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For listeners of Ant Middleton, Jason Fox and SAS: Who Dares Wins comes the extraordinary story of Special Forces soldier Dean Stott.

Everybody has heard the SAS motto that who dares wins, but Special Forces warrior Dean Stott also lives his life by another powerful mantra - that of the relentless pursuit of excellence. In 16 years of service, Dean rose to the top of Britain's fighting force, taking part of some of the most daring and dangerous operations in the war on terror. But then, following a horrific parachuting accident, Dean's dream career was cut short, and his ethos was put to its toughest test. 

Just like the day when Dean's dad said that he could never make it as a soldier, Dean's doctors told him that he would never again perform at the elite level.  

To put it mildly, Dean disagreed, but even those that knew him were staggered by the mission that he set himself - the man who didn't own a bike would cycle the Pan American Highway, a 14,000 mile route that stretches from Argentina to Alaska, passing through some of the most dangerous countries in the world. A passionate mental health campaigner, Dean decided to up the stakes further by setting himself the task of raising a million pounds for charity. With two world records also in his sights, the stage was set for Dean to rediscover the tenacity, bravery and downright doggedness that saw him rise to the top of the Special Forces. 

The final curve ball arrived in the shape of a wedding invitation from his old friend Prince Harry - would he make it back in time for the royal wedding, or at all?    

Dean Stott is Relentless, and this is his story.

©2019 Dean Scott (P)2019 Headline Publishing Ltd

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Remarkable story

What an amazing story. Exceptionally inspirational and very easy to binge the entire book in a couple days. Seen him on the Jocko Podcast and just had to hear the whole story. Definitely recommend

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Excellent book, well with the listen!

This book is real, I always appreciate when the author reads their own book. This one is full of entertaining stories that teach valuable life lessons. There are too many to mention just one. you have to read it yourself!

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Solid but too general

it was inspiring but it was too General. I really loved his attitude and what he did but prefer meat and more in-depth stories. Is Broad brush approach left me feeling empty. I think he's got a great life I just wanted to see more of it in the pages.

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Great book and story.

Loved it. I look forward to another great journey. I learned of you from the Podcast with Jocko. Good luck on your journey.

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Don't do yourself a disservice and miss this.

Such an amazing story of an extraordinary human being. Never once was I bored or did I find my mind wondering. The fact it's actually him narrating gives you a good look at his personality and who he is as a man. Competitive, thorough, funny, kind, humble, tough and most of all....Relentless.

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Awesome story

Wonderful story for anyone looking for motivation to be better. Dean Stott is the hero I didn’t know I needed.

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Dean was part of of a top tier unit. In my humble admittedly biased opinion it’s brings the ethos of (IMHO) of worlds best tier 1 unit. It’s well written and the descriptions of of training, patriotism and conflict are accurate and humble. The behaviors illustrated are spot on. No fluff.given the rough pavement this blokes had to run on he exhibits character. He doesn’t portray himself as special (he was) that what makes him happy. Any warrior or aspirational warrior should by this book.I wish I’d had it to read when I was younger. He’s simply a good egg even if you would buy the book given his sacrifices for god and county .... when you read it you also get a bloody good read I face my best purchase on audible. My eyes are faded. I took in too much sun so I use audible plus I’m on the road 300 days a year. I loved Rouge Warrior but this bloke fells more humble right better and as a commoner to transition from Army Para’s to his later apex evolution. Accurate inspiring bloody good read! Spike recommend it. If you have a spirit of service a must read. If you can’t afford it and convince me your worth it I’ll buy you copy(limit 50) I’m not a rich bloke and I’ll ask some questions if you won’t answer of don’t impress I’ll save my quid for the man who can. Brilliant Dean I expected solid this is brilliant....Spike

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Outstanding

Outstanding, for a while I had lost my North Star, Dean’s relentless pursuit of excellence has helped me refocus.
An incredible inspirational tale that will motivate any reader to set goals, challenge themselves and be better tomorrow than they were today.
Boom!

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  • Gavin
  • 10-07-19

Nothing is impossible with the right mindset

A great insight into the mind of a tier 1 operator and what it takes to get shit done! A true adventure from start to finish well done stotty on your achievements 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  • Andie McCallum
  • 02-29-20

Absolutely incredible!

I almost feel a bit ashamed but I’d never heard of Dean until I saw him on the BBC recently talking about Prince Harry and then this came up in my recommendations.

Not wanting to google and spoil the book I took a bit of a punt and and got this given how much I’ve enjoyed books from some of the other SF Operators. It was absolutely worth it.


Deans story is amazing and he really does deliver some incredibly valuable lessons along the way.

Now the challenge he embarks upon really resonates with me as I’m incredibly new to fitness and running but have signed up for a 30km run and have decided to do it for a higher cause than personal achievement also. I appreciate this isn’t in the same league as Dean’s undertaking but the lack of knowledge, previous training and experience is something I feel a strange familiarity with so I guess I’m a little biased towards everything in this book.

Following the set backs, almost remorseless challenges and sheer curve balls he has thrown at him along the way and his explanation of how he deals with them has been amazing listening and will no doubt prove invaluable to me in my training.

So for anyone who wants push themselves outside of their comfort zone be it just getting up and outside or taking their fitness/career/life to the next level, this is absolutely worth a read/listen.

This will definitely be listened to again!

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  • Mr N Williams
  • 01-31-20

an ok listen

not a bad listen but seemed to skim over what could be really good story. somewhere between a military story and an extreme athelete. Narration was a bit jumpy and sounded like bits edited in.

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  • adam davies
  • 11-27-19

Not for me

This book had great reviews though I've come to realise with alot of army books that their comrades tend to review highly out of support. I found this a monotone drone in narration terms and maybe because of this was never gripped by the story. Waste of credit for me.

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  • MR JA VOGEL
  • 10-18-19

Great read/listen

Inspiring story from a humble guy who had immense Drive and selfless commitment.
Inspirational stories throughout, give this a go!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-18-19

Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence

Massively Inspirational book. Even better to be narrated by Dean Stott. Truly Remarkable what he achieved in all this book. Highly Recommended Reading. !

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  • M Ingledew
  • 06-15-21

At first I thought… not another alpha male story time

At first I thought “o not another alpha male tale of SF stories” but I was delighted when Dean tells us about his real life challenges post the military, how the military never leaves you and why you need to challenge yourself.

To have your career taken from you in such painful circumstances yet have the character to build a new one is awe inspiring.

I have listened to many books in the same genre and just found them interesting stories, this book, for me, was actually inspiring.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-21

Excellent - what a story

What a thrill! Thank you Dean for an insight into a life full of adventure.

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  • D. Ferreira
  • 06-04-21

Great book

This book is good, it shows the pursuit of relentless is a mindset but also, you need loved ones around you. I really liked it.
I have my own pursuit in the Instagram _Challenge.Academy_, which aims to do things outside of your comfort zone.
This book has helped drive that inner fire to keep going.

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  • Alex
  • 06-03-21

Not your standard compliation of war stories

I have to confess I was surprised by the depth and complexity of character that is displayed through the authors take on his life story thus far.

Although containing intresting descriptions of security and military work, this book is not just a romp through the special forces world.

The descriptions of the authors life outside of the military gave the book a much more human feel than I have come to expect from military memoirs. This is exemplified by the authors inclusion of the message that whereever he has gone in the world he has found people to be good

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  • Graham Poole
  • 05-18-21

Great book!

Great book, fantastic story from a great guy. Highly recommend this book to everyone out there!

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  • Sam
  • 05-28-20

Relentlessly Amazing

An unbelievably fantastic read.
Dean's life stories will keep you gripped and motivate you to want to take the relentless pursuit of excellence.