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Mud, Sweat and Tears Audiobook

Mud, Sweat and Tears

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Publisher's Summary

Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan. On returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously gruelling selection course for the British Special Forces to join 21 SAS - a journey that was to push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance. Then, in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident, Bear broke his back in three places. It was touch and go whether he would ever walk again. However, only eighteen months later Bear became one of the youngest ever climbers to scale Everest, aged only 23. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures . . .Known and admired by millions, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story of his action-packed life.

Gripping, moving and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat and Tears is a must-read for adrenalin junkies and armchair adventurers alike. Narrated by Tom Patrick Stephens, who Bear approved himself (since he was off adventuring!)

©2011 Bear Grylls (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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    Rowan pembroke dock, United Kingdom 05/05/2012
    Rowan pembroke dock, United Kingdom 05/05/2012 Member Since 2016

    Avid listener of books. All sorts

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    "I love this guy"

    Listened to the whole book in a day. The bloke is amazing and his book was a joy.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06/05/2012

    I enjoy a good yarn or a cool story.

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    "What a trooper"

    Great read. The book focuses on his training and the climb. One very lucky guy that I can relate to in the back injury department. Its still an incredible journey in the short time this book goes on for and it leaves you wanting more. Better go watch some Man Vs wild now.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Greg London, United Kingdom 01/06/2012
    Greg London, United Kingdom 01/06/2012 Member Since 2015
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    "The best"

    This is the best autobiography I have ever read. Well written and narrated. Excellent, compelling.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 23/10/2013
    Sharon 23/10/2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Not what I had hoped for"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No - I would not recommend this book to a friend, at least not a friend who is an adult. I do, however, think it's very suitable for adolescents - probably the age of the scouts of whom he is 'chief'. I admire Bear Grylls' exploits very much, and enjoy watching his TV appearances. Sadly, I found this book very poorly written (the narration was fine). The standard of language was very basic and, for me, that detracted from the story. It's not all bad - it's easy to listen to on account of the simple language, and there were some anecdotes which I found interesting. Overall, however, I was disappointed and am consequently unlikely to buy any other books by Bear. I'll stick to his TV shows!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Johnnie 13/01/2017
    Johnnie 13/01/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Motivational"

    Great book, love Bears writing style, read his fiction books also which are fantastic and you will be wanting more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sarah 08/01/2017
    sarah 08/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant, humble and blessed."

    I just wish I'd listened to this many years ago. I got from this the messages I'd wished I'd been told when I was young. Focus and commit. When things get tough, dig deeper. I loved this book xx

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    richard 12/12/2016
    richard 12/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "amazing"

    really good insight into bears life, i really enjoyed the climbing everest part, and hearing what the sas selection process was like

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Steven Alan Thomas Copenhagen, Denmark 25/11/2016
    Mark Steven Alan Thomas Copenhagen, Denmark 25/11/2016 Member Since 2015

    Dad, Geek, Nerd, Programmer, etc.

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    "Exceeded my expectations"

    Didn't know much about Bear, but had high expectations, which were exceeded in every way.
    Makes me want to be a better person in every area of my life. Funny how a book that you expect to be focussed on one area can surprise you when you least expect it.
    Read it now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mr Steve Timoney 01/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listen - very inspiring"

    A very inspirational story from a very grounded and humble man - a true role model

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    Stephen Williams 06/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Best book I've read in a while"

    Thoroughly inspiring and humbling. The man is an inspiration and Toms performance does the man and himself justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Lincoln
    Stepney, Australia
    13/09/12
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    "Inspirational"
    What did you love best about Mud, Sweat and Tears?

    Bear Grylls is human he just tries harder and never gives up.
    A completely honest and inspirational listen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Climbing Everest. Always thought it was something that I might want to do. It no longer is.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book made me late for work many times as I sat in my car not wanting to stop the adventure.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James Cox
    02/06/15
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    "Exciting and enjoyable"

    The book has had me gripped for the past week. I've not wanted to stop listening to it at all.

    Its read very well and not like a robot.

    If you like adventure, outdoors and exploring, I recommend this to you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tobias
    26/09/14
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    "Inspiring and captivating"
    Where does Mud, Sweat and Tears rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was skeptical about audiobooks in general at first, but after listening to this I was pleasently surprised. The narrator does an excellent job in bringing the words to life and the story is both very captivating and inspiring.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    As a biography is goes without saying that my favorite character was Bear himself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite moment was during SAS selection. Because I listened to the book while running, it inspired me to push myself a little further.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It's funny to get an insight in the number of adventures, big and small, that Bear has been involved in. You can't help but chuckle and think: "what a lovable idiot"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kristoffer
    København, Denmark
    21/03/14
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    "Better than I would have thought"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Its quite good simple entertainment.


    What about Tom Patrick Stephens’s performance did you like?

    He did quite well.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Not so much - it is a fairly simple book, and while its a good story it lacks the level to become really inspirational.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David K.
    New Zealand
    10/04/13
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    "Transparent – Honest – Inspiring!"

    The narration is exceptional and perfectly suitable to the content.

    The content itself is transparent, honest and inspiring.

    Without question, a must listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    cape townSouth Africa
    04/02/13
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    "Great read!"
    Would you listen to Mud, Sweat and Tears again? Why?

    No, Once you know the story I don't feel the need?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mud, Sweat and Tears?

    His summit of Everest and what he overcame.


    What about Tom Patrick Stephens’s performance did you like?

    He sounded similar to Bear, so it was as if he was talking.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    13/01/13
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    "Mud, Sweat and Tears.. Great name for a title."
    What did you love best about Mud, Sweat and Tears?

    Bears honesty, humbleness and determination.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for anybody, the underlying key principles told in the book can be applied to anybody with any situation. I highly recommend it.. To the point that this is the first review I have ever written an I've been an Audible member for nearly two years. Give this book a go!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Australia
    06/08/12
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    "Bear is what legends are made of"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes!
    Such a great positive life journey, this is one of the best autobiography's i have ever read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bear!


    Have you listened to any of Tom Patrick Stephens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he sounds like Bear so made listening to it feel very much like it was Bear speaking himself.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Over several days while i drive my truck.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth listening too, absolutely!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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