informative and interesting
No easy day, this book provides lots of background into the training and lives of our special forces.
This was a great listen. Fascinating how much time and thought, from a very early age, goes into these four legged soldiers. Not surprising how the humans who serve with the dogs enjoy having them around. Like the author, I hope our government, and if not government then society, keeps these programs going even when we are not heavily occupied in conflict.
Interested at all in dogs? Have any dogs of your own? You will appreciate and find the funny parts of this book equally entertaining.
Getting a behind-the-scenes look at how military dogs are trained and used.
Hearing Sampson's story.
The narrator did a fine job, but it was sometimes hard to discern who was talking when the author had written a dialogue.
The dog stories: Nemo, Rocket, Poncho - all of them.
Steady, a little monotone.
Sort of, I don't really listen like that.
This book will help you understand your dog better. The author gets it. His experience training top working dogs to integrate with top teams is a testament to professionalism. Pet owners can do a little vicarious living in the stories and take away tips to enhance their own human / canine relationships.
Did not read the print
When the author discussed the feats of courage that dogs would perform with their handlers. Amazing animals just like the special forces and SEALS they work with.
How the author felt about the dogs that were too tough for adoption by anybody other than him.
If you love dogs and enjoy miltary stories then this is a good listen.
This book for the most part is not what it is advertised to be. You get a little bit about the dogs used by the SEAL's and a whole lot of history. Good luck staying awake!
Probably not but it held my interest slightly enough to half way listen and finish. I was hesitate in reading this based on the few reviews. While it wasn't a terrible read, it certainly spent more time than it should on different parts of history that doesn't seem to add to the overall thesis of the book.
The war story's the author shared of different dogs and their handlers. The author does a good job in portraying the different personalities of the dogs.
The author tends to repeat himself numerous times on several things. I can't count the times I heard him refer to the finding and then a paragraph down he says the same or similar sentence.
Like mentioned above, the author does a great job at describing the scene and "characters". This made all the recounts of scenes enjoyable to listen to.
No but it could maybe use restructuring with some of the history fluff pulled out.
Again, this wasn't a bad read and the performance by Jeff was good. I probably wouldn't recommend it to a war buff or dog lover, unfortunately.