Transformed

A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds
Narrated by: Remi Adeleke
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
4.9 out of 5 stars (774 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What are the odds? Statistics tell us that African-American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and 20 times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics but also become a Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, writer, and successful husband and father?

In Transformed, Remi Adeleke takes you back to stories from his childhood, from living as Nigerian royalty to losing his father early in life and being financially stripped of everything by the Nigerian government. He delves into being raised by a single mother in the Bronx and doesn’t shy away from his illegal activities as a young man that threatened to derail his future. At every turn, including throughout his naval career, Adeleke found a way to overcome the odds, even when it didn’t make sense. His is an inspiring story of true personal transformation.

©2019 Remi Adeleke (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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An inspiration

Having served with Remi. It is great to hear his full transformation he was inspiring Church service and in the gym he was a great teacher i still do a variation of some of our work outs. His book has reminded me how the Lord has touched my life and continues to lead me to greatness Remi is an inspirational to all. Thank you my Brother.

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The Struggle is real!!!!!

I listen to a lot of military,Special Forces memoirs,and non fiction, and I have been looking for another book to grab my attention. This book totally did exactly that, I always love it when the authors of these kind of books do their own narration. The life they breathe into their own story by reading it with the raw emotion and passion someone should have about the struggles and triumphs they have experienced can be felt through the words spoken by this author. The unlikely path from basically Nigerian royalty to the streets of the Bronx, where hustle and street smarts were the only path for most. This young man was given a chance to change his purpose in life by a caring and passionate Naval recruiter, that lead him to Buds and eventually the coveted Navy Seal Trident. The struggles he faced emotionally, physically, and spiritually give a glimpse into mind and soul of the true Warrior spirit. This audio book was a welcome addition to my collection and was just what I was looking for after listening to “You can’t hurt me” by David Goggins. It’s an amazing journey that I quickly finished hoping for more, I hope others enjoy it as much as I did!

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COME ON SOMEBODY!

I'm an avid reader, pastor, retired S.W.A.T. officer and author myself and when I'm not reading a book, I'm usually listening to an audio book in the car. This audio book was the first that I've ever listened to that I couldn't put down. I actually had to keep listening when I was not driving, even staying awake on a cross country flight to finish it. I heard about this book after seeing the author interviewed about the book by Dr. Greg Wark on a broadcast. Upon that exposure, I purchased the book and downloaded it. And I wasn't disappointed! Remi, you're transparency in this book at times scared me for you (on multiple occasions I thought "oh man... Be careful bruh!") but I've got to say, your willingness to be transparent was the hook that kept me so engaged. You did a great job with this and the audio production/presentation was among some of my favorite that I've listened to. Like watching a good movie, time literally disappeared while listening... Great read/listen for an adult audience who won't be offended by an honest rendering from a warriors perspective. Mad props on this book Remi! Great job!

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Inspiring

What a inspiring, inspirational story of a modern day warrior and how he turned his life around. Thanks Remi!

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Must be read to end

This into so much a story of the war on terror as it is s story of family, will power, dedication and the relentless determination. But most of all it is a story of redemption and honest self assessment. It would be easy to abandon the book based on mistaken expectations but the payoff is worth the wait. This book would be at home in either the military section, the self help section or the religious section of a book store. The author as the narrator lends a great deal of credence to the story and he is very good

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Fascinating true story of God's plan for Remi

Couldn t put the book down. The audio version with the author's narrative is the best.

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Outstanding, Inspiring

Very relevant to many of the discussions in America today. From the Bronx to exceptional Navy Seal with challenges that would seem insurmountable to most. A great story of defying expectations, accomplishing the impossible and then some . Highly recommended.

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Powerful and inspirational

I believe everyone can benefit from reading this book and this journey of this young man. That especially pertains to the younger generations at this present time in America.

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Inspiring, Raw, Fun, Well-Told!

Remi Adeleke did a fantastic job with this book. His transparency about who he was , what he went through to grow into the man he became, and his acknowledgment of those who helped him along the way made this story not only a fun read that fills the reader with hope, but also a kind of map of how to go from "here to there". Thank you Remi!

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Interesting and uplifting story

I liked this book and it even brought me to tears. The title is perfect as the author truly was transformed. I did not know it had a religious slant but it was a great story.

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  • T-Ruth
  • 12-12-19

Engaging and motivating

There was much I was able to draw from this book and I am grateful to the author for taking the time to tell his story. I will recommend it to the young people in my life and hope they are motivated too.

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  • Clarkey
  • 07-25-19

INSPIRING AND MOTIVATIONAL!

So fascinated hearing of the life Remi has lived, and more importantly the obstacles he overcame. I couldn't stop listening to him speak.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-18-19

Not your usual Navy Seal story

This is a real dig down into the author's heart, performed (rather than narrated) with a poetic lilt which flows along beautifully.

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  • Can Do
  • 06-26-19

cannot put this book down

as good as "can't hurt me" by David Goggins. a great journey of loss and circumstance, transforming to opportunity and success. epic.

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  • Richard Pearce
  • 06-13-19

Incredible book

So inspiring to hear Remi’s incredible story and how he’s helping and inspiring so many others now. Brilliantly read by Remi himself and a real gripping audiobook. I’ve recommended this to loads of friends. Follow him on Instagram too

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  • tiffer
  • 05-24-19

Inspirational read

Got through this book in 3 days, listening in the car and at work... I wish it was longer. Hope to hear and see more. Further proof that God has a plan for us, all of us...

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  • Jonathan
  • 05-25-20

Utterly brilliant!!

I am doing a huge amount of training and the right audio book is a crucial part of the process. This book by Remi Adeleke is utterly brilliant. This would be my favourite audio book of all time and I have listened to so many. The story itself is incredible but he brings such passion and energy to the narration. You won’t be disappointed.

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  • Ben O'Brien
  • 09-15-19

Everything I hoped for

After listening to Remi on Global Recon Podcast I simply had to hear the full story and was stoked that Remi narrated it. I highly recommend this story especially for active duty service people interested in SF.

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  • Theres
  • 07-29-19

A solid 4*+

Remi lived an incredible life and displayed some incredible human resilience and strength. A transformation of gripping highs and lows and with a story line you could near on not even make up. I feel his life story was interesting but the book was not as deep or resounding as that of say David Goggins'. Well worth a listen though!

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  • James
  • 05-29-19

1st but not the last time I listen to this.

loved it! epic story of overcoming hardship and making change. won't be the first time I listen to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-21-19

INSPIRATIONAL, LITERALLY COULD NOT STOP LISTENING

Awesome listen, if you liked "can't hurt me" by david goggins you will love this book. Read by the Author and his story his inspiring to say the least. Was honestly sad to finish it. You can feel the aunthenticity through the whole thing and his story is very relatable. Never quit mindset and motivational.