Absolutely, the story in and of itself is one of the most incredible stories of perseverance.
Quite simply, the string of luck he has to make it out alive.
Many people dislike Kevin Collins' readings because he is very dramatic. While it is true it is a bit overwhelming at first, the story is worth the listen… Plus, you get used to it rather quickly. The people vilifying the book simply for Kevin's reading are being overly dramatic.
Yes, it absolutely has it's moments in which you tear up. It also has moments that are too incredible to be perceived as true at first glance.
I've read or listened to a vast array of military nonfiction. From World War II and Vietnam, to the Cold War and contemporary writings, I've got a decent amount of experience with the genre. This is, without question, the most incredible true story I've ever read… With all due respect to 'Unbroken.' If you listen to one story, one military nonfiction, one SEAL book, I hope it is this one.
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