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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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  • Colin
    20/11/16
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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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  • N. Taylor
    London
    1/01/17
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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
  • Alex
    24/10/16
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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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • John
    20/03/17
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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
  • Brian
    12/02/17
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adam S.
    28/12/16
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    "life changing"

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Simon Cooper
    Douglas, Isle Of Man United Kingdom
    14/11/16
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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    25/06/17
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    "Some great stories and very thought provoking"

    A range of thought provoking and impressive stories told by a man with an incredible list of achievements. the delivery of the book can be a bit stilted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 101
    16/06/17
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    "list of horrific events. little learning"

    Each chapter looks at something new and horrific. I couldn't finish it and don't think I learnt anything about new about fear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Glen
    10/06/17
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    "He May be a Good Explorer but he's a poor narrator"
    Would you try another book written by Ranulph Fiennes or narrated by Ranulph Fiennes?

    Written by, I might, but if he narrates it as well, I probably would not buy it. He was a very poor narrator


    What other book might you compare Fear to, and why?

    None I can reference


    Any additional comments?

    Thats all I can say - his narration is very very poor and dull when compared to several other narrators

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jimbo
    19/05/17
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    "A strange book"

    I have followed Sir Raulph Fuentes career from my childhood, met him once and have always been impressed by him and his achievements. So I was disappointed to find this book rather lack lustre. It was ok but I doubt I'll listen to it again. There was some interesting stories within but the performance wasn't great which was surprising due to the impressive performance I've seen delivered in real life by the author. Unfortunately this was interspersed with the most cringe inducing hammy actors doing third party quotes. In short not one of his finest books of which he has written many.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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