This is one of the best books I've read lately. It has inspired me to be better and do better. It tells of many things Eric Greitens has done in the private sector volunteering in remote corners of the world, his Navy Seal training and deployment. His views are uplifting and refreshing. You will not be disapointed, I couldn't turn this book on tape off until it was over and I wished there were 10 more hours to listen to. This is a great listen and I hope everyone decides to listen!
Great adventure, pretty clean book save some language. Love how his stories are combined with history !
I wish they had reviews about books like they do for movies, then I wouldn't waste my time and money on crap . No a teen book ! Sexual content and violence and gore- hence the rated R rating! Yuck !
It had such great potential! But the story jumped around so much I couldn't follow. The resolution came to quickly after they dwelt on building it up. UGH! I really hoped it would have been better! Sad!
It had the potential to be pretty good, but the author DRONED on about the drones and the grid and the evils of our world. Give it up. The idea of a traveler is cool and having the harliquens protecting them. But it was more about the VAST MACHINE and the evils of computers etc. It crowded out the story. Plus all the details about the deaths were not needed. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I got it because of the reviews, but I was sadly dissapointed!
I agree with other reviews that it was hard to get into at first and I was confused as to what all the recorded accounts of death were about until the very end. But it was worth pushing thru the begginning and I was greatly rewarded with wonderful characters, new places to enjoy , as well as customs and the such. It was well worth your time to listen to this book!
While I really enjoyed this book and found it very interesting and insightful, I couldn't get over the use of swear words in every other sentence. Please, we don't need to hear your potty mouth.
I was very sad to see this book so highly rated and find out that it is very crude and full of swear words. Maybe it's a guy book, but being a big sci-fi fan I thought I would really enjoy it. I did not!
It was hard to follow as well. Maybe others will have better luck with it.
Well, the author was only 15 when he started writing and for that young of age, I think he shows talent. With that said, I groaned as heard so many things that were so Lord of the Ring. Putting that aside, not having read Anne McCaffery and her dragonrider series, I thought the story was interesting in that respect. My husband and I did enjoy listening to it and I would recommend it. Lord of the Ring fans beware, it'll hurt your ears frequently. But don't pass it by just because of that, I look forward to the next book because the ending was abrupt. Just take the book for what it is, an budding work of a young man who loves fantasy. I think it's great that he's done what he's done. So give it a try. I actually think he did a great job in developing the story and characters. I think most people will enjoy this book.
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