Yes, I would recommend this book. It is a very entertaining, informative, and down-to-Earth book. If you want to know what it is like to be a Navy SEAL, minus all the hype, this is the book to read. Mr. Pfarrer talks about the human side of being a SEAL. SEALs are people like everyone else with fears and personal failings. Sometimes this fact can be lost on those of us who get lost in the media inspired SEAL image.
I was surprised to discover that Mr. Pfarrer had written the movie "Navy SEALS" (among others). I didn't know that the movie was written and inspired by an actual Navy SEAL. I had thought that "Navy SEALS" was strictly a Hollywood creation with little basis in reality. I'm going to watch the movie again with this new prospective in mind.
This is the only book by Chuck Pfarrer that I've ever listened to. I love listening to books read by the author. It makes the book much more personal. The fact that the author read his own book is one of the reasons I chose to listen to it in the first place.
There are many moving moments in the book. I particularly liked when Mr. Pfarrer shared his personal thoughts and fears as well as his personal failings (as he believed them to be) with the reader. I haven't found such candidness in any of the other SEAL autobiographies I've read.
This is the story of a pre 9/11 Navy SEAL. A unique read.
I'm sorry, but I failed to get anything out of this book. I missed completely whatever it is that made this book so great. I was bored to death and couldn't wait for it to end.
I hated all the shallow characters. Although the character of Gatsby himself started out to be interesting, he too eventually evolved into a very uninteresting character.
He did a fine job bringing the character to life.
The Great Gatsby inspired me to request a refund of this audiobook purchase. I was greatly dissapointed with this book.
I've been tring to read "the classics" like The Great Gatsby. Most just bore me to death. I simply don't understand what all the fuss is about. I'll keep trying though as I feel it is my duty to educate myself in what is considered fine literature. I must admit, most of this stuff is just not my cup of tea.
Wonderful! Awesome! Entertaining!
What I really liked most was the attention to detail of the characters. The author took you into the personal lives and minds of the main characters. The book was not just mindless violence and action. You got to learn about these people, how they thought, and a little about their personal lives. This book let you see the people behind the trident.
Roarke Engel was my favorite character. The book focused around him and Dave Nolan.
I was amazed by how quickly the life of Christo, a bad guy, changed. He went from having great wealth and power to losing it all in a matter of moments. He never saw it coming. And, it was the result of one bad decision, supporting his terrorist friend.
The naration by Steven Weber is superb! He really makes the book come alive. This audiobook is extremely well written and narated. It is a rollercoaster ride which keeps the reader's attention from beginning to end. I highly recommend it!
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