I have not read the print version.
The lead character, Adam. He was a guy who walked through the "fires" of life, and made something out of himself. It is a wonderful story of love, strength, and courage.
I think the moment in the book that moved me was when Adam's wife found the different notes he left for her when he was on a mission. It showed how caring he was. I was also moved when the author wrote about how Adam was studying to go to business school. It impressed me how he was never stuck in anything. He was always moving forward to improve himself.
This was a wonderful book about a man who found the "slot" he was meant to fill in his life. Being a navy seal is not for everyone, but everyone has a "slot" to fill in the world. Adam's story shows how when we find out place in the world we can accomplish amazing things. Although it is sad to know he lost his life early on, Adam's story lives forever and I'm sure he touched so many people, including his children and his wife, in ways they will carry forever. I'm so thankful to have read this book. It inspired me.
The story as a whole is very well written, to such a degree that one feels that you actually knew Adam Brown personally. all the necessary detail is given without making any part of the story feel long winded.
The greatest part of Adam's life is the reality that a good kid can turn out bad, and that a bad kid can also turn out great. The world needs a lot more Adam Brown's.
not yet, but the narration was great. Paul's narration made for as great a listen as what the book makes a great read.
There are many parts of this story that are very moving, beginning with Adam's downhill spiral and the fighting with his very close family, to him making it through all the various SF selection courses and becoming a great SF Operator. Then in his death knowing what his wife and kids and friends went through.
The whole story is amazing
I can't pick just one
Not sure but he did good job
The whole book
Yes, with reservations. It is a powerful story with an excessively religious tone that may be too much for many.
I was touched by the integrity & honour of an individual & of navy seals in general. The story is inspirational for good people who have hit bottom & don't know where they fit in the world.
Sensitive, gentle, pious
Yes, I love audiobooks.
Yes, I found this book to be very inspiring. There were points that made me laugh a little and others that made me want to cry for the family.
This year between Audible and another program I have listened to over 20 books. This book is by far the most inspiring and probably the best I have read.
Insightful, inspiring, greatful
The story of Adam Brown is a great one. It's a story of a man who never gives up, puts others first and is greatful for his life. Adam Brown is someone who you wish you knew and wish you were friends with.
A good book to learn more about some of America's finest. This book shows a different side of Navy seals.
I was interested in the story of this man's heroism. I did not purchase to hear at least a straight hour's worth of bible stories and how Jesus saved this man' s soul.
I was worried I would be preached to when I saw the publisher. Never buying another by them.
Poor attempt at Southern accent particularly when reading as "Kelly"
If you like to hear battle stories from and about Special Operations Warriors stop right here and buy another book. That being said you cannot fault the Author for the Religious themed book, I believe he wrote the story that Adam Brown's family wanted to tell. It is amazing that Adam Brown overcame his Demons and was able to perform at such a high level. Also the career ending injuries didn't hold him back. There is very minimal battle detail in this book and the narrator for some reason puts on a woman's voice with attempt at A Southern Draw. It takes away from the book as I couldn't help but be annoyed every time he read as Kelly Brown, Adam's wife. As readers/listeners we could've discerned when charter changes occurred. So overall I give it a 3 star rating. I do believe it is the story Adam would have wanted told and he certainly is a hero. I've listened to most of the Navy Seal books and they all take you through BUDS of course. It is a bit redundant at this point. Final advice is listen to another book if you want to hear action packed battle stories. If you want a motivational book or to hear how religion can shape a life, give it a listen.
Yes as long as Paul Michael is not the narrator
Reading the book so painfully slow. I had to listen to most of the book at 1.5 speed and some sections at 2.0 speed just to keep my brain awake... and that is actually the reason I subscribe to audible... I listen during long daily commutes. In addition to the slow pace of reading, the southern accent of the females was very... I don't even know the word... weird maybe. And although I wouldn't think it possible, he read the female lines even slower then the rest of his narration. Just bad.
The end when the finally got off the fact that he was a recovering addict and focused on why he is an American Hero.
The book itself spends way too much time on Adam Brown's life low points and not nearly enough on what made him so beloved by his fellow SEALS.