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Publisher's Summary

The Last Punisher is a bold, no-holds-barred first-person account of the Iraq War. With wry humor and moving testimony, Kevin Lacz tells the story of his tour in Iraq with SEAL Team Three, the warrior elite of the navy. This legendary unit, known as The Punishers, included Chris Kyle (American Sniper), Mike Monsoor, Ryan Job, and Marc Lee. These brave men were instrumental in securing the key locations in the pivotal 2006 Battle of Ramadi, told with stunning detail in this book.

Minute by minute, Lacz relays the edge-of-your-seat details of his team's missions in Ramadi, offering a firsthand glimpse into the heated combat, extreme conditions, and harrowing experiences they faced every day. Through it all, Lacz and his teammates formed unbreakable bonds and never lost sight of the cause: protecting America with their fight.

The Last Punisher brings the listener into the life and mind of a SEAL, demonstrating the tough realities of war. At the same time, Lacz shares how these experiences made him a better man and how proud he is of his contributions to one of this country's most difficult military campaigns.

©2016 Kevin Lacz (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

" The Last Punisher takes you right onto the battlefield and into the heart of the action. A rare glimpse into the mind of a Navy SEAL - you won't be able to put it down." (Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills)

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Good story, poorly read

I enjoyed the story but the narrator was painful. It was like he was surprised by what word came next and where pauses and emphasis should be placed. As an example "... He was hit by a stray round" was read like "... He was hit by a stray... round". It could have been better but doesn't ruin the story.

42 of 43 people found this review helpful

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Narrator sounded like the dog from the movie "UP"

What did you love best about The Last Punisher?

True life accounts of events. Very well written, the "narrator" really took away from the overall story by making it harder to even listen.

What did you like best about this story?

EVERYTHING!

How could the performance have been better?

Hire a new Narrator

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Brotherhood

Any additional comments?

Vet your narrators. They should at least have a 3rd grade reading level.

34 of 35 people found this review helpful

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Great Story Ruined

This is a truly great account of some of the most talented SeALs our country has ever produced. Unfortunately it is a difficult listen as the narrator has a very staccato pace that is brutal to listen to. He can not seem to read one sentence without having to stop and take a break. Save your money and buy the book.

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Great book, the narrator was just OK.

The story was great, and for someone who was in Ramadi during the same time frame it was pretty cool to hear about things you lived through from a different perspective!
The narrator on the other hand was decent, except for his mis-pronunciation of military terms, phrases, and acronyms drove me crazy at times. But overall I'd recommend this book!

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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Good book poor reading

I enjoyed the story i did not like the readers in ability to get the nuances of military vernacular

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Narrator???

Great book, but the narrators bad read, made it tough for me to stay focused.

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reader sucks.

would have been a lot better with a different guy reading it. Seems like he is trying way to hard. I just couldn't listen to all of it.

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I don't know how I even made it trough the book

I do not know how I made it through the whole book this guy's voice is just not very appealing I apologize and do not mean to be insulting but I just cannot stand his voice reading the book. the book is great but his voice just kind of annoys me out it almost feels like my wife is yelling at me when I get home from work. he just sounds like he wants to be a total badass. I'm sorry but I could barely barely make it to the book other than that the story is great

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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narrator sucks

it's a good story, but like anything else it's not what you say, but how you say it. the way he reads the story makes a good story boring and hard to follow. the first half of the book his tone goes from a loud and clear voice, then the last word or two of each sentence his voice drops low like a movie preview. then he switched to a different reading style and starts making unnecessary pauses and tone switches making it sound stupid. for example when he's talking about doc Crispen, "I got an adjustment on my back a time (pause and change of tone) or two (pause then lower tone) from Crispen..." the same guy narrated "the red circle" by Brandon Webb, also a good book ruined by bad narration. his voice in it's self is fine, but the style he does it makes it feel like I'm listening to a $10 budget show on public Access tv as he's reading que cards written by a 3rd grader. they should have used the guy from American sniper, or line survivor to narrate. once I got past the voice it's a great story.

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worst effing narrator!

I don't know if I'll be able to finish with this guy. jesus effing christ

1 of 1 people found this review helpful