Biography & Autobiography - Military
I do not have much non-Hollywood knowledge of military procedures, training, or personnel. When I had the opportunity to read "Fearless," I jumped at getting a deeper look at both Adam Brown's story and the making of a successful operator. Eric Blehm wove the story, interlaced with quotes and reactions from both family and team members, into short snippets which made for easy quick readings or enthralling longer stints. Honestly, I couldn't even tell you how many chapters the book contains. When I read the pages, I was easily transformed into a one-way observation perch in which I could see every horror, honor, and emotion of Adam Brown's life.
I can't put my finger on it, but I was not enticed to read the book quickly. By the time I arrived at the chapter of Adam's story, though, I couldn't put the book down. I can only attribute my unconscious slowness to the reason the book is written from a narrator's perspective; I did not want to rush to the end of the story.
By reading the chapters "Unconquerable Soul," Epilogue, and Afterword, all of the comments about Brown are confirmed as to the godly man he was the thousands of people who had the opportunity to meet him. It is clear that God used him in many ways to not only preserve national and international freedom, but to embody what He can do through a broken man.
My only qualm about highly recommending this book is the foul language in some of the quotes. F-words are replaced with dashes, but the other choice words could have been omitted for a more powerful story. As it is written, and due to the content and details, this book is for adults.
"Fearless" can be purchased at www.amazon.com.
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