This was a good book on the mindset and culture of the Navy Seals. It was good but not great. For a remarkable book about a Navy Seal and leadership, read the Trident by Jason Redman.
Well written,in depth sincere and honest,the perfect companion to Act of Valor,the personal stories reflect and give us that have not served a deep look into the heart of a true warrior.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. It's a great insight into the mindset, culture and experience of becoming, operating as, and training Navy SEALs. Cmdr Denver's passion and dedication definitely comes through in his writing and he does a great job of mixing engaging anecdotes, historical context and personal reflection.
However - his narration does suffer from a couple things. One: his speech cadence is very rapid (at least compared to other similar audiobooks I've listened to). I found myself rewinding on multiple times because I missed something due to his rapid delivery. Two: His tone is calm bordering on deadpan. He narrates a pulse-pounding firefight with the same calm, businesslike near-monotone he uses when explaining the layout of The Grinder. Lastly, and this may be more of a recording/editing glitch - there are times where lines repeat, almost like he recorded the line multiple times, and they included both takes into the audiobook recording.
Overall, absolutely enjoyed this book despite some of my quibbles with the narration. Very highly recommended if you've enjoyed similar books such as "No Easy Day"
Pretty good book, the only thing that bothered me was that that the author would say "expecially" instead of "especially".
Not the best navy seal book I've ever read but it was interesting.
awesome book. a few times he repeats a sentence, its more funny than annoying, like a random easter egg here and there.
Enjoyable read for the most part, but the last few chapters could've been deleted. Forced myself to finish it the way parents force kids to finish a bad meal. Found myself rolling my eyes after the 100th time I heard how superior seals are to everyone in the world, including other branches of the military. Perhaps the Navy ought to start serving up some humble pie. It's one thing to let me come to that conclusion myself, which I may have, but it's another to just say it over and over and over again. Speaking of repeating the same thing over & over, the editing job was poor. At least half a dozen times the same sentence was repeated during narration. And it was abundantly obvious where a piecemeal voice over edit occurred. Was excited to read this, but it just left me feeling annoyed.
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The is a story of a SEAL. Why he became a SEAL and what he has done as a SEAL. Anyone who has served in the U. S. Military will be very familiar with the tone of the narration and feel the sincerity in LT's tone. Great book to get a tremendous insight into the long elusive and mysterious world. Bravo.