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  • An Unapologetically American Story of Fighting the Taliban, UFC Warriors, and Myself
  • Written by: Tim Kennedy, Nick Palmisciano
  • Narrated by: Tim Kennedy
  • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (735 ratings)

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Scars and Stripes

Written by: Tim Kennedy, Nick Palmisciano
Narrated by: Tim Kennedy
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From decorated Green Beret sniper, UFC headliner, and all around badass, Tim Kennedy, a rollicking, inspirational New York Times bestselling memoir offering lessons in how to embrace failure and weather storms, in order to unlock the strongest version of yourself.

Tim Kennedy has a problem; he only feels alive right before he’s about to die. Kennedy, a Green Beret, decorated Army sniper, and UFC headliner, has tackled a bull with his bare hands, jumped out of airplanes, dove to the depths of the ocean, and traveled the world hunting poachers, human traffickers, and the Taliban.

But he’s also the same man who got kicked out of the police department, fire department, and as an EMT, before getting two women pregnant four days apart, and finally, been beaten up by his Special Forces colleagues for, quite simply, “being a selfish asshole.”

With his vivid and stirring voice, Scars and Stripes “is an authentic gut punch of a life lived with grit, resiliency, and a never-quit attitude in the face of heartbreaking failures and incredible success that every American can learn from” (Patrick Murphy, veteran and former United States Under Secretary of the Army). Kennedy reveals that failure isn’t the end—rather it’s the first step towards unearthing the best version of yourself and finding success, no matter how overwhelming the setbacks may feel.

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Bravo and bravado

If your buying this, you and I could be friends. Or you might be a dufus with too much self for friendship

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amazing book

couldn't stop listneing! Thanks Tim and Nick for you hard work and honesty. cant wait for more stories.

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Great audiobook! Tim reading it really makes it great!

Having Tim Kennedy reading the audiobook is amazing, and you get the raw emotions due to this. What a rollercoaster of a journey he takes us on, and I really appreciated the honesty in his chapters. This is without a doubt the best audiobook I’ve listened to, definitely would recommend it!

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Well done

Thank you for being honest. It’s a great fresh breath of air. I loved this book. I look forward to listening to it again! Someone needs to make a show/movie series out of this.

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Great story

Really enjoyed this book I’ve listened to many books by spec ops and this one is my favourite to date

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Excellent!

Excellent book that represents the core of the green berets. Unapologetic and original. Great story of an interesting life.

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great book

Tim has sure lived a life ,very impressive man. loved his story and his diversity

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Amazing and honest

Great job Tim. Excellent biography. You are an insperation to anyone willing to listen to your story. Thank you

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Wow

Amazing story about a legendary man whose been through every stage of life as a warrior which is told in an outstandingly clear approach on this app.

Legend

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READ THIS !!!

I Was Skeptical About This Book As I'm Not A Huge MMA Fan & Thought That's Who The Book Might Cater Toward. However I Was Locked Into This Audible Book From The Start. I Appreciated The Self Deprecating Humor That Tim Kennedy Definitely Delivers. This Book Is So Very Much More Than MMA & Having Tim Read It Definitely Added To My Enjoyment.

Essentially It's About Life's Ups & Downs & Learning To Roll With The Punches So To Speak & Look For The Life Lessons From All Experiences (Both Positive & Negative).

I Found This Book Very Relatable In Many Different Ways & Definitely Found Various Similar High & Lows I Myself Have Been Through.

I Strongly Recommend This Book To Everyone.

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