Great book by Hank Crumpton with well described personal history. For those interested in the intelligence community, this book offers what seems to be an honest look into the CIA from the prism of a career clandestine service officer.
This book chronicles a harrowing 17 hour event on a remote Afghan hilltop. Unfortunately, the reader's performance was dreadful. His attempt at various accents throughout the book was awful and quite distracting. Another performance tragedy was awkward pronunciation of common military terms. This is one of the rare selections that does not benefit from the audiobook format and would be best left as a traditional paper book. I feel somewhat guilty leaving such a harsh review considering the event and men this book is based upon, but the reading performance made listening to the entire book a disappointing chore.
I would absolutely recommend this to anyone seeking a story of personal dedication and a higher calling. If you are looking for a book full of Navy SEAL operations, this may not be the book for you. Instead, it chronicles the the journey of the author's career from the Marine recruit though to becoming a Navy Seal and ultimately a physician's assistant in the post-9/11 special operations community. There is a fair amount of deployment action toward the book's end. This is a powerful and inspiring book!
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.