This book lets us live the lives of some very incredible heroes who sacrifice so much for their country. It is exciting and insightful and important reading for today. The narration is perfect for the military adventure.
The telling of the killing of Bin Ladin is chilling and incredible.
I listened to the book in two sittings - I couldn't stop.
If you have not read any of the previous dozen books written by former Navy Seals you will enjoy this, but there is nothing new told here and it lacks the depth and craft of some others.
The author's childhood hunting in Alaska, his basic Seal training.
Tell us about yourself! I am a 43 year old wanna be intellect. I love people doing things for me and i guess that includes my reading! My interests vary widely so this site is right up my alley....maybe too much so!!!
This story gives me such an appreciation for the men and women that protect our freedom. I loved the fact he didnt glamorize it. His line about the food being in a container marked for military or prison literally made me sick that we treat our military like that. Yet he syas right in that moment they dont do it for that and in these Seals case i believe them.He didnt make this a moral issue and the casual way he describes the killing of these insurgents is spot on. I know people want emotion in this but it shows exactly what it has to be like for him, and why his job is a huge challenge and burden. Being human is bad in his line on work. No easy day is a perfect title because it didnt just represent the day they killed Osama it represents every day of our military personnel caught in the crossfire of protecting our freedom!!
How much a coward Osama Bin Laden really was. He expected his followers to fight to the grave, but he didnt even try....he was just another greedy business man abusing the ideology of a people. He never wanted to die for this he just wanted the fame...the wives and the pleasures of being rich as noted in his compound. What a coward. I thought it was hilarious to hear about a hair dye formula made in America being used by Coward Bin Laden. Thanks for supporting our economy to keep yourself looking young for that young wife of yours
His voice was superb for the part and he hit the words when needed perfectly. It was more like a performance than a reading
Yes...I kept wishing my drive time would be longer
Just awesome....thank you american miltitary you guys rock!
This is an extremely interesting book. Lots of fascinating nuts and bolts background about how to become and remain a Navy SEAL, and the bin Laden section is riveting. Don't expect any secrets, though. Just a good, true story of how they got bin Laden. It's a joke that the administration is pursuing this poor guy, an American hero, so that they can preserve their own narrative to leak to Hollywood friends. The reader is fantastic -- perfect for the material and to convey the perspective of a young soldier.
This is one of the most powerful books I've ever read. I think every American who experienced 9-11 should hear the truth about our Country's resolve. Well written and narrorated. Thank you to all our troops and their sacrifices!
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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