I did not read the print version, however the audio was well worth the listen
I liked the portrayal of General Mc Chrystal. It is unfortunate that no matter how hard Hastings tries to gloss over his despicable betrayal of Mc Chrystal and his staff, he still comes off as a deceptive worm and makes it impossible for embedded reporters in the future to get honest answers. I'm sure Hastings is proud he got one of America's greatest generals and heroes fired. Obviously no deception is below his moral.
The narrative was excellent and well spoken.
"How to worm your way into someone's trust and then betray him"
Although the story was extremely informative, I do not believe the author's betrayal of McChrystal can be justified. Obviously Hastings is attempting to be another Woodward and Bernstein, and comes off more as a Keith Olbermann
Griping suspense and action
The final scene with Walt and Vic
The best of the best
Absolutely---- when I wasn't listening to the book-- I was thinking about it
I am glad to see the relationship between Walt and Vic bloom--- the are both troubled and flawed but clearly good for each other.
Absolutely! Probably the best audible book I have listened to. It gives a true account of combat and removes any glory that many stories try to paint
Kevin Collins did a magnificent job or portraying a "good ole Texas boy,"--- listeners are too used to great narrators like Geo Guidall or prefer a voice like James Earl Jones--- but Collins was not portraying Jack Reacher or Mitch Rapp, he was portraying a genuine, living breathing Texan who was also a hero in real life.
The last gunfight on the mountain where his 3 comrades fell, and also the back story of the support at the parents home and his brother's firm belief he was alive
I was a platoon leader and rifle company commander in Vietnam, also airborne and Ranger qualified, but Lutrell and his fellow SEALS were absolutely the best of the best.
Impossible to answer as I have not read the hard copy--however Geo Guidall is as much Mitch Rapp as Sean Connery is James Bond
Mitch Rapp as he is focused and does not let political correctness or political expediency stand in the way of accomplishing a mission
Guidall is a true actor in the theater of the mind
When you need a dirty job done-- you call Mitch Rapp
More detail and history should be added.
There are too many unsubstantiated character assassinations by innuendo. the suggestion that Raul Castro was a homosexual is completely uncalled for and a frequent lie spread by the anti Castro, Batistianos in Miami.
Character detail is excruciatingly lengthy and adds little to the novel.
The truth about the corruption of the Batista government and his support by the US government.
My father worked for United Fruit and we lived in Banes, which is near Preston during the time the novel portrays.
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