'Diving was a boys-own adventure, a jump into the unknown full of devil-may-care attitudes. It welcomed you with one hand and cast you asunder with the other. It was a hideous bitch goddess and it drank the blood of the unprepared.' Since his low-key upbringing, Hugh 'Obi' O'Brien's life has been a wild ride. What led this country boy, one of four sporty sons, from Sydney boarding school to directionless youth to navy clearance diver - slipping undetected through deep waters to defuse mines and dismantle bombs? Then, upping the adrenaline, Obi joined the mysterious Special Forces counterterrorism unit TAG (East) - no walk in the park. In his memoir Undaunted - full of eye-popping anecdotes and sparing the reader nothing of his persistent self-doubt - he recounts this incredible journey. He also describes the difficult transition from military life - to his days risking 'spaghettification' on underwater construction projects then private security work pirate-hunting in the Red Sea and tearing along the world's most dangerous roads in the Middle East. If you've ever wondered what it would be like to follow a high-action alternative route through life, Obi makes a unique guide. Undaunted is an engaging and unexpected account by an operator at once tough, whimsical and funny and always brutally honest.
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|Size: ||4.0 MB|
|Publisher: ||RHA eBooks Adult|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||9780857983497 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|