This is one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of listening to or read. I'd heard a very brief introduction of Marcus' experience listening to American Sniper (another book that I really enjoyed) and wanted to know the rest of his/this story. I found the book to be enlightening, entertaining, and solemn at the same time. The commitment of the SEALs to their fellow warriors and their country is an inspiration to us all.
It's hard to pick an individual scene I found memorable... the beginning of the book, which covers the training and team formation is essential to set the stage for the rest of the book. Without that, the passion of the individuals and the team isn't readily understood. Once you get into the battle though, when the bullets started flying, the whole rest of the book was something that I'll never forget.
This is the first book I've heard that was narrated by Kevin Collins. Truth be told, I almost didn't "buy" this book because of the negative comments about his narration. Boy, were those comments wrong - and I'm glad I ignored them!! Kevin did a great job and I wouldn't hesitate to listen to any other book he narrates. He clearly conveyed the literal intent of each chapter and captured the emotional content - I readily understood what Marcus, his team (actually Mike's), and those around them were going through. This book was written exceptionally well AND the narration was excellent too.
Nearing the end of the battle of Murphy's ridge when Danny, Mike, and Axe died. You knew it was going to happen, but hearing the full story, and of their heroism was was just amazing. I am in awe of these guys, what they do, how they do it, and what they stand for.
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