came up too many times in the book. It was like okay - enough already.
The narrator bought a real intensity to the story and incredulity that you would not get just by reading it.
I'm not sure if I didn't like the performance or the self righteous writing. Whatever it was I couldn't finish it.
I would definately recommend this book to a friend. It is heart wrenching and joyful at the same time.
Marcus is a legend in my eyes. I have known of his story for a while but never really understood what he went thru until I hear this book. Wow...
The narration was excellent. Each character was brought to life thru his words!
The entire thing was very moving.
If you don't want people to see you cry, listen to this in private.
This was absolutely the best book I've read/heard in a long long time. Really a wake up call!
Narration although different fit the dialogue perfectly. Loved the wry sense of humor. The beginning although similar to some other books laid an essential foundation for the meat of the story. I will listen to this more than once. Might not appeal to all but I loved it. Thanks to the author for sharing this, hope it helps.
the story is good
The narration was terrible. I listen to a lot of audiobooks and you have to settle into the reader sometimes. I couldn't with this one. The reader over emphasizes every word. I really wanted to listen to this book but could not do it. I gave it a good two hours on different days and finally had to just stop it and buy the text version to read. (I don't get much of a chance to just read so gives you an idea of how hard I tried to stick with the Audio) I actually check the narrator on books now to make sure I don't get a book with this one again. I see he's narrated a few others so maybe this was just a bad one for him but I'm going to pass for now.
Would be great if it was narrated by someone else and someone should help the current one with his over dramatizing and elaborate pauses.
As x warrior i have to tell that this is incredible book and very well written . This is describe you really well what is a courage and scarifies , friendship and commitment to protect this incredible country .
The phone call that one of the Seals made under fire to ask for help .
The survival frog !
It make me drop a few tears i not gonna lie .
Spatial tnx to Kevin Collins he definitely made it sounds very realistic and helped to imagine the story .
True Story and the Narrator
His experience in Afghanistan and the loss of all of his friends and his strength and emotions.
at the top
knowing it lets people at home know what our brave service members are willing to sacrifice so private citizens can have the freedoms they do back at home.
the voices and accents really capture the characters well.
NEVER EVER FORGET
I am only sorry this book needed to be written. I look forward to the movie version.