Thousands have been wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Five have survived quadruple-amputee injuries. This is one soldier's story.
Thousands of soldiers die every year to defend their country. United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was sure that he would become another statistic when, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, he was caught in an IED blast four days before his 25th birthday. Against the odds, he lived, but at a severe cost - Travis became one of only five soldiers from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to survive a quadruple amputation.
Suddenly forced to reconcile with the fact that he no longer had arms or legs, Travis was faced with a future drastically different from the one he had imagined for himself. He would never again be able to lead his squad, stroke his fingers against his wife's cheek, or pick up his infant daughter.
Travis struggled through the painful and anxious days of rehabilitation so that he could regain the strength to live his life to the fullest. With enormous willpower and endurance, the unconditional love of his family, and a generous amount of faith, Travis shocked everyone with his remarkable recovery. Even without limbs, he still swims, dances with his wife, rides mountain bikes, and drives his daughter to school.
Travis inspires thousands every day with his remarkable journey. He doesn't want to be thought of as wounded. "I'm just a man with scars," he says, "living life to the fullest and best I know how."
©2015 Travis Mills and Marcus Brotherton (P)2015 Random House Audio
"A story of hope and resilience, and a reminder that no matter what life may throw at us, as Travis says, as long as we 'Never Give Up, Never Quit', we can achieve anything we set our hearts and minds to. He is quite simply a great American and an example for us all." (Gary Sinise, actor, director, veterans advocate, and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation)
"This book exemplifies the qualities that made Travis an outstanding soldier: It is gutsy and honest, filled with humor even in the darkest moments, and always driven by a love for both family and country." (Troy Aikman, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback)
"The problem with guys like Travis, is they make guys like me look like lazy whiners. What this man did for our country is heroic. What he sacrificed is unimaginable. And what he's written is simply unforgettable. Read it. I promise you'll feel better about whatever ails you." (Mike Rowe, TV host, writer, narrator, producer, and actor)
Loved it! Absolutely amazing story, filled with humor and grit. Gave me a true appreciation for the sacrifice that these brave young men have made, not only for their country but to make the world a better place!
I'm a senior in high school but I have freshman credits I had a rough time trying to find the will to even make it through but after listening to what he says now I have the will to never give up and have a positive view on life.
probably not. Narration was difficult .. too fast and not well done.
Slowed down and paid attention to punctuation.
No .. found I had to rewind to listen again to what was said.
Great story and wonderful that the author Travis Mills narrated his book ... however, he, Travis Mills, should slow it down a bit.
Age 30, love history. Mostly war stuff.
Imagine what it is like to wake up with no arms or legs. It makes me sweat thinking about it, but this guy handled it like a boss. Great story and informative book. Very inspiring. Some question the narration which is not professional, but I like hearing it straight from him.
I feel like my problems are not so bad, I love his attitude and the one thing I didn't like is the president Obummer changed the rules of engagement and would like to see the president exposed. I feel like if these troops didn't have silly engagement rules. There would be a lot more of our troops alive today!
Travis Mills is an extraordinarily brave soldier! I'm a better person after reading this book
The story itself is powerful. But the Narration is just horrible. You're talking WAY to fast and running sentences together almost. You need to relax. It's like you're trying to tell a one hour story in 5 minutes.
That may be your normal way of talking, but Damn. It's really tough getting through this book while listening to you.
Don't get me wrong. It's your story, and some may say, Your Story to Tell.. but you should really think about Re-recording it in a more relaxed manor. It's called Enunciation. Clarity. Pronunciation. Word Cadence.
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