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Way of the Warrior Kid

From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way
Narrated by: Thor Willink, Jocko Willink
Series: Warrior Kid Series, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
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Summary

Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc's life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim. But what was the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who called himself the "King of the Jungle".

When Marc's mother tells him that his uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can't wait. Uncle Jake is a for-real super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan.

He's going to turn Marc into a warrior.

Becoming a warrior isn't easy. It means a lot of pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, squats, swimming, eating right, and studying harder than ever before! Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall - and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle himself?

©2017 Jocko Willink (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Excellent book with simple, profound life lessons.

Even though this is written as a book aimed at kids, I really enjoyed reading and learning the life lessons taught in this book.

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Basically Discipline Equals Freedom for kids

Somehow I convinced myself there was something substantial new information or a grand story to behold but it was Jocko's teachings in a different context. A children's book. I love the idea that his principles are now accessible for children but from an adult perspective I'd stick to his other, more mature books.

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If I had had this book when I was a kid

It’s great. Read it to your child. It will not hurt them and there’s a real chance they will become better because of it.

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Amazing

I started doing exercises because of this I use to do 10 now I can do 55 and I’m only 10

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Best advice of my life

Loved it. I can't believe that it has taken me 28 years to put this advice into action. The author has standing and authority on the subject. Applicable to all.

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powerful for self esteem boost mixed with luv care

really grateful for this book . a great thank you. inspirational. please keep sharing your progress.

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Would recommend for 7+

Great book for younger audience that teaches great lessons on perseverance and discipline. Would recommend to any 6/7 year old child .

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Good book on the science of achievement

good book about self discipline and basics or achievement. Enjoyed it and would recommend - especially to children.

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Way of the Warrior Kid

A brilliant and fantastic story with some great values, inspirational ideas and amazing ethos, having read the book the audio book was every bit as good. A must for any book shelf some great fitness ideas too. Very valuable use of time and inspiring kids and adults alike to be there best selves.

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For every child

this book should be listened to by every parent and the their children. teach your child disapline, it will give them the ability to over come all life will throw at them.

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  • Rooster
  • 02-05-17

REQUIRED READING

Where does Way of the Warrior Kid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This one is at the top. Look, it's a "kid's book" in it's format, but it's also an excellent distillation of what Jocko (and Leif) put forth through their work: Echelon Front. Also, what Jocko is getting at so often with his podcast. If you have sons...scratch that...children, this should be required reading.

What other book might you compare Way of the Warrior Kid to and why?

Can't think of one

Which character – as performed by Thor Willink and Jocko Willink – was your favorite?

Mark all the way. Couldn't have been better or meant more to have Thor Willink read the part.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I think it's Jocko's job to come up with that one.

Any additional comments?

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. If you have children and anything remotely related to self-esteem, discipline, respect and responsibility are important to you, read this to your kids.

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  • KWat
  • 14-05-17

Not just a kid's book.

While I would recommend it for kids this 39 year old kid got a lot out of it as well. Inspiring and a tale a lot of us lived as kids.

The only downside of this book was the short length but totally worthwhile.

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  • David
  • 09-05-17

Thank you Jocko

Thank you Jocko, for everything. Also, my wife was 9 months pregnant and I gave her some white tea to drink. All of sudden her water broke, but instead of going to the hospital she just started doing burpees until she delivered a healthy strong boy, who then also started doing burpees.


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  • Open Mind
  • 02-05-17

Get both the book and Audio! Simply Awesome.

Would you consider the audio edition of Way of the Warrior Kid to be better than the print version?

I think it compliments the book every well. They are both solid investments for you and your kids.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mark the little kid who was read by Jocko's son.

Which character – as performed by Thor Willink and Jocko Willink – was your favorite?

They are both good! Seriously. I thought it was hilarious when Jocko was talking as Marks Mom, I literally laughed out loud!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Discipline Equals Freedom.

Any additional comments?

I will be passing this book out to all of my friends who have kids. This will be the first book I read to my kids. I think this book is more important than those Dr Seuss books. This book gives kids and adults alike a guideline and direction in life - something a lot of kids want but never have. Jocko - Thank you for writing this book. It was surprisingly entertaining, and the lessons that you learn from this book have me fired up. As a 26 year old, reading this book, I can tell you I have benefited from it. I want to become a Warrior Kid/Adult..and now I know how to do it now. This will change a lot of kids lives........the future is looking bright.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03-09-17

A father's must read

If you could sum up Way of the Warrior Kid in three words, what would they be?

life changing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jake

What about Thor Willink and Jocko Willink ’s performance did you like?

simple

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

created quality time for my son and I

Any additional comments?

This book gave me and my son a path to discipline and freedom

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  • THoward
  • 02-09-17

Excellent!

Not just for kids. This book is written such that the message is simple to learn and can be applied by anyone.

In the corporate world there was a time when writing a mission statement was king of everything, but marketing was behind this message and the message seemed insincere. This book allows anyone, or any team or business, write a code of ethics. This book gives examples of why those codes are important.

I will listen again.

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  • Steve Moore
  • 02-08-17

Best kids book EVER!

my daughter, who is 5, made me play this book multiple times in a row. she wants me to build her a princess pull up bar so she can train. it's a damn miracle. the reading from the author and his son are flawless.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-20

Seriously!

I’m a listener of Jocko on his podcast and have heard him talk several times about this book and thought nah it’s a kids book but today I was like why the heck I’ll listen while I work. I found myself cheering for this at multiple times and just bought all of them to give to my grand kids! Being 44 years I found some inspiration in a “ kids book” that can seriously transfers over to everyone of every age! The fact that it tells kids to get off their ass and work for what they want is a breath of fresh air! Mr Willink if you’re reading this BRAVO and thank you!🇺🇸

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  • Annette
  • 03-09-17

Great book for kids and adults

Great read for kids and should definitely be optioned as a movie! This would have been a great book for me growing up.

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  • damon
  • 06-08-17

Inspiring!!!

I love listening to Jocko Podcast, it's very inspiring and pushes me to be better. Now we have the perfect way to help instill the same principles in our children (sometimes it's better coming from someone else's mouth). They were very excited to listen to this during our trip and have learned a lot. Jocko and Thor are excellent narrators. Well worth it!

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