Discover “the stories America needs to hear” (Admiral William H. McRaven, US Navy (Ret.)) with these moving and powerful recollections of war, told by the men and women who lived them.
Walk in my Combat Boots is a powerful collection crafted from hundreds of original interviews by James Patterson, the world’s #1 bestselling writer, and First Sergeant US Army (Ret.) Matt Eversmann, part of the Ranger unit portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down.
These are the brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who’ve fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like. Readers who next thank a military member for their service will finally have a true understanding of what that thanks is for.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you haven’t served in the military, it can be hard to understand the experience. In this moving audiobook, former Army Ranger Matt Eversmann (whose own story was turned into the war film Black Hawk Down) and best-selling author James Patterson collect the incredible first-person accounts of military members past and present. Through dozens of personal interviews, we get an eye-opening look at what it really means to serve your country, both before and after the bullets start flying. Some stories will inspire, like Lisa Bodenburg’s relentless quest to become a gunner in the marines. Others are downright jaw-dropping, like the high-ranking dentist who had a conversation with Saddam Hussein while working on the captured dictator’s broken tooth. Jason Culp’s sensitive narration fits each story’s tone—even those you might not want to play in front of the kids. In another age, historians would piece together these stories through letters home. Walk in My Combat Boots makes appreciating the personal sacrifices and victories of service members as easy as putting in your earbuds.
Loved hearing the true stories about each individuals military experience!