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Publisher's Summary

Forging resilience

Finding purpose

Mastering transformation

How do you rebuild your life when you've hit rock bottom?

Mark Wales thought his life would end in a cornfield in Afghanistan.

Mark and his SAS troops emerged from that scorched battlefield 12 hours later, his mentor gunned down, his dream career now a nightmare. Over four deployments of intense warfighting, Mark watched the line between right and wrong become blurred. When he left the SAS he was adrift, crippled by guilt. 

On a mission to rebuild himself, Mark turned his life around. He fought his way into the gates of a US Ivy League business school and into the boardrooms of top-tier international corporations. He spent years navigating failure in a quest to find new meaning in life. With every setback Mark counterattacked, discovering the tactics and tools needed to become more resilient, and to find happiness, belonging and purpose.

Told with gripping suspense, humour and touching warmth, Survivor is Mark's extraordinary life in and out of the SAS, a story of resilience and a testament to the power of transformation.

©2021 Mark Wales (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"A powerful, honest story of courage, redemption and finding purpose." (Bear Grylls)

"Searing, humbling and uplifting.... Mark Wales is a true inspiration." (Major General John Cantwell AO, DSC)

"In Special Forces it is often said the thinking is at least as important as the fighting. Through these pages, Mark Wales is shown as a thinking soldier. And further, a person of magnificent generosity, taking us to rarely trespassed ground, the battlefield within." (Chris Masters, Gold Walkley award-winning journalist and author)

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Can't recommend enough!

More than just another account of war.
Incredible personal true story of resilience and transformation, a must read!

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A real and humble reaccount

This is a great book and I recommend to everyone. The author retells his story in a very real and humble way and I appreciate Mark's vulnerability as he shares about the rough patches he went through with losing his mother and battles with mental health.

I've always had a respect for special forces troops and viewed them as silent professionals with a steele resolve. This booked reinforced that and concreted in my mind that they are the thinking soldiers that I have read about.

Cheers Mark
P.s hope you'll continue to write.

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An inspiring read

A very motivational and interesting account of Mark Wales approaches to life, conflicts, and successes. Keep it up Mark. WA is behind you 👍

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real page turner

very honest and covering some big topics. great insight into a world not many hear about

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Great book

Great book! Very well written and keeps you interested the whole way through. Couldn't recommend it more.

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the best thank you for your service

OMG hands down in the top 2 best book I have had the honour I'm listening to.

Lest We Forget

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What a full and diverse ride

I loved the raw honesty of Mark’s story. Must be very gut wrenching to put all of this down on paper and not just read it back, but read it to the whole world.
Well done Mark. I’m now going re-read it because there is so much here I’m sure I’ve missed some

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Great book. A touching story about Mark’s journey in Army, the SAS and beyond.

A truely moving and entertaining story.

It is not only a thrilling military story of Mark’s career in the SAS - he also finds a way to let us in to his troubles with mental health, alcohol and looking for direction in life.

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bloody brilliant not just a war story

real and raw this story will have you gripped from start to finish. the honesty is which mark recount his life makes you want more and proud of him as an assusie and role model

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Excellent

Well done to Wales. This is an excellent book, honest, compelling and accurate. Maybe too accurate.

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  • Nick T
  • 27-05-2021

Awesome book

Great audio version. Inspiring, brutal and honest account of the SASR. Loved it and listened to it in 2 days. Highly recommended

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  • Gene Crowe
  • 30-05-2021

Powerful, Raw and Thrilling

An honest, vulnerable and powerful memoir. A great listen from start to finish. Well done Mark!

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  • 03-06-2021

excellent, compelling and deeply personal story

Well written and narrated. One hell of a life story, inspiring and thought provoking

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