This book is well organized and extremely interesting. It contains a lot of information about how the Seals work and train. For those not interested in military info it may not work. On the other hand if you want to know the background about how this all came together, this is the book for you.
The CIA analyst was a very minor character in the book and yet she played a significant role in the success of the mission. Too many times the people "behind the scenes" are forgotten.
This book reinforced my pride in our military and the discipline that makes them so valuable for us and our country.
Read it if you want to see how things are really done rather than rely on the spin that comes out of DC.
This is a must read book for all people interested in wanting to understand how the raid on Bin Laden went down. Well written and narrated. It makes me very mad that our pathetic VP and others leaked the identity of the team that carried out this mission. One of the that team was killed a month later and I hope Biden thinks about that when he goes to bed at night.
Part Time Soldier and Full Time Geek and Civil Servant... I love innovative thrillers and Science Fiction and Fact.
This was not a bad book, nor was it much more than a simple story, told with simplicity and fairness. I am military, and read all the DoD directives about this book's caveats about storage and discussion about any information leaked or disseminated in this book, but I gotta tell you, it was a very good, simple, almost-escaping mediocre book. It is worth a credit, and some may get much more out of it than I did, but I tend to appreciate history and biographies, and this one was understandably limited due to its author's subject and milieu.
More personal histories, and less jumping around from the "now" to his youth, to his "last year" and "during that exercise", etc. It was laid out as if someone were describing the screenplay that will inevitably be based on this material.
inflection, tone, and familiarity
No extreme reactions, that's my point. It is somewhat bland
I think I am biased a little, and may not appreciate that this book was meant more for young men and women who are seeking some inspiration for what to do with their lives, such as seeking a military career in special ops.
I couldn't resist.
Despite knowing that this guy had broken all kinds of codes, I listened.
It was interesting and a great glimpse into and SF life.
It is well written.
I was seduced by the idea that much of the proceeds would go to widows and families of fallen warriors.
I have since discovered that they have refused it and that more is going to the author than I knew.
If you're looking for huge secrets or major insights, there really aren't any. There are details.
I'd say the book is 80% about coming up in the SEALS with 20% on the actual mission.
The author has since been silenced by the SF community.
You have to decide whether just buying it is encouraging this type of thing or not...
It makes a statement,
If i could do it over again, I'd pass.
Long commutes need something to remove the boredom! Love history, mysteries/thrillers, scifi and bios, but read a little bit of everything.
I found this to be an honest and fair account of both the Seal life of the author "Mark Owen" as well as the events leading up to an including the ultimate death of Osama Bin Laden. Although, like many of these style military novels, some level of political opinion and bad language are present, but the story is fair and even handed and although it departs from the official line offered from the White House, does not attempt to cast anyone poorly. Overall, a great book with good narration. I highly recommend it.
Interesting story about a very remarkable band of men. Exciting from start to finish. A very easy but good read.
I couldn't stop listen to this audio book until it ended. I very liked it.
if you are looking for a book to kill time with its a great read but if your looking for something more you should look in to Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10. lone survivor might be one of the most moving books i have ever read. well worth your time.