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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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.
Fearless has risen to the top of my military history list given the nature of Adam Brown's personal character in that he fought wars his entire life: Personal Addiction, Spiritual and Direct Combat. I don't recall ever reading another book that a human has risen from such personal depths to overcoming the absolute toughest challenges the world has to offer. Fearless has something to offer many genres in one great package: Military History, Addiction, Christianity, Family, etc.
The ultimate outcome of Adam Brown is well known and established before you crack the first page. I have to admit the book is so well written and told, that I almost had to stop listening because I wanted Adam to still be alive. It was hard for me to stomach hearing about the loss of this Man, Hero, Christian and Father. First time that's ever happened to me with any book...And I'm a combat veteran with the Marines.
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