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Fear Audiobook

Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge

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Publisher's Summary

BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.

In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try to explain what fear is, how it happens and how he's overcome it so successfully. He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcomes of great events.

With an enthralling combination of storytelling, research and personal accounts of his own struggles to overcome fear, Sir Ranulph Fiennes sheds new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

©2016 Ranulph Fiennes (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton

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    N. Taylor London 01/01/2017
    N. Taylor London 01/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Not as good as expected"

    Very random: more an unedited draft than completed work. Wanders off topic. Sometimes really interesting, other times like reading the Daily Mail. Overall OK insight into authors life and philosophy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alex 24/10/2016
    Alex 24/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Insightful and gripping"

    Fear is gripping. Not only as explained by Fiennes but his book also. The short stories Fiennes uses to support his points keep the reader interested as the narrative fast past.
    The book is both insightful and factual. I enjoyed Fiennes own accounts of when he had experienced fear and his recollections of his time serving in the British Army and his explorations. I also enjoyed the stories of others and how they overcame fears. Overall, I would recommend this. Some of the facts and graphic accounts of

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    John 20/03/2017
    John 20/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Some good stories / thoughts"

    But tends to go off topic and there are times when you need to remind yourself what is the book about again?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian 12/02/2017
    Brian 12/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "interesting"

    he gives an interesting perspective and some amazing stories. his tone is a little flat throughout but without doubt the collection of stories takes it through.

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    Adam S. 28/12/2016
    Adam S. 28/12/2016
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    "life changing"

    Please please I implore you to listen to this, it is laden with inspiration and wisdom

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    Simon Cooper Douglas, Isle Of Man United Kingdom 14/11/2016
    Simon Cooper Douglas, Isle Of Man United Kingdom 14/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful insight"

    Some superb wisdom from a man who spent most of his life putting himself in a position most people would fear.
    This book both chronicles his own fear through this life and intertwined stories of other notable fearful stories from the wider public.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    T Pejkovic 01/01/2018
    T Pejkovic 01/01/2018 Member Since 2015
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    "What a man, great book, easy to listen"

    The books covers fear in all aspects and in all times. The writers own fears and the use of fear by despots, governments and journalists to accomplish their goals. Some descriptions are very graphic and my upset you. Ranulph's voice is wonderful, a pleasure to listen to. I'd love to meet him, he is a most remarkable man. Happy listening

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    Adam Macdonald 31/12/2017
    Adam Macdonald 31/12/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "top class "

    A phenomenal man and a dying breed. Lessons contained within this book are life changing.

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    Amazon Customer UK 06/12/2017
    Amazon Customer UK 06/12/2017
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    "Not quite what I was expecting "

    An enjoyable book by an amazing man! Not just a Great Britain, but a man great in the world.

    The book though, was not about fear itselff as I expected, but about achievements and fearful situations.

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    Anonymous 08/11/2017
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    "Outstanding!"

    This book takes you on journey and is amazingly put together! I think I felt connected to the stories having had a military background and now lead an outdoor professional lifestyle much like Ran himself. He touches on a few well know stories but I liked how he talked about his older book, “The Set”, which I really enjoyed when I was reading it whilst posted to Northern Ireland in my early twenties. Ran is one of my favourite authors of the 20th century because of his powerful expression and mesmerising story telling ability. Some critics here slated his narrating, I felt read to at times but isn’t that the point? I wanted a gripping and eloquently written audiobook to smash away lengthy journeys and that’s what I got! Deep, thought provoking and powerful is my final summary of this amazing work!

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    "Disappointing"

    I really wanted to like this book, having seen Ranulph Fiennes on lecture tours some years ago. Unfortunately his narration was stilted and hesitant, like he was seeing the words for the first time. This might actually have been better, narrated by someone else.
    Shame because he's an absolute hero but that doesn't translate to this audio book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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