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But long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team Six--the counter terrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden--there was a fun-loving country boy from Arkansas whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school's football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a promise to his parents, until he grew older, and his family watched that appetite for risk draw him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail.
FEARLESS is the story of a man of extremes, whose determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It's about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. Always the first to volunteer for the most dangerous assignments, Adam's final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.
FEARLESS is the intimate story of a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as just that--fearless.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-08-27
- Reviewer: Staff
In March 2010, SEAL Team Six operator Adam Brown was killed in Afghanistan while diverting enemy fire away from the members of his unit. Blehm traces Brown's nomadic upbringing, during which the values that would serve him as a SEAL were established. But Brown was also a wild child, and eventually his exploits landed him in jail. At rock bottom, he decided to become a Navy SEAL. Paul Michael, whose crisp, everyman delivery and slight Southern accent, would seem the ideal narrator for this audio edition. However, his narration is one note, barely differing from dramatic moments to purely expository passages. By the time Michael reads: "The SEALS were ready to breach the gates of the two compounds when a startled farm animal made a noise and alerted one compound's militants, who came out of their rooms and began firing blindly into the night," listeners will have likely tuned out. A WaterBrook hardcover. (May)