Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

In this instant New York Times bestseller, the celebrated author of Make Your Bed shares amazing adventure stories from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces. Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, th In this instant New York Times bestseller, the celebrated author of Make Your Bed shares amazing adventure sto...

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Title:Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
Author:William H. McRaven
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Genres:Nonfiction
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Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations Reviews

  • Maria
    Jun 16, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

  • John
    Jun 06, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

  • Lizabeth Tucker
    Sep 20, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    This book is an interesting read , but I think the reader has to ex-Navy or active duty Navy to really enjoy what t he aut hor relates. Seemingly, like most autobiographical books, it is a bit self agrandizing. ...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    This is the type of book I like to read when I'm staying home on a blustery night. It's an easy read, with chapters that aren't only a minute and a half long. There's little or no jargon, and when used is fully explained and fits the moment. This is a true memoir in that it begins w...

    Retired Admiral and former SEAL William H. McRaven looks back on some key important moments in his life. Some are key to shaping who he became. Others are some incredible moments in history that he actively participated in. McRaven is honest about his mistakes and failures, making the ...

  • Schuyler Wallace
    Jun 29, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    This book is an interesting read , but I think the reader has to ex-Navy or active duty Navy to really enjoy what t he aut hor relates. Seemingly, like most autobiographical books, it is a bit self agrandizing. ...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

  • Tom
    Aug 02, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

  • Mark
    Sep 16, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

  • Nancy
    May 27, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

  • Carol
    May 05, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

  • Don  Kent
    Jul 01, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    This book is an interesting read , but I think the reader has to ex-Navy or active duty Navy to really enjoy what t he aut hor relates. Seemingly, like most autobiographical books, it is a bit self agrandizing. ...

  • Jim
    Jun 19, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

  • Justin Levy
    Aug 21, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

  • Raimo Wirkkala
    Jul 01, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

  • JD
    May 30, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

  • Anna
    Jun 27, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

  • Mary Lou
    Jul 06, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    This book is an interesting read , but I think the reader has to ex-Navy or active duty Navy to really enjoy what t he aut hor relates. Seemingly, like most autobiographical books, it is a bit self agrandizing. ...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

  • Jerome
    Jul 13, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

  • Lisa Serota
    May 25, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

  • Susan
    Jul 05, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

  • E.
    Jun 06, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

  • Michael Huang
    Aug 17, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

  • Tim Larison
    Jul 05, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    This book is an interesting read , but I think the reader has to ex-Navy or active duty Navy to really enjoy what t he aut hor relates. Seemingly, like most autobiographical books, it is a bit self agrandizing. ...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

  • Lane Corley
    May 25, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

  • Sandy from Alaska Colón
    Jun 16, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

  • Courtney Kelly
    Jul 21, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

  • Virginia
    May 28, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

  • Elizabeth Yeager
    Jun 19, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    This book is an interesting read , but I think the reader has to ex-Navy or active duty Navy to really enjoy what t he aut hor relates. Seemingly, like most autobiographical books, it is a bit self agrandizing. ...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

  • Pamela N.
    Jul 16, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    This book is an interesting read , but I think the reader has to ex-Navy or active duty Navy to really enjoy what t he aut hor relates. Seemingly, like most autobiographical books, it is a bit self agrandizing. ...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

    I wasn?t sure whether I?d like this book or not, but I found myself totally engrossed in Admiral McRaven?s stories. This is a man who played a part in some of the most important military missions in recent history and his retelling of the missions and the people involved is strai...

    Admiral McRaven?s new book, Sea Stories- My life in Special Operations, describes his work in counter-terrorism as a Navy Seal. He recounts the rigors of Seal training, and then the Special Operations? assignments he led ? i.e., the hunt for Osama Bin-laden and Saddam Hussein, th...

    I listened to an interview with Admiral William H. McRaven promoting his new book: ?Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations?. The interview was fascinating and I thought to myself, ?I have to read that book!? The first couple of chapters start out slow, telling stories of...

    William H. McRaven is not only one of The United State?s most celebrated military leaders; he is also a marvelous storyteller. I suspect that?s the role he most covets in the publishing of these remarkable tales of his life in Special Operations as a Navy Seal and later as a fo...

    This is the type of book I like to read when I'm staying home on a blustery night. It's an easy read, with chapters that aren't only a minute and a half long. There's little or no jargon, and when used is fully explained and fits the moment. This is a true memoir in that it begins w...

  • Stephen Kramar
    Jun 10, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

    Wish there were more stars! And more stories from William McRaven. ...

    AMAZING stories told by an American hero and patriot. The bravery of the men and woman that protect and serve our country is unparalleled. Highly recommend this book. ...

    Admiral William H. McRaven shares his life in service to our country in this book, from tales of a typical childhood to the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips and the raid that resulted in the death of Osma bin Laden. It is both an entertaining and inform...

    Setting aside some glorification of war, trivialization of peace, and prehistoric notions of what constitutes "manhood", it must be said that McRaven has a knack for story-telling. This episodic military memoir is certainly chock-full of stirring tales; none more so than the penultimat...

    This book is an interesting read , but I think the reader has to ex-Navy or active duty Navy to really enjoy what t he aut hor relates. Seemingly, like most autobiographical books, it is a bit self agrandizing. ...

    I first really became aware of who ADM McRaven was when he transitioned out of the Navy to be Chancellor of my alma mater, the University of Texas. I've enjoyed what I've read about his statements at commencement speeches, etc., and decided to read this book. And, I'm glad I did. I lea...

  • Blake
    Aug 18, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...

    Of all of the Special Forces, military, and autobiographies, this is easily one of my favorite. Admiral McRaven oversaw some of the highest profile and dangerous missions, including the highjacking of the Maersk Alabama and the raid on Bin Laden's compound. ...

    3.5 stars. By all accounts retired Admiral William McRaven is an impressive guy. 37 years as a Navy SEAL, led the team that captured Saddam Hussein and led the team that killed Bin Laden. He?s definitely lived an eventful life. Having said that, the problem with a memoir from a co...

    This book... I absolutely love this book. If I didn't know any better, I would have thought this book was a sequel to Forrest Gump! As a matter of fact, this book is essentially a book form of Forrest Gump, except everything in it is real. The book is written to highlight significant m...

    Admiral William H. McRaven spent 37 years as a US Navy SEAL. Why I started this book: Love to read biographies of the SEALs, and it was fascinating to learn of a career that continued past the operator stage. Why I finished it: The problem with working in Special Operations for ...

    Some people are in the right place at the right time. And sometimes it seems that a person was born to do the job they do. Both of these apply to Admiral McRaven. A great book by someone who was arguably the greatest special forces leader in U.S. history. I thank God that men like Will...

    Sometimes "schmaltzy," but always fascinating look into the life of a real life SPEC OPS leader...from his childhood, as a "military brat," and his life as a Navy SEAL, including his command positions in many operations, including the well-publicized rescues of Captain Richard Phillips...

    This book of stories has a strong American Hero theme running through it that some people will find inspiring and endearing and other people may find over the top. I had mixed feelings but I continued reading because McRaven has had some incredible experiences that make for really good...

    I enjoyed reading this book. It seems that Admiral McRaven was an integral part of much of our country?s history. I?m glad he wrote this book; I highly recommend it. The book is quite entertaining as well as a glimpse into a behind the scenes of an American Hero. My favorite story ...

    I loved this book, especially in the Audible version read by the author, who had an over-40-year career in and commanding special forces worldwide. McRaven seems to have been in the middle of planning and/or executing many of the most notable terrorist-related operations of the last se...

    Real life version of "Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard". McRaven was a son of Air Force officer and later Navy SEAL operative. In later career, he was involved in capturing Saddam Hussein and overseeing the killing of Osama bin Laden. ...

    Outstanding book a must read I encourage you to trudge through the first chapter which is really rather disappointing childhood escapades. But the book is an absolute compelling read. It just adds to my extreme gratitude to the professionalism and the service of our Armed Forces. It...

    Wonderful stories from a warrior who served in the SEALs and happened to be at many of the pivotal points over his career. The writing was very reader friendly making it easy to fly through this book, reveling at the inside picture from things you read in the news. Even if you?re not...

  • Terri Gill
    Jul 04, 2019

    This is truly my best book of 2019, and I have read some good ones this year. While reading this book, the quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing", was in my head the whole time, and luckily for the world William McRave...

    A thoughtful and vivid memoir. McRaven?s narrative is pretty straightforward but heavy on anecdotes, covering his childhood, his experience as a SEAL, and his various command experiences. His special operations career takes up the majority of the book. McRaven does, of course, pro...

    Fantastic book. I was not sure I was going to like this one but was pleasantly surprised! Each chapter was an action packed tale that kept me reading. I loved how the author was introspective and much could be taken away from every story. Worth a read. ...

    Thank you Admiral William H. McRaven for your service to this country. We need to hear more stories of our brave men and women who have served and sacrificed to give us our freedom. This book is not just stories about Admiral McRaven's career, but he describes what its like for all SEA...

    I knew I would love this book from the "Make Your Bed" author. Loved the early years stories..."Mothers!" I wish more children had early beginnings like his. Great book!! Thank you to Goodreds for a copy for my review. ...

    ?Sea Stories? is a GREAT READ. It tells the story of the life of a man who made a difference in the world. It brings every emotion to the surface, tears and often a smile. I am proud to say I know the author, went to school with him, and am so impressed by all the things he accompl...