Mushy dialog and sterotypical characters, combined with jerky plot, makes this a trudge through sludge. I want my money back.
Steven Pressfield, has created a compelling, entertaining story - well written on many levels. You won't be disappointed by the author. What makes this a great listen is the narrator George Guidall. Mr. Guidall is a voice actor with depth and real life experience. The author has created a good story and Mr. Guidall's performance propels it to a higher level. Some narrators such as Scott Brick, have a style and narrate books written in their style. Mr. Guidall is a voice actor who brings to life the character in the story. This author partnered with this voice actor equals five star winner.
Another Left Wing Liberal "Journalist" slings mud on the reputations of good men. The writing is cliché and sterotypical. The Vietnamese villagers are the Innocents and the US Military are bigots who want to kill. This whole book is a snide attack on Col. Lt. Col. David Hackworth, who was the most highly decorated soldier in United States military history having received 24 decorations for heroism in combat from the Distinguished Service Cross to the Army Commendation Medal.
Even as fiction, this is just a poorly written story. I don't recommend that you waste your money on this. However, if you too are a Left Wing Liberal who want to indulge your Hate America tendencies then, this is the book for you.
Take out the sex and this would make a good "Hardy Boys" or "Nancy Drew" type novel for ten year olds. I would rate it: two yawns.
In the style of Hemingway; McCormack uses short unvarnished sentences to develop a warm deep love between father and son. As a father of three this story got to my heart.
I only hope that this review may serve as a warning beacon to others > STAY AWAY <
I have purchased over 600; this is Thee Worst. After only SEVEN MINUTES of verbiage, so disconnected, a mental vertigo was induced.
If you were an Insomniac, high on a pot of coffee; this book would put you to sleep.
There is a reason that authors should NOT read their own book. From now on, if I see ANY book is read by the author, I will pass. It means the no one was willing to pay for a narrator and its a sign the book sucks.
Oh, WOE is me that I ever found this book Bad book! Bad, bad, bad! If you buy this book; don’t come crawling to me to cry on my shoulder. You have been fairly warned. S-T-I-N-K-Y!
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