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.
The narration had obvious edits that caused discontinuity within the story. This became very distracting.
This book had a similar feel to me as The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens. These are motivated inspiring individuals that have a true impact on the reader.
The narration brought proper gravitas to the scenes portrayed in the book.
Hours after Obama's speech that Osama had been killed his administration started leaking details of the operation from the fact that we had recovered intel from the compound, rendering much of that intel useless, to revealing that the our best seal force was responsible for the raid thus endangering their lives and their family's lives. Despite that most of the details of the mission that have been leaked were dead wrong. Mr. Owen sets the record straight in this book giving us insight not only into the mission, but also gives us insight and contrast into how the war that has spanned two presidencys has been fought by the best of the best.
It was a interesting hearing of the actual details in the 1st person.
Everyone of our Soldiers
It continues to amaze me how Washington always trys to leak in accurate information. Why does our adminstation not stand up and be truthful. It is about time Washington takes a stand and starts taking ownership, the people represent are tied of it. Somebody is always trying to spin something.
At the end of the day we owe a great deal of Gratitude to the Men and Women that keep us safe every day and to those who lost there life protecting ours and the United States of America. I salute each and everyone one of you. Thank-you.
I listen to books on my long commute.
I bought the book to hear how OBL was killed. I now understand the immense preparation time and sacrifices made for this operation. Thank you for taking the risks you did to write this history.
It's an adventure story! The story of the stalking and eventual killing of the most notorious villain in American history. It's a story of the brave Navy Seals on the mission that day and how that famous day came to be. I liked learning more about how the Seals train and how they think. I feel safer knowing they are on the job.
I think that telling the story without the political commentary would have been better. I can understand and appreciate the author's opinion. However, the President IS the Commander in Chief of the military. That is the way our government works, like it or not. War ALWAYS has a political component. Just think what it would be like in a country where the leader is "selected" and not "elected" - not everyone likes their boss, whether they are in the military or not. No one operates independent of some type of politics whether they are in the military or not.
Probably - or "pay per view". It's an interesting story and I think the general public WANTS to know about the mission. We need the closure and to share in the sense of satisfaction that comes when justice, even though delayed, is eventually done!
Proceeds from this book go to Veteran's organizations; that alone should encourage you to purchase it - thank a Vet!
A very good read. I enjoyed the book and found it went by very fast because it pulls you into the story. To all the US Armed Forces, thank you for your service and dedication to your country.
I have not purchased a print book in 2 years as I purchase only Audible versions of books.
The account of the attack on Osama Bin Laden's hiding place was riveting. I can't begin to imagine how it would feel to be a part of that event.
Holter Graham's performance was very good as he embodied the enthusiasm and adrenaline that the author experienced on his many missions to the middle east.
The biggest win in the war on terror.
I commute about an hour each way to work and listen to audio books enroute. Sometimes I don't want to get out of my car because I'm at a really good place!
I was captured by this book from the first word. No secrets are given away, but you get a good idea of how and why things are done the Seal way. The narrator, Holter Graham, does an excellent job and brings life to the written word. I listened to it on the way to work and looked forward to the commute each day. "Mark" and the others are truly brave men who keep our country safe. I could see the hand of God keeping them safe during their missions. Bless them.
I had a friend who was on a seal team for a few years. I had a lot of respect for him then and now I have a lot more respect for him after this book. This was a great insight in to the minds of these men. I say thank you to these guys.
I like the "NO B.S." tone he brings to the story. There are a few other books I wish he would read. The best produced book I have heard yet.
Yes. It was hard to stop.