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In Remarkable People, Dan Walker, the host of BBC1's Breakfast, recounts inspiring stories of the courage and selflessness of people he has met throughout his career. An uplifting tonic for the darkness and negativity of recent times.

We live in an age of anxiety, besieged by bad news and uncertainty. But Dan Walker, the host of BBC1's Breakfast and Football Focus, is determined to shine a light onto stories of selflessness and compassion that seldom make the headlines. 

In the course of his professional life, Dan has encountered many inspiring stories of bravery and kindness. In Remarkable People, he recounts tales of incredible humanity, empathy and compassion, and a steely determination to transform lives, restore trust and renew hope.

Remarkable People is the perfect book for these challenging times - an escape from the negativity of our everyday news cycle and a tribute to courage and positivity.

©2020 Dan Walker (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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  • 10-11-20

A remarkable listen

I could not stop listening to this incredible book and finished it in under 24 hours!

A beautiful book, I think I cried in every chapter. Every single person mentioned really is truly remarkable.

Dan shows a real compassion for people’s stories and really highlighted the incredible power of pausing to listen.

After this terrible year, this book really was the antidote I needed.

Can not recommend highly enough!

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Brilliantly entertaing and inspiring

I bought it as an audio book to listen too for the 400 mile journey home after seeing my kids the day before the second covid lockdown.
if you need an entertaing remedy for pessimism this is the book; it's truly inspiring.

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The best dog walks I've ever had!

Having Dan in my ears every morning this week as I walked the dog has been a joy! Amazing stories of remarkable ordinary people, I have laughed and cried in equal measure. Loved it and am inspired to talk less and listen more. :)

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A remarkable book about remarkable people!

Alternative review title: Genuinely lovely human recounts tales of his encounters with other amazingly kind, compassionate & incredible humans.
This book is the antidote to red-top media nastiness, divisiveness and prejudice. Both moving and life-affirming there’s no one I wouldn’t recommend this book to. It has genuinely challenged me to be a better person - Neighbour, friend, daughter. It’s a joy!

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Brilliant!

This audiobook is simply brilliant. Fantastic for that pick-me-up required during these challenging times. Full of hope. Loved it. Thanks, Dan Walker.

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AMAZING

Wow, just finished listening to the audiobook, what a wonderful inspiring uplifting emotional book this is. I loved it, it made me feel I need to make a change in my life and make a difference in the world, like so many people from the book have and under such difficult circumstances ! I laughed and cried the whole way through. Loved it.

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Awe inspiring

This is an incredible book. Dan reads this with such emotion and dedication to each story he is telling.
I have never written a book review before, but once I downloaded this on Thursday, I spent every opportunity I had to listen to it, and finished it on the Sunday.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for that little bit of light at the end of the tunnel during this dreadful year of 2020.
Thank you Dan Walker for writing this incredibly touching book. I loved it. xx

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Brilliant

I have learnt, it made me laugh and cry and understand people a little more
What a fabulous account of remarkable people you have met Dan. You are remarkable too, to have taken on their dreams and helped them realise them. Thank you, look forward to Book Number Two

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WOW! Just WOW

This book has had my in an array of emotions from start to finish. The way Dan tells the stories of others is amazing. The true highlight is the amazing people documented. I have been left with goosebumps, chills, and in tears while listening to this book. It's a true uplifter in times of great struggle. I feel inspired by these stories and implore anyone to access it in whatever way they can.

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Really touches your soul

This is a real uplifting book for the soul - it's not just about those who are positive, it's about people who manage difficult situations and rise to the challenge. It's brilliantly read by Dan and feels like he's just talking to you. If you want something positive and uplifting - this should be on your list.

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  • 03-11-20

Deeply moving and inspiring!

I thoroughly enjoyed going through Remarkable People. I had followed a couple of the stories from afar, Maria from Brazil, Tony and the men from The Amigo and Terrance and the Christmas tree, but was delighted and moved to hear the stories of so many others. I will admit to listening to much of this with a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. It will come as no surprise that Dan, a professional broadcast, does a great job reading his own book Highly recommended.