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Battle Scars

By: Jason Fox
Narrated by: Jason Fox
Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Battle Scars by Jason Fox.

This is a true story. The events depicted took place during the last decade in an unnamed warzone. The names and locations have been redacted to protect the security of those involved and the practices of the British Special Forces. Out of respect for the KIA and survivors, everything else has been told as it happened.... 

Jason Fox served with the SBS for over a decade, thriving on the close bonds of the Special Forces brotherhood and the ‘death or glory’ nature of their missions.

Battle Scars tells the story of his career as an elite operator, from the gunfights, hostage rescues, daring escapes and heroic endeavours that defined his service to a battle of a very different kind: the psychological devastation of combat that ultimately forced him to leave the military and the hard reality of what takes place in the mind of a man once a career of imagined invincibility has come to an end. 

Unflinchingly honest, Battle Scars is a breathtaking account of Special Forces soldiering: a chronicle of operational bravery and of superhuman courage on and off the battlefield.

©2018 Jason Fox (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Life changing

At the point of starting this book I was in a hole in terms of my mental health having been diagnosed with PTSD and depression. I was bounced from GP to consultant and wasn't getting any better. Hearing Jason's story inspired me to reach out to Rock to Recovery and to start putting steps in place to better my situation. his story is inspiring and exceptionally brave. Thanks for writing this important book mate, you may have just saved my life.

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Unexpected journey

Unlike most veterans autobiographies, mostly about their missions and near death experiences (good as they are) and this started no differently, Jason is equally candid about PTSD and depression that will undoubtedly help other sufferers - he had to narrate it and he did - top bloke.

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Totally gripped

Wow what a thrilling story from start to finish. Told in his own words, I really enjoyed how Jason narrated his story which meant that none of the details or emphasis were lost. What a journey this guy has been on, and what an inspiration to hear of his achievements. As a fellow veteran (although not of the SAS) I saw many parallels between our life situations, whether it be the stress of going on tour or the mixed emotions of leaving the armed forces security bubble. I think we can all relate to Jason’s story to some degree. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Refreshingly Honest

An incredible story by an incredible man.

A brutally honest insight into the mental health struggles of a special forces soldier and how he overcame them.

well worth a listen/read. inspirational!

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Well recommended

Amazing book. Powerful and emotional. Heart breaking yet heart warming. Definitely well worth a read.

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This book has changed my life! I suffer from PTSD and DEPRESSION thank you Foxy

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Read this book, but not for the combat stories

The brutal life story of Jason Fox. I honestly felt a bit misled by summary. I was expecting loads of war stories, but in reality 70% of the book is about mental health. It is a great book though. Jason takes us from his enthusiasm in joining the military, to his experiences in combat, to the failure of the dept of Defense in guiding him in his battles with PTSD.

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Brilliant!!!

It was a gutsy story to tell of true accounts and a inspiration to anyone with mental health issues to seek help and face up to their fears.

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Monotonous account of ptsd

Was hoping this would be a less egotistical version of Any Middletown’s book with tales of time in the special forces / the show. It gets off to an ok start but it seems to be like a stuck record recounting a blow by blow account of his treatment for ptsd and didn’t go anywhere. Not quite sure why the reviews are so good.

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This book will help alot of people

Fantastic book that addresses a subject that almost everybody will have to deal with in some form or other in their life.

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  • Mikael Ångman
  • 23-02-19

Recommended reading/listening!

What a book! Foxy, simply amazing sharing your experience and your difficulties. Loved reading it!

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  • Mike Walker
  • 07-02-19

enlightening

good story about real life mental effects and solutions which could affect anyone. good book.