I read/listened to "man hunt" first. I am glad I did even though man hunt got a lot of the raid's facts wrong, it provides a clearer picture since no easy day focuses on the tactical side.
I wish he would have kept it completely politically neutral. He did for the most part but you could tell from some of the writing that troops have fox news on their TVs (although not called out by name)
This is an amazingly dull account of very dynamic events. No doubt the author is a disciplined, brave and accomplished soldier. Unfortunately he is also very shallow and has no world view nor literary talent. Read Manhunt by Peter Bergen instead.
No I would not read another book by the author. He had one story to tell and he told it.
He could have left out the his personal feelings about the President it was not relevant to the story. He claims this book was not political but he clearly puts in his personal thoughts about the President.
It was fine
it could have been cut down to the opperation. The begining was filler about the Navy Seals and there are better books out there that discuss that subject.
Great detail of the authors experience. The book deserves more applause, especially for the charites a majority of proceeds are going towards. I will purchase additional copies for the Holiday's to support our HERO's !! Thank-you to the author for your service & your bravery to write this book.
Gave me goose bumps.
One of my favorite books I've listened to. It was so engrossing, I didn't want to put it down.
Holter Graham performance was convincing. He sounded like he could have been a SEAL; he was comfortable with all the military acronyms and terminology.
This book does not go into the details of becoming a SEAL as many others have already done but instead talks about operations and as indicated int he title the killing of UBL. Very enjoyable, one you will get through quickly.
Narration was great, story very well told. superbly written
nothing to hide
the bin laden raid
laughed at times. parts reminded me of deployment
One of the best!!!
The primary of course.
No, but it was good.
all of the above
Great story by & about real American Heroes. Thanks for all they do!!!
very good book, I found my self googling things and putting faces with the story great Book
I teach business, economics, and English at a university in Tokyo. I love economics, politics, and philosophy. I hold an MA in Political Science and BA in English Literature.
First, to all of the men and women in uniform: THANK YOU!
I guess after Seal Team Six, there really was no other way to tackle this book than an almost clinical reporting of events. The Seal Team member in question offers shockingly little passion in his words and for the single event every American longed to experience. This really irked me and as his distaste for Obama begins to seep through to overflowing in the epilogue I find him to be less likable.
While it is impossible to not respect and honor this man's sacrifice for our country, as he begins to describe the mission as "just another" mission, shows his irritation at the people who treat him like he has done something special, and is completely oblivious to the cathartic national moment of "WE GOT HIM!", you come to feel that this guy is a jerk.
I can care less about his not remembering what the president said when he met him, or not liking Biden's corny jokes, but what does irritate me is that this event seems to have been experienced by a man who fails to see the enormity of its execution. How much blood and treasure was sacrificed not just by other Seal Teams, but by our armed forces to get to that moment? How many families were put through the torture of losing their loved ones because some caveman had a brain fart? How many people changed their lives or dedicated a decade of their life to this moment? I guess my generation just doesn't get it.
Neil Armstrong understood the moment he was in, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!".
I reluctantly recommend this book if you absolutely have to know what happened. If you prefer to have the fantasy that one of the men who pulled the trigger knew exactly where his place was in history, give this book a pass.