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The Fear Bubble

How to Harness Fear and Live Without Limits
Narrated by: Ant Middleton
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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Summary

The brilliant, inspirational next book by the author of the incredible number one best seller First Man In.

Without fear, there's no challenge. Without challenge, there's no growth. Without growth, there's no life.

Ant Middleton is no stranger to fear: as a point man in the Special Forces, he confronted fear on a daily basis, never knowing what lay behind the next corner or the next closed door. In prison, he was thrust into the unknown, cut off from friends and family, isolated with thoughts of failure and dread for his future. And at the top of Everest, in desperate, life-threatening conditions, he was forced to face up to his greatest fear, of leaving his children and wife without a father and husband.

But fear is not his enemy. It is the energy that propels him. Thanks to the revolutionary concept of the 'Fear Bubble', Ant has learned to harness the power of fear and understands the positive force that it can become. Fear gives Ant his edge, allowing him to seek out life's challenges, whether that is at home, pushing himself every day to be the best father he can be, or stuck in the death zone on top of the world in a 90mph blizzard.

In his groundbreaking new book, Ant Middleton thrillingly retells the story of his death-defying climb of Everest and reveals the concept of the 'Fear Bubble', showing how it can be used in our lives to help us break through our limits. Powerful, unflinching and an inspirational call to action, The Fear Bubble is essential listening for anyone who wants to push themselves further, harness their fears and conquer their own personal Everests.

©2019 Ant Middleton (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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A narcissists diary!

An incredible lack of self awareness as he time and time again criticised others arrogance. A book I wish I hadn’t started as I admired Ant but this was SO painful to read that I couldn’t finish it despite enduring 75% of it I could take no more but let me guess, he was first up and “better” than everyone else??

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nothing good here, move on

anecdotal drivel. if you want to hear about Ant's disdain for people wearing new mountain equipment then get it, otherwise skip.

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Inspiring

Well written , inspiring, well read by the author . Very un-PC. A necessary breath of fresh air and reality in a victim focussed world . Should be compulsory reading in schools. It won’t make me climb Everest but there’s a peak in Peru I’ve got my eye on....

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Genuine, honest and very entertaining

Really enjoyed listening to Ant read his story. He uses story telling of his experiences to give you the tools to overcome fears and make sure you are living life and not just crusing in the comfort zone. I was worried this book would be like Ranulph Fiennes book Fear, which I also enjoyed, but it's not at all. I think Ant is very honest and detailed about his personal technique to overcome fear. Very refreshing and brave to hear something very genuine in this day and age. Great read and think its a book I would listen to again when I need to be brave.

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Great follow up to First Man In

An honest and frank account of a journey of personal growth. Great stuff thanks Ant

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Awesome

This book is a must read for everyone looking to better themselves and their lives.
A very inspiring bloke.

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Positive thinking and commitment

Great book.....with a message that will resonate with everyone. To think you're 'not good enough' will always hold you back!!!

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A bit too preachy, not as good as his first book

I loved Ant's first book, his story and lessons through his incredible life were brilliant, he is a shining example for the younger generation and i respect how he is trying to help others. However there seems to be only one lesson/ technique to take from this book (the visualising of fear bubbles) which could have been described in a few paragraphs rather than a full book. There are some interesting parts to his climb up everest, but i really struggled to get through the constant preaching about having a positive mindset. Positivity was covered in the first book, and this one feels like repitition. I'm afraid its barely 10% of what the first book was. I hate to leave anything other than a 5* review but i feel the rating of this book as 5/5 is inaccurate and am trying to correct that so others arent let down by this follow up to a truly 5* book

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Motivational

I really enjoyed both reading and listening to Ant's previous book however, as interesting as this one was, it wasn't a page turner for me. This may have been because I have seen Ant on tour and I had heard most of this before. I did find Ant's mindset about fear and facing it interesting and have tried to overcome situations by using this. Don't get me wrong, it is a good book but the way it has been formatted and perhaps my previous knowledge spoiled it for me.

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3 times over.

I have this book. Iv read it twice. It’s helped me change my life. Iv now got the audiobook for a bad day at the office. Headphones in and my mind is aided on the go. Perfect. Well done Ant. Stay positive and keep inspiring

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  • 29-03-20

life changing

With this book Ant Middleton really gives us a new perspective on fear. He shows us what our real fear is and then showing us how to deal with it.
He doesn't just show us how to deal with fear though. He passes on his knowledge on dealing with life and growing past survival and on too thriving in life's everyday challenges

I'm on my second read through and could really suggest it to anyone feeling beat down by life

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  • 17-03-20

10star

loved it , first audio book I've listened to and highley recommend other to take a listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-20

Loved it

Absolutely loved it. Great content and story. Very captive and it gives a different world perspective.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-20

Unbelievable. A must read book.

Thank you for sharing, Ant. You're an absolute legend. An unbelievable story and some amazing insight and advice. Truly inspirational.

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  • Liz
  • 27-01-20

Inspirational and entertaining

I loved this. Particularly enjoyable hearing Ant read it and share his philosophy. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did but have been recommending it enthusiastically to friends and family. A must read for anyone who wants to live their best life.

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  • M. Verbeek
  • 14-01-20

A great listen!

Just listened to an audiobook from one of his collegues in the tv show and that was abit of a tour de force performance wise.

How easy this one is: nice natural way of telling the story, very pleasant and real, like your sitting in a pub with your best mate. Big fat five stars for performance. Story itself four and half stars due to some rants somewhere in the latter chapters about him trying to get a point across in a tvshow and social media disagreeing with him, but nothing that would dissuade you to read / listen to this book. On contrary: Its a great story, the mixing with his everest trip is nice ( though he might have expanded on that abit more imho, fascinating stuff), and the story keeps flowing'. He explains the mind flow and techniques he learnt during his military career and in other moments of his life in a very relatable manner. He explains how he does it, up to you what you use yourself.

The techniques he describes in his own terms are a big no against self pity and ego, a big yes for not taking shit personally, and a growth mindset. Recommended!


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- great stoorytelling, very nice reading, positive attitude , good story

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  • Thomas
  • 12-12-19

Best book in a while

This book is from another level, the way it’s build up, the lessons and the motivation is just something that makes me speechless. Hope to start another Ant Middleton book soon. Thanks for this great one and the great lessons Ant!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-19

Inspirational

Fantastic read , gives a great outlook on Ants mindset and how every situation no matter how bad can be turned into a positive. 5*

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-19

Fantastic book

A must read, totally recommended this book, Ant is a very inspiring person. Enjoyed this as much as his first book. You won’t be disappointed!