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Wow, I don't know where to start this book is real as a true life story could be told. The ups and downs of Adam Brown a son,athlete,felon,crack head,born again Christian and Navy Seal!! This is a story about the man a real person just like me and you. This true story has so many ups and downs it made me laugh and cry. Then I wanted really find out more about Adam Brown and I did. Sometimes you wonder why God takes the people he does because Adam Brown is truly one of the best men I've ever came to know and I feel like I know him now. Never quite never give up attitude Adam Brown has makes me think I could do better and I can try harder at everything I do.. When you read a book like that it's a MUST READ!! It was my pleasure reading this book about a true American hero.
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It is a book in its own class!
An incredible story. I purchased it on a whim, was all out of books and search Navy seal books. It was a low priced book so I thought I would try it. Wow best book ever. After I was done I bought 4 Paper copes and gave them out for friends to read on loan. Then some of them gave it to there friends. I didn't care as long as these books did not sit on a shelf. I felt it was a book others should read. This book is a incredible story I encourage all to read it. It is so much more than just a story about the Navy Seals. Every person I have loaned these books out too has had the same feelings I have. Please purchase this book and enjoy.
I have not read the print version, but I am purchasing it for a family member.
Adam Brown. A true American Hero.
I have not read the book.
I listen to books during my hour long commute to and from work each day. While listening to this book I found myself in tears while driving down the road. I would have to stop listening to the book a few miles before arriving to to work, so I could dry my eyes. Last night when telling parts of Adam's story to my wife, I couldn't do it without crying. I'm not typically like this. The story of Adam's life and how he cared so much for his family and his Navy Seal brothers changed my life forever. To hear throughout the book how Christ touched his life and inspired him to be the man he was truly opened my eyes. I call myself a Christian, but now I know my life must change and include Christ in everything I do, like Adam did. My heart hurts for Adam's family. May God forever watch over his family and his Navy Seal brothers. God bless you Adam Brown. Thank you for you time in service and thank you for wanting someone to tell your story from the beginning. Listening to your story has truly changed my life.
Thank you Eric for telling this story the way you did. I loved it and I am about to download it for my wife to listen to and purchase the book for a family member.
Both are very good.
There were so many it's really hard to say.
Cried several times but had some laughs too
An amazing story of a addiction to redemption. It's a reminder that no matter how far off track someone may get, with God's help there is still some hope for everyone. But ultimately it's up to them to turn in a different direction.
Yes. Great inspirational story!
If you are looking for stories of elite warriors and their combat missions this is not the book. If you are looking for the inspirational story of a American Hero this is a must listen.
Say something about yourself!
I'd recommend this book to ANYONE! Hope, Faith, Inspiration, Character, Perserverance... It's all there.
The only other biography that has touched me like this one was "God's Smuggler", the story of Brother Andrew.
I literally have several hundred books in my library and I've listened to them all at least once and several more than once. I must say that in all my listening over the last 4-5 years this book is easily in the top 3. Honestly, it is one of the most amazing stories I've ever read and Adam Brown is the prime example of making the most of a life that looked almost hopeless. I was glued to this book. I have a new respect for our military and the men and women who serve in it. I will be listening to this again and pushing it on anyone who will listen. The story of Adam's life has me reanalyzing mine.
The fire ants
The different voices he used.
It just makes me thankful for people that give their lives to keep my freedoms. And I thank the families of all fallen solders.
The things that Adam went through and still did not complain and even went on to do things he was not supposed to be able to do makes me look at my life when things seem to be going bad and then I remind myself it is good.
Listened to this with my 13 year old and we both couldn't wait to get back into the car and hear the next portion of the story.
Adam Brown was and incredible man: his life a shining example of how a good kid can go wrong as well as Jesus' redemption. A brave man and his supportive and loving family share the ups and downs for a SEAL's life.
Incredibly inspiration story... so glad we had the opportunity to listen to this together. Thank you, Brown family, for sharing your story with us!
Exceptional, Inspitrational and Heartwarming.
The influence Adam Brown had with his actions.
He helps set the tone and the mood of the characters.
THe whole story was very moving.
Great story of how the even those who hit bottom, can rise back to the top by the grace of God.
I don't know if I can finish it. Too much of Adam and his wife Kelly teaching Sunday School, holding hands in church, reading the Bible and so on. Then there's the bizarre recklessness of the hero - jumping from a moving truck over a bridge rail into a river 50 feet below, and the worst of all - sitting his naked behind and testicles on a stirred up fire ant bed on a $20 bet - not as a dumb teenager, but a grown man in the Seals. And his buddies and even some officers were egging him on, if this is to be believed. This was, so far, the hardest part of this book to listen to.
People who are "fearless" are dangerous, to themselves and others. Courage is being afraid and doing it anyway. And it really, really astounds me that he even got into the military as a hard core drug addict, and kept relapsing - as a Seal, and some of his comrades knew it and covered for him. This is the sort of "I was a miserable sinner but when I gave my life to Jesus he lifted my affliction" you hear in Southern Baptist churches (I know, because I grew up in them).
There's another passage that is hard to get through, because of the amateurish writing. The author cuts between Adam in training risking his life and his wife's travails with their infant son, and seems to give them equal weight. In Outpost, about the hellish experience of a company of US soldiers in Afghanistan, the author also describes the wives and families back home, and it is poignant to see how they suffer, wondering if the ringing phone is awful news of their loved one's death.
The accents the narrator gives Adam, his wife and parents are laughable, like a bad actor trying to sound like what he imagines Scarlett O'hara sounded like. Arkansans, particularly from Hot Springs, don't sound like Mississipians.
I did enjoy some of the descriptions of life in the Seals after BUDS and before they get their trident. The next stage when they first go to the teams sound as brutal as BUDS.
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