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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I've have read many, many military biographies. This is probably THE BEST I have ever read. It has everything. It is a story of a troubled, drug-addled kid with a good heart who reinvented himself and became a navy seal. I can't imagine anyone having to go through more to become and remain a member of seal team six. Just to give one example of what a bad-ass this guy was, he had his shooting eye shot out during a training exercise. He then decided to go to seal sniper school and finished first in his class with only one eye. This book is full of these types of amazing anecdotes about Adam. It is also a very moving book that will thoroughly engage you and possible cause you to cry from empathy. I always recommend this book first to anyone interested in soldier biographies. If you like these kinds of books, this is a "no-brainer", mandatory purchase. You cannot not like this book. It is impossible.
This is an amazing story about an amazing person. It is also about his wonderful support system that made it possible for him to be amazing. I have read just about every book about Navy SEALs, but this is so much more than another SEAL book. I couldn't "put it down."
the only difference is the ability to see the pictures of him that are in the book
Adam, incredible man
His consistency in his voice with being able to depict well needed sincerity in certain situation throughout
I listened while delivering product and got so caught up listening at times that people literally had to grab my arm and redirect my attention.
One of the most impactful stories I have ever heard of. Being from Arkansas it hit a chord deep in my roots. Our Lord never let go of this man and allowed him to flourish in his grace and protect us all. I am deeply humbled by his dedication to our country.
The character and courage of Adam Brown is epic. Not only the smallest guy with a fearless attitude, but funny as a class clown. A true hero that wanted his full story told. From small town kid, to drug addiction, to a Navy Seal.
What a real & unpolished account of an extraordinary life. It needs no polish, no artistic license. Adam brown's life could not have been written so exquisitely as he lived it. An amazing man, hero & exceptional example to the hundreds of men & women who serve our country. And a glimpse in to the life & character of the men & women who serve our country and of their families who shape, love & support these dedicated & selfless heroes. God Bless these people. And thank you all for fighting for & defending our freedoms.
Big Game James
This is simply one of the best books ever written about any American that has lived during my time. I am honored to say he was a fellow American and not because he operated as a Team 6 SEAL but because he was a great American, Great FATHER, Great husband and just an all around amazing guy.
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