This was a Fantastic read and Audio book. I enjoyed the book, and have listened to the audio numerous times in my Truck.
Loved the book! I remember the Seals coming to Coalinga to train. They were a great group of guys and being in Law Enforcement in that small town, I was able to get some hands on with them. Enjoyed the book and it makes me proud to know that these guys really went in and made a difference for all of us! Thank you!
More than I expected. Thanks Brandon for your service to our country. Another big thanks to all the men and women that we never hear of.
YES, I already have! Brandon in addition to having some amazing stories of his owned trained guys like Chris Kyle and Marcus Luttrell. He has some amazingly good stories and his time in the SEAL community is definitely worth reading about. If you enjoy a good military novel, liked American Sniper, or Lone Survivor then READ THIS BOOK!
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I would recommend to anyone interested in the inner workings of SEAL training, unit politics and learning about the author's career path. But I would not recommend to anyone expecting a harrowing accounting of the author's experiences in battle or him overcoming some great obstacle these books normally contain.. The time spent on the author's tours in Iraq and Afghanistan is limited to basically a chapter.
Anticlimactic. The book reads more like a resume than it does nonfiction.
While I enjoyed the narrator's delivery, his lack of knowledge of military terms and acronyms left me frustrated as did his incorrect pronunciation of names and places. For example: the author introduces each chapter with his own narration. He correctly pronounces military acronyms and names, like former SEAL and fellow author Marcus Luttrell. The narrator, however, mispronounces Luttrell's last name repeatedly. He also spells out the acronym BUDS (saying Bee You Dee Ess each time rather than "buds"). There are several misspeaking mistakes in the narration also. Narrator mispronounces Bagram and Oman also. If these mispronunciations were limited to one or two occasions, it would not wear on the listener. But that is not the case with some of them.Director should have caught these errors.
An interesting book, but not up to the standard of other SEALs' books that I have read. It is more biography than anything else and there are very few high points of the biography other than a few fights and some interesting characters the author encounters. I kept expecting a big flourish or exciting war story in the book and they never came.