Adam's life, faith, family, and service, along with his inability to quit, are a source of inspiration to me like no other. I was emotionally engaged from the get go - which is a testimony to both story & the author - and my life has changed with Adam (I.e. His story) as a key catalyst.
Fearless is, for me, a life changing book.
"The SEAL aspect is stunning, but he unconditional love without enablement of Adam's wife and parents makes the book a must read!"
Not to take away from the SEAL team aspect of Adam, but most stunning is Adam's girlfriend then wife & his parents unconditional love - while not being enablers makes the book a must read.
Eric Blehm does a SUPERB job of crafting the true life narrative of Adam Brown. Exceptional research, getting the facts and opinions from those who knew Adam best. His ability to craft a story, perfectly paced, delivers on every single level.
The Only Thing Worth Dying For. Blehm's book before this, is exceptional in all the same ways that Fearless is.
Paul Michael is tremendous in every way (more on that later). His overall narration is what I enjoyed most.
I wish I had that kind of time.
In addition to Blehm's ability to write a great story is the use of Paul Michael as the voice talent. Paul tells the story with the conviction of someone who is completely invested in the story as if it's his own. Paul Michael could narrate my own death, to me, as it happens and I'd be totally in.
This is a must read! I just loved the story and all the information about this wonderful person. It was remarkable how far Adam went with the love of God in his heart! It really is a fantastic testimony. It was very inspirational!
Moved to Bettendorf, Iowa and enjoying it tremendously.
The intellectual honesty, the faith practiced and observed,
The honesty and faith observed and practiced by Adam and his family.
Just read it or listen to it. The narration is superb.
I was captivated by this book in its entirety.
Adam Brown's story is not smooth, and his desire to have the good and bad shared is selfless. It will inspire any person who feels a little demotivated or lost, or who feels that past mistakes may not be redeemable.
Whilst I am not a religious person at all, I respect religion and a person's choice to believe, so the focus in some parts on Adam's faith did not bother me. In fact, I think that it was integral to his story and at least demonstrates the a belief - in self or a greater being - might be necessary to live the fullest life possible.
This is my first audio book, so I'm not sure if it's common, but the male reader softening his tone or speaking in a slightly higher voice when quoting females made me laugh and also made me feel it was a little disrespectful, but I don't think it was intended and overall I found the audio book very pleasant to listen to.
Finally, the book is a tribute to incredible Service personnel and their families and friends (whether or not it intends to be), all of whom we should be grateful for.
This is a great book! And a great story about incredible man who served proudly this great country.
The author did an absolutely outstanding job with this book. The story of this great American is excellent. Loved it.
If you are not a religious person, you will have to suffer through multiple periods of Bible talk but the rest of the story makes it worth it.
The narrator has one of the best reading voices I've heard so far on Audible.com...his main reading voice I should say. He has a silly, soft, southern-accented, female character voice when reading conversations that truly is annoying but you just have to power through it because the story truly makes it worth it. There is a lot of conversation written into this book so I'm not sure how else it could have been done better, but it does detract from the listening experience.
Well done all around, though...so well done that I am now visiting the web pages associated with Adam Brown's life mentioned in the author interview at the end of the audiobook.
great story well worth the read. just don't buy it if your looking for a book like american sniper or lone survivor there is nowhere near that kind of action in this one. but his story is so amazing it males up for it