I don't have time to write as many reviews as I should or would like to but was glad to use precious time for this one. A no BS background of what it is like to be a member of what is probably the most elite special military the US has.It made me proud of how the real life story was told without revealing any critical information that could be used to endanger our intelligence, methods or technology used by special units of military or law enforcement in the fight against terrorism. Coming from more of a law enforcement background I had no problems reading between the lines to glean all the technical information much like Tom Clancy or other good writers have available to both tell a story that needs to be told and the technical how it's is done by the best teams whatever the nation or branch of service might be. I never forget how much our teams Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines or other more covert units we might have. THANK You To All Of THOSE That STAND The WATCH.. SACRIFICE So VERY MUCH And THANKS To THEIR FAMILIES That By SUPPORTING THEM MAKE IT POSSIBLE. THANK YOU ALL
From the beginning to the end I listened to this over and over. I have read thousands of both narrative and technical how to manuals this is truly good on so many levels I both enjoyed and learned so much that I now rate this as a must read, and recommend this to all of my professional friends!
I was able to savor this while I went through my day, driving, shopping or what ever I did for a week or more listening again and again to this unfiltered by a President bs PC spin coming from an appointed official or news source.
No I wanted to dwell in this world as long as I could. LOL much better than a fictional movie or story. My only regret was that it was only a few hours long and would have enjoyed much more.
Yes! The story was quick moving and very engrossing. I enjoyed every second of it. I highly recommend for a very enjoyable read.
A touching story about Gods path for one mans life.
Sacrifices that are made for us each and everyday.
How is wife relentlessly sought after her husband and her unconditional love for him. A Perfect picture of how God relentlessly and unconditionally loves us and will never leave us.
I'm always blown away by how much the people in the service do for us. They will always have my gratitude and this book nails it. I'm a big fan of Vince Flynn books and this is different because it is non-fictional but absolutely amazing.
The humor and the heartache.
When the protagonist is jumped by his sister in law. Or, when he throws the candle lit birthday cake.
His sister's nostalgic attraction to her former boy friend.
A very good book that pulls you along with plot, humor and pathos.
A very engaging story. I enjoyed learning more about the intricate planning that went into the mission that killed UBL.
I was moved by the dedication of the U.S. Navy Seals.
This was a very tactical perspective. I think the author was a little short sighted with the big picture.
Clear, Accurate, representative
If the character Jen were enhanced it would be a better story otherwise her character did not add much to this telling of the story.
You can tell who I am by my reading, or can you?
One detail that caught my attention was the fact that only one of the SEAL team could speak Arabic. Thinking a little more about it, is not so simple. Language is a very strong cultural reference. Learning the language of enemies is a way to put yourself in another's place and weaken its position in a war. If all Americans who went to the Middle East speak of anything "Arab" communication would be much better but understanding the culture, the people and the region would also be higher, a fact that does not matter to a state that intends to dominate the other .
While the Arab people do not learn English, the U.S. will not win, completely, war. The language spoken is a very subtle form of colonization and subjugation. But it can be an even more advanced mean for integration and coexistence. An interesting strategy would be before invading a country the U.S. send English teachers, offer free English classes, teach rock, jazz, distribute iPODs with music and American movies in English. Would they encourage the knowledge of American culture, perhaps the invasion was not longer needed, they would be quickly made friends on facebook of their once enemies. Asd onde day, with a tweet, they would be asked to join for a Coke. Here in Brazil it worked out just fine.
The 6+ hours could have been covered in 2 or less. The writing was terrible, often repetitious. The commentary was negative and self-serving. If we had not been on a road trip with no alternatives, we would not have finished listening. Not worth the money at all.
This was a book written to make money. I don't really know how someone could make the capture of Osama boring, but this author did exactly that!