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Warrior's Creed

A Life of Preparing for and Facing the Impossible
Narrated by: Roger Sparks
Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
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This program is read by the author, and includes a bonus interview.

The riveting story of how a young boy's upbringing with outlaw culture and charismatic role models forged him into an elite Marine and a decorated Pararescueman.

"Absence of self is my sword" comprises the final line in "The Warrior's Creed," a 14th century poem written by an unknown Japanese Samurai, and this is the code Master Sergeant Roger Sparks embodied as a Recon Marine turned Alaskan Pararescueman. A living legend in the military, Sparks first made a name for himself within elite Marine Reconnaissance units. He went on to become an instructor where he trained future Reconnaissance Marines with unorthodox and ancient indigenous warrior techniques. A decade later, the same methods would keep him and others alive, when he hoisted into a maelstrom of violence to rescue an embattled platoon in the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan.

Introduced to a tough code of honor, family, and brotherhood from birth, Roger Sparks rose to become a distinguished instructor in Marine Reconnaissance and a Silver Star recipient as an Alaska Pararescueman. A raw and exhilarating tale of guts, grit, and heart, Warrior's Creed recounts the hidden side of special operations training, heroic and heartbreaking Alaskan wilderness rescues, and the surreal and deadly rescues during Operation Bulldog Bite in Afghanistan’s Watapur Valley.

This powerful and inspirational story is as much of a self-help book as it is an edge of your seat military memoir. Warrior's Creed reveals a motivating and mindful approach to overcoming the odds, facing the impossible, and finding mercy and grace in the aftermath.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Roger Sparks with Don Rearden (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Amazing story of a warrior and a hero and his courage, thank you for sharing!

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Roger Sparks is the Real Deal

Read this book! Jessie Sparks is the real deal. This book may change your life.

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Great story and presentation. Really enjoyed the Author’s philosophy and maturity. As a first responder that has seen a fair amount and trained hard I could really relate to his approach. His perspective as a Force Recon Marine and PJ is devoid of machismo and rings of ultimate competence. As he says in the book the people that have done the grittiest things are the last people that you will recognize as bad asses (paraphrase).Glad that we have people like this watching out for us in Alaska!

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Reading this book is like being told intimate secrets.

Reading this book is like the sharing of intimate secrets. It is well written and Roger’s narration makes you feel like you’re sitting across the table from him, cup of coffee in hand at times, cold beer or whiskey at others. As a 57 year old woman that never served in the military, I assume I am not the target audience, yet I loved it. Roger’s story is remarkable, what he has experienced, studied and shares is thought provoking and crosses genres. I highly recommend it.

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Motivating. He went through a lot and overcame. Very good and inspiring study!! Long live the Marines.

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Recon Marine to PJ

Absolutely fantastic audio book!!! I highly recommend it to everyone. It tells a mesmerizing story about a man's outstanding military career and family life.