The U.S. Navy SEALs created a legend that would grow throughout the Vietnam War, earning an enemy bounty to anyone who could capture or kill one. As leader of the SEALS, Captain Robert A. Gormly tells his amazing story, taking us into some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned.
After a career including two tours of duty in Vietnam as well as top-secret missions in the Persian Gulf, Gormly examines war from a strategic point of view as well as from his own personal experience. In his vivid, gut-wrenching descriptions, the Mekong comes alive, as hours of careful stalking explode into incredible fusillades of violence. Candid, balanced, and tough-minded, Combat Swimmer is a fascinating and thrilling look into the life of an extraordinary kind of fighting man.
©1998 Robert A. Gormly (P)1998 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“[Gormly] is a warrior for the working day…In a harsh world, it will comfort many to know that men with Gormly’s spirit, character, and patriotism wear this country’s uniform.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Bob Gormly tells his story with remarkable wit, wisdom, drama, and grace. Combat Swimmer is a superb and fascinating story about the U.S. Navy SEALS, from one of the best of the breed.” (Hans Halberstadt, author of U.S. Navy SEALs)
“Adams Morgan sounds like Sea Hunt star Lloyd Bridges, and that’s probably why he’s so effective in reading this memoir of a Vietnam-era Navy SEAL…Morgan’s voice has a clipped, tense quality that serves the book well.” (AudioFile)
Not really. Great story, but....
No offense to the narrator, but he was a bad choice for the this read. Too precise for the tone of the book. Couldn't even get past the first chapter.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.