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Transformed

A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds
Narrated by: Remi Adeleke
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Summary

What are the odds? Statistics tell us that African-American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and 20 times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics but also become a Navy SEAL, actor, entrepreneur, writer, and successful husband and father?

In Transformed, Remi Adeleke takes you back to stories from his childhood, from living as Nigerian royalty to losing his father early in life and being financially stripped of everything by the Nigerian government. He delves into being raised by a single mother in the Bronx and doesn’t shy away from his illegal activities as a young man that threatened to derail his future. At every turn, including throughout his naval career, Adeleke found a way to overcome the odds, even when it didn’t make sense. His is an inspiring story of true personal transformation.

©2019 Remi Adeleke (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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Engaging and motivating

There was much I was able to draw from this book and I am grateful to the author for taking the time to tell his story. I will recommend it to the young people in my life and hope they are motivated too.

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INSPIRING AND MOTIVATIONAL!

So fascinated hearing of the life Remi has lived, and more importantly the obstacles he overcame. I couldn't stop listening to him speak.

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Not your usual Navy Seal story

This is a real dig down into the author's heart, performed (rather than narrated) with a poetic lilt which flows along beautifully.

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cannot put this book down

as good as "can't hurt me" by David Goggins. a great journey of loss and circumstance, transforming to opportunity and success. epic.

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Incredible book

So inspiring to hear Remi’s incredible story and how he’s helping and inspiring so many others now.
Brilliantly read by Remi himself and a real gripping audiobook.
I’ve recommended this to loads of friends.
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Inspirational read

Got through this book in 3 days, listening in the car and at work... I wish it was longer. Hope to hear and see more. Further proof that God has a plan for us, all of us...

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  • jamesveylupek
  • 17-05-19

An inspiration

Having served with Remi. It is great to hear his full transformation he was inspiring Church service and in the gym he was a great teacher i still do a variation of some of our work outs. His book has reminded me how the Lord has touched my life and continues to lead me to greatness Remi is an inspirational to all. Thank you my Brother.

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  • Brandon
  • 30-05-19

The Struggle is real!!!!!

I listen to a lot of military,Special Forces memoirs,and non fiction, and I have been looking for another book to grab my attention. This book totally did exactly that, I always love it when the authors of these kind of books do their own narration. The life they breathe into their own story by reading it with the raw emotion and passion someone should have about the struggles and triumphs they have experienced can be felt through the words spoken by this author. The unlikely path from basically Nigerian royalty to the streets of the Bronx, where hustle and street smarts were the only path for most. This young man was given a chance to change his purpose in life by a caring and passionate Naval recruiter, that lead him to Buds and eventually the coveted Navy Seal Trident. The struggles he faced emotionally, physically, and spiritually give a glimpse into mind and soul of the true Warrior spirit. This audio book was a welcome addition to my collection and was just what I was looking for after listening to “You can’t hurt me” by David Goggins. It’s an amazing journey that I quickly finished hoping for more, I hope others enjoy it as much as I did!

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  • Anthony L Mudd
  • 21-05-19

Inspiring

What a inspiring, inspirational story of a modern day warrior and how he turned his life around. Thanks Remi!

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  • JOHN DAVIS
  • 03-06-19

Must be read to end

This into so much a story of the war on terror as it is s story of family, will power, dedication and the relentless determination. But most of all it is a story of redemption and honest self assessment. It would be easy to abandon the book based on mistaken expectations but the payoff is worth the wait. This book would be at home in either the military section, the self help section or the religious section of a book store. The author as the narrator lends a great deal of credence to the story and he is very good

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  • MS
  • 19-09-19

Truly Inspiring

So many emotions ran through me as I listened this story. I fell in love with the people, laughed, cried and cheered at different intervals. It serves to inspire us to unlock the journey within and to truly discover the treasures that He has placed within us.

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  • DonnaMarie113
  • 09-07-19

Riveting Read

That was the fastest 11 hours I've experienced. Couldn't turn it off. I feel I had an advantage because I had never heard of this gentleman before. What an incredible read!

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  • Adebusola Olusina
  • 01-12-19

Absolutely loved this book!

The narrator held my attention with the way he told his story. I found the book very inspiring and I encourage you to listen to this book.

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  • Wilder Bliss
  • 13-11-19

Really awesome book!

story was awesome! Really great listening to it. Narration was by the author and he did a great job. I have many favorites, but his confidence and perseverance was the parts that touched me the most. Remi's story makes me feel like I can do anything!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-19

Inspirational

The story did not leave any question unanswered. I loved his perseverance and dedication to himself. The story outlined how a boy became a man and how believing in yourself is amazingly the most powerful trait a person can have.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-11-19

Inspired!

For someone who doesn’t read books as consistently as he should, this book kept my interest since the first paragraph. I had already done my research of Remi and heard a little of the book so I knew it was going to be good, however, it was better than expected! As an Immigrant from Colombia who moved to the States, looking for a brighter future, it gave me hope and aspiration to keep striving. It brought me back to the struggles my family and I have been through but also reminded me of how far we’ve came. It was a true coming to America story! As an Army Vet it brought great pride and honor to have men like Remi and his fellow seals that risks their lives everyday so others back home can enjoy life.

Just want to say thank you again. This book was amazing. Each transformation taken in this book (in Remis life) is what makes it so good. Specially when Mr. Adeleke gave his life to Christ!!! Forever grateful for your story, service and devotion to God!