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.
Absolutely! Probably the best audible book I have listened to. It gives a true account of combat and removes any glory that many stories try to paint
Kevin Collins did a magnificent job or portraying a "good ole Texas boy,"--- listeners are too used to great narrators like Geo Guidall or prefer a voice like James Earl Jones--- but Collins was not portraying Jack Reacher or Mitch Rapp, he was portraying a genuine, living breathing Texan who was also a hero in real life.
The last gunfight on the mountain where his 3 comrades fell, and also the back story of the support at the parents home and his brother's firm belief he was alive
I was a platoon leader and rifle company commander in Vietnam, also airborne and Ranger qualified, but Lutrell and his fellow SEALS were absolutely the best of the best.
I would give this book more than 5 stars if it would allow me. This is a must read! The first half of the book is an amazing account of Navy SEAL training; it really goes into great detail about what America's finest must endure to make it as a SEAL. The second half of the book is an absolutely riveting account operation Red Wing, what they all endure and what ultimately leads to the "Lone Survivor". Narration was superb. Overall just an excellent excellent book. I devoured it.....PS - the movie is out now. Read the book first, the movie (while still very good) leaves out some critical information that really adds to the appreciation of what these gentlemen went through.
Say something about yourself!
Excellent attention to detail brings the tragedies of war into a realistic comprehensible product we can appreciate.
JW Craft (USCG)
Realism, everyone in this country should read this book. We have a need to know our HEROES and how our system ties their hands. War is dirty work and the people in Washington D.C. need to allow our troops to do the job without fear of what they will face when they return.
Description of the training these Warriors go through.
Depth of feeling. I am a 74 year old retired military Vietnam Vet. I felt and understood the emotions conveyed in the reading.
Never falter, never give up, never forget.
A big thank you to all of our VETS.