I haven't read the book but I will say that this first person autobiography really lends itself to audio performance.
It's a glimpse into a world that very few of us get to see...the world of covert, high end military action. I should add that while this is a military story, it's also the story of a man who pushes himself to the absolute limits of physical and mental exertion and how it's shaped him. For obvious reasons, the author limits the amount of detail about his personal life that is exposed, but I think it would be interesting from a psychological perspective to know more about "what makes him tick."
I would assume that this story is mostly true but of course, have no way of knowing for sure. If you are seeking absolute facts, this book may let you down, but if you want a riveting tale of a life led on the "bleeding edge," look no further.
The author clearly isn't a fan of Barack Obama, but he does a decent job of keeping politics out of the book until the very end.
I really enjoyed this book. It begins as a fly-over journey of the events in one SEAL's life as they eventually lead him to a part in the raid on Bin Laden's compound. While there isn't much in the book that wasn't already reported in the media, it does a great job of putting the raid (and lead-up) into a first person account that drew me in and kept me listening.
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. Lone Survivor is another good look at the inside workings of a SEAL's mindset, courage and determination.
I didn't realize that it wasn't the author reading the book until just now.
About an hour into it, you realize that these guys give up a lot to be the best. They can't have a normal life. They are not "normal" people either, otherwise you and I and the "dude" down the street could do the things they are trained to do. Their life isn't a video game, there isn't a "do-over button". The book is well written and completely engaging.
If you liked the writing, you must listen to "No Easy Day" by Brian Castner. It's a well written book about an Air Force EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Technician and how his life has been affected and changed by his missions in the Air Force. One of the ways the book was so compelling was how his story unfolded. The story moves around the timeline of events in a way that hooks you like a good mystery.
Great recount of the truth.
How amazed the seals were that their participation was leaked after only four hours.
The reader was did a very good job. I found the content excellent and it kept my interest..I recommend this audio book.
while it made it seem rather long the background help set a needed perspective,
Black List - Brat Thor
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i loved listening to this book. it is a great story about true american heros and the sacrifices they make to keep us safe. it is a gripping account of the killing of bin laden. i consider it a "must listen to" book!
Awesome F*&^ing Book!!
first army based book so i dont know
personally the narrator made the audible version. the tone of his voice made you think you were being told the story by the seal himself
i found myself sitting in the driveway for 30 mins with the car running because i had to know what happened
Top! It was a brilliantly told story, kept me on the edge from start to finish. It was hard to stop it once i got it going.
Not one favorite character, all played a critical part in the book.
Very excited ad nail biting all the way through.
I don't normally write reviews but I wanted to hear the story about killing Osama Bin Lauden and this is a great story that tells this SEAL's first hand account of what exactly happened. I thought it was a great story.