I loved reading Tedy Bruschi's story--so much so that I encouraged my wife (no kind of football fan, really) to give this recording a try. It is very inspiring. Given the constant firehose-stream of negativity coming through most media every day, it is also sorely needed.
That said, there is an odd issue with the recording itself. The hardcover edition of the book runs 266 pages, not including the very brief appendix. This recording (the 7 hrs. and 1 min. version, just in case it is corrected in the future) ends somewhere near the top of what would be page 234, suddenly concluding with the familiar "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program."
It's not a deal-breaker as far as the story itself is concerned. Really, were it not for the abruptness of the ending, one might not even notice the omission. Just know that the recording lies somewhere between the "abridged" and "unabridged" categories.
Still: worth the listen. The "meat" of Tedy's story is all very much still there.
...having read the book about ten years ago, I find it hard to believe this abridgement was approved by Mr. Marcinko. I guess it's likely he did though, since he's the one doing the narrating. I've listened to plenty of abridged audiobooks over the years (including titles where I have familiarity with the unabridged versions), but this one has *really* been gutted. There're a lot of details missing, and you lose a lot of Mr. Marcinko's enjoyable swagger which falls through the resulting cracks.
Either way, still a good story by itself, but if you like it check out the book or try to find an unabridged version.
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