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on 18 October 2013
I don't normally read this type of book but fancied something a little different. And... I really enjoyed it. I was immediately drawn by the insipiring documentation (ghost writer) of an interesting and challenging life which as a reader with little to no knowledge of a professinal soldier's life I was able to follow with ease and get stuck right into.

Well paced, griping and educational too.
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on 13 June 2014
One of the best books I have had the pleasure of reading for a long time. I found it to be well written and down to earth. It's good that Padraig has been able to tell his story without glorifying war whilst telling it like it is. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a book that will keep you interested from start to finish.
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on 22 December 2014
To be able to go through a life like Padraig has and to be able to be so graphic in writing about it is truly amazing. It is one of the best written books I have read and there where times when I found it difficult to put down. I would really love to meet him if only to shake his hand.
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on 9 October 2014
Excellent story of one man's commitment to do something he
Dreamed of doing I.e.becoming a soldier and about his instincts of how to survive in difficult situations.great insight and history details about the French foreign legion and the company you make friends with.
Bert/Aberdeen
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on 24 May 2014
I quite enjoyed the book but felt it glossed over a few things. the only character that I felt I got to know was the author. The other characters were all 'great guys' but that was about it. the description of life in the FFL was illuminating.
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on 28 April 2014
Padraig takes you on an incredible journey, the harsh realities of soldering and the being a Legionnaire, to the horrors of the Balkans, and then Iraq. His problems settling back in civvy street. I thoroughly enjoyed the book.
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on 5 December 2014
I loved this book and Padraig's style of writing. The story's of the Legion and of camaraderie, the nail biting ride through Iraq. I hope we see another offering from Padraig in the future - either based on fact or fiction!
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on 25 August 2014
Author reluctant to accept that he was in Iraq for the money - he was a gun for hire, there is only one word to describe that - mercenary!
I have no problem with that concept - just wish author would be honest.
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on 10 November 2013
A new insight into the French Foreign Legion as it adapts to the 21st century and the life of working as a LAP in the pits of the world a very interesting quote of what legislatures do when they leave last legion.
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on 26 July 2014
Very good to get the contractors perspective for once. Interesting his reasons for leaving the legion as well- I wonder how many others have done the same across Western armies for similar reasons.
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