Top 1/3. It is a great telling of Marines in combat. As a Marine, I am probably partial to these kind of stories.
Overall, the combat and the conditions are told with detail enough to make you a little cold and a little nervous while you listen.
Any of the moments when wounded men, that many would say should have been evacuated (but couldn't be) would be bandaged up enough to continue to fight for their brothers.
No, but he does a great job of adding tension and emphasis when needed.
True Tale of the Frozen Chosin
Highly recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding what makes Marines tick.
Also, a great title from the Marine Corps Professional Reading List. Recommended for Staff Sergeant, 1st Lieutenant, and CWO3.
The book covered the characters with such depth and intensity; yet, I felt surprised that it was over so suddenly.
I particularly liked the fact that the author came back after further thought and research and adjusted how closely correlated one of his points was. The additional thought and clarification was enlightening.
A great topic and great discussion. With a portion of the story dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I am glad to have read this over the MLK weekend. It also has a great section on dyslexia and I have family members that have struggled with this disorder and I recommended that they read the book as a testament to understanding their struggle.
A great set of stories narrated by one of the best collections of famous names I've seen.
...and it is Free!
Another Story Within
The final battle, great detailed description of conflict and combative movement.
Limited character differentiation
Hard to avoid any spoilers but there are many inspirational moments regarding Tim and his mother.
Another great example of Stephen King being able to weave a story within a story within a story. My favorite part of the book, which I think was why King felt he needed to tell the tale, was Tim Stoutheart's story within Roland's story, within King's series.
Obtaining a better grasp on what caused the war, what happened during the war, and what the outcome was.
How much it ties into events that still occur in international relationships to this day.
The description of the battles on Cyprus and the Athenian fleet when they left for Cyprus were amazing.
I knew it would be too long to listen to in one sitting.
If you are a lover of history, international relations, or military action you should listen to this book.
The only frustrating part was the significance of the people involved in this conflict and how I had no clue how to spell their ancient Greek names since I read this as an audiobook instead of on paper.
Helps to keep me focused on leadership and motivated to be a better leader by providing ideas and concepts on which to base my leadership style.
No real story. He has many small stories included to represent specific ideas.
I have listened to 360 Degree Leadership and I liked both. My current position lends itself more directly to 360 Degree Leadership, but all of the fundamentals of 21 Irrefutable Laws can still fall under the conceptual structure presented in 360 Degree Leadership.
Read by the author, a practiced orator. Easy to listen to and understand. No great production, no additional actors playing specific roles.
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