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Publisher's Summary

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Columbia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period, Redman posted a sign on his door, warning all who entered not to "feel sorry for [his] wounds." His sign became both a statement and a symbol for wounded warriors everywhere. Vivid and powerful, emotionally resonant and illuminating, The Trident traces the evolution of a modern warrior, husband, and father, a man who has come to embody the never-say-die spirit that defines one of America's elite fighting forces.
©2013 Jason Redman (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Paul on 11-23-13

The honesty is overwhelming.

What made the experience of listening to Trident the most enjoyable?

The story is put together well. While starting out at what is a life changing event, it nicely drops back in time to explain how Redman got to that point and what brought him past it.

What did you like best about this story?

The brutal honesty Redman has about his flaws, how he did not see them and why. We are all like him but my flaws don't have the life or death impact a person in a position as him has.

What about Erik Bergmann’s performance did you like?

Great! His voice and inflection was perfect at sensitive times as well as heroic.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I would not say extreme, but more riveted. I could not quit listening wondering how Redman would react to his next situation.

Any additional comments?

Of read a lot of other books from Special Forces Operators, but this is by far the best. I do believe it will be used for years in leadership training. The way Redman identified flaws and then corrected them is supreme, but more telling is his love and honor of his wife. This book is loaded for a spectrum of different genre readers.

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By John on 12-27-13

Great story, well read! Really affected me.

What made the experience of listening to Trident the most enjoyable?

This is a lesson of personal redemption as Lt. Redman gets a second chance after nearly blowing his career. This is one committed Naval Officer! Erik Bergman is a very talented reader; he sounded really connected to the story which was surprising in its depth.

Which scene was your favorite?

The most powerful images in the book were when Lt. Redman was traveling for medical attention after suffering devastating facial injuries in battle. The reaction of fellow travelers upset him by the lack of awareness and appreciation for the sacrifice of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Too many of us take those in our armed services for granted. My outlook has been changed. I am glad there are so many committed men and women out there looking out for us.

Any additional comments?

Every American citizen that enjoys the freedoms that too many of us take for granted should read this book! You will learn to be a better citizen.

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By nazareno on 08-29-16

Amazing book just awesome

The best navy seals and leadership book I've read, and although I loved extreme ownership by jocko and leif, the trident got 1st place imho, outstanding; jay should have a podcast as well on thriving through adversity and leadership, we need less bs and more reality. I keep replaying the last minute of the book.

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By jerllew on 12-15-15

a great story of a great man. recommended

couldn't stop listening to this gripping story. being a incomplete paraplegic since I was Twenty one. this story took me back to some of the things I went through myself. can't recommend this story enough I listen to it back to back just about

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By Nick on 05-31-16

Excellent

An excellent book and account of this guys life, would highly recommend!
Very honest description of his own flaws and failures, good insight to what happens to soldiers who are wounded in battle!!

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