I thought the Epilog said it all - the sacrifice and unselfishness that these young Americans make every day for our country.
Keep strong America!
No, I got it the first time.
The extent of cynicism about political oversight, its processes and timidity.
Simple, "grounded" voice that I could pretend was the author's.
Yes, in the author's refusal to take personal credit for the raid.
Tell us about yourself!
I recommend this to my best friend. He was reading it while waiting in an airport. Two servicemen saw him reading it and gave him a "thumbs up".
We have all hear the basic story, but this gives the real story.
I'm a huge fan of YA (in which I also dabble), Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Thrillers, Historical fiction with a smattering of nonfiction.
Perhaps detail or cover other Navy Seal missions to get a broader context. The author does this a bit, but it still seems to be very narrow view of experience.
Detail the entire US Military's search for UBM (Osama Bin Laden), and other missions were called off before they got a green light.
Reader could have used more tension in his telling...
I definitely enjoyed this audiobook, but the experience left me wanting...
This book gives us a first hand look into the live of these very dedicated men that travel around the world protecting us.
Seal Team 6 , This is a more detailed book on the training these men go to to get to their position.
The reading keeps you waiting for the next thing to happen.
With the politicians permission
behind the headlines
we read about the bin laden rain in the papers and heard about it on tv. finally--the elusive mr laden was exterminated. The book answers the many questions about how this feat was accomplished in a clear and compelling manner.
Filled the time on long drives
The narrator was ok for the type of material.
I was humbled and honored to listen to this book and go behind the scenes with this American hero.Well written and articulate, the author was able to take the reader to a level that if you closed your eyes you could feel the wind from the chopper and smell the dust in the air.I always thought it was wrong for Obama to take his victory lap like a peacock. Then Biden the clown was sent out with the zinger line of "Osama is dead and GM is alive". As an American, I was embarrassed that they would stoop so low to try to take the credit for Osama's death.While the author didn't say anything about it, I now even more am offended when Obama tries to take the credit for it. It just happened that Obama was in the office at the time. ANY PRESIDENT would have had to make the same call. The credit goes to these American hero's who have worked on this project for 10 yrs. Thank you for taking us along with you on your journey. You are truely an American hero. I thank you for your service to our country.
There is a lot of controversy around this book and while I appreciate the sensitivity I do not feel that the author exposed anything outside of a first hand account. Also the money he is making from this book is being donated back to Special Operations Charities and I thought that was honorable.
That it was not from a bystander's point of view!
America at its finest, by its finest!
When the Navy Seal called out to Bin Ladins son, just before he doubled tapped him!
I enjoyed this Americans story about revenge for us all for 9/11. The closest we will get to justice!