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A disappointment

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-12-18

Save your money, or credits, this book is not what it pretends to be. I thought this would be a serious review of criminal psychology along the lines of a Park Dietz or John Douglas work. Instead I got what is more fiction than reality.

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And exciting but heartfelt story of brotherhood and combat.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

Quite simply this is a great book. It is told without any pretense and The words seem to come straight from Nicholas Irving's heart. It is written like a thriller and yet it takes a hard look at the effects of combat on the human psyche. It never gets "preachy. "It is fast-paced and the reader quickly develops a relationship with The author and the men of his unit. I highly recommend the reaper to all those who are interested in military history. We get the rare chance to go inside an elite unit and hear about the stress as well as the moments of comedy and love that bonded them together. If this country is going to survive it needs people like Nicholas Irving and Rob O'Neill to be the tip of the spear against those trying to harm us. Not only is it the reflections of a highly trained and deadly warrior, but in the end it leaves us with a message of hope. I highly recommend it to all. It makes the perfect fathers day gift for any dad who was in the military or has an interest in military affairs.

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  • The Operator
  • Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
  • By: Robert O'Neill
  • Narrated by: Robert O'Neill

Simply amazing!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-17

For those who like through military history without the gloss and the BS, This book is for you. It is the incredible true story of one of America's most elite warriors. There is no bravado or bragging just simple facts and deep introspective thought by a man who helped to change the world. Rob O'Neill tells it like it was. The book is laced with humor, Stories of incredible bravery, and simple lesson of what determination can accomplish. Though he was, and still is, and elite warrior he was also a deeply committed family man. He reflects often on how much his family supported him and gave him the strength to go on. He talks about his friends both at home and in the SEAL teams and the close bond that they all shared. I found myself fascinating, at other times laughing out loud, and at other times almost crying as he described the missions they went on and how special the friends he lost were. This is a rare look inside a unit that does so much and asks for so little recognition. At all times I found myself very proud that we can call on people like Robert O'Neil when this country needs someone to right a terrible wrong. I have studied military history for over 40 years and this ranks as one of my top 10 favorite books. There is no way that you can finish this book and not be proud to be an American and proud of those who serve in our Armed Forces. Thank you Mr. O'Neill.