I listen to multiple books a week and this by far was one of the best. Give you a great understanding of what we service members give up. I'm a Marine and this story about the ARMY displays valor, honor, courage ,commitment and complete selflessness.
A classic account of men in battle. Tapper gives the history of one American outpost in Afghanistan, and in so ding, gives an indelible picture of the Afghanistan war as a whole. His account of the Taliban attack that nearly over ran the post is lucid and compelling. It reminds me of Blackhawk down in his ability to depict where everyone was during the entire course of the attack. Highly recommended.
Really want to know what American soldiers have gone thru...... READ this
A real look at what the news didn't tell you
The author was clearly angry with the decisions that were made, but cannot keep his bitterness out of the story.
Oh, and long lines of names... I'm sorry, but that is just boring. Nothing worse than sitting through several minutes of someone reading off a bunch of names of folks you don't even know.
Possibly. He wasn't terrible, and many readers get better as the book progresses, but I could not get past the first 30 minutes of this book.
meh. If it was a book I really wanted to read.
Disappointment, and boredom.
Very powerful story. Tragedy and courage. Duty and service.
What a tremendous story. It is so sad that not more Americans know about what happened.
Good author, very detailed explaination of the units involved, etc.
Definitely a great choice.
Exceptional War Book
This book ranks alongside the best war books of all time. The kind that treats you to an insight only being there, could surpass and then rips your heart out with the realities of war. You leave with a profound feeling of respect for those who would fight to protect your freedoms, even though they will never know you.
Professional, nearly flawless and without a "performance".
Say what you will about Jake Tapper, he can write one hell of a book. This book will put a lump in your throat and a fire in your heart.
You know going into this book that the outcome is bad. You know you won't enjoy hearing about it, but you cannot help but listen to it. I Think I listened over the course of two days...I just couldn't stop. Without a doubt, it's among the best, most detailed and interesting accounts of a wartime conflict.
An excellent treatment of FOB Keating's history and those that served their.
The coverage of the history of the FOB form founding to the last big fight.
Why it was placed in the low ground and not the high ground.