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21. Combat Swimmer: Memoires of a
22. Fifth Seal (A. D. Chronicles,
23. Don't Let Go (Navy SEALs, Book
24. Time to Run (Navy SEALs, Book
25. The Seals on the Bus
26. Forget Me Not (Navy SEALs, Book
27. The Intuitive Warrior: Lessons
28. In the Dark (Navy SEALs, Book
29. Andre the Famous Harbor Seal
30. Next to Die (Navy SEALs, Book
31. The Navy Seal Workout : The Compete
32. The Seal Children
33. Team Secrets Of The Navy Seals
34. The Boy Who Lived with the Seals
35. Class-29: The Making of U.S. Navy
36. The Seal Pup
37. Special Ops Fitness Training:
38. Under Siege (Seal Team Seven,
39. The Leadership Lessons of the
40. SEALS+PLUS: Self-Esteem and Life

21. Combat Swimmer: Memoires of a Navy SEAL
by Robert A. Gormly
Paperback: 320 Pages (2010-08-03)
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Asin: 0451230140
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For the first time in trade paperback-a classic memoir of Navy SEALs in action.

In gripping prose, Captain Robert A. Gormly tells about his days as a leader in the Navy SEALs- taking readers into the night, into the water, and into battle on some of the most hair-raising missions ever assigned.

Trained to a fine fighting edge just in time for Vietnam, Gormly served two tours of duty and engaged in top-secret missions in the Persian Gulf. Here, he shares his viewpoint and his experience-including what is perhaps the most graphic description ever of SEAL action in the invasion of Grenada. Gormly takes readers behind the myth of this awesome team, revealing how their lives depend on their unprecedented expertise and unparalleled courage. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Overall an excellent memoir
It can be hard to find good, no nonsense accounts of any kind of special ops.This book is well written and never caused my BS meter to go off.I would have preferred less time focused on what it took to get into the SEALs, and more on actual missions.Still, the book moved along well and there is plenty of action.

4-0 out of 5 stars A factual account of a SEAL commanding officer
At first this was a bit of a tough one to get into.Gromly's style of writing is a matter of fact recitation of what he remembered happening.Although this is great from a factual standpoint for memoirs and history, this doesn't make for much of an engrossing read.In fact I was a little bored and wasn't caring about Gormly's account as a SEAL at all, just waiting to be done.But Gormly's memoir slowly grew on me and I am now a huge fan.

One of the reasons I couldn't become as involved is because we don't see too much of how Gormly got into UDT and then the SEALs.He tells us briefly of some of what the training and testing he went through for UDT, but nothing to really show what the process was like, such as Haney's Delta experience in Inside Delta Force, or Marcinko and Pfarrer's accounts of their testing and training for SEALs (Rogue Warrior and Warrior Soul, respectively).In fact, there was absolutely none of the famously tough strength and endurance testing that the SEALs had to go through as Gormly was given a pass on the training and allowed straight in because of his UDT training.

From there Gormly went straight into his Vietnam tours, which, arguably, he performed quite well.But again, his matter of fact way of telling a story (such as something like, we waded in and setup an ambush.We waited around a few hours and when nothing happened we called it a day and went back to base) didn't lend well.We never really quite got the feel for the excitement and rush that would invariably be there when moving into enemy territory to hunt something that could kill you just the same.Where this is a slight drawback to a potentially great story about his experience in Vietnam, it soon became his saving grace as you began to realize that Gormly is not embellishing his story to make for a better read and sell more books.He is stating it as it is and giving a true insight into the daily life of a SEAL in combat.We see more of this when Gormly was the CO of SEAL Team during Urgent Fury (Grenada).

As a side note it is interesting seeing the two sides of a story between Marcinko and Gormly.Marcinko really disliked Gormly, and it wasn't until Gormly discovered Marcinko's political machinations against Gormly did he begin to realize that an old SEAL acquaintance from Vietnam and before was closer to an enemy than a friend.I tend to lend a lot more credit to Gormly's account because he did tell the story as it was, with no embellishing, whereas Marcinko's account was a rip roaring read that was probably embellished quite a bit, although certainly based on truth.Of course Marcinko going to prison doesn't help his story much, so Gormly's account of what really happened rings quite a bit closer to the truth.

All in all I was very happy to have stuck through the slower beginning and come through with a much more balanced and enriching account of Navy SEAL commanding officer.We learn quite a bit about the formation of SEALs after its inception and to what it is today. I wish we would have seen more on the operational missions that the SEALs went through, really only seeing Vietnam and Agent Fury as the major action of the book, but the story is still nonetheless an informative read and one that any SEAL or military forces enthusiasts should considering reading.The only reason this isn't a 5 star is because it is a slow read.A would recommend.

4 stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Memoir
The author receives command orders for Seal Team 6 after Marcinko is convicted for corruption.Gormly has to fix, but not neuter Marcinko's Seal Team 6 brain child and even go to combat with the team.Gormly is honest and straight-forward and does not pull punches-- he tells it like it is from Marcinko's recklessness to taking over a unit that was built on balls-to-the-wall audacity.He has to walk (and run) a straight and narrow line and tells that story very well.Excellent book and well written.

3-0 out of 5 stars Three Soldiers' Stories
I've never served in the military, but I have great respect for those who follow that kind of life. I also have great interest in history, military strategy and tactics, and behavior in combat situations. I therefore checked out the following special-forces-related books from the library: Rogue Warrior, by Marcinko, Combat Swimmer, by Gormly, and Inside Delta Force, by Haney.

Marcinko's book is a classic testosterone-driven, adolescent Hollywood adventure story. I mean that in a (mostly) good way. The author's focus is on himself, on his grand escapades, and his ability to destroy his enemies, whether at war or in the chain of command. It makes for a fun read, although I never knew how much Marcinko might be inflating his exploits.

Gormly is in many ways the anti-Marcinko. Of course they knew each other, and Gormly goes into some detail about inheriting Marcinko's SEAL team and getting the house back in order. But more than that, Marcinko represents the unihibited ego, breaking all the rules and doing whatever he wants. Gormly is all about responsibility and chain of command. Don't get me wrong; he's not at all boring, but definitely comes off as a stiffer sort of character. I'd rather work for Gormly (more job security; less likely to get killed unexpectedly) but I'd rather have a beer with Marcinko (though too much of that, and you probably increase your chances of getting killed unexpectedly).

Haney strikes somewhat of a balance. He's more individualistic than Gormly, but more disciplined than Marcinko. He's also the best writer of the three, with a good mix of gritty reality and genuine philosophical reflection. That's probably why I liked his book the best. Marcinko's book is a fun ride, like a blockbuster action movie, but in the end didn't leave me with much to think about. After reading Gormly's book, I admired the man a great deal but didn't particularly like him. Haney provides all the adventure but he's clearly more of a thinker than the other two, and I can imagine a long, fascinating evening's conversation over a bottle of scotch.

I suspect that you would find all three types of individuals (and many more) in the military, and you probably need all of them to get the job done. All three memoirs are highly entertaining and quick reads. Which you prefer probably depends to some extent on your own personality.

5-0 out of 5 stars Why everyone thinks that NAVY SEAL is the best

How do you know that Seal is the best? What the hell you mean by universally recognized? And beleive me you're not the first person who assumes that navy seal to be the best special operation force. Do you know that 80% of Seals never see combat in their career? The real thing doesn't look anything close like people's perception.

Let's just say that I've been an infantriman for a little while and I'll admit that BUD training is very hard, but from a PURE PHYSICAL ASPECT, Spetsnaz is probably the hardest and the training can last up to five years. In both Iraq and Afghanistan, I've worked with Seals and Special Forces, and trust me, the Rambo aura people have about them is just what it is - an aura. They're highly trained individuals that can undertake very dificult missions that conventional force can't, but they're no supermen.

The British has among the finest and most elite special operations forces in the World, the SAS and SBS. They set the standard for special operations. And don't even start with the Israelis. When it come to low intensity warfare, their troops and special forces are more combat experience dthan anybody in the World.

Within the U.S armed Forces, the most elite special operations goup, Delta Force,is based on the SAS model. Delta has the lowest qualification rate than anybody in the U.S Armed Forces and Delta recruits from all branches of the military, including other special operations.

I think that one of the reasons that people think that navy seal is the best is because of good PR. I mean navy seal is the most popular of all the U.S special operations. More movies and documentaries have been made about navy seal than any other group. When was the last time anybody hasseen a documentary about Delta Force Training. Part of your statement is right though. There's really a mystic about Navy Seal, but that doesn't make them the best. Hell, no combat group has been more mystified and romanticied than the French Foreign Legion. It's really a great fighting force, but that doesn't make them the best.

I don't want to take away anything from the frogmen, but people has to stop that better than anybody view they have of the Seal. They're exceptional soldiers with exceptional skills but the world doesn't revolve around them. They excel and fail just like everybody else.

P.S: By the way, this was a great book. I truly enjoy it. ... Read more

22. Fifth Seal (A. D. Chronicles, Book 5)
by Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene
Paperback: 368 Pages (2007-03-29)
list price: US$13.99 -- used & new: US$8.08
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Asin: 0842375198
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The little town of Nazareth is a long way from Jerusalem and King Herod's evil clutches. Yet is anywhere in Judea far enough? In their most dramatic, ambitious, and significant historical series to date, Bodie and Brock Thoene once again transport readers back in time to first century A.D. to the birth of Christ—the most critical events in the history of the world. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars AD CHRONICLES are so wonderfully inspiring !
I found this book and all the previous books; (( am now reading the Sixth Covenant,)) to be biblically inspired and inherant to the Holy Word of God. each book delights and makes my heart sing with the joy of feeling that I actually experienced along with Josep and Mary . I cant wait to finish sixth covenant and will order the remaining books today.

4-0 out of 5 stars Really good book
My favorite Thoene series by far, each book very thoughtful, deeply inspiring, entertaining.Well-drawn characters, plausible situations.It becomes the way I would have imagined it if I had tried to write it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Believer's fiction documented.

Each one of Bodie Thoene's books are so well researched that you are getting a great dose ofthe bible with a spoon full of sugar!

5-0 out of 5 stars 5tfifth seal
excellent product, I can't wait for the rest of the A. D. Chronicles audiobooks to come out, I enjoy them thoughroughly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fifth Seal (A.D,Chronicles, Book 5)
A historical christian fiction book about the birth of Jesus, told froma different perspective from several different people. It is a good, insightful read. ... Read more

23. Don't Let Go (Navy SEALs, Book 5)
by Marliss Melton
Mass Market Paperback: 320 Pages (2008-04-01)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$2.38
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Asin: 0446618357
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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It's love that keeps teacher Jordan Bliss up at night:the lost love for a Venezuelan orphan named Miguel...and the memory of a Navy SEAL tearing him from her arms.Now in the U.S. and longing for her child, Jordan vows to somehow, some way, bring Miguel home.


To Navy SEAL Solomon McGuire, orders are orders.But the fierce passion in Jordan's voice and the fire in her eyes when he separated her from her son haunt his dreams.Eager to make amends, Solomon promises to pull every string he can to find Miguel.Ony time will tell if Jordan can trust him and forgive him.One thing is certain:His desire for her is relentless and irresistible.And soon their indestructible love will be tested by a terrifying trap of violence...


"Continuing her hot streak, Melton adds another chapter to her ongoing SEAL Team saga with Joe Montgomery's story.Besides pouring on not one romance but two, as well as gritty thrills, this complex novel also deal with the issue of survivor's guilt.Melton is rapdily proving herself a major player in the genre."

--Romantic Times BOOKreviews Magazine

"I highly recommend this talented author!"

--Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as NEXT TO DIE

This is a good story.I liked the conflict and suspense, although I had some problems with a few of the characters.Still, it's worth a read.

Jordan Bliss is a respectable character, desperate to adopt a young Venezuelan boy.She's likable enough, but I questioned some of her decisions, and reactions.Very emotional and not very smart.

I started out hating Navy SEAL Chief Solomon McGuire.I didn't like him in NEXT TO DIE, and really didn't like him in the beginning of this tale.He's an ass who has no respect for women.But, he does have a heart and I ended up not hating him.I never liked him--I just didn't hate him.

Rafael Valentino, who has been in previous books in the series, is an okay character.Jordan's sister, Jillian, who is Rafe's love interest is interesting but I have problems with their relationship because she's 7 months pregnant with her murdered husband's child when she seduces Rafe.

Sean Harlan is a character I'm looking forward to knowing better.Ellie Stuart is also a promising character.I look forward to reading TOO FAR GONE, the next book in this solid series.

If you haven't read Ms. Melton's Navy SEAL series, you're missing out on some good entertainment.

Shelley Dawn, author of Sweet, Sweet Jessie and Dark Nights

3-0 out of 5 stars Ok for romantic suspense, but it didn't stand out from the pack.I wanted to be a little more surprised or delighted.
Jordan is doing volunteer work in Venezuela and falls in love with a four-year-old orphan boy Miguel.She starts adoption procedures.Before the adoption is complete, there is a rebellion.Americans are no longer safe in Venezuela.A group of NAVY seals headed by Solomon rescue Jordan and others.She won't leave without Miguel, but Solomon forces her to.While in the U.S. she receives notice that Miguel's adoption papers are ready.Jordan plans to return to Venezuela alone to get him.

Solomon's wife took off with his one-year old son Silas 5 years earlier.He hasn't been able to find Silas.Recently his wife's sister contacts him and says his wife is dead and the sister has Silas.Solomon is ecstatic to finally get his son back.When he discovers Silas can't read, he hires Jordan to teach Silas before school starts.Jordan and Solomon start to fall for each other.She does not tell him she is planning to return to Venezuela.

This was pretty good, but it felt like other romantic suspense novels.Nothing really surprised or delighted me.It was ok, but I'm probably not going to try the next book in the series.I was expecting more interesting things to develop while in Venezuela.The return trip to Venezuela was shorter than I expected.

Story length: 296 pages.Swearing language: strong.Sexual language: mild.Number of sex scenes: 4.Total number of sex scene pages: 11.Setting: current day Venezuela, Virginia, and Mississippi.Copyright: 2008.Genre: romantic suspense.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
I enjoy all of her books and have read all of the previous books in this series.While this book was good and I enjoyed it, there were so many secondary stories going on that it distracted from the main characters in the book.I would have liked for the book to have spent more time on the two main individuals in the book and not as much time on the secondary stories.That being said I did enjoy the book and if you are a fan of hers and this series then you will want to read Don't Let go.

4-0 out of 5 stars good book
This book was a good book.I enjoyed it because of the action in it. Good plot and chararter building from others in seris.

5-0 out of 5 stars DON'T LET GO

24. Time to Run (Navy SEALs, Book 3)
by Marliss Melton
Mass Market Paperback: 288 Pages (2006-02-01)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$2.98
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Asin: 0446614815
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Sara Garret thought the military lawyer she married would be the perfect husband and father.But he has become her worst nightmare.Now one vicious act has driven Sara to take their young son and flee.And she discovers that the only thing more frightening than running away… is trusting a stranger.

Chase McCaffrey is a damn good sniper, and an even better SEAL—buthe’s no knight in shining armor.Still he can’t refuse Sara’s plea for help.Nor can he control the attraction he starts to feel. What is between Sara and Chase is electrifying and irresistible. What they must face is terrifying: an explosive combination of sinister calculation and murderous rage. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Short but Sweet

Compared to Suzanne Brockmann's SEAL stories, this is a quick read.Still there is a whole lot of story in its 271 pages.

Chase `Westy' McCaffrey has been introduced before and is a solid character in both previous books.This is his story.I find him to be quite a hero.He's a contradiction--giving, thoughtful, and a sniper for SEAL Team 12.He rescues Sara Garrret, the wife of the JAG officer who tried to prosecute `Jaguar' back in FORGET ME NOT, the first in this series.In that book, something about Sara drew Chase's attention.When Sara asks him for help to escape her domineering and controlling husband, Chase can't refuse.

Chase takes Sara and her young son, Kendal, to his childhood ranch in Oklahoma and with his patience and kindness they learn to trust again.Really, it's a touching story.

Sara is a good character.Kendall is a charmer in a ten year old boy kind of way.

Hannah Geary from IN THE DARK and her husband Luther Lindstrom are put back into play in this tale.There is a lot of suspense and sexual attraction, and real emotion in TIME TO RUN.

There are quite a few typo's.But some typo's are to be expected.Also, in my opinion, Ms. Melton rehashed the same conflicts the main characters had with getting involved with each other too many times, going into the same details over and over.

Still, this is a solid series of books, entertaining, and worth reading.

Shelley Dawn, author of Sweet, Sweet Jessie and Dark Nights

3-0 out of 5 stars not impressed but not too bad
Wife of JAG lawyer runs away from her controlling husband with their 10-yr-old son after he chokes their son's pet rabbit in anger. She asked Navy SEAL sniper to take them with him when he drives out to Oklahoma. He at first refused but later helps them run away.Both eventually have an affair even knowing that hero just re-enlisted 4 more years in the service & heroine's husband is actively looking for her & their son.

This Melton book was just ok.The action-suspense part was tame & predictable. The romance & sexual chemistry was ok.Heroine was weak & passive-aggressive. She'd rather deceive, runaway, & cheat on her husband than face him directly about his controlling & emotionally abusive ways or just divorce him.Hero wasn't any better either, getting emotionally & sexually involved with an unhappily married woman.

Partial recommendation only.

4-0 out of 5 stars Kept me reading
I received this in the mail last evening, and finished it a few hours ago, so it's definitely a fast read. Plenty of action mixed in with character development. I found both Sara and Chase believable and likable and the tension between them was delicious.

My only reservation is a personal one in that the description given for Chase isn't one I'd find appealing. (Too Fabio sounding.) I know it was his cover for his work as a Seal, but I've never gone for the long haired, earring wearing guy. So, every time Sara thought anything to do with Chase's looks (except for the body, that was great!), it threw me out of the story because it wasn't even close to what I would picture. It's not the author's fault though.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Military Romantic Suspense
Marliss Melton is an entertaining writer, and I enjoyed this one. I do not think she's in the same league as Cindy Gerard, but Melton's stories are always a great read.

The focus of this book is more on the relationship than the military aspect. Now, I get this is romance, and the relationship will be the focus, but I prefer Cindy Gerard's blend of action and romance.

The characterisation was excellent, and I read this in one sitting.

Definitely recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well Pleased
Time to Run (Navy SEALs, Book 3)
This the 3rd in the series of Navy Seals Romance Book.It wasn't the best suspence of the 3 books but it did have good character developement.I would like to have known more about the seal involved in the story.You really didn't get to know much about him.He was introduced in the 2nd of the series.I like the way there is across over of characters in the books.I am already reading the 4th book in series.
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25. The Seals on the Bus
by Lenny Hort
Paperback: 32 Pages (2008-08-05)
list price: US$25.95 -- used & new: US$9.79
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Asin: 0805086781
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Two children and their parents board a city bus on their way to a party.At the next stop, who should get on but a group of seals, who holler “ERRP, ERRP, ERRP” at the top of their lungs. Each time the bus stops a new kind of animal joins the passengers and adds to the din, to the children’s delight and the parents’ annoyance. But when several hissing skunks want to come aboard, even the children cry “HELP! HELP! HELP!”

Now in big-book format, this hilarious version of the beloved children’s song “The Wheels on the Bus”will have young readers errping and roaring and honking along.
Amazon.com Review
A jaunty spin on the song "The Wheels on the Bus," thisdelightfully silly sing-along, read-aloud picture book is sure toamuse youngsters and animal aficionados alike. Seals, of course, donot go round and round like their predecessors the wheels. They go"errp errp errp." The tiger on the bus goes "roar roar roar," and thegeese go "honk honk honk." When the many rabbits on the bus go "up anddown," complete mayhem erupts, as, by this time, the bus is filledwith seals, rabbits, geese, and a tiger. What? Room for a monkey andvipers, too? Sheep, and even skunks? In the end, the people on thebus--crowded by the motley menagerie--go "help help help!" G. BrianKaras, illustrator of more than 50 children's books (Cinder-Elly, Good Knight), infuseswinsome charm into his simple compositions, peppered with cut-upnewspaper bits and salted with hilarity. A read-aloud must-have! (Babyto preschool) -- Karin Snelson ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars adorable
This book was a huge hit at a baby shower.A nice change from the regular "Wheels on the bus".I would buy this book again for any child from infant to school age.

5-0 out of 5 stars Seals on the Bus
I teach 4 and 5 year olds. I read this book to them yesterday and they begged for more today. Love it! Need more copies!

5-0 out of 5 stars Much more fun to sing than the "Wheels on the Bus"
Let's face it, as parents we are forced to sing some of those all-time favorites like "Wheels on the Bus" far too many times.So when I first saw this book, my gut instinct was "Oh no!Not that song again!"

But somehow singing about seals on a bus -- and busload of other critters -- is just more fun than those tired lyrics about wheels and wipers.And the illustrations will have you laughing out loud right along with your child.

Cute idea ... great pictures... and an overall fun read!

5-0 out of 5 stars for my nephew
My brother and sister-in-law wanted me to get this book for my nephew.HE LOVES IT!

5-0 out of 5 stars My 22 month olds favorite....
My 22 month old son is fascinated with buses.This is a great book for toddlers who love interaction.Not only is this book about a bus but the bus is full of animals.We read this book to our son at least 5 times a day and it never gets old. ... Read more

26. Forget Me Not (Navy SEALs, Book 1)
by Marliss Melton
Mass Market Paperback: 384 Pages (2004-12-01)
list price: US$6.99 -- used & new: US$3.19
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Asin: 0446614823
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Description: Gabe Renault doesn’t know why he was in a prison camp. He has no memory of the past three years or of the Navy SEAL mission that went wrong. Only two things kept him going: thoughts of his wife and the certainty that he must escape. After Gabe is presumed dead, Helen Renault pulls the tattered pieces of her and her daughter’s lives back together. Married young and for all the wrong reasons, she’s standing on her own two feet at last—and proud of it. Then comes the biggest shock of all—Gabe returns home. Gone is the distant, secretive husband he once was. This new Gabe is a man she could easily—finally—lose her heart to. But his memory is slowly returning, exposing a trail of government treachery…and jeopardizing his and Helen’s second chance at love. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Memorable

I enjoyed this story.The plot moves along at a good rate.There are some interesting characters, and an open-ended storyline to be explored in IN THE DARK, the next of this series of books about SEAL Team Twelve.

Gabe Renault, a Lieutenant with the SEALs, wakes up in a Naval Hospital after being presumed dead.He has no memory of the mission that went wrong and landed him as a prisoner in Korea.Also gone is his memory of the previous two years of his life--the total amount of time he's been married.Therefore, he doesn't remember his wife, or his stepdaughter.It makes a compelling tale.Especially since Gabe's wife, Helen, liked her life without him in it.Add in Gabe's desire to win Helen back and his returning memories making someone nervous enough to target him and it's both romantic and suspenseful.

The stepdaughter, Mallory, is a strong, colorful character, as is Master Chief Sebastin Leon.I look forward to the rest of Master Chief's story.Luther Lindstrom is another interesting character I hope is expanded on.

Overall, this is a good book.Some of Ms. Melton's writing strikes me as awkward, but the story is good enough to make up for that.If you are a Brockmann fan, FORGET ME NOT is a step down.It's still a good story though.

Shelley Dawn, author of Sweet, Sweet Jessie and Dark Nights

4-0 out of 5 stars Sigh......I think I am in love...........
This is a genre that I LOVE to no end......Marliss Melton is truly fantastic at writing this genre. I actually enjoyed reading her series more than I did Suzanne Brockmanns and they were both fantastic. I really loved the hero in this book and I felt for him as well as his wife. Who I found the most indearing was their daughter. Thinking about how she must have felt having everything taken away and then given back and not knowing how to process that. This was an EXCELLENT start to a great series that I would recomend to anybody that loves HOT ALPHA MEN with a military background.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
The basic idea here is that a Navy Seals member, Gabe, gets PTSD while being held captive. His wife Helen doesn't miss him because he was devoted 100% to his job and not her.

It has some hot scenes (Comparable to Lora Leigh and Lorelei James).

It has a plot that kept me reading until it was done (no break at all!).

I will admit I found Helen a little whimpy, but.....

I read the entire series in 3 days :-).

3-0 out of 5 stars 3.5 STARS. It was good, but could have been much better. I can't decide if I want to try book 2 of the series.
Melton's Navy SEAL Series:

Forget Me Not

In the Dark

Time to Run

Next to Die

Don't Let Go

Gone Too Far

Show No Fear

I put off reading this series for a very long time because I'm so hooked on Brockmann's series that I didn't even want to try another SEAL romance series.I have to say, "Forget Me Not" was actually quite good.The idea for the book was very good... A SEAL with amnesia leaves an opening for a terrific tale on many levels.It's emotional to watch him try to win his family back, it's exciting to watch his memories unfold, it's filled with tension as the enemies seek to silence him before his memories return.The problem for me was in feeling any kind of connection for the rest of the characters.They were all very typical and flat.I didn't care about the heroine at all.We readers also didn't get to bond with any of the other SEAL team members.One team member was given a beginning for a future romance, but he came across as a love-sick puppy who was drooling over a woman made of stone.I'm not at all looking forward to reading their story in the future.

Somehow, though, Melton kept the story moving until the last couple of chapters.What should have been the big exciting ending turned into a bad soap opera.WHY, WHY, WHY do authors insult our gender by writing their heroines to be complete idiots?Melton fell into the common error of thinking that a woman will seem strong and spunky if she throws herself and everyone around her into the line of fire.In this case, it was worse than usual.Not only did the heroine decide that her husband and his team of expert SEALs needed her to follow them into battle (after they clearly told her that she would be a distraction and danger to them all), she brought along her teenage daughter and her best friend!Is this a joke???!!!The men are a team of SEALs.She is the director of a gym, her best friend is a ballet instructor, and her daughter is thirteen years old!The three of them had one hand gun between them.Twice, the SEALs tried to leave them behind for their own safety and the safety of the team.But what do the men know?They are only trained experts.UGH!Real women are not this dumb.It's insulting.~Taking a deep breath~

In the end, I'm not sure if I'll read any more of this series.Again, the idea for this book was excellent.I just think the wrong author wrote the story.Still, it is the first in the series.Brockmann's first in her SEAL series was my least favorite.Perhaps this series would prove to get better and better as well.Maybe I'll wait and give Melton's second in the series a try in the future.

Curious about Brockmann's series?Here is the link to the first book in her SEAL series (AKA "The Troubleshooters" series):
The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, Book 1)

Want to read the second book in Melton's series?Here is the link:
In the Dark (Navy SEALs, Book 2)

Love Romantic Suspense?Here are a few terrific titles:
Unlawful Contact (I-Team Series, Book 3)
Kill Me Twice (The Bullet Catchers, Book 1)
Cry No More

4-0 out of 5 stars Very good read
I enjoyed reading this book. This book is told from the third person, however, the reader gets the viewpoint from the man in the story; in this case Gabe, I found that I enjoyed viewing the story from his point of view. It is a suspensful story, as well as poingnant.You feel for Gabe, the Navy Seal who was so bruitally tortured for a year, but at the same time you can understand Helen's hesitency to allow him back into her life. This book needs editing help, however, there were several places that were lacking in editing.In chapter one Helen has long hair, in chapter two she has a short pixie hair cut, then further along in the story we are back to long hair. This is purely an editing issue.All in all this was an exciting story, and I look forward to reading the other books in the series. ... Read more

27. The Intuitive Warrior: Lessons from a Navy SEAL on Unleashing Your Hidden Potential
by Michael Jaco
Paperback: 208 Pages (2010-03-02)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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From conflicts in Panama to the war in Iraq, Navy SEAL Michael Jaco has employed his powers of perception and awareness to save his life and the lives of his fellow SEALs. In The Intuitive Warrior, Jaco recounts the mentally and physically demanding training required of members of one of the most elite Special Forces units and how the intuition developed during that training can be learned and applied by anyone.Using real-life examples, Jaco explains how he tapped into his intuitive capabilities to predict attacks and protect his fellow soldiers. The Intuitive Warrior will teach you how employing the methods perfected by a genuine military hero can act as a catalyst toward developing a richer, more fulfilled life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars experience the journey
I just read a review about this awesome book and agree with all the things Kathy had to say about it. I wanted to add to her fabulous insights as well.

This book is alive and filled with energy. When you read it, it will affect you on many levels. Michael has a writing style that will take you on a journey along side of him. As you read, it's as if you are experiencing these real life stories right along with him. His many years as a Navy SEAL/Security Contractor has allowed him many great adventures and trying experiences that he shares within the pages of this book. There is much here you will learn, not only about yourself but about many questions you probably have had throughout your own life.

I had no idea of the amazing journey I would take while reading this book and I had no idea that it would change me in the way that it has. But I am so forever grateful to you for having the courage to tell your stories and your truths and also for showing me who I could BE if I would only but BELIEVE.

I have also checked out your web site [...] and have read many of the wonderful reviews and comments left there by people who's lives you have touched in profound ways. You are a wonderful soul and in my book a real Hero!

5-0 out of 5 stars A SEAL's Intuitive Journey
This 193 page book is from 2009/2010.It is about the lessons our author learned as a Navy SEAL, especially the lessons using his well-honed intuition.Michael speaks of how accessing that intuition saved his life and also saved lives of others who have learned to access it.This book is dedicated to "all UDT/SEAL Warriors Past, Present and Future."

Former Navy SEALS will likely LOVE this book, because Michael speaks of the 24 years he spent in the SEALS and the training and experiences he had. Michael was stationed in turbulent places such as Iraq and in places all over the world. I would say the book is about 50 % SEAL experience (including his similar work as an independent security contractor) and about 50 % intuition and other related skills.The "other" might amaze many of you.

Michael explains a little about many of the "other" intuitive-related skills he developed.He mentions martial arts training and how it helped him to improve his mind/energy balance and focus. He speaks of the telepathic abilities he developed, where he could not only read the minds of team members, but also those of enemies.He speaks of an Out-of-Body experience (OBE), of astral projection (being able to see things as if you were in another place), of meditation (and how to do it).He talks about the Law of Attraction (how we attract what we put our attention and energy on), including how synchronistic events interplay in our lives.Michael explains a little about the Mayan culture, the 2012 alignment and energy changes, ancient cultures and beliefs, past lives, Atlantis and Lemuria, angels, ascended masters, and guides, the importance of NeuroLinguistic Programming(NLP) (self programming), and getting your ego under control.Michael also taught some of these skills to other SEALS along the way.

You most likely know that SEAL training is probably the toughest training in the world.These men are truly "the elite" warriors.Our author has obviously developed both sides of his brain to the degree that few have or will.He has written this book to share his life-altering experiences with you, and from the perspective of one who MUST maintain razor sharp focus and clearness of mind at all times. This book is about training and utilizing the Warrior's Intuition to the degree and from the perception that few books will cover.

With all that said, Michael is also telling all who will listen and open their minds, that although most of us will never be SEALS, ALL of us can develop these intuitive skills.Wonderful book--small but packed with info--If you will open your mind to the possibility, it can suggest how to get started.

5-0 out of 5 stars Unique Insights
I was not sure what to expect from the title of this book... what a complete and refreshing look at our world.It has opened my eyes to a whole new understanding of what is happening in our world and how we have an opportunity to influence our future.Some of it may seem over the top, however after reading his book, I believe Mr. Jaco has shown me a way to open my mind and spirit to a higher level of understanding.If you are looking for a guide to open your mind to a new paradigm, I highly recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars We're Headed For Something

The book is very informative from a very experienced individual. I don't discount what he says. He speaks in similar tones from other works I've read.
I say no more. Read the book and decide for yourself.

3-0 out of 5 stars A good read about the physical and mental development of a Navy SEAL.

To be completely honest, which is the only way I canbe, after reading this book I still am not sure what kind of rating to give it.I have had the pleasure of reading numerous books written by retired U.S. Navy SEALS and loved most of them.However, this book is both puzzling and even disturbing.Since I have always attempted to approach topics with an open scientific mind and rejected anything to do with mysticism, this book was filled with contradictions I may never understand.

The author was with the Navy SEALS for twenty four years and was obviously very competentin all his assignments as a SEAL.However, he combines the hard and serious SEAL training with numerous bouts of mystical mumbo jumbo that I found perplexing to say the least.The sending out "love" through your thoughts at the enemy was almost more than I could take and at times I thought I was reading a book written by some phony far left psychic healer rather than a hard-charging reality-based SEAL.

As a fellow martial artist, who also served in the U.S. Navy, I can appreciate the author's dedication to learning as much as possible from numerous instructors.Thereis no doubtthe author has been able to combine the scientific reality-based training with his fascination with the esoteric.

The twenty one chapters cover a wide range of material.He explains how the intense and harsh training a SEAL must endure creates what he terms as an intuitive mind.He mentions numerous incidents of where he has successfully used these mystical powers to avoid being blown up and saved his fellow SEALS. Since I adhere to the scientific method and reject any and all forms of mysticism, I found myself amazed that the author, who is no doubt a warrior, has come to the conclusion, that there is an unknown higher power where love and faith in humankind is all one needs to avoid conflicts.

In conclusion, I did like parts of this book and even agree with the role hard training does to build a warrior's mind-set, but because of the mystical approach I can only give this interesting book three stars.

Rating:3 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author:Monadnock Defensive Tactics System, Use of the Monadnock Straight Baton, Persuader Baton System, Use of the Mini-Baton for Law Enforcement and Security, Martial Art Myths, Police Yawara Stick Techniques, PR-24 Police Baton Advanced Techniques, Never Trust a Politician, Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy haiku)

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28. In the Dark (Navy SEALs, Book 2)
by Marliss Melton
Mass Market Paperback: 336 Pages (2005-06-01)
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In the second of Melton's series, Hannah Geary wants revenge against the rogue SEAL commander who betrayed her, killed her partner, and is trafficking stolen weapons. But to catch a bad SEAL, she needs a good one--one like Lieutenant Luther Lindstrom. Original. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Hits the mark

This is a solid story.I like on-going stories, so I liked this continuation of FORGET ME NOT.

Hannah Geary is the heroine and she's easy to get behind and cheer for.Lt. Luther Lindstrom is a very appealing hero.Their race to clear Lt. Gabe Renault, from FORGET ME NOT, leads them into several suspenseful situations.The attraction between them is palpable.For me, however, Hannah and Luther's reasons to remain detached from each other are gone over too many times.I get it.I got it early on, thanks.

Another on-going story is between Master Chief Leon and dance instructor, Lelia.It, too, is a good story, although I wish Lelia wouldn't actually `wring her hands'.I understand she comes from a different background, but she's a strong American woman.The wringing of the hands, repeatedly, is a bit hard to swallow.I still truly enjoyed this separate love story.

`Westy' McCaffrey has been introduced before and is a solid character in both this and the previous book.I'm looking forward to getting to know him better in TIME TO RUN, which I'm reading next.

This is a solid series of books and worth reading.

Shelley Dawn, author of Sweet, Sweet Jessie and Dark Nights

5-0 out of 5 stars Love her books!
I am so happy I found this author. She is wonderful. Love the whole series of books.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Series
I have been reading S. Brockmann and thought that this author might be worth a try.I found her books almost as good and well put together.I always love a good series and this is turning out to be one of them.What I really find nice about a series is the development of the characters.Another author I read, only because she is an Arizona author, has a problem with the character development between novels.Melton's books seem to be a little dark (shadowed may be a better word) in the beginning but they are worth the read.

3-0 out of 5 stars wonderful hero and heroine, not enough dialogue
To start, I read MMelton's 'Next To Die' first and fell in love with that book, so then I started reading her previous books of this series.The great news is that her books get BETTER and better.The bad news is that I didn't like the older books as much as I enjoyed Next To Die, so I'll have to wait till a newer one comes out.

About this book, I really like the hero and heroine, alpha male and super girl.Hannah is strong, and not sitting there helpless waiting for rescue. And Lindstrom is an ex-football star who also have manners and modesty, a real hunk of a sweetheart.

But, there wasn't enough dialogue.The sizzle is not quite there. And the side story about another SEAL and the woman who only wanted to have a baby did not really tie in to this story; seems kind of thrown in, not adding much.Although I did enjoy their cooking scene, and who can resist a man who cooks chicken mole for you from scratch?? and of course, he has a nice body too.

4-0 out of 5 stars Really a 4 1/2 star book
In the Dark is the second book in this series that deals with 3 Navy SEALs - Gabe Renault (aka Jaguar - his story was the first book in the series Forget Me Not), Luther Lindstrom (aka Little John - his story is this book), and Chase McCaffrey (aka Westy - his story is in Time to Run).

In this book, Luther Lindstrom, a Navy SEAL, has been assigned to save and protect Hannah Geary. Hannah has mysteriously disappeared and Luther and his team have learned that she's being kept in Cuba. While he and his team try to rescue Hannah, she's saving herself and meets up with Luther and his team as she makes her escape from the cell where she's been held.

Hannah Geary, a CIA agent, was working with her partner on a suspected arms smuggling investigation when her partner was mysteriously killed. Now she's been kidnapped and in Cuba - what's going on? Why was she kidnapped but not killed like her partner?

After Hannah escapes from Cuba, she works with Luther to determine what her partner learned. They need this information as Gabe Renault is facing a court martial due to his actions in Forget Me Not. Luther is torn - he's attracted to Hannah but he needs information to save his commander. And just who is trying to get Hannah out of the way?

Along with the mystery is the romance between Luther and Hannah. Luther just broke off his engagement to his fiancée who was cheating on him. He knows what he wants in a relationship - he wants a woman who he can wants children and keep the home fires burning while he's away on missions. While he is attracted to Hannah, he knows - and Hannah agrees - that she's not that type of woman.

Hannah Geary is a wonderful heroine - strong and determined to figure things out. She's not content to stay at home and be protected. She's taking action - which doesn't always suit Luther.

As far as the mystery here, I found that, like in Forget Me Not, it was pretty easy to figure out the bad guy. But that didn't stop me from enjoying this book. It has a nice balance of romance and suspense (though I wouldn't have minded a bit more romance). There's also the secondary story of Sebastian and Leila, a romance first hinted at in Forget Me Not which gets resolved very nicely here.

I'm usually not that crazy about sequels - I figure - couldn't the author have figured out a different storyline instead of continuing something I just read? But it works here. In fact, I liked this book more than Forget Me Not - I think because the female heroine is such a strong intelligent woman. If you plan on reading Forget Me Not, be sure you read it before you read this book - ifyou read this book first and then go back to read Forget Me Not, you'll know the basic storyline and the bad guy of that book.
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29. Andre the Famous Harbor Seal
by Fran Hodgkins
Hardcover: 32 Pages (2003-10-25)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Sometimes, just sometimes, a human being and a wild animal make a special connection that changes both of their lives. So it was with Rockport, Maine’s Harry Goodridge and the harbor seal pup he named Andre. The two became inseparable, though the seal was free to come and go as he pleased. (His floating enclosure in the harbor simply minimized his presence in skiffs owned by yachtsmen, who complained about his sunbathing in their dinghies.)

Andre proved as gregarious as Harry, learning tricks that delighted dozens of visitors each day. The harbor seal soon became a legend, migrating south to Massachusetts each winter (whether under his own power or, as he grew older, by truck) and returning to Rockport each spring (with his progress being reported by the national news media).

Here, with the help of the Goodridge family, author Fran Hodgkins and muralist/illustrator Yetti Frenkel retell the story of Harry and Andre for young children, who can still visit Rockport Harbor and run their hands over the polished granite of the life-size statue that will forever ensure this seal’s presence in Maine history. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book for preschoolers
This is a great little book about the true story of Andre the seal. The illustrations are beautiful and hold your child's attention while you read to them. Not too wordy. We love it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Present for my Primary Teacher Daughter
I bought the book and the DVD, both of which are unavailable in Australia after my daughter mentioned wanting to teach her students about Andre. So before I wrapped them up for Christmas I've taken the time to read the book and view the DVD and thoroughly enjoyed both. A true story for animal lovers of all ages. And now a story that will live on in the minds of all the students that are lucky enough to have my daughter as their teacher.

5-0 out of 5 stars I can't stop crying.. somebody help me.
I just saw the video about this animal. I can't stop crying. I don't know if the animal understand anything but coming back to them 24 times every years is incredible. The last trip he made, he was blinded already. I can't imagine how strong his will was to come back. He must have felt strong that there are people waiting for him so he didn't lose his direction. I want to visit someday the town and see the statue.

5-0 out of 5 stars Andre the famous harbour seal
It is heartwarming story which is true and the children love it....We visit Rockland every summer to visit the actual statue of Andre...A beautiful park setting on the rocky coast of Maine..... ... Read more

30. Next to Die (Navy SEALs, Book 4)
by Marliss Melton
Mass Market Paperback: 352 Pages (2007-08-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Penny Price dreads the sound of her ringing phone. She's convinced that the person barraging her with threatening calls is a man who got away with murder--her father's. Armed with evidence but branded a target, Penny's only salvation is the playboy nextdoor--Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Joe Montgomery. The sole survivor of the worst disaster in Special Forces history, Joe has been drowning his guilt in a potent mix of alcohol and isolation. Penny refuses to indulge his behavior and a tentative friendship begins, charged with desire. But as her father's killer sets his sights on Penny, all bets are off. The killer will do anything to protect his identity and Joe fears Penny is...NEXT TO DIE. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Read

So far, this is my favorite book in this series about SEAL Team Twelve.It has sexual attraction, suspense, and action.And some great love scenes.The suspense and action don't stop until the end of the book, which has a really nice wrap up--not too corny as a lot of romance novels endings are.

Penny Price is an awesome heroine.Sweet, compassionate and brave.Her little sister, Lia, appears to be an annoying loser at first, but proves to be another interesting character.

I like the fact that Vinny DeInnocentis, who has been introduced in earlier books in this series, is fleshed out in this installment.He's definitely a character worth expanding on.

Joe Montgomery is a solid hero.He has serious issues in the beginning of this tale, but he gets over them before the end of the story.That's rare, and I enjoyed him being strong enough to move forward.

I want to thank Ms. Melton for the entertainment this series has provided.If you haven't read any of these books, you should start doing so now.Begin with FORGET ME NOT.

Shelley Dawn, author of Sweet, Sweet Jessie and Dark Nights

5-0 out of 5 stars Thrilling and sexy!!
I absolutely love Marliss Melton! I've read all of her Navy SEALs books and they are all wonderful!
This book is about Navy SEAL Joe Montgomery and his neighbor, Penny.Joe is recovering emotionally and physically from a tour gone bad and he develops a frienship with Penny.I won't say much more, but this book will not let you down.It is a great read...I had a hard time putting it down!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Favorite Author
Love this series! I love the chemistry between Penny and Joe, even Lia And Vinny's side story was sweet.If you like Cindy Gerard or Roxanne St. Clair then give Marliss a try. You won't be disappointed!

5-0 out of 5 stars Captivating.....
NAVY SEAL Lieutenant Commander Joe Montgomery is the lone survivor of a mission that went horribly wrong.How can he forgive himself for the deaths of everyone serving under him?He comes home only to find his neighbor, Lieutenant Penny Price, offering him unwanted and unasked for assistance.Is she just a nosey busybody?Joe isn't sure at first, but now he finds himself wanting to protect her as the man who killed her father now wants Penny and her sister, Lia, dead.

I've read one book before by Mariliss Melton, the first one in this Navy SEALS series, and actually wasn't all that enthusiastic about it.But NEXT TO DIE really hit a homerun with me!

Joe is a tortured hero, blaming himself for a mission that went seriously wrong.He's the epitome of a good leader, however, as he doesn't take the lives of the men serving under him for granted at all.His journey back to living again is a powerful one, particularly as we see him survive through his grief and anger. Penny is the ideal heroine for a man like Joe.Her steadfastness and inner goodness shine through every single page.Marliss Melton does an excellent job at showing the love grow between these two characters.

Meanwhile, there is a substory involving Lia and Vinny, a nice romance that adds an additional layer to the story.The intrigue involving the threats to Lia and Penny only enhance an already incredible story. There are reoccurring characters from some of the earlier books and I now find myself wanting to go back and read those books to see their stories.

NEXT TO DIE captivated me from the first page.It isn't always an easy story and Marliss Melton definitely takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. But boy, am I glad I decided to give Marliss Melton another shot!


5-0 out of 5 stars Enchanting Reviews: Next To Die

Rating: 4.5 Enchantments

Penelope Price, or Penny as her family and friends call her, is a Lieutenant and Physical Therapist in the Navy. Penny and her sister Lia have had a hard time of it lately and Penny has been taking care of Lia for a very long time. Penny is almost ready to say no the next time Lia calls but the fear in her voice convinces Penny to take her in again. It seems that Lia called the man both girls suspected of foul play in their father's death and told him he should be ashamed. Lia is definitely the more outgoing of the two and this time Lia may have gone to far.

After a few threatening calls, Penny and Lia decide to go to the FBI and ask for their help. Penny goes one step farther and calls on her neighbor, the sexy, hot, and a little disturbed Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander Joe Montgomery. Joe has a few demons of his own, since his last mission went fatally wrong. However, Joe somewhat grudgingly respects his neighbor and decides to help her out.

Penny has had a thing for Joe for a long time, and with some pushing and prodding from Lia, she decides to make the first move. The only problem is that Joe doesn't want to trust anyone with his problems or Penny. Joe makes this problem even worse by trying to push her into the arms of other SEALS. One in particular shows a great interest and now Joe wonders what he was thinking when the Shark began circling his prey.

Can Penny and Lia stay alive long enough to find happiness, will the FBI catch the Killer before its to late, and will Joe finally realize what has been in front of his face all along?

The secondary characters in this story are unbelievably real, Ophelia or Lia and Vinny though secondary to Joe and Penny have their own love triangle and you find yourself not sure who you want to read about next, Penny and Joe, or Vinny and Lia.

What a wonderful and insightful treat in the world of Navy SEALS, Ms. Melton has captivated this reviewer and I personally cannot wait to find out more about her and her Navy SEAL series.

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31. The Navy Seal Workout : The Compete Total-Body Fitness Program
by Mark De Lisle
Paperback: 160 Pages (1998-05-11)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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"Many people believe the only way to get in shape is by putting a lot of money into trendy fitness centers, or spending hard-earned cash on a variety of workout videotapes. In the end, these methods seldom provide the results we're all looking for. But don't get me wrong--I am not demeaning gyms or workout tapes; in fact, I still enjoy the benefits of a gym to keep fit. Weight-lifting rooms and other facilities can be extremely beneficial. However, to obtain and maintain supreme cardiovascular fitness and a rock-hard body, I must continually use the training regimen I learned as a member of the Navy SEALs." -- from The Navy SEAL WorkoutAs the world's most elite combat unit, the Navy SEALs have long been known for their tremendous physical fitness and mental stamina. Their training program has also carried somewhat of a mystique, as so few people actually enter and stay in the program. Now Navy SEAL Mark De Lisle reveals the no-frills workout that has conditioned some of the best bodies around. From stretching through cooldown, including a variety of running and swimming workouts as well as tips on top-notch nutrition, The Navy SEAL Workout can improve any committed participant's cardiovascular fitness and overall shape and tone. "After 27 years as a Navy SEAL, I feel The Navy SEAL Workout program is the best one on the market, encompassing the physical training regimen required of a Naval Special Warfare Warrior. The levels of intensity, from beginner to advanced, are so well laid out that both the biggest 'couch potato' and professional athelete can see improvement after a short period of time." -- Allan Starr, Command Masterchief, Naval Special Warfare Command Group One"In The Navy SEAL Workout, Mark De Lisle has developed a program soundly based in a state-of-the-art knowledge of exercise physiology and principles. This book would be a valuable addition to the library of anyone who is interested in peak performance." -- W.K. Prusaczyk, PhD, Exercise Physiologist, Navy Health and Research Center"It has been interesting to note the numerous SEAL-related materials that have come out in recent years. As a former Marine, I salute you for your fine work with the SEALs and in promoting fitness to the masses." -- Harvey Newton, Director of Program Development National Strength and Conditioning AssociationMark De Lisle became a U.S. Navy SEAL at age 27. He lives in San Diego, California.Amazon.com Review
It stands to reason that the military units assigned to carryout the most dangerous missions would require their soldiers to be inthe best shape. To get the soldiers in that kind of shape, thoseunits--the U.S. Navy SEALs among them--would have to have the mosteffective and innovative fitness programs.

The Navy SEALWorkout doesn't disappoint. The program will build tremendousupper-body strength and muscular endurance through a series of pull-ups (there are five variations on this exercise), dips, and push-ups(four variations). But that's the easy part of the program; theadvanced lower-body workout includes an astounding 18 exercises formidsection muscles. (There are beginner and intermediate versions ofthese workouts before you get to the advanced level.) And you do allthat before you run and swim--the other two components in the SEALprogram.

A fitness professional might quibble with some of thechoices of abdominal exercises--they can overwork hip-flexor muscles,which can lead to lower back strain--but the overall program is aguaranteed fat burner and muscle tightener. It's not designed forbuilding huge muscles--you'll need a weightlifting program forthat. But when you're in good enough shape to join an elite combatunit, who needs big muscles? --Lou Schuler ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Character-building? Yes. Muscle-building? No.
OK, tough guys and gals, why the constant fascination with Spec-Ops groups and how they train? Is it because the average Amazon reader is aspiring to enter BUD/Sand wants a program to help prepare him (no gals in BUD/S, sorry Demi) for the physical demands? Um, no.Is it because guys watched Charlie Sheen play a SEAL in the movie and believe he's one tough hombre in a do-rag?Um, no.Is it because military personnel sometimes get free days at Sea World and their kids enjoy watching seals do tricks, and which - let's face it-swim a lot faster than these fake seals without whiskers, to boot?Um, no.Is it because books with titles like "Navy SEAL Ultimate Workout" or "Marine Extreme Boot Camp Shape-Up" look macho and folks get these books to hopefully (by osmosis?) have some of that machismo rub off, so they can impress their family and posture to their friends with their all-day callisthenic workouts?Uh, we're getting warmer...Or is it rather a subtle sociological phenomenon- an awe, if you will - of Special Forces groups (even shared by liberals in Hollywood who despise the military, go figure)...a phenomenon which well-known fitness author Lou Schuler astutely attributes to the desire of being an "alpha male"?Bingo!

Let's look at this sociological phenomenon of wanting to be an "alpha male", as I know you're deeply fascinated by sociological factors of human behavior, as I am.As an Amazon reader of pop fitness books, you automatically qualify as an expert on the human condition, so you might even recognize this mentality in your friends, (being immune yourself, of course)...As Lou defines it on his blog, the concept was popularly thought to apply to wolves- the "alpha male" being the leader who has courageously fought its way to the top of the pack. By extension, if a guy sees himself as an "alpha male", he wants to fight his way to the top of whatever group he leads. Moreover, as Lou defines it, "...it suggests he could fight his way to the top of any organization he chooses, and breed with the most selective female(s) along the way."
See yourself here?Unfortunately, Lou goes on to explain the concept is a fallacy in the actual wolf kingdom- it seems a wolf attains that position merely because it breeds pups, which become its pack- i.e., simply because it is a parent!

You ask, who cares about this wolf crap? How does any of this apply to me?Hey...far be it for me to imply we've probably got some wonnabe alpha males reading these types of books...nope, the lesson here is actually that, as fitness buffs, you and I need to get our thinking straight on the wolf kingdom. There's nothing worse than a guy going around spreading ridiculous stories about wolves to anyone with the slightest knowledge of biology.

Now that we've got that squared away, what's actually less-than-optimal about this book, since I only rated it 3 stars?Am I delusional, unintentionally slighting tough-guy Navy-SEAL Mark De Lisle and hisno-nonsense workout routine, which looks about the same as every other purported "SEAL workout" book out there? Hopefully not, but hear me out anyway.Are you actually training to get into BUD/S, and need a practical strategy to help prepare you for some of the physical demands you'll be facing, such as progressing through ever-increasing levels of bodyweight calisthenics, running and swimming?Or perhaps you are just a sand-crab civilian who is looking to increase your stamina for your favorite repetitive-motion sport, such as running or cycling? How about increasing your muscular endurance, so you can withstand endless sets of bodyweight exercises, like pushups, pull-ups and ab exercises?How about that aspect of mental toughness? Need a program that will build some discipline and character as you push yourself to your current limits, and later beyond, like the Starship Enterprise going where no man has gone before? Well, look no further. This book fills the bill. You can quit reading now, stop wasting your time and mine, and start knocking out those reps you see in the book, swabbie.I'll meet you at the end, after I do a much more direct and time-efficient workout, finish my drink and read the paper. Drop and give me two hundred...

But wait! You're still standing at attention? Did we leave out anything? Why, yes we did. What, you ask? It concerns this business of building a "better" body. But, you stammer...this workout is supposed to do just that! Well, wouldn't life be peachy if muscular-endurance and long bouts of running did exactly that. The problem, in a nutshell, was addressed, once again, by our newly-designated sage Lou Schuler in his editorial review of this book:"It's not designed for building huge muscles--you'll need a weightlifting program for that. But when you're in good enough shape to join an elite combat unit, who needs big muscles?"Aye, and there's the rub. Navy SEAL-type workouts, which usually consist of very-high-rep bodyweight exercises and stamina-building runs and swims, are simply NOT designed to strip away body fat and increase lean-muscle tissue. That's not their purpose. Instead, they're character-builders. One could even say these kinds of workouts, done to the extreme, have the express purpose of wearing you down, not building you up.

So what's wrong with that?Nothing, really, IF your desire is to build high levels of cardiovascular conditioning and muscular endurance, or to push yourself as a character-development tool, all of which is needed for Spec-Ops types of training...But I submit MOST (if not all) of the folks reading these workout books have a rather different goal than getting ready for BUD/S.I suspect your goal, in other words, is perhaps more along the lines of building more lean muscle, stripping away excess body fat, and in general chiseling your body to look better than it does now, yes?Will a program essentially designed to build endurance and character-development accomplish that? The truth is, not very well.

Yes, I see that skeptical look on your face, so let's bring in an expert witness. Enter Scott Abbett, Navy SEAL, fitness expert, trainer, andlong-time natural bodybuilder (i.e., not somebody who developed a body through steroids and then suddenly adopted a "natural" spiel).Scott had the rather unenviable experience of having to go through BUD/S training *twice* after being rolled back the first time, so if anyone qualifies as a witness to the futility of high-rep "boot-camp" training to strip away body fat, build muscle, and re-shape one's body, Scott qualifies.His book ("Hardbody Success: 28 Principles..."), along with his website, is highly recommended to help clear up some common misconceptions about the ability of high-rep, "boot-camp"-oriented training to mold bodies, as the author is someone who has been there, done that... As Scott explains it, the problem with typical endurance-type training - and this holds true for both high-rep calisthenics AND long-duration activities such as running or swimming - is that it teaches your body to become better at...well...doing calisthenics, running and swimming :-). Notice I DIDN'T say..."building muscle, stripping away bodyfat, and re-shaping your body"... Scott explains that what actually increases in high-rep repetitive training is the given musculature gains more storage capacity for expending energy...which is great if you're engaged in tasks that require this kind of conditioning, such as BUD/S or a marathon...but as for actually building lean muscle tissue and chiseling away body-fat?Not in the equation.

To hit the muscles properly, the problem of endless reps of calisthenics is that the methodology is too indirect. Instead of advertising a high-rep calisthenics program as the most "efficient" way to go, the truth is, these tactics are actually *inefficient*. Folks should come to the realization that nothing really substitutes for weight training to DIRECTLY target muscle growth...high-rep calisthenics simply fail to produce the required amount ot *microtrauma* necessary for subsequent lean muscle tissue rebuilding. Hence high-rep calisthenics are a poor substitute if getting a leaner, more muscular body is the goal. If you are looking for "efficiency" in your workouts, you should think about this carefully...do you want indirect workouts that build character and endurance but meander around the main objective, or do you want to directly target the methods that will produce the most efficient results? Doubters here should ask themselves honestly- how much has my body really changed over the last 6 months, doing "boot camp" routines similar to what I'm doing now? How about since last year? Last 10 years? If the answer comes back "not much at all" (is there a ventriloquist in here?...where's that voice coming from?), perhaps it is high time to re-assess your training methods, eh?
I know that "spinning-my-wheels" feeling well, and so probably do you. It's not what we want.

Oh, and one more thing. I realize folks reading these "SEAL Training" books believe BUD/S trainees are the most bad-ass guys in the Navy, and readers want to imitate the workouts so they can feel like tough guys too (aka "Demo DeLisle" lites). Heck, it's probably the same crowd that attends Soldier of Fortune demolition training seminars in the swimming pool at Caesar's Palace in Vegas. But this whole premise needs to be examined.
The most bad-ass people on a SEAL base are actually...the cooks!
Yes, you read that right. Even chubby cooks who haven't done a pushup since 1975 are the REAL heroes (and NOT because of a certain chubby "actor" - I use the term loosely - playing a cook/slash/SEAL/ in a couple movies, either).

No, the real reason the cooks are at the top of the totem pole is because of one simple observation:
Think about it.
Is De Lisle giving you this kind of valuable Navy wisdom? Get serious...

5-0 out of 5 stars Even as a college athlete, I was amazed
As a college athlete, I am used to intensive workout programs, often times spend hours on end with high tech equipment in the weight room. I decided to buy the Navy SEAL Workout as a way to stay in shape over the summer without having to dish out hundreds of dollars at an overcrowded gym. I was absolutely AMAZED at what I accomplished in just under 12 weeks of training in my own back yard (I used a branch of a tree to do pull-ups). I am in my physical peak, and was in better shape than most of my teammates who went to a gym 6 days a week over summer vacation. I'd recommend this to anybody looking to get into serious shape without spending serious money.

2-0 out of 5 stars Save your money check it out at the library
This book is not good. Let me tell you what you will find inside. RUN, DO PUSH UPS, DO PULL UPS and ABB Work that is it. There are some variations but it's not worth the money.

3-0 out of 5 stars good workouts
There is a lot of good workouts in here that don't require a gym. However make sure you have a "chin dip" station where you can do pull ups and dips. If not you'll have to be creative and improvise.

2-0 out of 5 stars A waste of time
This book is only for those who are serious about getting in shape and are willing to spend alot of time doing it.The exercises are good, but you'll need to spend two hours a day on just strength training.I followed the book for a little while,but I just couldn't keep it up.Who has time to do hundreds of reps of the same exercises every day?Take my advice.Stick to a simpler workouts and invest in some weights.You'll see the same results in a quarter of the time. ... Read more

32. The Seal Children
by Jackie Morris
Paperback: 32 Pages (2009-03-24)
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When a fisherman called Huw falls in love with a selkie — half-woman, half-seal — she gives him her sealskin as a sign of her love. She bears him two children, Ffion and Morlo, before returning to her own people. A few years later a stranger comes to the village, telling of a land far away, and Ffion and Morlo remember their mother's stories of the glittering cities underwater. Will they be able to find those places, and their mother? This lovely, lyrical story of love and freedom was inspired by Welsh myth and a real deserted village in west Wales.
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4-0 out of 5 stars What a charming tale!
I bought this book for my daughter, and I know she is just going to love it. Jackie Morris's stunning illustrations really bring this tale to life. It's something a bit different from the usual fairytales.

5-0 out of 5 stars Selkie tale of beauty and depth
Upon opening the package for this book I was struck with how absolutely gorgeous the illustrations were.The story was even better, a lyrical, almost poetic tale of love, separation and hope.Any fan of selkie legends or excellent Childrens books, would do well to have a copy for themselves!! ... Read more

33. Team Secrets Of The Navy Seals
by Anonymous
Hardcover: 144 Pages (2003-05-02)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$12.98
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Team Secrets of the Navy SEALs is written especially for business professionals who want to make it in today's extremely aggressive business environment. No force or unit has ever had more success than the SEALs. Author Robert Needham uses the lessons he's learned as a Navy SEAL to guide the reader through the role of being or becoming a leader. "To some, leadership is exemplified by the blind obedience to orders. It is a misconception that to coerce another person to do your bidding makes you a 'leader.'"Navy SEALs are recognized around the world as being the best. From their start as Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDU) in WWII to the founding of the SEALs in 1962, only 8,000 men have been allowed to join this top-notch unit. Needham is still on active duty as a SEAL and knows how to achieve results. "The ruthless effectiveness and efficiency of the SEAL Teams stems from the fact that we always start from, perfect, and practice the basics. The Team is a dynamic that works toward success, not hindered by pride, preservation, and self-interest."Needham's principles define and illustrate the word "team," and they will motivate business people working toward that common goal. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Great concepts, average writing
I think the book itself is worth the purchase. The concepts used by the Seals are excellent for team-building. However, the writing is a bit dry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Leadership at it's finest!
I currently serve as the Training Supervisor for the Greensboro Fire Department in Greensboro,North Carolina.As a Marine (Active Duty 1975-1981) the title of this book caught my eye.I purchased the book and began to read.The more I read the more excited I became.This an outstanding book on leadership. It's a very well written book and is straight to the point.After purchasing one for the Chief of the Department we decided that every Chief Officer in the department needed to read it.27 Chief Officers cannot be wrong.The only comments I have received from our officers are outstanding.They have truly enjoyed reading the book.We have outlined the chapters and use them in discussion sessions.Anyone who leads an organization should read this very practical book on leadership.I can't see how you would be disappointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Few Secrets, but plenty of good ideas
I read a lot of leadership and management books.This is one of the few that has little theory and lots of practical experience supporting its practice recommendations.Even though you would never force your associates to endure anywhere near the physical and mental stress that SEALs volunteer for, there is no doubt that all of us have the capacity to be more mentally resilient.

These lessons in striving for excellence apply to all of us, whether excellence is selling a single product or being the biggest, baddest dude in an American uniform.

Go SEALs!!

5-0 out of 5 stars good book on leadership
I did not read anything in this book that I would consider a secret.But I do think this is a very good book on leadership and team-building.I have read many leadership/team-building books and all have a few nuggets that make the book a worthwhile read.This book had all of those and more.

I have spent time in the military and have seen awesome levels of dedication to team.Sometimes this attitude can be transferred or built up in a civilian organization.But it takes a lot more work.

The problem as I see it is that the Seals are all volunteers and they really want to be the baddest mothers on the planet.They like to be cold, wet, and tired, and actually ask for more to prove they can handle anything.While in the civilian world, that kind of dedication is almost non-existent.While there are many people that don't mind, or even like, to work hard, they all know that when the whistle blows, its Miller time and they can go to their comfortable homes.

As far as the civilian world goes, you can try to build a great team, but you will never come close to the dedication of an elite military unit, not just Seals, but all branches have their elite teams.It just seems that you cannot build this culture because corporate America does not like it when you push your people past their known limits.Yes, you will make them better people, but companies are worried about lawsuits, not having the best team in the corporate world.

This book, if read and followed, will make you and your team better and more productive.The book goes into many subjects, like "know what you've got", "have an open door policy", "the menace of micromanagement", "have teammates, not lackeys", and a few others.While most of this may seem to be commonsense, I felt it was good to be reminded of these and to also have the author present a topic I am familiar with in a different light.Sometimes hearing something from a new angle makes it stick better.

This is an easy read and if you lead a team or want to be a better teammate, then this book is definitely worth the small cost.I recommend it and will read it again in the near future to make sure that the lessons taught here stick.

5-0 out of 5 stars Team Secrets of the Navy Seals
Very good book.A must for all in management positions in the military, as well Americas first responders.No real secrets, however, the lay out fo the book along with the authors twists on the topics make it very educational and easy to read. Good for all LEO supervisors. ... Read more

34. The Boy Who Lived with the Seals
by Rafe Martin
Paperback: 32 Pages (1996-05-07)
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After mysteriously disappearing for many years, a young boy is spotted near an island, swimming with the seals. Although he is safely returned home to his people, he will never be the same again, for the world of the sea keeps calling him home. Full color. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Majestic
The boy who lived with the seals is enchanting and captivating. People consider this Native American lure but it is much more then that. It is full of tradition and culture. It is the mystic story from generations ago about a small boy that accepted the mysterious allure of the sea and it's sea life. The book is filled with majestic photos full of culture.
I recommend this book for American children. In today's school there is only black or white, it is sad that Americans have forgotten the race before them. Perhaps through interesting stories like this one they would seek more learning the Red race's culture and history as well as acceptance. ... Read more

35. Class-29: The Making of U.S. Navy SEALs
by John Carl Roat
Mass Market Paperback: 288 Pages (2000-02-29)
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"Throughout training I kept having the thought,
It seemed to help."        

SEALs are the world's toughest soldiers. Working in squads and platoons that make up SEAL teams, they are trained in everything from underwater demolition to high-altitude parachute drops. Now John Carl Roat, graduate of Class-29, one of the earliest SEAL training classes, has written the only book devoted to the training of that exclusive warrior force. With unflinching honesty, Roat describes the brutal six-month program that took young men well beyond the endurance limits even of gifted athletes and created warriors who could proudly take their places in the teams. It was a program so demanding that by the end of Hell Week, the third week of the course, the original class of one hundred and thirty-four physically fit young men had been sliced to sixty-two.

After retelling his own class's experience, Roat visits today's SEAL program and reveals how the program has changed over the last thirty-five years to include more classroom training and better and more sophisticated equipment-- without at all lowering the physical demands. SEAL training is still the best, and the toughest, training in the world. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars If you like a good story...
Far better written than most, Class 29 transcends military memoire to become an emotinally authentic, engagingly human account that will interest even readers who are not SEAL afficiandos.

I'm a sucker for a story, and John Carl Roat knows how to tell one. He has one of the most incredible writer's voices I've ever encountered. It's like sitting with him over coffee and listening to him spin yarn after yarn about the earliest days of SEAL training.

Roat's dry and often wry sense of humor had me laughing out loud on every page. Endearingly willing to admit to his own human shortcomings, Roat sees the humanity in others. In a few strokes he captures those essential elements of character that make a reader care. Over and over I cheered, and sometimes, I cried.

In one memorable scene, in which another trainee reaches back to give Raot a hand over an obstactle course, Roat talks about how the trainees themselves in subtle ways played a part in who made the grade and who didn't.

Other books about SEAL training will give you detail, endless detail, about SEAL training today, but no other will make you understand so well what makes a man become a SEAL, and what becoming a SEAL makes of a man.

Mary Margret Daughtridge, Romance Author, SEALed With A Kiss
SEALed with a Kiss: Even a hero needs help sometimes...

5-0 out of 5 stars The Real Deal
This book is real!! It's a fast easy read with no dull moments.It is a testament to the tough nature of seals past and present.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great story of the early SEAL training days
John Roat's book demonstrates the toughness and determination that was required in the early days of SEAL training.

I enjoyed the way that he describes in great detail the training that he went through. It's like you are right there with him.

Also, there are many stories about their "interactions" with their instructors.

I especially appreciated the last chapter in the book where the author describes, by observing the training the candidates currently go through, the differences in training between then and now. The training now has causes less long-term damage to the body, especially to the knees (the duck-walk was a favorite of the instructors back then).

Above all as you read the book you can see his loyalty, after all these years, to his team members.

5-0 out of 5 stars From The Author
This was written for my Classmates and like them it has brought me nothing but joy. The book comes from the heart, theirs and mine.I've been pleased to hear how much help the book was for some in getting through BUD/S. I do love the questions from young men who aspire to become Team Members so feel free to ask.I will do my best to answer.

John Carl Roat
Class-29, UDT-21, UDT-11, SEAL Team 1

5-0 out of 5 stars Bless our SEALs
To the point, easy to read and like a couple reviewers said " It makes me proud and it made me laugh" Who thought SEALs would be such down to earth enjoyable guys. ... Read more

36. The Seal Pup
by James Otis Thach
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2010)
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"Below the frozen Arctic rim, upon the Bering Sea,An island rises from the waves, as barren as can be."So begins the story of a seal pup. Separated from his herd, he must find his way through worlds of peril and spectacular beauty, to a place he has never seen. Told in poetry against breathtaking arctic landscapes, it is a tale of friendship, courage, and the wonders of home.It is based on a true story. --------------------------------------------------"This is a sweet story about the perils of life in the ocean when you're a little seal pup. Told in verse, the story tracks the pup's adventures when he is separated from his mother during a shark attack, then swims southward in search of other seals.Along the way, he gets advice from a wise old walrus and learns to avoid the dangers which threaten his life, including a massive oil spill.The story runs more than 100 pages and is a little long for the smallest readers (under 5) but is gripping and well-told and will enthrall those in kindergarten and the early primary school years. It's a large-sized (11-1/4 by 10-1/4 inches), hardbound book.Cutler's pastels are of very high quality and help tell the story."--Greg Langley, The Advocate (Baton Rouge) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The seal pup triumphs
A seal pup lost in Northern climes
His mother frightened by a shark
By penguins rescued many times
It's hard to call this book a lark.

In clever verse, breathtaking art
The author and the painter tell
That life can have a scary part
And seal pups sometimes don't do well.

At journey's end pinniped love
Is strong enough to conquer all
The seal pup lives to rise above
The perils that cast such a pall

A wondrous book, yet scary too
Though children might be seized by fright
Their parents, should they read it through
Will find the book a true delight.

5-0 out of 5 stars Delightful Seal Pup Story
This book will make a lasting treasure for any young person from 0-14.The drawings are top notch and have a way of bringing you right to the seaside and into the adventure.The story is a little long, but I can see it becoming something that would make young ones look forward to the bedtime read-aloud and create a lasting memory. I'm looking for all of the new babies in the family to send it to as a baby's First Christmas gift.Better than a savings bond!

5-0 out of 5 stars An instant classic for our time
The Seal Pup is a beautiful and thrilling book.It is an instant classic for all people of all ages.The story follows the seal pup on his perilous journey after his mother is attacked by a shark.He is cast up on an ice floe alone where is discovered by seven penguins who have just escaped from the Anchorage Zoo.They are the first of the amusing and improbable friends who teach him how to survive.

The story is told in graceful iambic verse in vivid language that captures the strange and mysterious vastness of the sea as well as its beauty.The sea pup's adventures are exciting, surprising and hilarious -- told with verve, as he makes friends and contends with enemies.He encounters the reality of the human world when he discovers and explores a sunken ship and its hidden dangers.

I sat down with thebook and was glued to my chair till the last page.It is much longer than most picture books, and must be because of the depth and scope of the story.The glowing watercolor illustrations are by Warren Cutler.They convey both the awesome unknown depths of the sea, and the delights of the story with perfection.

This is a big, profound and beautiful book that resonates in the heart and imagination.Like Lewis Carroll or Charles Dickens, James Otis Thach tells a story that is unique and timeless.But it is unmistakably a story for our time.It portrays the fragility of our natural world and the creatures who live there with a deeply felt, poignant and thrilling immediacy.

5-0 out of 5 stars So adorable!
Fabulous illustrations and an exciting sweet story.I LOVED the cover and loved the pup.Nancy Smith ... Read more

37. Special Ops Fitness Training: High-Intensity Workouts of Navy Seals, Delta Force, Marine Force Recon and Army Rangers
by Mark De Lisle
Paperback: 144 Pages (2008-05-28)
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In Special Ops Fitness Training, ex-Navy SEAL Mark De Lisle brings together the most rigorous conditioning techniques fromAmerica's top military programs in order to create the ultimate workout. Packed with mind-stressing, body-draining tasks that test the mettle of any athlete, this phenomenal conditioning manual presents the best of the best as it shows you how to reach the highest levels of fitness.

Every aspect of training is incorporated into the program, including warm-ups, stretching, upper body, lower body, cardio, running, swimming, goal-setting, and motivation. The author has trained thousands of people and witnessed time and again the amazing results achieved by these unique techniques. He teaches readers what it takes to rise to the occasion when nothing less than total commitment will do.

Drawn from the actual programs used by America's special operation forces:

  • Navy SEALs
  • Army Rangers
  • Delta Force
  • Marine Force Recon

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Mark De Lisle is a former Navy SEAL. He has personally trained thousands of individuals with his Special-Ops workout. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars good fundamental workouts
This book is filled with good hard fundamental workouts.Other reviewers have critized the workouts for lack of variation but there is only so many different ways to put push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and leg exercises together.I thought there were a bunch of good exercises in here.I use it as a reference book and mix and match from the various exercises presented.Admittedly, some of the exercises I knew already (I've been at it for 20 years now), but this book had a enough good stuff to make it worth it.As a bonus, the physical fitness tests of the various military units are presented within.

Note that most of the exercises are body-weight exercises.Although there is a smaller section on weight lifting, I wouldn't use this book as a reference for that.Note also that the workouts in the book are high level, high intesity workouts.

2-0 out of 5 stars not impressed
This book was very unimpressive and very basic as well.The workouts are almost identical and lacking at best.The workouts are the exactly the same 3 days/week for 12 weeks; quite boring.They are challenging workouts, but do not compare to the special forces plans I have seen in other books and online.Also no info on diet and very little cardio.Good info on adding weights or cycling in some useful weight routines though.

1-0 out of 5 stars Another book I knew would not recommend
After inspecting the book I got what I expected: A book meant for people with little no military experience, and even less time spent exercising. Most of the workouts could be put together by anyone with access to the internet, all they have to do is search. With there being no variation in the books' preplanned workouts that wouldn't be to hard to do. The only thing that is really any good about the book is that it stresses the importance of stretching, something many people often regard as unimportant, however it is not mentioned near enough to make this a worthwhile buy.

Listen, if you really want to train for the Special Operations community there are much better resources. While the internet and books are good, human resources are always the best. I suggest you find someone who can teach you through speech, rather than text.

5-0 out of 5 stars very nice book
This is a great book for someone looking for a good workout routine.
It has great workout schedules and has many different workouts with pictures to show how to perform them correctly.
This book has more then enough info to help you get buff.

5-0 out of 5 stars Complete Fitness Guide
This book not only goes into all of the exercise routines used by various special forces, but also helps you to plan a workout schedule to measure your progress.The book also goes in stretching and warm-ups, which is sometimes neglected by people exercising.The background information on the different special forces is also very interesting. ... Read more

38. Under Siege (Seal Team Seven, No. 22)
by Keith Douglass
Paperback: 336 Pages (2005-05-03)
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Asin: 0425202879
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The explosive new novel in the special warfare series.

When the First Lady is abducted by terrorists, the President knows only one man tough enough to handle the situation. Now, Lieutenant Commander Blake Murdock and his SEALs are going to pay the kidnappers a different kind of ransom--in blood. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Military Action
I wish the author would just stick with battles.A little too much time talking about life at the base at home for me.But the Seal Team Seven series are fun and easy reads, with good covert military action. ... Read more

39. The Leadership Lessons of the U.S. Navy SEALS: Battle-Tested Strategies for Creating Successful Organizations and Inspiring Extraordinary Results
by Jeff Cannon, Jon Cannon
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2002-12-11)
list price: US$22.95 -- used & new: US$13.99
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Asin: 0071408649
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Leadership and teamwork techniques of the military elite, where partnering is mandatory, and failure is never an option

As increasing focus is placed on fully utilizing and leveraging the value of employees, managers are finding that strong team leadership can be the answer to increasing productivity, reducing turnover, and boosting morale. A coherent, proven approach to teambuilding and leadership is very much in demand. Such an approach exists in today's military, where powerful leadership and effective teamwork are more than just concepts­­they're necessities. Leadership Lessons of the Navy SEALs analyzes the leadership and team-building techniques and strategies of elite Navy SEAL units, and guides business leaders and managers in creating, training, and leading teams that are extraordinarily successful at carrying out the company's mission.

Built around inspiring real-life stories from both the military and business worlds, this no-nonsense book outlines a step-by-step approach for boosting morale and increasing productivity. Leaders from every business environment will discover techniques to:

  • Communicate objectives simply and forcefully
  • Build flexible, dynamic organizational structures
  • Acquire and keep important team members
  • Gain the trust and loyalty of team members
  • Prevent bureaucracy within chains of command
  • Effectively train their eventual replacements
  • Plan and prepare for crises
  • Make training relevant
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5-0 out of 5 stars A fantastic book for anyone who is interested the U.S. Navy SEAL leadership principles.
This is a book for anyone who is interested in leadership principles.It does not matter whether it is a
Military operation, a business plan, or any other field that requires leadership, this book will provide the time-tested principles used by the elite U.S. Navy SEALS.

There are six detailed chapters which outlines how to achieve certain goals and how it relates to leadership.Chapter one covers setting goals and includes specific advice taken from actual SEAL missions and than relates it to business models.There are sixteen important lessons in this chapter.

Chapter two explains in eight lessons how to organize and how to create structure in an organization.Chapter three deals with leadership principles, and has twenty seven lessons to learn.Chapter four emphasizes the importance of learning from those more experienced than you, and how to be a team player.The fifteen lessons in this section explain in detail what it takes to be a leader.

Chapter five deals with developing a "thundering herd."The thirteen chapters emphasize the principles of how to build a winning team and why it is important to get the best people for the job.The final chapter emphasizes the need to maintain your momentum once you have built up your team so that they keep moving forward.

In conclusion, this short review cannot do this book justice because there is so much information to learn from this text.If you are serious about learning to be a leader, this is a must book to read.

Rating:5 Stars.Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Monadnock Defensive Tactics System, Use of the Monadnock Straight Baton, PR-24 Police Baton Advanced Techniques, Martial Art Myths, Season of the Warrior, Pro-System Combative Vol. 1, 2., Haiku Moments: How to read, write and enjoy haiku)

1-0 out of 5 stars Very little real-world info.
I did at times like the "war stories" written by the authors and being former Navy, I thought I would be able to carry over some of the teachings into the fire service. This books tried to allow a SEAL to share his war stories to a business section of the population. I had very little that can be carried over and wasn't written very well at all. Maybe if the format of the book was done different it might have had an easier time hitting it's point. It was a very hard read too.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too obvious
This stuff is all pretty obvious and can be learned anywhere, not just in the environment of a SEAL team. We could have called this "Leadership Lessons of the Plastic Injection Molding Production Supervisors" or "Leadership Lessons of the Rental Car Management Trainees." Seriously.The SEAL stories were nice, but I was expecting some powerful lessons learned under the stressful conditions of special operations combat.The "how many officers does it take to put up a tent" example wasn't exactly the impactful example that I was looking for. I, too, was a naval officer and could generate better illustrations of these leadership and management skills from my mundane times on a surface ship.No need to slap the SEAL trident on the cover, though I guess it would sell more books.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read for aspiring leaders.
This book is the most accessible leadership book i've read recently. It is presented as a case by case basis (The Misson) with lessons learned from it (The Take Away), albeit in a corny way.

Those who are military buffs will surely enjoy this book, however, the corporate world is a far different outfit. The best example from the book would be the case where the officers of the same rank were placed together to pitch a tent in the dark. Due to that, everyone was barking orders to each other in order to stand out and appear superior.

It is almost impossible to reprimand your subordinates without risking a resignation and the balance between enforcing your right as a superior and eliciting favours is a fine line. My philosophy of leadership is fairly simple. Lay down the expectations from day one, and hire those who can accept those expectations, never force someone to do something that they are not willing to do (Chapter 4, Lesson 1). You cannot trim down your troops through attrition in the corporate organization (no boot camps here) by piling so much work that your employees quit and only the best remain. There's just not enough time and not enough people to complete any project implementation. Only a handful of organizations can do that ie. Nordstrom via psychological preasure rather than physical.

Chapter 3 focuses on building leadership, while chapter 4 focuses on being a grunt. 2 sides of the coin which are highly important. In summary, a must read. (Highly recommend, Built to Last)

4-0 out of 5 stars SEAL examples make this book standout
This book clearly sets itself apart from othe management books with its manyNavy Seal examples and how they can be applied to business world situations. Those who have any interest in how the military functions will enjoy Leadership Lessons. ... Read more

40. SEALS+PLUS: Self-Esteem and Life Skills - reproducible activity-based handouts created for teachers and counselors
by Kathy L Korb-Khalsa; Stacey D. Azok; Amy L Leutenberg Brodsky; Stacy D. Azok; Amy Leutenberg, Estelle A. Leutenberg, Stacy D. Azok, Amy Leutenberg
Spiral-bound: 176 Pages (1992-07-01)
list price: US$59.95 -- used & new: US$38.99
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Asin: 0962202231
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Created for teachers and counselors addressing mental wellness and life-skills education, this reproducible activity book will save you time and money by reducing preparation time. Covering a wide variety of topics for youth aged 12-18 (e.g. anger management, coping skills, self-esteem, stress management, values clarification) you will use this activity book as a primary focus for individual sessions and groups. Two suggested activities are included for each handout.The engaging, age-appropriate graphics and illustrations provide an important visual aid in one-to-one sessions or groups. These high-quality books with heavy paper stock will last and last. One of a three volume series.

Topics Covered:
· Anger Management
· Assertion
· Awareness
· Communication Skills
· Coping Skills
· Emotion Identification
· Goal Setting
· Health Awareness
· Money Management
· Problem Solving
· Risk Taking
· Self-Esteem
· Stress Management
· Support Systems
· Time Management
· Values Clarification
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Great Offer!
It has wonderful activity sheets that can be used as a school counselor or in private practice. Just what I was looking for. Wish Amazon could have provided the card set that goes with it as well.
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