- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 38 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: May 13, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J5RQ1WA
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Brothers Forever: The Enduring Bond Between a Marine and a Navy Seal That Transcended Their Ultimate Sacrifice Audible – Unabridged
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The two met in 2001 at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where they both graduated before being commissioned. They became instant and lifelong friends. The book goes into detail about the training both men went through and the difficult decisions each made about their commissions.
One of the most compelling factors that makes this book such a powerful read is that the authors include the details of many of the battles that Travis was involved with and what his thoughts are throughout the battle. It's difficult for someone who has never been in wartime battles and conflicts to imagine what the thought processes are that go through a soldier's mind.
Another amazing part of the book is how the authors capture the pain of the family when the two soldiers lose their lives for their country. The families have to live with the worry and the fears everyday that their loved ones are deployed. The sorrow and sadness are overwhelming when those fears become reality.
Readers also get a sense of how proud the soldiers are to serve and protect. There are many, many jobs where people put their lives on the line every day. The difference is that when a person serves as a police officer or a fireman, they get to go home to their families and friends at the end of each day. Service men and women put their lives on the line day in and day out and never leave their workplace and don't get to see their families for months on end.
They do have the support of their fellow soldiers.Read more ›
This book and the Travis Manion foundation has forever touched my heart.
It took me a little bit (probably 20% of the book) to really get invested in the story, because there was a lot of back story for both men. But once I got to know Travis and Brendan, there was no way I could put this book down.
Brothers Forever is told in the third person, with Travis' father as the narrator. I have such great respect for Colonel Manion, having the fortitude to write the story of his son's military career, and eventual death. I admired Colonel Manion for telling Travis and Brendan's stories, working through his grief over losing his son, in order to educate the American people about exactly what the members of our military go through to keep us safe. I loved knowing exactly how Travis felt about being a Marine, and how he never gave his willingness to sacrifice his life for the American people a second thought. It was just second nature to him.
One of my favorite parts of Brothers Forever occurs when Travis is at a NFL game. He looks around at the crowded stadium and reflects that he would die for each and every person in the stadium, to keep them safe. Travis' devotion to preserving America's freedoms and people was incredibly poignant, and so heartfelt that it brought me to tears. How many of us could say the same? Not many, in my opinion. Reading Brothers Forever gave me an even greater level of respect for our armed forces.
I liked that both Brendan and Travis' tours in Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan were told in so much detail.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is well written and makes for a very good read. I could not put it down. I shed a few tears after I finished the book. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kathryn Maxwell
This is a very intense book. i could not put it down love, friendship, loss and learning to cope. From this book I have read two more in this section and it sure gave me an... Read morePublished 28 days ago by happy in long beach
This book is so incredible. An amazing story of two fine young men and their dedication and commitment to our country. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The dedication and selflessness of these amazing young men definitely poured onto so many others. The way their family and friends have expanded this commitment to others is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barb4PSU
Excellent but heartbreaking story. Detailed a true friendship and dedication to each other and their country.Published 2 months ago by Bobby K.
As a Naval Academy graduate, I found the story very emotional, heroic and tragic.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The moving, unforgettable story of "brothers" and the families, friends and comrades who loved them. A must read for every American citizen. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michelle L. Kearsey
Good read especially for those of us who served. Any patriotic American should enjoy this book also. Very gripping story.Published 3 months ago by Fuzzybear_61
This is by far one of the best books I've ever read. It's as simple as that. Tom Sileo does a fantastic job of sharing the lives of these two American hero's, it's a must read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by James1331