Enjoyed his first hand account of the Bin Laden take down. Did not like the political analysis given.
The fact he had not given it the Pentagon before publishing.
The time in the compound.
Being a Special Forces retiree, we all know we don't publish works like this. The real story is about the intelligence community which Mark Owen knows little about. What he knows about lasts 20 minutes.
the narrator was very good to a pretty poor story.
The narration was very good.
Best recount of combat I've read so far.
Compares well to American Sniper.
A lot of people thought this book was unfair to the Obama administration. True, the guy is obviously not a registered Democrat, but he did give credit to the current administration when it was due. I think people get upset when the rosy picture they painted of something starts getting turned upside down.
As for secrets being revealed that the enemy can now use against us, I didn't notice any. Al Qaeda would be better off reading the New York Times for secrets.
It's a good book.
this is an excellent book, give a good picture into the life of the navy seals and it was very enjoyable
I don't have time to sit and read any longer and can only really get interested in audio books. I don't think you lose anything by going to an audio book. I just can't tell people I read a book, I have to tell them that I listened to it.
There are other books on Seal Team training and activities on Audible. I thought that they were all good and worth reading (listening to).
I think that the actual explanation of the Bin Ladin raid was my favorite part. Having served 24 years as a Navy Intel Officer, I thought it was very interesting. I was still in the service during the time of this raid and I can tell you, it was kept very quiet.
No, it was just a good accurate depiction of what Seal Team 6 is all about.
I don't know what all the fuss is about, other than the fact that the story from a guy who was THERE contradicts the "official" political spin.
This is a direct accounting of what happened, without any national secrets divulged. The author's motives for writing this down are simple. He didn't like the way that politics started to spin inaccurate stories about what happened in the raid. I am glad he wrote this story.
If you like action and adventure, you will enjoy this book.
This was a wonderful inside look at how the special operations live there lives, ending in a detailed account of the raid on Bin Laden's compound.
It was an enjoyable story and interesting to hear the firsthand account, but there wasn't much more than I already knew from other accounts
Told in first person, which gave it a stronger feel of being there when it happened
Overall enjoyable and gives you a feel for what exactly happened, but contrary to what the author may think, there wasn't anything particularly revealing from a factual standpoint. Also, despite some protests from military insiders, I highly doubt there was anything secret revealed beyond what is already available -- it also seemed to be cleansed of revealing facts.
The simple truth
The author made you feel like you were right there in the story.
I finished the book wondering why the Obama administration has has a bad reaction to the book.