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Relentless

Narrated by: Dean Stott
Length: 7 hrs
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Summary

For listeners of Ant Middleton, Jason Fox and SAS: Who Dares Wins comes the extraordinary story of Special Forces soldier Dean Stott.

Everybody has heard the SAS motto that who dares wins, but Special Forces warrior Dean Stott also lives his life by another powerful mantra - that of the relentless pursuit of excellence. In 16 years of service, Dean rose to the top of Britain's fighting force, taking part of some of the most daring and dangerous operations in the war on terror. But then, following a horrific parachuting accident, Dean's dream career was cut short, and his ethos was put to its toughest test. 

Just like the day when Dean's dad said that he could never make it as a soldier, Dean's doctors told him that he would never again perform at the elite level.  

To put it mildly, Dean disagreed, but even those that knew him were staggered by the mission that he set himself - the man who didn't own a bike would cycle the Pan American Highway, a 14,000 mile route that stretches from Argentina to Alaska, passing through some of the most dangerous countries in the world. A passionate mental health campaigner, Dean decided to up the stakes further by setting himself the task of raising a million pounds for charity. With two world records also in his sights, the stage was set for Dean to rediscover the tenacity, bravery and downright doggedness that saw him rise to the top of the Special Forces. 

The final curve ball arrived in the shape of a wedding invitation from his old friend Prince Harry - would he make it back in time for the royal wedding, or at all?    

Dean Stott is Relentless, and this is his story.

©2019 Dean Scott (P)2019 Headline Publishing Ltd

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Nothing is impossible with the right mindset

A great insight into the mind of a tier 1 operator and what it takes to get shit done! A true adventure from start to finish well done stotty on your achievements 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Absolutely incredible!

I almost feel a bit ashamed but I’d never heard of Dean until I saw him on the BBC recently talking about Prince Harry and then this came up in my recommendations. Not wanting to google and spoil the book I took a bit of a punt and and got this given how much I’ve enjoyed books from some of the other SF Operators. It was absolutely worth it. Deans story is amazing and he really does deliver some incredibly valuable lessons along the way. Now the challenge he embarks upon really resonates with me as I’m incredibly new to fitness and running but have signed up for a 30km run and have decided to do it for a higher cause than personal achievement also. I appreciate this isn’t in the same league as Dean’s undertaking but the lack of knowledge, previous training and experience is something I feel a strange familiarity with so I guess I’m a little biased towards everything in this book. Following the set backs, almost remorseless challenges and sheer curve balls he has thrown at him along the way and his explanation of how he deals with them has been amazing listening and will no doubt prove invaluable to me in my training. So for anyone who wants push themselves outside of their comfort zone be it just getting up and outside or taking their fitness/career/life to the next level, this is absolutely worth a read/listen. This will definitely be listened to again!

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an ok listen

not a bad listen but seemed to skim over what could be really good story. somewhere between a military story and an extreme athelete. Narration was a bit jumpy and sounded like bits edited in.

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Not for me

This book had great reviews though I've come to realise with alot of army books that their comrades tend to review highly out of support. I found this a monotone drone in narration terms and maybe because of this was never gripped by the story. Waste of credit for me.

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Great read/listen

Inspiring story from a humble guy who had immense Drive and selfless commitment. Inspirational stories throughout, give this a go!

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Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence

Massively Inspirational book. Even better to be narrated by Dean Stott. Truly Remarkable what he achieved in all this book. Highly Recommended Reading. !

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Fantastic! Very motivational story from a genuine guy. Following Dean's words would help you achieve success. He has a great mentality.

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Overall a nice listen.

Dean is clearly a formidable guy. Very disciplined and attentive to detail. Would have liked more stories about his Special Forces exploits, but a shame that he couldn't include them. More of a world record attempt story than anything else.

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inspiring

Great to hear the story of sf operator to record breaking machine. Great achievements and inspiration to get myself a bike

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Excellent

An amazing story told brilliantly. Dean is humble and inspiring. I would thoroughly recommend this book.

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Outstanding

Outstanding, for a while I had lost my North Star, Dean’s relentless pursuit of excellence has helped me refocus. An incredible inspirational tale that will motivate any reader to set goals, challenge themselves and be better tomorrow than they were today. Boom!