Yes. I found Holter Graham's delivery to be very engaging, particularly in the scenes where the soldiers are in the field.
I just finished Peter Bergen's Manhunt, which I also highly recommend. I listened to it in anticipation of this book and found it to be a more comprehensive detail into Bin Laden's demise. Of course, No Easy Day is not aiming to be an all-encompassing story of Bin Laden's last few years on the run, so the two books complement each other very well.
I have not but would like to.
I found it somewhat funny that in the days prior to this book's release, many news websites and blogs were reporting that this book had a strong "anti-Obama" tone. "Mark Owen" spends a few minutes talking about all the false reporting that followed the Bin Laden raid, and I would say the reporting preceding the release of this book was false as well. Owen expresses that most of the SEALs were not fans of Obama, but I think this was more as a function of them not liking politicians in DC as a whole. Owen and the SEALs were always aware of how events like the killing of Bin Laden would be spun for political purposes and weren't wild about it, but that was pretty much the extent of the political commentary.
Additionally, I can't imagine that there is any sensitive or classified information revealed in the book (since "Owen" didn't screen it with the Pentagon, as is protocol). Aside from a few details I had heard almost all of the details elsewhere. The thrill of the book was hearing it from the SEAL's perspective.
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