Alpine, UT United States | Member Since 2005
this book. I've read over 50 volumes on military history from the great fictional Jack Aubrey RN series to WWII, up through the battle of Faluja
The first third has a lot of background which gives a good background on the area and history. The story is depressing to see how much blood and money is wasted in war.
I wish the book would have been narrated by someone other than the author (the performance is not bad, but not great).
I have to say I'm not much into mind over matter but having had a "bad back" for the last twenty years I thought I'd give the book a try. All I can say is that it worked. It took a good six weeks for to completely eliminate my pain but it did. I'm not sure how it worked but it did.
As a result of the book I've been back pain free for more than a year. Well worth the read.
Russell is a very good story teller and the story is strong. It's the best Royal Navy series outside of Master and Commander and the Hornblower books. The three books available on Audible are worth the download and the narration is top notch.
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