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I really looked forward to this book. I had wanted to pick it up in hardback, but found it here on audible and had credit. I regret downloading it because Jack Garrett did a terrible job reading . He plays it up like he's narrating some overly dramatic film trailer, which ruins the book. The story speaks for itself; just read like a normal human being.
30 of 33 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Horse Soldiers?
Fantastic Story! Great read, check it out.
What about Jack Garrett’s performance did you like?
I hated Jack Garretts performance. He sounded like he belongs in a Michael Bay movie. His attempt at a gritty dramatic dialog reminded me of the most cliche 80's action drama. It was so stupid it actually detracted from the story; which is a bummer since the story is very well written.
Any additional comments?
I hope Jack Garrett gets trampled by the the wildebeest with strep throat that he was trying to sound like.
35 of 39 people found this review helpful
I had hoped for a interesting re telling of the events after 9.11. but fund my self not very engaged in the story. The story line jumps between characters and within the timeline which can be confusing. I found myself not focusing on the story frequently. I would say the the story would have benefitted from beeing condensed and more focused. maybe cutting the first hours and alot of the what is happening back home parts. a order timeline would have helped too. Also if you dont want to hear a very very American tale of heroism you should give this a pass.
I am not saying this is a bad book, I do not regret buying it. but I would definitely call it flawed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
if you want to know what the active soldiers wife had for breakfast the day before he travelled abroad, then this is the book for you. if you want a clear insightful story with details and facts then stay clear. i got so tired of waiting for the story to start i returned it before getting there. the narrator sounds like Zap Brannigan from Futurama and added nothing to the story.