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A solid book which reflects the impact fallen heroes had on the lives of the family, friends and the others. If you are looking for descriptive combat stories this book is not it nor intended. It is essentially a book about telling stories which brings out the personalized and impact of fallen Navy Seals. If you have read Lone Surivior, American Sniper, 13 Hours, and some of Webb's books than you will be familiar with the fallen he speaks of.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
I really don't have the words to describe the effect this book had on me. Brandon Webb's literally memorial to his fallen brothers is nothing short of inspiring. Mr. Webb's personal words to start each chapter are an amazing touch. It is no exaggeration to say; getting to know just a small piece of these heroes stories has caused me to examine how I go about my day to day life. I am a better man for having listened to this book. Thank you Brandon and thanks to all the sheep dogs who have been, and will be down range.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
What would have made Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice better?
Because this is an audiobook, it leans heavily on the performance of the narrator and on this book it failed miserably. The excerpt did not give any hint about how the narrator would sound because the 2 min sample was read by the writer, Brandon Webb. And what a disappointment the narrator was. The guy has a chronic nasal congestion which will make your eyes water. And what is with the rush? He speeds through the text only to stop to overly pronounce the three-lettered-agencys, etc. like a 5-year old.
But it could have been worse: As Brandon Webb notes in the introduction, people have asked him to read the book himself and claiming he does not have the time for it. I think we dodged a bullet there because Brandon DOES NOT have a voice for it. He SPEAAAKS as HE muST THInk EEEEVEry syllABLE BeFOOORE SAYing IT outLOUUUD.
Also, while it is a good addition to this book in particular to have the family members have their say about their loved one's, the technical side of it fails to give it the respect it deserves. Shame, really.
What will your next listen be?
What didn’t you like about Charlie Ray’s performance?
It was horrible in every aspect.
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
I think the story was good. But I really am kicking myself for being lazy and opting for the audiobook instead getting a written copy. I think the audio version destroyed some of the needed parts to enjoy and learn about these fine men.
Any additional comments?
Buy / borrow the actual book, this audio version is not worth it since it is poorly executed.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Where to start.......
Self indulgent - talks about himself more than these poor dead Heroes.
No combat stories
Shameless plugs for himself at every corner.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
This book was such an amazing story and just like any great book it had you feeling the loss and pain that you can just imagine the family’s going through. It had you laughing and smiling like an idiot on public transport! It was incredible and what amazing people all the men mentioned and even the ones not are! Thank you for sharing these stories!!
its an awesome book about heros
thnak fully.. i do have the other books biography n thjs book is just a deep insight of the heroic life they leaved.. thank you brandon.. n the red circle is next on the list