I have read the book, watched the HBO mini-series, and listened to the audio book. I love this story. The characters, real Marines, come to life in this book. Evan Wright did an outstanding job explaining each person he spent time with. I think that some of the video game references might have out shined the meaning of the book in mainstream media, but these guys felt very real to me.
That is a difficult question to answer because the other books in this genre that I have read were written by the soldiers themselves and did not have the same broad spectrum insight that Wright gave in his book. I totally love the war themed genre though.
Probably, Person's Rip Fuel rants. All of them were funny.
It would have to be the familial bond that happened to theses guys after going through hell together.
If you are going to listen to this at work, please use headphones. I ticked off my boss unknowingly by listening to it in my work room. I did not know that his office was directly under my work space. A lot of F-bombs.
If I could return the book and get it off my phone memory.
Having a plot would be nice. Putting a conflict in the story would be nice too.
It's not the narrator's fault that the story is bad.
I would not have published him at all. The whole first part was pointless and a waist of time.
Don't get this book.
It would rank in the top 5 of the books I've listened to so far. I love this genre, and his cowboying through Iraq sounded fairly upbeat by comparison to the other books I've read about soldiers in Iraq at that time.
I like his voice.
My extreme reaction was the week following me finishing the book. I remember being in my car on the way to work when I heard Chris Kyle took a fellow Iraq/Afghanistan veteran to a gun range and the veteran killed Kyle. I was in shock. I suppose Kyle died doing what he loved which was shooting, but the book made you think of his wife and 2 small children. I am still in shock. Do you think there is a conspiracy? Do you think the veteran was paid to kill Kyle? I have many questions about the his murder.
I learned about myself. It reminded me of some of the negative things that I've done or said and showed me how others might interpret my actions. Plus, it is a model for positive thinking. I like that it was at least realistic enough to explain that we can't win all the time. But if you practice you will become better.
Sure. She had a pleasant voice.
Not Applicable. However, if they had turned it into a comedy or made it an adventure of how to act and react then, yeah, I'd Redbox it.
I can't wait to get to work in the morning and start the book over again. While listening, I felt my thoughts and concerns were heard.
Her love of comedy. None of my friends and family understand my humor or where it comes from. And it is rare when I find someone who enjoys the same movies I do. In fact, it is so rare that I go years without meeting these people. When it does happen, it gives me enough hope that I come alive.
Her list of top comedic moments that mainly consisted of Will Farrell.
I laughed, I felt happy, I felt understood.
I like that the author took on a huge amount of time to create this book. What I disliked is that the reader was hard to follow and I wasn't a fan of it at all. My friend goes on and on about this book and I used my credit on this thinking that I would have some in site into my friend's discussions. I learned that I am not a fan of the genre.
Yes, kind of. But I don't think it is the book's fault. I didn't know I wasn't a fan of the genre before I bought the book because I have never picked up a book of this genre before..
I would change the clarity in his voice. If he just read the book instead of using voices for the characters. It was really annoying.
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