Good to Go

  • by Harry Constance, Randall Fuerst
  • Narrated by Todd McLaren
  • 15 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the mid-1960s, Harry Constance made a life-altering journey that led him out of Texas and into the jungles of Vietnam. As a young naval officer, he went from UDT training to the U.S. Navy's newly formed SEAL Team Two, then straight into furious action. By 1970, he was already the veteran of 300 combat missions and the recipient of 32 military citations, including three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
Good to Go is Constance's powerful, firsthand account of his three tours of duty as a member of America's most elite, razor-sharp stealth fighting force. It is a breathtaking memoir of harrowing missions and covert special-ops - from the floodplains of the Mekong Delta to the beaches of the South China Sea - that places the listener in the center of bloody ambushes and devastating firefights. But Constance's extraordinary adventure goes even farther - beyond 'Nam - as we accompany Constance and the SEALs on astonishing missions to some of the world's most dangerous hot-spots… and experience close-up the courage, dedication, and unparalleled skill that made the U.S. Navy SEALs legendary.

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What the Critics Say

"[Harold Constance] tells his story in page-turning style that is as engrossing as any adventure tale." (Library Journal)

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Customer Reviews

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A truly exceptional read. Sad it's over

I would suggest this to anyone who is a fan of the military memoir genre . This book covers the most amazing story I have read yet . It pulls you in at every turn and does not like go even after it's finished. It shows you how exceptional one soldier and his effect can be. It is also an uplifting story teaching how much perserverence can really get us through.
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- Kyle

Unfortunately this book was not "Good to Go"

Oh man, I had to stop listening after 3hrs - couldn't waste any more time. The story reads like a G rated, fiction novel. I never connected emotionally to the characters, maybe due to the narration. The narrator was a cross between Maxwell Smart and a newscaster. The language used did not fit the situation....no seasoned warrior in 1967 would say things like "Things are really dicked up", "I shot nine guys", "there are pissed off people in the tree line". They dropped f-bombs in war and said crude things...they called the enemy gooks. Somebody edited to the point of political correctness.

I just finished Dead Center by Ed Kruger and was hoping for a similar, visceral, emotional experience. A book that easily transports the reader/listener into the story. One I didn't want to end...the narration was unbelievable.
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- JWalkup

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio