• Rising Above

  • A Green Beret's Story of Childhood Trauma and Ultimate Healing
  • By: Sean J. Rogers
  • Narrated by: Sean Rogers
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A simple car accident changed the path of six-year-old Sean Rogers’ life forever. His single mother checked into the hospital as a vibrant young woman and checked out as a full-blown opioid addict. From that day forward, Sean’s life became a silent nightmare of abuse, neglect, chronic hunger, and slow, helpless withdrawal from everything and everyone he loved.

In Rising Above, Green Beret Sean Rogers chronicles the toughest battle of his life: the long, painful fight to confront his darkest fears and reclaim his life. After struggling as a young man to accept the raw trauma of his past, he eventually learned to understand and embrace it, ultimately using it to become an elite Special Forces operator. 

Through this profoundly honest and inspiring memoir, Rogers explores what it means to make the pain of your past work for you, showing you how to harness the truth of your own reality and take control of your destiny.

©2021 Sean Rogers (P)2021 Sean Rogers

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Great Book, Great Story

I just want to Say, your book was one of the most inspiring and Motivational stories ending with grit and determination to help yourself, and define who you are and where you are going. keep up the great writing and looking forward to the next book 🤙🏽

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Captivating story

I love the author’s story and his willingness to share such vulnerable events. I just wish he developed his story more. This book could help a lot of people if he went more in depth in each phase. Dates, details and more about the people involved. Other than that, great book. I hope he revisits his story and realizes how important those events are to helping g others that have gone through similar traumatic stress. Thank you “Buck”

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amazing

I've been following Buck for years and rhis doesn't disappoint. I know it's gonna help me on my journey.

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Life Changing

When you achieve your goals, help the next person in line working to achieve the same feat. My goal in life is to use my painful experiences and failures to help others learn and to improve their lives.

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Life changing

This book will change the way you look at life.

An extremely inspiring story of one young man’s journey through the gauntlet of challenges that is war, life and Love. Choosing who, and what you want to be despite what is thrown at you.

Recommend book to anyone who can read.

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So much more makes sense.

Listening to this book made me realize why so many things in my own life happened the way it has as well as how much it’s affected me as an adult. I didn’t want it to end!
Much love and respect to you and your journey.

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A story of white privilege jk lol

Sean story shows adversity makes men. He’s not crying about his shitty childhood and being a victim. Instead he let it motivate him to live his best life and be the best version of himself. A good book for all veterans suffering from PTSD. Your time is better spent listening to Sean then any time wasted talking to English as a second language or limp wristed shrinks @ the VA.

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Amazing to listen to the Author words

Highly recommend this book! amazing read and can't wait to see what else comes from Sean in the future

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I found this book great. I resonated with many of the bad habits that the author picked up due to childhood abuse/neglect. I see some of the same things within myself and this book was eye opening and has given me a new perspective about how running away from your past and not acknowledging it does no good.

Face your demons head on, or they will eventually catch up to you.

Stay positive.

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Good message.

Quick listen with a good message and I appreciated the added comments. The writing was good but was not quite what I would expect from a professional writer. That said, I have a lot of respect for people who can write their own books and getting to hear it read by the author is always a huge pluss.

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  • 05-23-22

Truly inspiring

Having seen the author's friendly and informative youtube content I was aghast to hear what he had to go through and overcome from his childhood.

This is one of the most impactful books I've been fortunate enough to come across and I know I'll be returning to it. His message of how we can draw strength by coming to terms with our early life traumas has given me real encouragement and honestly it felt strange and very welcome to have him frame these experiences in a way that is so parallel to how I have been trying to make sense of my own childhood.

Wishing everyone the best with their inner struggles and looking forward to the next book from Sean Rogers!

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  • David Phoenix
  • 05-08-22

not just the same old stuff

this is a brief one, but it's a pure and honest take on life. I read a lot of books like this so expected a lot of the same old things, but was surprised how many new things I picked up on that I will most certainly use in my own life going forwards.

highly recommend, and I can't wait for the future release from Rogers

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  • Dfit
  • 11-09-21

outstanding account of this man's life.

A very easy to listen to book about this man's extraordinary yet traumatic life. An inspiration to us all. Good job, looking forward to your next book.

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  • 11-09-21

Emotional journey

For a first time author this book is well written and being read by the author enhanced the experience. It lays out all the victories and defeats and they ways in which Buck has risen above and got past these situations without sounding pushy or in your face with his accomplishments. Overall fantastic book that may give those struggling the direction to move forward.

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  • Nigel Lewis
  • 03-23-22

Inspirational

From dysfunction to inspiration, listening to this guy reminds me that through adversity you can achieve great things.