In my opinion, one of his top three works. Outstanding in every respect. Forsyth's description of the African brush wars in the 60's and early 70's is spot on.
Meticulously researched. Nicely written. Exquisitely narrated. Essential information for very American to know.
My only complaint is that it was too long. An abridged version would be welcome.
Gritty tale of the the Army's often overlooked role in the battle of Fallujah. While we celebrate the glamour of special operations units in war. The line infantry is repeatedly neglected. This story provides a good perspective on the experience of a line infantry company completely ensconced in battle for 30 days. It will hold your attention.
At the end, I sense that SSG Bellavia (as many soldiers do) was longing for the intensity and comradeship of his battle mates. After all, soldiers don't fight for the generals or the commander in chief, they fight for the guy standing next yo him in the foxhole.
Great story. The author makes the implausible seem quite reasonable. As always, he teaches as he goes and provides rich detail on why and how to prepare.
Love the series, anxiously awaiting the next volume.
My first Bob Lee Swagger novel. A good story mixing fact with fact with fantasy. You'll recognize many of the key characters from today's news.
Good story of the Nazi SS brotherhood post WWII. As with all Forsyth books, the story is developed from a solid basis in fact. Thus, it draws the listener in and paints a very believable tale.
A little disappointed in the ending. Other than that, this is typical Forsyth, exquisite.
I'm honestly embarrassed for the author. I thought I was buying a book on Vietnam era Air Force Special Operations combat flying. What I got was a 15 hour whine about living conditions faulty air conditioning, bad mattresses, knucklehead co-pilots and late paychecks.
As a former combat pilot with multiple deployments and three kids also with multiple deployments as ground fighters in the current wars, The author should be ashamed for even bringing this book to market.
Certainly, there are GREAT Air Force contributors - JFACs, A-10s and AC-130s are effective, underrated and in very high demand. Unfortunately, for most of the rest of the service, this story simply reinforces the stereotype of Air Force officers as blue-suited prima donnas with very little regard for the real warriors on the ground.
Don't waste your money or time.
My wife read all three of the series and suggested it. Turned out to be was overly sweet sugar frosting with an occasional smack to the backside. I had to bail after chapter 8.
A very solid conclusion for the Patriot series. Rawles is a Prepper and blogger and he teaches as he tells his story.
He relies very much on world history to build his story. Consequently, his stories are plausible and motivating.
Enjoyable story. Good narration. Ended abruptly. So, I'm ready for the next chapter. Give it up...
It took me several starts to get through this work. I found the story very solid. But, the author must've owed the narrator some kind of gambling debt. Worst I've ever experienced.
My suggestion: Get the kindle version.
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