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Fearless: The Heroic Story of One Navy SEAL's Sacrifice in the Hunt for Osama Bin Laden and the Unwavering Devotion of the Woman Who Loved Him

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Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team Six, straight to the heart of one of it’s most legendary operators.

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he had written, “I’m not afraid of anyt
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
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Jeff Randleman
Jul 11, 2012 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. But recently, I have discovered that learning from the lives of others has incredible benefits for my life.

Last night, in tears, I fi
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Aaron Conrad
Jun 04, 2012 Aaron Conrad rated it it was amazing
Last week I received a copy of a book called “Fearless” by Eric Blehm to review. Little did I know when I started this book that by the end of it, I would be moved to emotion like I rarely am. This book is a game changer on so many levels. I honestly won’t be able to find the words in this review to express how much I wish people would get a copy and read it for themselves. It is the remarkable story of one man, his story, his struggles, his humility, his family, his addictions and oh, by the wa ...more
Lisa
Jul 29, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I was interested in this book because I like to read about the military. And I was in the US Navy years ago. I was not prepared for what I read.

This autobiography (which I don't tend towards reading) was a beautiful example of both military pride and God's love. Adam's story is filled with defeat, humiliation, huge success, and abundant love.

The story of a true child of God that we all want to be. I will not spoil the story by stating specifics (you really need to read it), but Adam's life start
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Nicole Tuttle
I struggled like crazy to get through this book. I love Adam and Kelley and the people within this story, but the writing is horrible and trying to read through it was not unlike choking through the worst dry sandwich ever. I'm still hoping that the reason for its juvenile pacing and shallow glimpses into these extraordinary peoples' lives is because Blehm wants to get to the meat of the matter as quickly as possible. No matter, it's strange and unpalatable.

What I do want to commend, however, a
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Gail Welborn
May 22, 2012 Gail Welborn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
***If you only read one book this year, make it this one in honor of this courageous SEAL!!!

Eric Blehm, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author’s new release, “Fearless” arrives Tuesday, May 22. It’s an amazing narrative about “SEAL Team SIX’s most legendary operator,” Adam Brown, a member of the same SEAL team “… counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden…”

Although “Fearless” is Adam’s story, it’s also the multifaceted story of an elite, little-known, fierce brotherh
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Jack
Jan 03, 2013 Jack rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think a lot of people rate this as 5 starts because anything less may be considered to be not "patriotic". The fact is that this book is good, but not great. It is an interesting read at points, less than interesting at other points.

Adam Brown is certainly a hero, no doubt. He was a man with a reckless personality, shown with his addiction to drugs & alcohol, his extreme religious behavior, as well as some of the things he did in his personal life (jumping off of moving vehicles over bridg
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Katie
Jun 04, 2012 Katie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for an inspirational read
I don't know what more to say other than this was not only an excellent story, but the author did a wonderful job telling it.

I take it back, I do have a couple other things to add... Adam Brown was the kind of person that inspires others around him to want to be better people. This is not because he was a perfect person himself, far from it actually, but he tried, hard. In his efforts he motivated those around him to strive harder to become all they could. People like Adam Brown make me proud t
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James Somahkawahho
Sep 11, 2012 James Somahkawahho rated it really liked it
Everyone has been hearing about the Navy SEAL novel "No Easy Day". I personally think the guy who wrote it may have put himself and family and other SEAL team members in harmsway.

I am going to tell you about what I think about Adam Brown (Navy SEAL) and this biography that was written about him. He started out as a high school athlete, lost his way and got hooked on; coke, crack, meth and almost anything else you can think of. He was arrested several times because of the drugs. After two years h
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Tony
Apr 13, 2013 Tony rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was reluctant to begin reading this book because I know Adam's father and brother. By knowing how the story ends, I knew it was going to be very difficult for me to read.

Well, I only thought I knew the story. After reading FEARLESS, I have a whole new understanding of what drug addiction can do to a family. Seeing how Adam was able to overcome so much in his short life through his faith and hard work is greatly inspiring.

I have heard many stories of people who found renewed hope by reading Ad
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Trish
*takes a deep breath*
This is going to be hard (as you can see, it took me one hell of a long time to get through this).
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 c
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Kim Haight
Oct 19, 2012 Kim Haight rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military
Wow... wow.... wow! Done and everything from halfway through is even more so now.... Love it! Gives me even more pride and gratitude in our Military and Allied Forces...

More than halfway through... I could hardly put this one down last night... I have found that what touches me the most lately in what I am reading is where the story is based on a true story.

I want more from my library than my occasional "wonderfully written" romance novels (and there are sooo many great ones, that I just have
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Greg
Jun 17, 2012 Greg rated it did not like it
Right-wing Christian propaganda about zero dimensional bad boy turned do-gooder.
Norm Konzelman
May 08, 2014 Norm Konzelman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fearless? You would be surprised to know that this book is a love story. Every book about heroes is a love story.
Although this book would likely not attract a woman to read, it would be a mistake to think of it as a book about war or fighting, unless you would consider that war the internal one that every person faces.
I could not adequately describe all the areas of life the writer covers in the pages, the military and comradeship not even being the one most outstanding to me. It really is a lov
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Vera Godley
Jun 10, 2012 Vera Godley rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: men, public and school libraries
One of Adam Brown’s final wishes, written by hand on his CACO form, was that his spiritual testimony—his complete story—be told, including “my life before I met Jesus Christ and Kelley.” You can appreciate now just how fearless Adam had been when he requested others to share that dark period [of drugs and addiction] from his past. Even in death, he selflessly and publicly risked tainting his own legacy so that others might be inspired to seek faith and overcome their own struggles. Excerpted fro ...more
Rcopithorne
Jun 20, 2012 Rcopithorne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military
WOW! Thats all that comes to mind. Alot of military memoirs (especially SEALS Books) spend the first 5 chapters covering BUD/S Training. If you have read books before you often get bored with reading the the same breakdowns of how hard,tough and grueling the training is. I am NOT taking away from this at all as these are warriors. Fearless brings you into WHO Adam really was. From a goofy kid, prankster and respectful child to his dark days battling addiction and jail time. To read about someone ...more
Mary
Sep 17, 2012 Mary rated it it was amazing


This book is not your typical SEAL story, although all of them are inspiring examples of great men that sacrifice more than we can imagine to honor the patriot blood that runs through their veins to protect this great country. This story about Adam Brown is that and so much more. In the end, I could summarize that this book is about love. Love of a forgiving and strengthening God, love of a great woman, love of country, love of family, and love of the SEAL brotherhood. Love. Not a word that you
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Daniel Threlfall
May 22, 2012 Daniel Threlfall rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
Adam Brown's life ended in an isolated military clinic in the mountains of Afghanistan, his body riddled with AK-47bullet holes from Taliban militia. However, Adam Brown's legacy lives on, described in his biography by author Eric Blehm. The book, Fearless ,released today (May 22) is a moving account of the struggles, redemption, and sacrifice of Adam Brown.

Adam Brown was a Navy SEAL operator serving in Afghanistan with the elite DEVGRU team, otherwise known as SEAL Team Six - the group that to
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This book was utterly HEARTWRENCHING
and captivating
awe-inspiring
flabbergasting
Gah. The author did an amazing job with Adam Brown's story. I felt like I knew him and everything he went through. I was so PROUD of everything that he overcame.
I fell in love with his friends and everyone in the Navy Seal community and TO KNOW that they ALL died 2 weeks after this book was written in a helicopter crash shot down absolutely rips me to pieces.
:'(
This is a MUST read for any woman or man who loves heroism
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Chrissy
Oct 09, 2012 Chrissy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military
This book set out to accomplish two things: 1. tell the story of SEAL Adam Brown who made the ultimate sacrifice and 2. show the human-side of SEALs. In these objectives, this book rates 5 stars in my opinion. Adam Brown was a truly remarkable individual that sank to crazy lows but then righted himself to become one of the most elite warriors in the world as part of SEAL Team SIX. His story is truly inspirational. One of the best parts about this book was that it gave a view of the human-side of ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
This book will touch you. It's not the regular book about a fallen service person. Here we take a more personal look at the life of a human being...his family, their lives and how death effects them.

It can be hard to read at times (at least it was for me). I'm not sure what words can or should be used here. It's not a book I'd say I enjoyed or liked. It is a book the fills a place that needs filling.
Linda
Jul 17, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing
FEARLESS is typically a book you would find men reading. For some reason, I am drawn to stories of men who have sacrificed their lives or given their service for our country through the military. This is Adam Brown’s life story, from Hot Springs, Arkansas, and it has touched my heart in a million different ways. He was proud to be from the state of Arkansas, which you will see as you read through the book.

As it states in the book, Adam was born three minutes after his twin sister, Manda, and it
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Crown Publishing Group
Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.

When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready: 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.”

Long before Adam Brow
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Darlene Quinn
Aug 30, 2012 Darlene Quinn rated it it was amazing
Fearless was a gripping story of love, devotion, and courage. Although I thought I knew a great deal about drug addiction and what it took to overcome it, I learned so much more. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has a family member who is fighting a similar battle. Eric Blehm has give the reader a detailed and truthful picture of Adam Brown--his victories and his faith, as well as his demons, all wrapped up in a page turning story. As a bonus the reader is taken into the world of ...more
Jimmy
Jul 03, 2013 Jimmy added it
An emotional biography of a SEAL TEAM SIX operator name Adam Brown, who was killed in August 2011. An incredible story: I don't think I've ever read such a real and powerful account of drug addiction than I did in this book (which is worth buying the book in of itself) and how he failed so many times; yet, it's also a story of faith and how Jesus Christ changed his life around, and through him others as well. Based upon interviews of SEALs, family members and his widowed wife, it is also balance ...more
Ellen
ISBN: 978-0-307-73069-5
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Available: May 2012

When you hear about NAVY SEALS, what is the first thing you think?

Patriotism
Protection
Freedom
Family
Faith

What picture do you see in your mind?

Highly trained soldiers / sailors
fighting under the cover of darkeness




Have you ever thought about the type of men who feel called (or led) to voluntarily signing-up for the most physically challenging and dangerous career in our military? Who are these courageous men who put thei
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Belindachaplin
Jul 15, 2012 Belindachaplin rated it it was amazing
"Fearless" by Eric Blehm is the true story of Navy Seal Adam Brown who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010 leaving behind a wife and 2 children. It is a story that not only shows his whole life with no holds barred, but also encourages us to live our own lives fearlessly. He was a Christian and lived out his faith - showing us how to be warriors in the true sense.

Even though I expected to be moved by the book (he does die, and you know that going in), I didn't realise the journey it would take me
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Keenan Johnston
May 16, 2016 Keenan Johnston rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I asked a newly minted Navy Seal what's the one SEAL book that he would recommend and Fearless did not disappoint. Very few books have left me a better person for having read it, and Adam Brown's story did that for me. His bravery, spirituality and toughness speaks for itself. Adam Brown's example as a friend, husband and father make this a worthwhile read for anyone.

Ultimately such a sad story and one that sticks with you for days after reading it. What a guy
Joan
Sep 22, 2012 Joan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Received this book as a gift from a friend of Adam Brown's parents. I was almost afraid to read it because I knew it would be sad. And it was, But it is also filled with hope, encouragement and inspiration. God took a young man whose life was in shambles and rebuilt that life, moulding Adam Brown into a man of courage and character. The title 'Fearless' means one thing at the beginning of the book, but takes on much deeper meaning by the end. The book is well-written, not too technical for those ...more
Daphne Manning
May 24, 2012 Daphne Manning rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this book more stars. For every praying parent of a prodigal son, this story of the part Christ and family played in the life of a drug addicted young man who overcame his addictions to become a premiere American hero is a story of hope and encouragement. It made me even more proud to be an American to read of the bravery and commitment of those who put their life on the line to go through the rigorous training necessary and to execute missions against unbelievable odds to se ...more
Rick Gingrich
Mar 13, 2012 Rick Gingrich rated it it was amazing
Incredible story. Simply a must read. Adam Brown was a true hero, a real hero with struggles and failures, yet an incredible passion for life and an incredible determination. I just finished this, and I am speechless. Read it.
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“Modest, conventional expectations weren't enough to lure Adam Brown away from the power of drug addiction that ensnared him. Instead, the college dropout already in his mid-twenties found only the big, near-impossible dream of being a Navy SEAL captivating enough to consistently draw him to different choices.” 3 likes
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow … what a ride.’ ” Billy liked it so much he jotted it down in” 2 likes
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