Tell us about yourself! - i'm Mike
I looked up this book after the various 'controversy' about it came out. I decided to listen to it regardless of whether Mark Owen acted correctly or not with regards to "secrets." I enjoyed the story a lot, and would recommend it to anyone interested in the military or just in the raid itself. I wasn't crazy about the narration - the narrator sounded a bit 'young' and didn't fit the 'grizzled hard core military' type guy but he did an admirable job keeping it entertaining. If you're interested in the Osama bin Laden mission, this is an excellent account. If you're interested in elite military forces, I would recommend "Inside Delta Force" as that book goes into more detail about training and day-to-day operations.
The author should be proud of his accomplishments in protecting our freedom! He should be applauded......
Yes I would recommend this book to a friend.
It ws a true story about true heroes.
The book was read perfectly.
True American Heroes
Living in the DC area on 9/11/2001, and knowing someone in the Pentagon that was killed, I found this book fascinating. Regardless of what the actual details are of how the mission took place, it needed to be done. It made me proud to be an American to think about those Navy Seals training and executing the mission to perfection.
Exceptionally well done and assumably factual.
Gripping descriptive writing all the way through, especially the historical final operation.
The title itself
this book is totally non-political. nor does it give away any details that could jeapordize other elite special forces individuals. rather it is just as it claims to be, a first hand account of the raid that got osamma, plus a little more. the details given in this book are either personal to the author, giving some background on this individual and where he came from; or are just a fleshing out of some of the more famous and well known ops since 9/11. if you are at all intrested in the subject, or are just a fan of military history, this book is definatly worth your credits.
Captivating, fast and insightful.
Very descriptive how the seals operate and insights on how it separates them from the best of the best.
A great fan of stories and audiobooks. Good ones.
While the story is stretched to make one event last an entire 6 hours of audio book, the background is interesting enough. What makes it worthwhile is that this is not a writer telling this story, it is a soldier, pure and simple. A person trained to be a cool calm detached killing machine. Just cause, yes, and if anyone is good at his job, this person is. What is impressive is the level of training, the professionalism, the dedication that is depicted. Total respect for these top level "CEO" calibre fighting men. This is what the story is about. How a group of men can be handed the task to undertake this serious mission and just do it, almost flawlessly. (The HILO did crash for some reason). I would recommend it. And I did have to listen over and over more than a few times the thump thump thump of those few rounds that were actually the ones that rid the world of bin laden. Yes, the book is worth a listen for those seconds alone.
This is a SEAL story like no other, well written and simply told. Brilliant details without operational compromise.
We are fortunate to have such dedicated and capable people defending our liberty.
I'm surprised this is getting such good reviews. I thought two other similar books ("American Sniper" and "Lone Survivor") were significantly better. The stories about Non-Osama missions just ramble on.
I rated down the performance - but it wasn't the performance specifically that I wanted to rate. The editing was ATROCIOUS. There were numerous times where the reading volume, tone, pitch etc. changed in the middle of sentences, stories, etc. It is clear that they had to go back and redo parts - it became very distracting.