• Violence of Mind

  • Training and Preparation for Extreme Violence
  • By: Varg Freeborn
  • Narrated by: Varg Freeborn
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (283 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A book covering the topic of self-defense from a shocking, firsthand perspective. The subjects of criminal violence, self-defense, lethal force, mindset, firearms training, and concealment have never been introduced so comprehensively in one place. Having successfully sold worldwide in its independently published and distributed paperback paperback and Kindle formats, Violence of Mind is now available in audiobook form.

 "A powerful, gripping, and self-reflective roller coaster that's part cautionary tale, part how-to book on building the counterpart to the high-order predator, Varg makes no apologies for it being an in-your-face look at real violence from the perspective of that rare someone who can speak from deep personal experience, from both sides of the fence. In an industry littered with those often driven by ego, fantasy, and disconnected from reality, there are a vast number of people in this industry that NEED to read this. A book only an authentic leader in the industry could produce, fully-recommended. Read this book if you're serious about personal protection." (D.P. Friesen, Costa Rica)

Varg Freeborn is an author, strength and fitness coach, violence educator, and a lethal force instructor widely known for his unique background in the violent criminal underworld. Having grown up in a violent criminal atmosphere, beginning as a teen he spent five years in prison for a self-defense stabbing gone wrong. Varg later achieved a legal restoration moving forward to train, lecture, and instruct in the tactical firearms and law enforcement communities. His breadth of experience is unmatched in criminal violence education and self-defense training.

©2018 Varg Freeborn (P)2018 Varg Freeborn

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Awesome Book!!

I bought this book a week ago and I am already listening to it a 2nd time. There is so much good stuff I wanted to write more notes this time around. Insights such as Don't be a sheepdog. Are legal battles, death or maiming worth it to get into an argument with someone who cuts you off. No.
Understanding how the criminal or a psychopaths brain works such as how Bundy was able to kill 30 women by pretending to be injured so they would let their guard down. Book has interesting insights into how to be prepared and weigh the risks against the possible outcomes to make good decisions. I would highly recommend buying the book. I prefer the audio version.

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Disappointing

I wanted to like this, I really did. This guy’s ego makes it hard to accept anything he says. He turns his nose up to the military and law Enforcement throughout this book. He views himself and his teaching as the “true” way. I looked into some of his videos after I started this book and wasn’t surprised by what I saw.

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Captivating and Info Dense

This is a book to reread. Varg has a great reading voice and his writing style is easy to digest, almost like you're chatting over coffee. There is so much to chew on, I find myself replaying chapters. I will definitely be listening again and again.

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Excellent!!

Not only did I read the book, I listened to the Audio version as well, it’s that good. Varg does an outstanding job of explaining his first hand experiences and stories within the entire book. VOM is a great guide in helping understand the violence in this world and the consequences. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!

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Excellent listen

I usually purchase books by Navy Seals, green berets, etc. having been a Marine for 22 years and a deputy sheriff for 7, I’ve seen my share of violence. This should be required reading for anyone that carries a weapon and fancies themselves a “sheepdog.” There’s so much more to it than all the gear and 5-11 pants. This book does a good job of introducing violence, it’s aftermath, and consequences.

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Really puts things in perspective

This is definitely a must read for anyone who takes concealed carry serious setting up a structure to push forward.

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Truthful and captivating!!! A MUST-LISTEN!

Varg is a good man who walks his talks and shares his experiences with others to make a greater difference in this world. Hear him out! He has put tremendous efforts into the book, with compassion and vulnerability, and now this Audiobook version is finally released with his original, captivating voice! Highly recommend to all walks of life whether you’re a trainer or a civilian, especially those who have gone through any adversities or know anyone who has gone through adversities in life. Varg displays his firsthand perspectives clearly through his stories, from surviving to thriving, on the field and in personal life. Keep empowering the lives that you touch, Varg, and thank you for everything you do!!!

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Very good book

The authors narration takes getting used to, but by the end of the book he is much smoother.
His techniques for learning are excellent and can be applied to any discipline

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This is a MUST read

This book is a MUST read for anyone who practices ANY martial discipline. Anyone who practices a traditional, or "street" self defense system, Carries a knife or gun for self defense or protection. The information in this book is 1000% worth your time to read and reread. They may just safe your life one day. As an instructor and practitioner of several disciplines I have been teaching a lot of what this books endorses and will be adding from this book to my own lectures on Use of Force and Mindset. I would give this book as required reading to all of my students if I could. But I have been recommending it!

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Absolutely Should Be Required Reading. For Everyone.

Amazing book. All around. I recommend it to everyone I possibly can. We live in a increasingly crazy and dangerous world. Don’t be a statistic. Train your mind and body, and be smart. Can’t praise this book enough. I have physical, audio, and kindle and all are amazing but the audio is the best in my opinion. Read by Varg! So, go get this book, you won’t regret it.

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  • Phillip
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Brilliant from start to finish 🎶

I really enjoyed this book, one of the best I have listened to in this genre!!! brilliantly written and narrated by the author Varg Freeborn 🎧🥊

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