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.
©2012 eChristian Inc. (P)2012 eChristian Inc.
Fearless has to be among the top 3% of audiobooks I've listened to. So good!
Hearing about the amazing strengths and weaknesses displayed by Adam Brown blew me away. The story of the bridge was a great illustration of who he was.
This book made me tear up. Not an easy thing to do, but the amazing story of strength, courage, and overcoming adversity while leaning on one's faith really got to me.
I have not read the print version.
The lead character, Adam. He was a guy who walked through the "fires" of life, and made something out of himself. It is a wonderful story of love, strength, and courage.
I think the moment in the book that moved me was when Adam's wife found the different notes he left for her when he was on a mission. It showed how caring he was. I was also moved when the author wrote about how Adam was studying to go to business school. It impressed me how he was never stuck in anything. He was always moving forward to improve himself.
This was a wonderful book about a man who found the "slot" he was meant to fill in his life. Being a navy seal is not for everyone, but everyone has a "slot" to fill in the world. Adam's story shows how when we find out place in the world we can accomplish amazing things. Although it is sad to know he lost his life early on, Adam's story lives forever and I'm sure he touched so many people, including his children and his wife, in ways they will carry forever. I'm so thankful to have read this book. It inspired me.
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.
"Like pulling teeth"
If you like being preached to by a christian audio book then this is for you. Everything is gods will, even the drug addiction. oh dear, oh deary me
Scott Jurek the ultra marathon runner
If like me you saw this book and thought it was going to be an insight into one mans remarkable achievements then think again. You can just skip cd 1, 4 hours of poor boy done good sob story)
Its preachy beyond belief (produced on Christian audio)
It took more will power to listen to it than it did the Navy Seal to fumble through his life.
Remove all of CD 1 and a big part of Cd 2. The 8 hour audiobook could have gone into 1-2 hours max
I cant get my time back wasted listening to this
This is an amazing story of an amazing man and his family. If your looking for something to inspire you look no further. This story of a man with a "can do" attitude will stay with me for life. The strength of his family and wife just adds to the story.. If that wasn't enough you get to see a glimpse of the brotherhood, which is the Naval Seals. Full credit to everyone involved and respect to all. Please don't forget when reading this, that this actually happened.... Thank you for telling this great story.
"A story about an amazing person."
It's easy to eulogise a person, especially when they are a celebrity. This book has been such an amazing experience to both read (on the Kindle) and to listen to as an audiobook. The narration is great with different and distinctive accents (but in no way off putting) to portray Adam and all who knew him. One reviewer I have come across recently (I can't remember where), states that the book will change the way you look at things. The reviewer I believe was a veteran Green Beret. All I can say is that this book has made a massive impression on me. The biography deals with a man who had to fight his own worst demons that included cocaine addiction and personal social challenges of fitting in socially in his university years. The extent of his addiction was extreme and yet the story exemplifies that his family and faith (he was a Christian) could make him achieve anything. He joined the navy and eventually passed the US Navy DEVGRU (Seal Team 6) selection with a crippled hand and only one functional eye- that is just difficult to grasp. This is a human story of a person who relied on his faith and family to thrive and do his best despite a permanent biological addiction to drugs and multiple injuries of a long spanning service career. You find out he does manage to cope with his issues and still excel in being both a family man and a tier-1 special forces sailor. The resounding message was that he never quit anything that he set his mind to. He was tasked to kill and yet he had shown compassion to his friends (saving his best mate from a gun shot wound) and to the children and women in the war zones he fought in. One touching chapter in the story relates to how when he was on mission, instead of asking for his wife to send him a 'goody' box, he instead requested that she and his family buy children's shoes as the Afghan children would have had cold feet from the snowy weather. I think that the story will appeal to both men and women. I hope you find this helpful. H
Great book you discover the true identity of how awesome Adam brown was and what kind of men become seals
"Heartbreaking story of a brave man"
The story behind a brave man who conquered his own demons and shows that the military can change your life for the good. But only if you want it too
Yes a good story teller and doesn't try to be to technical.
Very good job, some narrators can make all the difference this man does and keeps you listening and doesn't, put you to sleep
Well I ain't going to join the Seals if thats what you mean.
I can not recommend this audio-book enough!
It is an incredibly inspiring gut wrenching tale of one of life's true heroes.
I actually woke up the morning after finishing the book, with a real feeling of bereavement for Adam. I listened to this after finishing Chris Kyles "American Sniper", which left me not thinking very highly of The SEALS and quite frankly it confirmed to me why America gets such a bad rep overseas. However this book completely pulled it around, it's a real 10/10.
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