This book was recommended to me on a tweet from Cdr. Kelly, the astronaut this summer. It was certainly not a book that I would have picked up on my own. We all have our usual reads.
The author who compiled the story talks about the creation of it in an interview and I realized that his reason for agreeing to take it on as a project is the same reason I enjoyed hearing it.
There are political and cultural views that made me squirm a bit and there were times when I felt that I was being told that I should be impressed rather than convinced by the facts.
But what was successful and touched my heart was the willingness of everyone involved in this man's life to tell the truth about his struggle including things that were shameful and hurtful to recount. His achievements as a Navy Seal were remarkable and can't be considered separately from the challenges he faced giving up his life as an addict. So thankfully it was all there.
I think about him sometimes and offer my respect for his struggle.
this is the story of Adam Brown who went from being drug addicted , going nowhere loser to becoming one of the most fierce American warriors we have, and a warrior with so much heart. a good listen even to those who are not military book fans or Navy SEAL fan fanatics. The book is well-read and the reader's voice well suited to the material.
if you haven't heard it, read it,
or even heard about it. You're the only one missing out. If you're thinking about picking it up and diving into it, do so knowing it's incredible. To the Brotherhood!
This was an amazing book! When it was first recommended to me through audible based on my other purchases, I was hesitant to buy it. Finally I bought since it kept popping up and I am so glad it did. Adam Brown's life story was captivating and motivating. I have no doubt I will be listening to this audio book several more times.
This book is a life-changing book. A must read and you will have a better appreciation for all the sacrifices our soldiers and their families make. To God be the glory!!
This book is one of the best I have ever had the privilege of listening to. It portrays the undaunted courage and drive of our military. Adam shows in his younger life how all boys should act in having great manners! His true faith also is a great asset and shows people that Jesus is greater than anything and He can pull you through anything.
I was hooked from the very beginning. It was hard having to put it away, but as a mother of a young child things need taken care of to keep our lives in order. Regardless of having to put it down, I was still able to finish in less than two days.
I am also proud to be one whom was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I've traveled to nearly every state, and I'll stand by saying that this state, this town is one of the most beautiful of all. Lakes, springs, valleys, rivers, national Forrest, mountains...and is the first National Park in the US.
I didn't know Adam Brown personally. He attended the school that my high school rivaled against. I did however, know many of the people that are spoken of in this book. It came quite as a shock to hear of Adam's background and as he and many others stated, by the grace of God, he was able to overcome those battles.
I would recommend this book to anyone who needs or wants to hear about an underdog. Either by credit or paying for this book, it is worth it.
I sent this one to my nephew, who just hit rock bottom and am praying that he will use some of the knowledge in this book to keep his head raised high and continue to stride on for the greater good.
I did like the narrator, however I would sometimes cringe at the voice and pitch changes. The book still moved along smoothly, so it was easy to get past that.