“An interesting, solid book about the life of a SEAL and the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. I listened to the audiobook version and found it interesting the entire way through. I am not sure I learned anything new, per se. But I think it added to the level of color and richness of my understanding of things. I know there was a lot of controversy when the book came out about whether it was divulging confidential information. My sense (not being an expert) is that the answer is no since even in the details of the raid on bin Laden's compound, I learned very little new that hadn't already been reported. The author also makes a point early on about how he attempted to ensure that any operational details he reported were already available in the press. I could be wrong and maybe there are things he said that he shouldn't. But it didn't seem that way to me.
I am definitely looking forward to the movie Zero Dark Thirty to see one more depiction of the events.
“looks like a good book”nick amato wrote this review Friday, December 7, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
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“Excelente libro escrito por uno de los Seal Team 6 (DEVGRU) que dió de baja a Osama Bin Laden, nada que ver con lo que nos mostraron los medios!, hay que leerlo para saber exactamente lo que sucedió.”Andres Felipe Hurtado wrote this review Sunday, December 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Considering the subject, this book is surprisingly well written and free of controversy. The first half does a good job of interleaving the less interesting filler material (co-author's bio) with the good stuff (descriptions of missions), while the last half is a tense but level-headed account of the OBL mission. To the co-author's credit, he describes only things which he personally witnessed, and avoids the off-topic commentary that is common in military books (e.g. rants about commanders and politicians). ”Dan wrote this review Wednesday, November 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a very interesting read about the Navy Seals and the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Even though the actual death and description about finding Bin Laden doesn't come until the end, the beginning is still very interesting and able to keep the readers attention by explaining the daily training of a Navy Seal. ”Jess wrote this review Wednesday, November 28, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book has sensitive, confidential information that should not have gotten out to the public. Adding such details into a publicly available book shows lack of integrity and ethical values.”Ame A wrote this review Friday, November 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Finally, I've finished the book which is a little bit boring by the end ofit as we all knew that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in the Operation.
The first two third of the book was quite interesting of knowing how a SEAL worked and how much sacrifices a SEAL had devoted to serve for his team, his group and so on, his country. The last third was not good as I expected.
To be a SEAL is not easy, certainly, and to be on Team Six is way more difficult. The men on the hunt for Bin Laden were the best that the USA could find and train. No injuries nor death nor wound happened in the Operation apart from a crash of a HeLo, Chalk Two.
Mark Owen was a SEAL, not a writer and this book was not a fiction nor the novel, so don't push yourself on high hopes to read literature words and no secrets about SEAL will be found on this book because of security matters. All the facts mentioned in this book can be reference by the index of listed sources.
Anyway, I give this book three out of five stars.”
“Jamie has it on his Kindle Fire, but lending is NOT enabled”allybabes wrote this review Wednesday, November 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Gripping, fast-paced account of the mission targeting Osama Bin Laden, with a focus on the intense training, discipline, and sacrifice of our armed forces, and the Navy SEALS in particular. The book's underlying theme, to "live for a purpose bigger than yourself," made this an inspirational and memorable read.”Wendy F wrote this review Friday, November 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No