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Can't Hurt Me
- Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
- By: David Goggins
- Narrated by: David Goggins, Adam Skolnick
- Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a US Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events.
Incredible stuff ...
- By Amazon Customer on 03-12-18
Goggins story has made me reach further!!!
Great read. I first found Goggins with YouTube clips, and I thought he was a machine. His story made me realise I’d been under selling myself physically for years. My limits are much higher now, his story led me to run a 4 hr marathon untrained (at 6ft 4 I was not a runner), and later a 50 mile-ultra rather unprepared. I’m not sure I’d have attempted these without listening to Goggins smash through his own goals.
I think everyone can take something from this book, it’s not just for the fitness freaks, it’s for anybody looking for that belief that their current limits are much less than they are capable of.
He goes into much more detail on his well-known stories, and then adds a lot more. I was also a fan of the podcasts style delivery of the book, (convos between the chapters) having been sceptical at first.
I still think the guys insane, but we could all do with a dose of what fuels him. Thanks Goggins!
- A New Look at the History and Future of Nuclear Power
- By: James Mahaffey
- Narrated by: John McLain
- Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
The American public's introduction to nuclear technology was manifested in destruction and death. With Hiroshima and the Cold War still ringing in our ears, our perception of all things nuclear is seen through the lens of weapons development. Nuclear power is full of mind-bending theories, deep secrets, and the misdirection of public consciousness - some deliberate, some accidental. The result of this fixation on bombs and fallout is that the development of a non-polluting, renewable energy source stands frozen in time.
Futuristic, tense, stranger than fiction history!
- By Jim Vaughan on 20-11-13
Great summary of the history and scene setting of the industry
Great read, the first couple of hours are a little physics heavy for most, but you don’t need to take it all in. It’s explained well enough to set the scene of the early nuclear science era. I found most of the book fascinating, although disclaimer I have a PhD in nuclear engineering. It’s suitable for anyone with an interest in studying physics or engineering, particularly if you’re studying above high school level.