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Nick puts you in the battle from each action and the emotions of battle during and after. His first book was a great hit and this one brings it home. It gives you a great perspective on the mindset of a warrior and the toll it takes on you. God bless Nick and those like him for what they are called upon to do. Listen to this book and place yourself next to Nick as he tells his story. 5 stars!
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great book, it's entertaining yet insightful. not your typical modern war story. 10 10 of a story
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I think I was expecting something a little bit like a 21st century "Homage to Catalonia", an infantryman's perspective on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with observations about the country, the people and the situation. But this is mostly straight war-stories of missions undertaken, fire-fights engaged in and enemies killed, and (I feel a little guilty saying this about a real man's combat experiences) they tend to blur together. However there is also a lot in this book that I found absorbing, his insights into the psychological stresses men are under in a warzone, and when they come home, make it worth the cover price and elevate it above simple tales of blood and heroics. Particularly memorable are his discussion of how the need for soldiers to be strong to support their buddies makes it hard for them to open up about their experiences. I also particular liked how the book disabuses the reader of the notions portrayed in some parts of the media that soldiers are permitted to run around playing cowboy and killing with impunity. The constant pressure to prove that each kill was "clean" (legal under the rules of engagement) runs throughout the narrative.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get a perspective on the lives of the men we as a society send out to do our killing for us, and then like to forget about when they come home.
The narrator is OK, but not outstanding IMHO.
These books need to be made into a movie... absolutely brilliant... thank you for sharing the experience...
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this is truly a nice sequel book
enjoyed it alot.the ending was very
very.. real... good.job guys.