“This was probably the best book I've ever read in my life. It is suspenseful and detailed and the movie was really good too. You should read it!”MRRRR.L3git wrote this review Wednesday, March 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“interesting, quick read that was easy to follow”MerB wrote this review Sunday, March 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“No Easy Day is a book that will grip you because of the content you are reading about. You know from the beginning when this man speaks about the job that he does and what he goes through from mission ti mission that what you are reading is very heavy. When reading this book it is smart to be ready to read about something that you may have never thought about doing, or being in a situation like this man will explain. The book feels very genuine even though you know that a large amount of it has been changed to protect the identity of the author and the interests of the United States. The beginning of the book talks about the early stages of his SEAL career and gives a little background of typical missions and what the daily life is like. The book has no got into the mission yet but I am already very interested in what I am reading.
The change in writing is a bit of an emotional change because of the events that are being talked about. The transition is from his childhood and the beginning of his very intense training into a time of missions and operations that are extremely taxing emotionally and physically. The struggle that the SEALS go through is immense and hard to imagine; the writing style allows you to feel an emotional connection to what they go through even though it is something we would have a hard time comprehending. So far I am really enjoying the content and writing style of the book. AS the book progresses you get a greater insight to the daily life and how hard it is to be one of the finest warriors on the planet. The life is hard both in battle as well as at home and even though he only touches on the family life but he portrays is through his deployment stories. The final raid gets very intense because it is the single most important op ever done by the United States. The book gives insight into something that most of us will never understand.”
“Started on 3-9-2013.
This book really is about the men who do this job and not specifically which jobs they are doing. Only a few specifics have been mentioned so far on the locations of actions taken.
"As we rode, Jon's words kept echoing in my head. Had the mission gone perfectly, we would have landed the Little Bird on the roof and entered the door on the second floor, only to come face-to-face with at least four heavily armed insurgents. A four-on-four gunfight with automatic weapons in a room no bigger than a bedroom never ends well."
"We found out later from some of the village elders that the men, including the fighter I encountered in the women's bedroom, were part of an insurgent cell that rotated between the houses of the village. The guy we captured had gone home that night to stay with his family.'Three other guys in his cell were killed that same night after a short firefight with my teammates. My teammates got lucky and got the jump on them before the insurgents reacted. Our troop uncovered guns, mines, and explosives for roadside bombs in the house."
"Osama bin Laden was born on March 10, 1957, in Ridyah. He was the seventh of fifty children. His father, Mohammed Awad bin Laden, was a construction billionaire, and his mother, Alia Ghanem from Syria, was his father's tenth wife. His parents divorced when he was ten years old. His mother married again, and he grew up with four step-siblings.
In high school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Bin Laden joined an Islamic study group that memorized the entire Koran. In high school, he was exposed to fundamentalist Islam and Bin Laden grew his beard long like the Prophet Muhammed.
Bin Laden married his cousin when he was eighteen years old. They had a son in 1976, the same year Bin Laden graduated. He went to King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah and earned a degree in public administration."
"I connected the antennas to my radios and put on my 'bone phones,' which sat on my cheekbones. These would allow me to hear any radio traffic through bone conduction technology. If I needed, I could also put in an earbud to cancel out the ambient noise and allow sound to travel directly into my ear canal."
This book was exactly what Mark Owen said it was about on 60 Minutes news magazine.”
“An interesting, succinct page-turner about the mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. It is a first hand account by one of the SEALs involved in the mission and includes a bit of an autobiography as well. It's good to know we have warriors like this on our side - I couldn't help but imagine, while I was reading this, what it would be like to have a couple helicopters full of these guys fast rope into our house - yikes!”moik wrote this review Wednesday, March 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed this book about how he and his teammates killed bin laden.”he11o i am jake wrote this review Tuesday, March 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Listened to this book on tape after seeing the 60 Minutes interview and watching the related movie (Zero Dark Thirty). The story line moves along quickly and is focused on the preparation and tactics that are used in the ultimate mission. The final actions are surreal - we finally got him! - but still seem more of a requirement than any real compensation for the destruction he caused.”Blaine Strickland wrote this review Tuesday, March 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very cool account on what it is like to be an elite SEAL”John S. Huddleston wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was the best so far! It tells the story of how they killed Osama Bin Laden. The book was really good and I felt like I was there!”Jayton H wrote this review Monday, March 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Aside from being probably the most accurate account of the raid to capture or kill Usama Bin Laden, the story also details other missions the author participated on as a U.S. Navy Seal. ”NathanielSmith wrote this review Thursday, February 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No