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All Secure

A Special Operations Soldier's Fight to Survive on the Battlefield and the Homefront
Narrated by: Tom Satterly
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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One of the most highly regarded Tier One Delta Force operators in American military history shares his war stories and personal battle with PTSD.

As a senior non-commissioned officer of Delta Force, the most elite and secretive special operations unit in the US military, Command Sergeant Major Tom Satterly fought some of this country's most fearsome enemies. Over the course of 20 years and thousands of missions, he's fought desperately for his life, rescued hostages, killed and captured terrorist leaders, and seen his friends maimed and killed around him.

All Secure is in part Tom's journey into a world so dark and dangerous that most Americans can't contemplate its existence. It recounts what it is like to be on the front lines with one of America's most highly trained warriors. As action-packed as any fiction thriller, All Secure is an insider's view of "The Unit".

Tom is a legend even among other Tier One special operators. Yet the enemy that cost him three marriages, and ruined his health physically and psychologically, existed in his brain. It nearly led him to kill himself in 2014; but for the lifeline thrown to him by an extraordinary woman it might have ended there. Instead, they took on Satterly's most important mission - saving the lives of his brothers and sisters in arms who are killing themselves at a rate of more than 20 a day.

Told through Satterly's firsthand experiences, it also weaves in the reasons - the bloodshed, the deaths, the intense moments of sheer terror, the survivor's guilt, depression, and substance abuse - for his career-long battle against the most insidious enemy of all: post-traumatic stress. With the help of his wife, he learned that by admitting his weaknesses and faults he sets an example for other combat veterans struggling to come home.

©2019 Tom Satterly, Steve Jackson (P)2019 Center Street

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Excellent.

Awesome book. Honest and open about the impact the conflicts our armed service personnel face have on their personal lives. Thoroughly recommend. My heart goes out to the author for what he has endured.

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unbelievable

I laughed. I cried. I got angry. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. what a journey this book takes you on. hard to believe it was time life. also hard to believe how these guys are treated when they leave the military. I sat in my car for hours just listening I could not turn it off. I've never heard something. So compounding and authentic and emotional in all my life. God bless this man. Thank you story.

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  • henry
  • 21-12-2019

- One of those books that truly make a difference

The subject of Special Forces has always intrigued me. Having served in the Marine Corps for 10 years as an Infantry Assaultman - there's always been certain mustique and I often question "what would have that been like" or "would I have had what it takes" At this point, that is a questions that will never be answered. However, vicariously - through this book, we all get a small glimpse of what that might have been like - even if just in the audio book form. But as I read further, this book turned out to be much more then a war story (there are plenty of those out there) This book - completely hooked me in - just by the fact it talked about Delta and before I knew it... it turned out to be a story of hope. I dont like to talk about my service and there are days that the memories hurt so bad that I despise them And at the same time, I despise the fact that I'm no longer there. It's weird, some days are better than another's, but some days or a living nightmare. Well... Here's a book written by a guy, who came right out and said it... Everything I've been struggling with for years. And what's more, is that he may have found a way out. So... maybe there IS a way out. Thank you Tom - for a bit of hope. I hope our paths cross someday.

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  • Charles becker
  • 03-12-2019

UNFORGETTABLE

Amazing story of a true American hero who spent most of his life on a razors edge between life and death.

Spending 20 years with the most elite military unit expecting to die everyday would undoubtedly take an immense toll. Tom Satterly pulls you in and gives you a glimpse into that life as well as the physical and mental cost that can never be repaid.

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  • Roy
  • 02-06-2020

awesome book

love the stories inside the story. thank you for all that you sacrificed and all your current services to our brothers and sisters in arms!

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  • mike g
  • 01-06-2020

It’s a shame

It’s a shame that physically strong men that consider themselves to be rough are afraid to speak up in theater. This is a typical story of men that are told they are mentally tough in such a soft world we live in these days. We send them over to places that are barbaric to our life style and it’s a joke.
We have locked up all of our truly hard people.
PTSD is tragic but if this individual would have tapped out in theater when he realized he might not be as tough as he thought. Things may not have been...
Its good that he figured life out

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  • LexieLee
  • 31-05-2020

It gave me chills

This is probably my favorite military based book thus far (and I've read a LOT of them). He has no qualms about admitting his weaknesses & fears, or adressing mental illness/PTS. It's a very different view of a Special Ops soldier than most people imagine & very different than most military books that are all "HOORAH! I'm a badass!" It shows the very real side effects these men & women face upon their arrival home. Chapter 25 of this book especially me chills. He explains PTS, anxiety & depression in a way that can make anyone understand how it feels. It was like he was inside my head; narrating my past & my thoughts. It rang so true that I told my life partner he needs to listen to it (I'm listening to the audible version) so he can better understand why I do the stupid shit I do. Though the causes of our shared illness are VERY different, the effects are the same. This rings true, no matter who you are.

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  • jerry p.
  • 27-05-2020

a must read for any military, law enforcement, EMS

truthful, raw, and really gritty. an absolute must read for every military, law enforcement, EMS person and their families!

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  • Carl Tlumacki
  • 27-05-2020

Great read !

Great glimpse into the world of this Tier 1 unit and path taken to achieve that operational level.

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  • Ray Devens
  • 24-05-2020

Absolutely outstanding Warrior life story

Such a great recognition of the physical and mental challenges and triumphs service members face in the life in our Nation's Warrior Class.... Well Done!!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Timothy Martinez
  • 13-05-2020

very good book.

The narraton was ver good. Tom Slattery is by far a strong man, with a strong warrior spirit.

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  • Keith Vasicek
  • 07-05-2020

Couldn't stop listening!

As a Veteran with 22 years of service this book could have been my story! Phenomenal

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-06-2020

gripping

superb account of 20+ years in harms way physically and mentally from a tier 1 operator who made it to the very top despite the mental struggles he faced

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  • Rich
  • 20-04-2020

All Secure

Tom,

World class, incredible story, incredible message, a truly life saving and inspiring message to all readers / listeners. Audible is particularly special having been delivered by the author.

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  • Jonathan Woods
  • 14-03-2020

excellent

Highly recommended. A great audible book read by the author, superb 5 stars from me.

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  • Bryan
  • 08-02-2020

Hard hitting, heart wrenching tale of modern conflict.

The authenticity of the author shone through from the early stages. Portraying a struggle in modern conflict between war on the frontline and in his resulting struggles on the home-front. Well written, honest and compelling. An excellent read for anyone interested in the journey of an elite warrior and toll it takes on them.

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  • MR T.
  • 06-12-2019

Brilliant

A gripping account from a true American hero. Had this in my book wish list but saw it on Audible and decided to get it. Once I started listening, I couldn't switch it off. Finished the whole audio in 2 days.