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Summary

Trained Royal Marines sniper, world record breaker and extreme TV adventurer Aldo Kane is known for his ability to navigate and lead through challenging and pressured environments, whether it be abseiling into an erupting volcano in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rowing the Atlantic, getting locked in a bunker for 10 days with zero daylight, leading Steve Backshall into the jungle or being held at gunpoint....

In his debut audiobook, Lessons from the Edge, Aldo will inspire listeners with his jaw-dropping stories and show them how to survive and thrive through sheer strength of mind and sharp decision-making. It will reveal how this tough military man was able to cope with suddenly feeling worthless, how he overcame doors literally slamming in his face, how he came to realise that you can't wait for things to happen and instead how he rediscovered his identity and harnessed his emotions to his advantage to find determination, purpose and a renewed sense of belonging. And how, to use his own words, he became the captain of his own ship.

Aldo is a firm believer that with the right head game, however hard it feels, you can get through anything life throws at you. Lessons from the Edge will inspire listeners to find the spirit to do the things in life they've previously been too scared to tackle, build the courage to know that failure isn't the end and the knowledge that the impossible can be made possible.

©2021 Aldo Kane (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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"The thinking man's action hero." (The Times Magazine)

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  • JC
  • 11-01-22

Great adventurer but didn’t come across as it should

I like Aldo, but this didn’t quite hit the mark for me. Maybe it was the narration but it didn’t excite / interest me like Ant Middleton or Jason Foxes books.

There was even a chapter I had to skip part way through (the tigers) as it was too upsetting. I know this horrible trade takes place but I don’t want to have to listen to the graphic details.

This doesn’t take away from the admiration I have of the man who has achieved so much, however this book just didn’t work for me





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A call to action

Almost unbelievable stories told in a lovely Scottish accent 😂
A real call to action for anyone needing a kick up the arse

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Great listen

A great listen, just right. A life well lived and a good lesson in perseverance.

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Amazing!

Thank you so much Aldo! I've been listening on my commute to Uni and I loved hearing about all your adventures so far!

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inspirational

Aldo, thank you for lifting me up and seeing life differently. A truly inspirational book.

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brilliant

Amazing thank you Aldo for this book, your stories are unbelievable and inspiring. Definitely makes me won't to do more with my life...

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Great book

Love Aldo, absolute inspiration of a man and a very entertaining audio book, would recommend to anyone needing some motivation to get out there 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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An inspiration of discipline and goal setting.

From the outset, You can see how driven Aldo is, his discipline, commitment and drive is simply incredible. A very inspiring read!

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great book

I really enjoyed this book and kept listening want to hear more and more

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interesting life and adventures

I heard an interview on a podcast with Aldo that intrigued me to seek out his book. I didn't know anything about his life or his work prior to this and had never seen him on TV. This all meant his book was interesting and engaging. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • 03-10-21

Absolutely inspiring story

Thank you for sharing the knowledge and experience of dealing with difficult real life situations! Cheerfulness in the face of adversity is a very strong message that everybody should occasionally reflect on.