I really enjoyed the book. It had good action and I thought the book did a better job of painting a realistic picture of combat and what our troops go through. It also gave a Somali side of the story more than the movie did and didn't pull any punches.
I was originally looking for action stories about the wars in Iraq & Afganistan so I was slightly discouraged when the book started off as a history lesson about the origins of special forces and the invasion of Grenada. However, it war really interesting after you understood where it was going and really gave me a better understanding and respect of the intensity of the Grenada and Panama conflicts. I really got everything I was looking for when the story covered the gulf wars! The story is a mix of after-action reports mixed with a dialogue story while it happends. There narrator was 'ok'. I didn't care for the way he read it but he did a good job of acting with the dialogue and made you feel the intensity of the situations.
I understand many of the Night Stalker missions are classified, but I want to know more!! A good book!
So I was really looking for a book that gave me a feel for what snipers go through, and did it. I was mostly looking for the action side of it but this book goes into the biography and background of Hathcock also which at first I wasn't interested in, but later enjoyed. This book is written as more of a story with dialogue, rather than an after-action interview. Definitely an amazing story!
These interviews really gave you a feel for the intensity of the action over there! These guys are tough as nails!
I'd give it five stars if it wasn't abridged.
I'd give it 5 stars if it wasn't abridged.
It isn't really part of the main BT story line which I really was looking for. The characters are interesting and it gives an interesting view on life as a merc rather than being part of a major house.
This book really goes into character development and really made a full story, unlike the movie. I really enjoyed the Clone trooper characters Rex & Cody and they were barely characters in the movie. It also helps bridge the time between the Episode II and III movies.
I have listened to all of the BT audio books and this one was not abridged well. Fortunately I had read the paper back years ago, so I remembered most the story, but the sections that were cut out left me confused. I had to rewind a couple times to figure out what was going on. It's a good book and still worth listening too though.
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