Some people can read history with it's harsh reality & be ok with it, like my husband but what can I say I'm a wimp.
It felt like 75% prison & 25% triumph & redemption.
No but he did a good job.
I guess it is always worthwhile to learn history but there was so much suffering of our military heroes that I just felt sad. It truly pained me to read about so much suffering. Please understand that I am so grateful for their sacrifice but the cruelty and inhumanity is difficult to fathom. An ugly reality that I can only take in small doses. Everyone did a good job it's just an ugly subject.
One of the best I have ever read.
American Sniper, Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy Seal Team Six Operator Adam Brown; No Easy Day; The Red Circle; Seal of Honor due to the selfless sacrifice, courage, honor, integrity and refusal to give up.
Great performance, accent and portrayal of a quiet unassuming hero.
There were so many moving, tender and frightening moments. I could hardly put it down.
This is a book about the undaunted bravery, courage and selfless sacrifice of a true hero. During the 8 years he spent as a “terp” he untraveled countless plots against the Seals and our allies thereby saving countless lives. When Chris Kyle says he saved more lives than even Chris did that is really something. Johnny Walker is fascinatingly introspective, philosophical and complex given his ideas about religion, life, honor and integrity.
This book is so well written that I felt like Johnny Walker was sitting in my living room and personally telling me his amazing story. From the moment I started the book I couldn’t put it down. It is so riveting it reads like fiction instead of the larger than life quiet unassuming hero that he is.
It is an insightful look and perspective into life in war torn Iraq and the factions and insurgents. This is a different perspective than I have gotten though I have read several of the Navy Seal books. The brutality and lack of respect for life is a sad commentary of a country in turmoil. While Johnny Walker was unraveling plots against our military there were multiple assassination attempts against him and his family. His wife also demonstrated amazing strength and courage throughout the book but the trip from Mosul to the “safety” of Baghdad was especially harrowing.
The Seals took it upon themselves to begin paving the way out for Johnny Walker in spite of his altruism for his country and desire to see growth and change in a country he loves. It eventually became obvious to Johnny that America was the best option for he and his family. I am grateful to the Seals, to Johnny and their families for the incredible sacrifice they have made for our liberty and freedom. They are not just the good among us but the finest America has to offer. The great news is that he is now living the dream and hopefully catching up on the liberty, freedom, peace and tranquility long overdue and that I know I often take for granted. I can never fully express my gratitude to Johnny Walker, the Seals and the rest of our military and their families for their sacrifice.
I love the Brad Thor books. There is quite a bit of detail but the story never drags. Sniper Elite is the same way.
He is an excellent narrator. He does lots of voices and accents which makes it easier to keep all the characters straight
Just one?? Need a couple of more for my dinner table. I also liked Farouk for his ability to read people, his courage and loyalty.
Let me first thank all our brave men and women who defend our freedom and liberty. This book goes into great detail and yet unlike some overly detailed slow moving books Sniper Elite does not disappoint. It is riveting and will keep you on the edge of your seat. I wanted to finish it all in one sitting. I loved Gil, Montana and Marie who raises horses. The behind the scenes strategy/intrigue was fascinating. I found myself completely enthralled and scared at the same time. These guys have nerves of steel! I have read almost all of the Navy Seal books to get a glimpse of the limits to which the best of the best push themselves. Have avoided reading the books where almost all the Navy Seals/good guys die. It’s hard to read about them, feel like you know them and their family and then they are gone. Thought I was safe reading American Sniper but sadly he is gone too. They are not just the good among us but the best America has to offer. It is non-stopped action of Scot Harvath. I have been in awe of all the brave men and women who selflessly sacrifice life and limb. They defend our liberty and freedom not for fame, fortune or recognition but for a cause greater than themselves. I found myself laughing at times and crying like when Track Star and Big Ten finally get together. I found Farouk courageous, loved uncle and bit my nails and then cried as Gilligan took the last flight out to wait and leave no man behind. Loved every minute and was so swept up in the emotion that I had to remind myself at the end that it is fiction. The great news is that no one died! I’m ready for the next book with Gil and Marie. A great read from my newest and favorite author. Catch a rising star, you won’t be disappointed!
iT WORKS!! Have tried many others without success but this works
No wonder he has such a great reputation. Can't give you an explanation except that it works. I am thrilled. Wish I had more convincing words of wisdom but what I can say is that I have a very high stress, high performance, high expectation job and feeling chest pains from anxiety. Have tried other anxiety/hypnosis books without any change. Have only done this for a few days and feel relaxed, at peace, no chest pains. I am a believer!!
Nothing socially or morally redeeming
dark, dysfuctional, bad descision making characters, too much angst over obvious bad decisions without changing direction.
everyone sounded like a shady character
too dark for me, no suggestions
Audio is better since I am not a fast reader.
American Sniper. They are both about our Navy Seals, books about our military heros. I love them for their courage and sacrifice. They represent the real treasure of America.
I loved all of the characters. Read a review where someone said he didn't do a woman very well. Huh?? I wanted to ask if he has heard women trying to be men. He does a great job even on the women.
I definately wanted to listen to the book all in one sitting.
I would not have read this book had I not seen Kelly and Janice Brown being interviewed on TV first. You could see the glow of the faith that has kept them strong. I have a difficult time reading books when the good guys die. Eric Blehm put it out there in the beginning of the book but yet I found myself wishing for a different outcome. This is truly one of my very favorite books of the 275 I have purchased in 18 months. It's about faith, courage and unconditional love, bravery, loss, redemption, joy and sorrow. It's about a military hero who stands for a cause greater than himself. Adam Brown was not just good but "the finest America has to offer." He was determined, resilient, tough but still the tender warrior to his family. The loss of Adam Brown was a tragic American loss. I will never forget Larry, Janice, Kelly, Nathan and Savannah. It is also a testament to God's grace that He can take flawed people and transform lives. You will laugh, you will cry but you will never be the same. A deeply moving and wonderful book about one of the many heroes to whom I owe so much but will never be able to thank.
Learning about an extreme sport. My idea of hiking is riding my horse so in my opinion climbing Mt. Everest is best done on my rowing machine listening to Jon Krakauer. Had no clue it was 70k to have the priviledge of risking your life in sub zero temperatures, that oxygen was needed, nor that it is the same altitude that jets fly!! Who knew.
My first reading of extreme sports & nothing to compare it to.
No but I thought it was excellent.
The life and death decisions.
Absolutely fascinating to read about a sport that I would never consider yet could vicariously experience what is involved in an extreme sport. I am awed and humbeled at their courage and tenacity. Makes you think about lots of things, strength, character, the power and unforgiving Mother Nature and sadly those who have lost their lives.
Wonderful, wonderful books. I started with book 1, followed by 2 & 3 and found myself wishing for more.
Loved Lisbeth. Always thinking, smart & outwits her enemies.
Can't pick one. The book was great. I only wish there would be more from one of my very favorite authors. So sad he is gone.
You will go through a whole range of emotions. Must say I loved the tattoo & yes I had to laugh.
Is there anyone else who writes like Steig Larsson?? Just love his books!
The tone, the narrators, the petty, trivial, narcistic, superficial story and characters. Nothing emotionally or socially redeeming. Seems like 2 high school freshmen are playing a very hostile game of "house." I didn't finish the 1st section & never even downloaded the other 2. Have purchased 226 books & this is seriously disappointing especially when all the reviews were good.
Will not read this author again. What do I put in my search category to avoid this or anything so simplistic and superficial.
Not sure. They seem bored & turned off by the story. Maybe not even their fault. Simon Vance is my favorite but not sure even he could redeem this book.
Sorry I just can't offer any good ideas.
Absolutely riveting! Amazing to think derivatives could be spellbinding. Sad so many people were willing to ignore the reality for so many years. The incompetence & staggering failure of the SEC appalling.Quick read. Could not put it down. Narrator does a great job and the icing on the cake is listening to Gary Ackerman. Great book.
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