Yes. There are characteristics that can be lost when reading a book for the first time. Additionally, if you have not served in the military some terms and how they are communicated can be difficult to understand.
How it is explicit that as a veteran you can be vulnerable to your shortcomings and feelings.
Yes. This is not the typical story written about a hero. This isn't James Bond or Rambo. LT Murphy is a hero not just because of his actions in battle. He is a hero because of the lives that he touched and how he impacted them. If you are looking for a battle heavy book this is not it. If you are looking to understand what makes a hero then get it.
If you have ever served or wonder what it is like read this. Remember that no matter what our military is made up of people either like you or someone that you knew. As I read this it brought back many memories from my 14 years of service. Those were some awesome times. Yes things were not always (usually) the best. It was the brotherhood that kept me going.
Interesting what the pivot point was that humanity was discovered. I loved the references to all the things we remember from the past. This book gives us the answer to why we have not advanced to flying cars and hover boards.
ability to verbalize the characters.
As a security and pen tester these bits of information are essential.
Seeing the reactions mentally as I read
I would listen again. This is because I just could not listen to the book continually during one sitting. I actually listened to two other books while trying to complete this book. Perhaps if I could read in sequence the information would make more sense and be a greater value.
Perhaps, if the narrator adjust reading style based on the material.
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