In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, "I'm not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me. It's about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses, including drug addiction, and persevered to reach the top tier of the U. In a deeply personal and absorbing chronicle, Fearless reveals a glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood, and presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior whose final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as Read this book. It succeeds where all the others have failed.
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Fearless by Eric Blehm. 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.
But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd, and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best—a U. Navy SEAL. An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children.
It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers, and friends. Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as fearless.
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What's the recommended age of this book? There are a few swear words and violence but it is nothing worse than a PG action movie. There is mention of drug addiction but that's the beauty of this book. See 1 question about Fearless…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order.
The motto for this reading experience: empathy sucks! I will not give this book any stars. Not because it was so bad that 1 star would be too much but because I don't think I can quantify this book in any sort of way. The writing was indeed bad and I understand why some reviews call it Christian propaganda. However, Adam Brown, about whom this book is, did turn to God in a rehab center and as my great-grandmother once said: "Don't take away someone's belief that makes them happy unless you can give them something better instead.
Faith should be something personal anyway which is why I don't like organized religions aka The Church or other institutions because they try to shove it down your throat.
Yes, it's no spoiler: Adam Brown is dead. This is a story published post mortem. But it's not just a story about his years in the military, how he climbed the ranks. It's a deeply personal story about the man wearing the uniform, about how he hit rock bottom, about his family.
And it tore me apart. It's the reason I didn't even let it show on my currently-reading shelf I just wasn't sure if I could finish it I had to put it down quite often and would sit on the couch crying. We have a man who grew up in a pretty normal way in a pretty normal neighbourhood and family.
But then he became a drug and alcohol addict, hurt his parents and friends emotionally , got arrested, hit rock bottom. In the aforementioned rehab clinic he swore to turn his life around I think it had a lot to do with him seeing his mother break down when he got arrested, feeling that he broke her heart.
So he went to a recruitment office and said he wanted to join the Navy to, ultimately, become a Navy SEAL because anything less wouldn't do for this guy. However, they usually don't accept people who have gotten arrested previously a rule which I like, actually. A lucky coincidence meant that he knew someone whose picture was hanging on the wall of the office. He made the officer call that man the father of a friend and that guy vouched for him.
I have no idea. In the end, it doesn't matter. Of course, the book also details how laboursome his way into this elite group was and it's only right since it really is crazy what these men have to go through but also justifyable. To me, the real craziness began only then. Because during a mission Adam Brown lost the eyesight on his right eye. He made them let him stay I can't even wrap my mind around how he managed that. He went on another mission some time later and was hurt again.
This time, his humvee flipped over, landing on his right hand, cutting off 4 of his fingers. They were surgically reattached but - as you can imagine - the hand never worked properly again. So they wanted to honourably discharge him again. He became a leftie instead. Yeah, because that is what everyone would do. He went on to become a member of the best of this elite team - the famous SEAL Team 6 or whatever their true name is.
This just blew my mind. And then the story turns to that fateful mission that cost him his life and I can't help but think what if. What if the helicopter could have picked them up on the mountain so they hadn't had to go donwhill for 1 hour?
What if they had gotten him to a doctor sooner? Would he have made it? Considering how strong he was, that definitely is a possibility. What broke my heart was the fact that this man gave so much over so many years, never giving up and it still wasn't enough. It's not fair. And then we have his wife. How my heart bleeds for her although I don't even know her. Military wives in general always have my sympathy.
To me, they are warriors too. The silent ones. Having to stay behind, often raising children almost on their own, having to show a brave face, ensuring that their husbands have a home to come back to and give them emotional support so their husbands can do what they have to do To think how much Adam Brown's wife must have suffered through all the injuries It makes me shudder.
As a conclusion: I don't read many contemporary military books because there often is too much pathos for me or at least pathos of the wrong sort that feels fake or I question the accuracy especially when the military members didn't write the books themselves or when it is about top secret stuff because I can't imagine the respective government to sign off on such data being released already.
Instead, I usually focus on military history books. But this book gave a glimpse at the man Adam Brown, not just the operator - and at his unyielding will to protect, to make the world a better place, or to at least make up for the bad things he had done previously.
I don't believe in heroes anymore but if I did, Adam Brown would be one. So to everyone considering reading this book: ignore the writing style and the so-called Christian propaganda if that puts you off, but read the book anyway - this man's life should be known and remembered.
View all 55 comments. Jul 11, Jeff Randleman rated it it was amazing Shelves: biographies. Book Review - Fearless by Eric Blehm Biographies have been a solid staple of my reading diet for the past few months. Looking deep into the lives of great people is educational, inspiring, and helps me become more of the person that I'm created to be.
For most of my life, I dreaded reading the biographies that was assigned to read, or given by friends and families.
Fearless by Bestselling Author Eric Blehm
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Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown
Look Inside. In a deeply personal and absorbing chronicle, Fearless reveals a glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood, and presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior whose final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice. Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as…fearless. Read this book. It succeeds where all the others have failed.