Violence of Action is much more than the true, first-person accounts of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Global War on Terror. Within this audio are the heartfelt, firsthand accounts from and about the men who lived, fought, and died for their country, their regiment, and each other. Objective Rhino, Haditha Dam, recovering Jessica Lynch, the hunt for Zarqawi, the recovery of Extortion 17, and everything in between... These stories have been told many times in barracks rooms, at bar tables, and at backyard barbecues, but they have never before been shared with the general public. It is time for those stories to be heard.
So much more than just stories from a specific unit, this audiobook reveals the sights, smells, and emotions of everything that happens in war - good or bad. It will be seen as the quintessential, ageless work on the human condition in combat.
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"Violence of Action is truly a book like no other ever written." (Kerry Patton, author of Contracted: America's Secret Warriors)
interesting stories... not sure it needed the family side though.
worth a listen anyway.
A very US centric view of everything... as you would expect of a book about US troops... you just have to tune that out at times to keep it real
Great collection of stories! For me personally, the female narrator wasn't great, but the rest was very well done.
Rarely do you hear or read stories of the Rangers but this book definitely sheds some light on their participation in the Iraqi and Afghan war. I did however notice that the narrator mispronounced several words and there was one chapter that was read by a woman portraying a deceased Rangers mother that I thought did not belong in this book. The chapter in question seemed more like religious propaganda rather than about the 75th. I actually skipped this chapter after listening to ten minutes of it. Other than that, I found the book to be very informative and hilarious at times. I recommend.
"What It's LIke To Be a Ranger"
Yes indeed. I'm an old "yoostabee" Airborne Ranger from the Vietnam War era, and I enjoyed the young Rangers' points of view.
There are different stories told by different Rangers. There are a lot of similarities in their stories, but a lot of differences, too. They sound pretty typical of my days, and like some things never change - hurry up and wait; the incredible noise and confusion. The fact that the 75th Ranger Regiment took no more casualties than it did is pretty amazing.
The stories are told by several different Rangers, and I enjoyed hearing all their stories.
I had great difficulty getting through the story of the mother who lost her son.
There were so many acronyms used, and explained, it became a game with me to see if I could guess the meanings of the acronyms. I listened as I walked, and I'm sure I was smiling, because it was fun!
As a peacetime soldier I never had to suffer the losses and heartache these men and families did.
"Good personnel memoirs Poorly Narrated"
Needs a better written story line, felt it bounce around too much
What happen in the war on terror
A little annoying as the narrator pronounces Military terms with slightly odd inflections but the stories are phenomenal.
Great book, great insight and we'll laid out. Thank you veterans and your families for your sacrafices.
A stirring and fitting tribute to some of the finest soldiers America has to offer.
"Profoundly moving stories of courage and sacrifice"
I am so very thankful to have been blessed by being born in this great country and the peace I find in knowing that there are such brave men and women in our Armed Forces willing to fight and sacrifice all for us.
"Great War stories!"
This book offered some AWESOME (albeit sobering) firsthand accounts from the men themselves as well as a good general look at the GWOT during this time period. The only thing I didn't like was the common theme that Rangers are THE BEST EVERYTHING. I realize this a book by Rangers, and about Rangers but the common theme is that Rangers are the best Trained, and best equipped, soldiers, Infantry, Medics, Snipers, etc. and that all other branches are Inferior. Any other book I have read by other unit members, they always give credit where credit is due. But here, with the exception of SOAR it is not the case.
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