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The ground-breaking new book from former Special Boat Services Sergeant Jason Fox, star of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins and best-selling author of Battle Scars.

Whether serving in the Special Forces, rowing oceans or investigating some of the world’s most notorious drug cartels, Jason Fox has overcome more than his fair share of emotional and mental conflicts. Now, he shares the tools he’s developed at the cutting edge of an elite military career and shows how you, too, can build the resilience and inner strength to overcome whatever challenges life puts in front of you.

During my military career, I dealt regularly with fear, emotional breakdown, pain in hostile environments and the horrors of war. I summoned bravery during intense gun battles and, perhaps more courageously, raised my hand for help during my darkest moment - though it took a while. The psychological techniques I developed during my time as an elite operator still serve me today, in and out of danger.

We all face internal conflict, both at home and at work. Some pressures threaten to crush us mentally, causing stress, anxiety and emotional turbulence. As Jason Fox recounts stories of the military operations and adventures that have tested his own resolve, Life Under Fire provides the tools required to overcome the toughest of internal battles and delivers the techniques we all need to become more resilient in life.

©2019 Jason Fox (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Excellent

Very good book and with have tools to deal with life's daily challenges. Worth a read.

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The most important book of 2020

What an amazing book. During these turbulent times of 2020 this is exactly what the UK - and the world needs. Specific advice, strategies and examples of how to get through the rough times. Thank you so much for writing this!

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Cracking read - well done Jason!

Having read Ant Middleton's first three books and Mark Billy Billingham's The Hard Way, all of which I loved, this was an obvious choice for my next read. Jason Fox comes across as a very decent bloke on SAS Who Dares Wins, plus his other individual programs on The Drug Lords and Returning to Afghanistan.

What did pleasantly surprise me was the depth that he went into when discussing how to build your own inner strength. He mixes this really well with his own experiences in the SBS over the years, but also shows how these techniques can be used in civilian life. He is a realist and therefore doesn't for a minute suggest that you can take every lesson from the military and seamlessly integrate it into other walks of life. That said many of the areas learned can make you more aware of how best to tackle a work or social situation.

I listened to this book on my way into and from work, and found myself using Siri to take down notes so that I could write them up later. In the end I gave up with this and ordered a hard copy of the book so I could refer back to it whenever I needed.

This is a great book and I would highly recommend it.

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the same thing written in different ways.

this book is a mental health thesaurus! I was expecting a brutally honest gripping first-hand account of Jason's experiences in the military like other special forces audiobooks I have purchased and loved in the past! instead what I got with this one was 7 hours of constant cliche mental health references which after about an hour in just sounds the same.

I actually couldn't finish this book and I feel ripped off as it was unbearable. got about 5hours in and couldn't bear the other 2. the theme stays the same throughout and I'm actually amazed he could tell a 7hour story practically repeating himself in different stories and sentences.

-I went to jump of the bridge and I managed my fears blah blah
-I used my negative emotions and grew in uncomfortable situations blah blah blah
-by focusing on the moment I was able to deal with any risks and flashpoints with calmness blah blah blah
-during these moments of negativity we should focus on the now we should tell ourselves to consider negative event only if it actually happens

the list goes on! it's just a load of rubbish about emotions and there's no real story to it. if you want a real special forces book get Ant Middleton first man in or Phil Campion born fearless for real first hand experiences and stories 👍
NO NOT BUY THIS UNLESS YOU WANT LULLING TO SLEEP

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sorry didn't get it

Sometimes you cannot put a book down, with this one I struggled to pick it up. Whilst Sun Tzu and the Art of War can make the jump from military strategy to the corporate world. Life under fire cannot.

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A book for everyman.... and woman

This is the book I've wanted to read/listen to. Foxy shares all his experiences and gives clear and concise comparisons and explains how we can adapt, use and refer to them in our every day lives. Thank you for your honesty

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Great listen

What an amazing book, some great tools anyone can use in there own life’s.
This book had me gripped from start to finish

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spot on

finished it in a couple of days.
didn't know what to expect but lots of good things to take on board.

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Fantastic Book!

It was exiting to listen. Author is Brilliant. I'm looking forward for his next book! Thanks!

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Inspirational

I loved the fact it was narrated by Jason Fox himself, powerful honest story of true experiences and coping strategies.