I'm giving it such low star points because I tried listening several times but I found two problems that made it tough for me to continue. First is the reader.....He might be fine with other titles, but I really think he was mismatched on this title. He really doesn't come across as a tough special forces person.
Second is that this story is apparently from a real account. I know it's often much harder to make a real account story interesting because you're pretty much stuck to the story without much embellishments to make the flow more interesting. Much of the story seem like something people with some military background would enjoy. I have none and basically couldn't remain interested as it continued.
Like I said...It didn't work for me. If you like military stories this might be right up your alley, but not mine
this is an important story for Americans to hear. Marcus luttrell went through an amazing ordeal. the movie is good but the book is always better. it made me think about the impact of R.o.e. and how w fight vs hire terrorists fight. I agree with luttrell that there are some aspects of war that the general public just can't understand and really doesn't need or want to know. I'm amazed at how resilient he and the other seals are.
It broke my heart to hear this mans story. As a combat veteran I have an understanding on a much much less scale. I have a profound appreciation for Marcus, his team and brotherhood. Leave it to a man of his caliber to minimize his injuries and experience but know full well behind this story is a man who lived through hell over and over. I had to keep reminding myself that it is not just a "story" it is real. I kept hoping for a better outcome and found myself wanting to help. I was so consumed by this book and story line that I could see what he saw and felt his words. I'm afraid to see the movie because it will likely not live up to Marcus's words.
What amazing and heroic men! Thank you for telling the story Marcus! Navy Seals have got to be the baddest warriors ever to walk the earth. The grit and determination is unfathomable.
The Lone Survivor is one of the best audiobooks I've listened to so far, though I found the tone and tenor of the narrator voice a bit jarring at first, The accent which I believe to be Texan didn't quite denote the seriousness of the story, but I got used to after a while.As for the story, it was compelling. If this was a fiction piece, critics would have panned it for being far fetched
If I had to compare Lone Survivor to any other book, it would have to "Bravo two zero" by Andy McNab, which I read about 15 Years ago. Very similar. . About a small team of SAS on recon op in Iraq that goes wrong, and they are fighting for their lives.
Cannot name a favorite scene there were too many. .
The scene where the battle with the Taliban ensued, though out gunned, out numbered, and badly injured, facing certain death a the hands of a ruthless and determined enemy, their resolve never wavered, the courage, fighting spirit and love those four men showed for one another in their last moments was not only moving but inspiring. .
My only problem is now to find another special ops book that exceeds or even just equals this one. Something tells me it is not going to be easy. .
This account of what and why it happened on that I'll fated day on Murphy's Ridge must be written in our history books and read by all who grow up in these United States of America, for all Eternity!
action-packed, heartbreaking, and intense
LT Michael Murphy - He showed true heroism and great leadership until his dying breaths.
Marcus Lutrell - He was great at showing his emotions and getting into character. It made the story come to life listening to it.
Yes. But it didn't turn out that way.
Amazing story. Must-listen or read