Lone Survivor

An Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10

Non-Fiction - Military
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 01/15/2014
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell is the story of a man who went to war against one of the worst men of all time. This Navy SEAL and his team risked their lives to bring down this man and to restore peace and harmony not only to America but to the people of the war-torn countries of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran as well. They worked together and suffered together and they most definitely lost some of their team to succeed in their mission which was nothing less than a well-trained, perfectly executed plan of attack on one of the most well-guarded places in the world.

I could not imagine all the things that the men on this Navy SEAL team went through. Marcus Luttrell gives a very detailed account of each man who was a part of the operation that day so you feel you actually know them. This book then details everything about the operation that brought about the beginning of the end of a several-year-long war and the consequences it brought up. Without the brave men of this team, our country would never have gotten as far as it has. We owe them a lot and some of them we will never be able to repay for their sacrifices. These men are just like us in many ways; they had families, homes, hobbies and things to come back for, but unlike us they were willing and able to do whatever it took to make sure Americans could sleep safely in their beds for even just one more night. It’s like the old cliché: ‘All gave some, some gave all.’ We will never be able to understand what these men went through but this book definitely helps us get closer.