Audie Award Nominee, Inspirational Nonfiction, 2013
Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX and straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.
When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.”
Long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX - the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden - he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a promise to his parents.
But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd, and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best - a US Navy SEAL.
An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers and friends.
Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the US military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam’s final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.
Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless.
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What an incredible story about a man who turned his life around. This candid look inside Adam Brown's life shows all that choices we make are long lasting, and the consequences are felt for years. Even though he broke the cycle of drug abuse, the effects were long lasting and haunted him for the rest of his life.
Despite his difficult past, he made the effort to better himself and recognized his need to do something for the greater good. Ultimately giving his life for his team and country, Adam is a man to be looked up to and admired. God bless his family, his teammates, and the United States for his example and sacrifice.
This book was inspirational in a sense of a man, an American, and a Christian. The author sought out to tell the story not only of Adam Brown the great soldier, the father and husband, but also the drug addict. This book gives you a sense that there is hope, even when hope feels entirely diminished. This book was great, and I would suggest it to anyone with interests in this special forces, or someone seeking out direction in their religion.
Listening to Adam Brown's story made me cry, which is not easy to do. The story was exciting, touching, and thought provoking.
This book is a must read. It is an inspirational story that shows that no matter what problems we have in life, no matter how deep in the trenches of hell we may get, with the Lords help and determination we can do anything. This Hero rose up from spiritual death and became one of the most elite warriors in the world. Though he was fearless in life, he feared one thing and that was failing his Heavenly Father.
Probably toward the top. It was a compelling story and held my attention to the very end.
Well, it's about Adam Brown, but his wife seemed like a pretty awesome lady so I'll give her the nod on this one.
Great Scott. Almost anyone. Paul Michael was a classic example of over acting in this reading. He made every female in the story sound like a quite little mouse of a human and you could not ever hear what those characters were saying because he would start talking super softly. He did the same thing with all the children voices as well. Apparently in Paul Michael's world, only men have audible voices. He was a very poor choice for such a great book. I think Mike Greenberg would have been an apt choice.
I did want to, but it was prohibitively long.
The story was amazing, the characters well written into the story and the book itself was wonderful. The narrator did leave a lot to be desired and severely hampered my enjoyment of the book. At the end of the book there is a really cool interview with the author. He provides some really intriguing insights about the book. The man (?) interviewing him was just the worst though. I'm trying to be positive about it, but he was one of the most inept interviewers to which I have ever had the misfortune of listening.
The book was a real pain to purpose inspiration. For fund true purpose one must endure. If you ever question your own circumstances and trials asking "why me?" This book challenged my belief of what overcoming against all odds truly means.
I already had the book in my Kindle library, but I wanted to include the audio narration to my library. This was quite a story and a fitting tribute to the subject of it. After reading and listening to the narration. I find my trials and tribulations fairly easy to overcome in comparison to what Adam Brown (SOC) endured. I will refrain from revealing anything beyond this point and only urge readers to pick this book up: especially now as memorial day approaches. The narrator was quite good. As it is with audiobooks, you take what you are given and the narration sounded fine with male voices nonetheless it did come off as a little strange when he tried mimicing the female characters. This is a minor point and did not detract from an otherwise enjoyable book.
Not to discredit books like American Sniper or lone Survivor, I can honestly say this is the best SEAL story I've heard thus far. I also am a recovering addict and after hearing Adam's story I know it's possible to leave the past in past and accomplish anything I put my mind to.
Yes, but maybe several years from now.
I loved hearing about Adam Brown and the SEAL team. Very genuine and authentic
Well, I didn't care for the narration, especially when he tried to speak like Adam's wife and mother..... but other than that it was okay
Not sure.... I love Adam's entire life story. I love how he gave himself to his Lord, his wife and kids and his team.
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