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I cannot begin to review this story, for I am not worthy of doing so. These men are the antithesis of American force, brotherhood and honor. Faced with an impossibly complex choice these "characters" chose the life of another over their own and paid dearly for it. This is simply the most epic tale of men in combat I have ever read or heard of. I've read the book three times and now have listened to it twice. May the dead rest easy and the living honor their names. Read the follow up book by Marcus, Service, and support the soldiers afar and those who come home. Saying they fight for us sounds trite but it truly is what they do. Good on ya luttrell and god bless.
wow...enough with how great the seals are. we get it. redundance...almost like a high school essay had to have minimum number of words and just kept saying the same thing about how great the seals were over and over and over again...argh
if this book doesn't motivate you to get up off your but and do something with your life because the gift of freedom that you have given by Jesus and these Hard Core Warriors like this. then nothing will. Don't let them sacrifice their life be in Vain so you can just be average.. Go out pick up your boot straps and make something of yourself. These men died so that you can live.. do something about it!
American Sniper... it's not the media spin on what happen over there. it's a real life account about men who not only help protect the people there, but they saw the value of the innocent people there, shared the horror of war, and were proud the could protect their fellow brothers in arms. It helps you to see they are murders by any means but they are at war agains a organization who will beat their own kids, and hold families captive to make women do their dirty work instead of come out and fight like real mean. Makes you also realize the anguish that our soldiers have to go through to do their job, and should cause you to have a deeper respect and a sense of honor for being blessed to have them as your friend or family member.
He's Texan, like me love the accent... But i pushed the book to 2X his reading voice. nothing agains him, i was just hungry for the story.
it's wordy just to let you know.. not a kid friendly book. this an adult book not of the faint of heart... don't care who you are or how tough you think you are. man or woman... your going to cry in this book just use the emotion it gives to empower you to get up and get going!
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I read Lone Survivor a few years ago--and LOVED it!! I saw the movie the first weekend it was out--and LOVED it!! And now I have listened to the book since Audible has released it in unabridged form--and also LOVED it. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about any version of this story.
Read it, see it, listen to it--your choice. But I highly recommend Marcus Luttrell's story of his experience as the lone survivor in a military op gone horribly wrong in 2005 in the mountains of Afghanistan. You will not be sorry--
This book is outstanding, and highly recommended for anyone who doubts the inherent goodness of people, even during times of war.
The constant wondering what was going to happen next?! Unending suspense!!
Marcus' honest re-telling of all that happened
This book made me proud to be an American, and honored that men like Marcus would put their lives, hearts, and souls on the line for people such as me.
I wanted to see the movie version of this book after hearing the author on the radio state that the movie was very true to the story except for one unnecessary scene of him stabbing one of his capturers which never happened.
And the reviews on Audible were all so good I could hardly wait to listen to the book. Even if I am the only person who disagrees, I still found it impossible to listen to the narrator. Nor was I interested in the entire biography of Mr. Luttrell and his political views. Somewhere in the training for SEALS it seems they lose the ability to remember that ( A) they volunteered to do this work (B) that everything they got and became is because the American people provided it to them and they got the best of everything and (C) their unique and limited experience of the world does not reflect REALITY for the rest of the universe.
The title of this book is misleading as it implies it is the story of Operation Redwing. I fast forwarded and fast forwarded and never got to the story but did get to the end of my patience listening to Mr. Collins imitating a "good old country boy from Texas." Golly and gee whiz, I want another book Audible, you can keep this one.
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WOW!!! You will love this book i couldn't put it down. This book will make you tear up at times and laugh at other times.To know what the Seals went through and the courage all four put out to finish the mission. Only Marcus Luttrell lived to tell this great story.the story his family went through and the rest of Texas while they waited in the days of him being MIA. If you served in the Military like me or just love a great war story we all can relate to this book. Marcus Luttrell you are a real American Hero...THANKS FROM ALL
Im sorry to say that this book is just not good. It dragged so badly. Most of the book was about things that happened before the big event. I wanted to listen to it before seeing the movie, but sadly this may be the one time that the movie is better than the book. I have listened to many seal team books and this particular book I just can't recommend. I want to be clear that I have the utmost respect and thanks to this seal and all seals for protecting America, as well as the rest of the armed forces. This is not a reflection on them or their service…… just the writing of this story.
Hard to put down. A fitting tribute to extraordinary feats of bravery, courage and dedication. Not a big fan of the narration, but a truly incredible story worth listening too.