Insightful book on the infamous 2003-2004 Lakers team. The Dream team that lost their way. Fascinating!
This book won't win any Pulitzers, but it sure is entertaining! Good story set in the Rockies. This is a first in a series. If the rest of them are this good, I will be listening to all of them.
After reading the excellent book on SEALS, "No Easy Day", “American Sniper” was a real disappointment. The story starts & stops, jumps around. The guy comes off as an arrogant jerk.
Did the Navy SEAL Instructors really physically beat up the trainees? I doubt it. I know the physical & mental demands are beyond imagination but to be physically attacked by instructors to the point of physical injury?
Do the SEALS really get in Bar fights all the time in San Diego? As said in the book "Seals get in lots of Bar fights and get arrested a lot. Seals don't start fights but we finish them". Really? I lived in San Diego and never heard of one such incident much less frequent incidents.
A small group of SEALS managed to stop all gang activity on a Aircraft carrier? The book says the SEAL team just showed up in the weight room and solved the problem (without explanation). Really?
I could not take it anymore, when he said he was off to Iraq and there were protestors calling the military personnel; "Baby Killers". Really? I know that occurred during Vietnam. Again, I lived & worked in San Diego during the start of both Iraq wars and never heard of one such report. While there was a lot of protest to Bush starting a war to find WMD "Weapons of Mass Destruction", I never heard any criticism directed at the troops - Never.
Skip this book and read "No Easy Day". Far Better.
Unless you have lived in a dark cave for the last 20 years, you have heard about Tiger. I have always wondered: Why is he so good? Why is he so much better than everyone else? Why is he so muscular (for a golfer)? Why did he have all those affairs? Why does he seem so odd?
This book provides potential answers to all those questions. This is a book about personality, not golf, so you don???t need to be an avid golfer to enjoy this book. It???s fast paced. It addresses other golfers which is interesting. If you have ever wondered about Tiger, this book is for you! I highly recommend it!
I enjoy football and traveling to Italy so this book was perfect for me. The book is not going to win any awards. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it entertaining. I recommend it.
Unlike his other books, this one is very boring and hard to hear. The narrator speaks is a whisper making listening painful. I listened to the first 1/3 of the book before giving up. A much better book by Paul Theroux is ?The Pillars of Hercules?.
Compilation of short stories. Very Entertaining
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