The first 5 hours are about the authors life, not the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Took too long to get to the part I wanted to hear about.
There's not a lot of meat to this book. It was an easy listen and not "bad" but there's not a whole lot to it.
I'm a corporate training consultant and adjunct professor who loves to read! I'm always looking for the next big thing.
Although this book is titled, "No Easy Day: the Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden," it is much more than that day. This is both a blessing and a curse.
First, I want to explain why I think it was a bit of a curse. For many readers, I suspect that they want to know only the details of the very day that Bin Laden was killed. This book includes a tremendous amount of background information not only about what led up to that day, but also about the training that Navy Seals receive in general. While military enthusiasts will love all of that background, I am unsure if the typical reader will be as interested. The actual day that Bin Laden was killed makes up very, very little of the book. I understand that the author couldn't really write, "We saw him and shot him" and call it a book. Even so, to call this book, "No Easy Day" is a bit of a stretch; it's not about a single day. For those of you who want to know just about the day that Bin Laden was killed, this book might be too much for you.
On the other hand, I personally found all of the other information a blessing. I enjoyed reading about how the Navy Seals train. I found it fascinating to learn about some of the history associated with the Seals. I also greatly appreciated learning some of the terminology used by the Seals. For me, this book was not only about killing Bin Laden; it was a view into the minds of the people who train to protect the citizens of the US (and the world) on a daily basis. It made me feel incredibly thankful for their bravery and hard work. I suspect that they never have an "Easy Day." Maybe that's the point of the book's title. If anyone truly thinks that the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden was only one day, that person would be sorely mistaken. The history, the training, and everything else described by the author is what made this mission--and this book--a success.
Yes, it is factual and first person and entertaining as well. I enjoyed the backstore parts as well.
The author's character. He came across as honest and sincere
The author's character. The narrator slipped into the part so well it seemed as if he was the author.
Yes, it was. I do alot of long-distance driving and listening really helps to pass the time. Narration was excellent!
The main character because he was easy to follow and, being former Special Operations myself, I could easily relate to him. I can tell that he was factual, honest and humble in his writing.
His ability to change his tone to reflect different people and situations at the appropriate time.
I enjoyed the entire book but I appreciated the authors comments at the end. He is a humble man and a true Special Operations Professional.
Having spent 20 years as an Army Green Beret, it's pretty easy to separate the B.S. and the blow-hards from the real deal. This book tells the truth using terms that made me feel like I was back on a team again.
This was an interesting book that details the mission that took out OBL. It is quick paced, lacks political bias and tells the story of our finest operator's doing what they love to do.
Usually read fiction. One book about detailed mission killing is enough.
The honest ending.
NO. Lots of abbreviations. Talked about guns and weapons that I did not know exactly what they were talking about. But you get the idea.
The reader was perfect. Finally an accent that I could understand. I get tired of these English readers. One Irish guy I could not understand at all and had to return the book. My favorite part was the ending where the author stated that a majority of the proceeds will go to Navy Seal charities. It was very moving how he talked about how the ordinary citizen can make a difference in this world.
Well written and presented, gained a greater appreciation for those who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom. Thanks!!
Great book. I don't think any "top secrets" were revealed. Action-packed but you could still feel the camaraderie. These guys are bad a** and I'm thankful for a TRUE account of what happened.
The intense story and action packed missions were one of the big selling points for this book. And also to hear the truth of what happened from one of the men who was actually there.
Holter Graham's performance was fantastic. When the media you are listening to is completely auditory have a good speaker is mandatory. Clear and well spoken Holter is one of my favorite reader of audiobook.
I rarely sit for 6+ hours to read and this was no exception, however I did find myself going back to it as soon as possible.
The pacing of the book is really quite off. I found it quite jarring actually and if it wasn't for that I would have given this book a perfect score.