unbelievably riveting. Denver has a unique way of writing that draws you in and makes you feel proud to be an American and truly honored to have men of the Navy Seals and Armed Forces serving for us
Rourke tells a story about his personal experiences in the SEAL teams and gives a deep insight of what kind of men these guys really are. (Not what most imagine) Lots of other valuable source material can be found sprinkled throughout on poetry, philosophy, and and the warrior ethos. I plan on pulling a few gems out of this one for some hand-me-down advice to my teenage son. Rourke also seems to be a natural orator. Narration by the author is rare and he does an outstanding job!
Thanks for sharing, Rourke!
Designed to inspire a new generation of SEALs. A roadmap of mentality, physical activities, and other books that brought Mr. Denver to his destiny. It's a great read, enjoyable, and insightful.
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.