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Publisher's Summary

Join SAS legend Phil Campion as he shares his deeply personal life story, warts and all.

In Who Dares Wins, Big Phil Campion reveals his chequered past, from terrible abuse suffered in a string of kids' homes to psychological abuse suffered at a top public school.

Phil guides you through his soldiering career, from the so called 'green army' to the brutal trial of SAS selection and all that followed. This includes years spent providing private military services across war-torn and risk-laden Africa; in between he was body-guarded the likes of Led Zep, Oasis, Kasabian, Dizzy Rascal and Pro Green.

Phil takes you on his gripping, behind-the-scenes adventure acting as a roving reporter for Sky TV in Syria and Northern Iraq, more often than not under fire.

Brave, riveting and truly revelatory, Who Dares Wins is packed full of jaw-dropping stories to quicken the blood, while also telling of the psychological toll a life in conflict took on the author.
 

©2020 Phil Campion (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

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Who Dares Wins

Extremely interesting book. Phil opens up about his childhood which is traumatic to say the least, as well as his mental health issues. Great listen, riveting in places. Well done.

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life story at its best

Such a real true honest insight to a persons life story . Respect . If your ever in Aussie land love to shout you a beer . cheers Jason

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Gutsy!

I can only imagine what guts it takes to tell of the dreadful abuse he endured to the world and it shows what a man he is.
I couldn't stop listening to this, just like his other book altho very different, but his humour, humility and voice makes it easy to do so.
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  • Derrick
  • 24-06-2021

Didnt expect this

This audio book has very little to do with his military expeiriences, dont even really cover very much with him in the green army or in special forces
I does use matierial from his previous book, Fearless
To me this is a cry for help, it focuses a lot about his physical and metal abuse as a child
His life as a child does seem pretty horrendous and the sexual abuse he suffered wasnt as bad as some of the other children he was with
When you meet Phil, he is a monster of a man, and its hard to think of anyone abusing him, but he was a child and no way as big
His mental processes must have been all over the place for years
He does stand up for ex soldiers rights, but there are lots of charities doing the same thing, help is there for ex military, but its up to them to seek it out, to me it sounds like he tried but there was no one he could trust, not even during hi military carrer
I joined up in 68, I found that I got no help from the forces or the government when I came out
I could live anywhere, eat anything, could fight in hot and cold weather, jungles, deserts, we just had a job to do and we did it
He is lucky, he is still in touch with his mates, I havent met anyone I served with
I wouldnt have bought this book if I had known it was a cry for help, I'm finding it hard enough to help myself without having providing a shouder for someone else to cry on
But good luck to Phil, I hope he finds and gets the help he so desperatly needs

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  • K. mc
  • 13-07-2021

respect to big Phil

must have taken a lot for Phil to write this but it's very important more people start to speak out and break the stigma around mental health. plenty more good stories from Phils service time also.

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  • Stuart K
  • 16-07-2021

Ok if you haven’t read born fearless

Having read and enjoyed Born fearless,I waited for who dares wins to be published, I hoped it would be better , with more live operations , still enjoyed Phil’s matter of fact narration .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-2021

100 per cent Legend

Another great book from Phil Campion. True legend. Highly recommended. Feels like you’re sat in a pub, listening to Phil telling you his tales.

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  • Nath
  • 28-10-2021

Awesome

Great book, love Big Phil narrating his storys, total respect for opening up Phil

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  • Damian J Smith
  • 24-10-2021

Brilliant

Listening to this book made me question my thoughts about judging a person by their look. Phil is a big lump but underneath all that he is quite traumatised by his passed . Will now go and watch Big Phil's war .

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  • Mark Rooke
  • 20-10-2021

Wow, absolutely brilliant.

Not what I thought the book was going to be about. What I got was a truly inspirational accout of the real Phil, from the heart. Massive respect to you buddy. This story will save lives and give other the courage to meet their demons head on. A definite must read/listen.

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  • DDR
  • 02-10-2021

Very disappointing.

Struggled to finish it. How often does he use the term "proverbial" in this book.
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  • Mr. Stephen Wetherill
  • 18-09-2021

Another great insight to an old buddy. Well done

Your story rings similar with some of my life. The military family also saved me Good you have opened up. Keep up the good work and looking forward to hearing about your next adventures with the SLA

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  • Dan
  • 06-12-2021

Big Phil at it again!

Amazing. This bloke has achieved so much in his life and it’s a privilege to read both books. Big Phil, please done stop, delight our ears with your stories. Big love from a feeble vet.

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