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Library Journal -★ 04/15/2014
Navy lieutenant Redman was a seasoned SEAL operator in the special operations community. A former enlisted sailor who was commissioned an officer, Redman graduated from U.S. Army Ranger school and completed combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. This autobiography would be very similar to Chris Kyle's American Sniper or Chad Williams's SEAL of God, except that Redman was seriously wounded in 2007 in Iraq and became a symbol for all wounded warriors when he put a sign on his hospital door instructing all who entered not to feel sorry for him. His transition from a rowdy, arrogant, and self-centered guy to a functioning leader and teammate is honest and humbling. His post-wound story is inspiring and simply fascinating. The narration of Erik Bergmann is masterly yet understated. VERDICT Highly recommended, especially for listeners with an interest in leadership.—Scott R. DiMarco, Mansfield Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib.