I was very pleased with this books insights on the lives of special operators, their brotherhood, and families. As with Lone Survivor, Kevin Collins does a great job conveying the intensity and emotion of the story while telling the story the way I would imagine a Texas boy would.
Very high these are the people who do not get the attention they deserve
Its all first rate
I found this book very disappointing, I have listened to Lone Survivor, Chris Kyle's Sniper, Roberts Ridge which were all great books, this was just like a thank you to all his buddies, with bits from those books put in to fill space.
Nothing really new or exciting in this book, I turned it off in the end (which I rarely do) to start another book that will hopefully be entertaining.
If you haven't read the other books I have mentioned this will give you a bit of an overview and will probably be more enjoyable.
This follow-up book to Luttrell’s excellent Lone Survivor will appeal to those with an interest in the role of special ops in modern warfare (read: War on Terror), particularly the Navy SEALS. Unlike Lone Survivor, which more or less followed a conventional narrative structure in telling the story of the disastrous Operation Red Wings mission, Service reads more like a collections of loosely connected essays, with sections on his relationship with his SEAL brother Morgan, deployments in Iraq, the camaraderie of his fellow SEALS, as well as a few firsthand (and narrated) accounts of what life is like as the wife of a SEAL. All of this is written in Luttrell’s characteristic gung ho, patriotic fashion which is comes across more pronounced as an audiobook rather than read as a paperback. In the end, I didn’t find this as compelling as Lone Survivor (in some respects, it literally covers the same ground) yet I found it hard to dislike the message or even more so, the messenger. As long as you are willing to overlook these, then Service has a lot to offer about Luttrell and what it means to serve as a SEAL.
As veteran I was able to visualize many of the things being described. It was like an emotional roller coaster ride with Marcus.
It simply is a way of completing Marcus Luttrell's journey in Lone Survivor.
As I listened to the book I was all over the place. I felt many moments of pride and honor being a vet. Then many times I felt like I just never did enough to call my self a veteran compared to the individuals in the book. I felt anger and hatred, and even tears as I remember learning of the deaths told in the story. In particular Extortion 17 which I was listening to on the anniversary (a very haunting feeling).
I actually gained a better understanding of many things about this war and the dynamics and challenges our service members face. A million Thank You's is never enough!!!
Marcus ability to recall events and tell it in wonderfully
The story itself.
Don't remember the narrator as I only remember the book, the story.
AMAZEBALLZ!!!! I absolutely loved this book. I loved getting to hear about the other Navy Seals that Marcus has know and get to hear about their story. Very moving to hear about other peoples sacrifices
I did not like the narration. Too mono toned for me. I had listened to Lone Survivor before this so I knew how Kevin Collins was, but still, I wanted more excitement.
This book picks up where Marcus left off in Lone Servivor. Service gives more detail into certain aspects of his experiences during and after Operation Red Wing and details his return to the teams. One would expect somebody who had gone through what he did to leave the teams and try get on with his life, but not this guy. A true example of selfless sacrifice.
yes because of the character voices
it completed the LONE SURVIVORS Story
his accents with his characters is great