Break Point - Ollie Ollerton

Break Point

By Ollie Ollerton

  • Release Date: 2019-05-02
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 281 Ratings

Description

DON'T MISS OLLIE OLLERTON'S EXPLOSIVE DEBUT NOVEL SCAR TISSUE! PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW.

OLLIE OLLERTON CO-HOSTS SAS: WHO DARES WINS ALONGSIDE ANT MIDDLETON, JASON FOX and MARK BILLINGHAM. THIS IS HIS INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY

Where is your break point?

Is it here? Facing the gruelling SAS selection process on one leg, with a busted ankle and the finish line nowhere in sight?

Or here? Under heavy fire from armed kidnappers while protecting journalists en route to Baghdad.

Or is it here? At the bottom of a bottle, with a family in pieces, unable to adapt to a civilian lifestyle, yearning for a warzone?

Ex-Special Forces soldier and star of TV's SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ollie Ollerton has faced many break points in his life and now he tells us the vital lessons he has learnt. His incredible story features hardened criminals, high-speed car chases, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics - freeing children from a trafficking ring in Thailand.

Ollie has faced break points in his personal life too, surviving a freak childhood attack, run-ins with the law as a teenager rebelling against a broken home, his self-destructive battles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his struggles with anxiety and depression. His final redemption as an entrepreneur and mental health charity ambassador has seen him overcome adversity to build a new and better life.

'Everyone has the capacity for incredible achievement, because it's only when it's crunch time, when you're down to your last bullet - when you're at break point - that you find out who you really are.'

Reviews

  • Great Read

    5
    By Evachilly
    Allows us a glimpse into the mindset and journey of a man who has served his country in ways which we will never learn the full extent and in doing so the effect it has on his life. Thank you for your service.
  • Meh

    3
    By Bomberralphy
    Was ok but wished I’d skipped the last quarter of the book. The guy is a bit of a selfish a***hole.
  • Great read!!

    5
    By Sc92Sc
    Thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was a great read. This book is honest, relatable, raw and inspiring. It is also a great reminder to those struggling and in need of help, that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel!
  • Intense and thought-provoking

    5
    By The Reading Nurse
    I thought it was a given that this book would be about various tales of war and military training. And it is to a large extent. The most interesting and primary aspect of this book is the journey of self-discovery through Ollie’s actions and poignant events in his life. Everyone would learn essential lessons about themselves by reading this book and how to make yourself a happier person, a more giving person, a kinder person. Thoroughly excellent book and a must read for anyone who hasn’t found their niche in life...yet.
  • The answer is yes.

    5
    By Stewbum4sloths
    I’m not a big reader and i’m trying to start to get stuck into books a bit more. I came across this after reading Ant Middleton’s “First Man In” which is also brilliant by the way. This is the type of book you just can’t seem to set down, if you’re thinking of getting it for £2, the answers yes
  • Inspirational

    5
    By Rich 32
    Could not put this book down... inspirational story from a truly inspirational guy.
  • Inspirational

    3
    By Bobbydazzeler
    Thank you for sharing your story, this is one of the best books I have read in a long time! I didn’t want it to end!