Introduction: I happened upon this book in Amazon and I thought that my co-author, David McKoy would really like it. He is into Navy SEALs and current...moreIntroduction: I happened upon this book in Amazon and I thought that my co-author, David McKoy would really like it. He is into Navy SEALs and current events. So after checking with David, I arranged to buy the book for him. He finished the book and gave me a book review. Portions of the review went to the Barnes and Noble site and the exclusive review went on our blog. When I was down for the face-to-face for our book, David gave me No Easy Day... as an early Christmas present. I'm so glad that he did. Neither one of us know Mark Owen personally or professionally.
Story line as I see it: As the full title reveals this is a firsthand account of a Navy SEAL who witnessed the death of Osama Bin Laden. It is also an autobiography of his life and career up to that point.
Warnings: Mr. Owen does not sugar-coat the truth nor does he leave out the language that often accompanies that of a military member. If you are expecting a book that tells more than what is already publicly known... forget about it.
Review: I think the book is really well written. In particular, the Prologue is just a taste of the action before the reader sees what lead up to the infamous day. Mr. Owen intersperses personal thoughts among the action in just the right amount. Perhaps Kevin Maurer helped him with this. Either way, I was never bored with the book at all.
Recommendation: I feel this book will be good for anyone who is military-minded or would like to learn more about life of a Navy SEAL beyond what is projected in movies and fiction books.
Introduction: Ironically enough, I ran across this book being tweeted when it was free through Amazon KDP program. I have been a twitter follower of...moreIntroduction: Ironically enough, I ran across this book being tweeted when it was free through Amazon KDP program. I have been a twitter follower of Ms. Hall for some time. However, I don’t recall if I saw the tweet via Ms. Hall or one of our mutual twitter followers. Either way, the author was unaware that I downloaded the book until just recently and thus she had no prior expectations of a review.
Story line as I see it: A basic instruction on how to blog and tweet.
Review: Overall the book was well written. It gave me a few tips that I hadn’t already discovered on my own. I think the content will be best used by people who have yet to join the world of blogging or tweeting. (less)
I believe I read this book and it was so much different than the movie. Then again, I may have only read part of the book and watched all of the movie...moreI believe I read this book and it was so much different than the movie. Then again, I may have only read part of the book and watched all of the movie. Either way maybe I might need to read this book again all the way through and write a better review.
Introduction: I must admit this is one of the first Short Story I've read on my Kindle with Scottish dialogue. I could hear the characters voices clea...moreIntroduction: I must admit this is one of the first Short Story I've read on my Kindle with Scottish dialogue. I could hear the characters voices clearly in my head. I've never physically been to Scotland but it seems I was virtually transported there for a short time.
Story line as I see it: The main character is faced with a few unpalatable options as his world begins to go mad beyond belief.
Warning: This short story is for a Mature Audience for language and sexual situations.
Review: Mr. Rice did a wonderful job with the characters. The story has a very plausible paranormal plot with a few surprise twists and turns along the way.