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Mud, Sweat and Tears Audiobook

Mud, Sweat and Tears

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Publisher's Summary

Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan. On returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously gruelling selection course for the British Special Forces to join 21 SAS - a journey that was to push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance. Then, in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident, Bear broke his back in three places. It was touch and go whether he would ever walk again. However, only eighteen months later Bear became one of the youngest ever climbers to scale Everest, aged only 23. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures . . .Known and admired by millions, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story of his action-packed life.

Gripping, moving and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat and Tears is a must-read for adrenalin junkies and armchair adventurers alike. Narrated by Tom Patrick Stephens, who Bear approved himself (since he was off adventuring!)

©2011 Bear Grylls (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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    Adrian 30/08/2016
    Adrian 30/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Humble and full of adventure"

    This book is a great listen. Read really well, it almost sounds like Bear himself. It you like Bear Grylls, it will inspire you to make the most of everything, as well as put you on the edge of your seat asking, "how's he going to get out of this one?"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 09/06/2016
    Mrs 09/06/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Daring, captivating and heartfelt"

    Grylls' autobiography is to be enjoyer by more than just the naturally adventurous or those inclined towards outdoors and extreme sport. through his adventures, the reader enjoys humble yet astute observations on life, relationships and how to live with meaning. A great read/listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Australia 24/05/2016
    Karen Australia 24/05/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting and Inspiring"

    I don't know what I was expecting but I enjoyed Bear's honesty and ability to laugh at himself. He's led an interesting life filled with both privilege and challenges and he has chosen to learn from all of it and shares the best of those lessons in the book. The narrator was very easy to listen to and really made the story come alive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 11/01/2016
    Daniel 11/01/2016
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    "All cameras aside Bear is a genuine tough guy."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mud, Sweat and Tears to be better than the print version?

    N/A


    What did you like best about this story?

    His whole life story was a good and interesting listen.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    they are all good


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

    made me laugh a few times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Travis 04/05/2015
    Travis 04/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspirational"

    Truly a great man and I have realised. this book is jaw dropping and his life is amazing

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Lincoln
    Stepney, Australia
    13/09/12
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    "Inspirational"
    What did you love best about Mud, Sweat and Tears?

    Bear Grylls is human he just tries harder and never gives up.
    A completely honest and inspirational listen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Climbing Everest. Always thought it was something that I might want to do. It no longer is.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book made me late for work many times as I sat in my car not wanting to stop the adventure.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James Cox
    2/06/15
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    "Exciting and enjoyable"

    The book has had me gripped for the past week. I've not wanted to stop listening to it at all.

    Its read very well and not like a robot.

    If you like adventure, outdoors and exploring, I recommend this to you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tobias
    26/09/14
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    "Inspiring and captivating"
    Where does Mud, Sweat and Tears rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was skeptical about audiobooks in general at first, but after listening to this I was pleasently surprised. The narrator does an excellent job in bringing the words to life and the story is both very captivating and inspiring.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    As a biography is goes without saying that my favorite character was Bear himself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite moment was during SAS selection. Because I listened to the book while running, it inspired me to push myself a little further.


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

    It's funny to get an insight in the number of adventures, big and small, that Bear has been involved in. You can't help but chuckle and think: "what a lovable idiot"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kristoffer
    København, Denmark
    21/03/14
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    "Better than I would have thought"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Its quite good simple entertainment.


    What about Tom Patrick Stephens’s performance did you like?

    He did quite well.


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

    Not so much - it is a fairly simple book, and while its a good story it lacks the level to become really inspirational.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David K.
    New Zealand
    10/04/13
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    "Transparent – Honest – Inspiring!"

    The narration is exceptional and perfectly suitable to the content.

    The content itself is transparent, honest and inspiring.

    Without question, a must listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    cape townSouth Africa
    4/02/13
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    "Great read!"
    Would you listen to Mud, Sweat and Tears again? Why?

    No, Once you know the story I don't feel the need?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mud, Sweat and Tears?

    His summit of Everest and what he overcame.


    What about Tom Patrick Stephens’s performance did you like?

    He sounded similar to Bear, so it was as if he was talking.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    13/01/13
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    "Mud, Sweat and Tears.. Great name for a title."
    What did you love best about Mud, Sweat and Tears?

    Bears honesty, humbleness and determination.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great book for anybody, the underlying key principles told in the book can be applied to anybody with any situation. I highly recommend it.. To the point that this is the first review I have ever written an I've been an Audible member for nearly two years. Give this book a go!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    Australia
    6/08/12
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    "Bear is what legends are made of"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes!
    Such a great positive life journey, this is one of the best autobiography's i have ever read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bear!


    Have you listened to any of Tom Patrick Stephens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he sounds like Bear so made listening to it feel very much like it was Bear speaking himself.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Over several days while i drive my truck.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth listening too, absolutely!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Rowan
    pembroke dock, United Kingdom
    5/05/12
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    "I love this guy"

    Listened to the whole book in a day. The bloke is amazing and his book was a joy.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom
    6/05/12
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    "What a trooper"

    Great read. The book focuses on his training and the climb. One very lucky guy that I can relate to in the back injury department. Its still an incredible journey in the short time this book goes on for and it leaves you wanting more. Better go watch some Man Vs wild now.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Greg
    London, United Kingdom
    1/06/12
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    "The best"

    This is the best autobiography I have ever read. Well written and narrated. Excellent, compelling.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    Wells, United Kingdom
    23/10/13
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    "Not what I had hoped for"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No - I would not recommend this book to a friend, at least not a friend who is an adult. I do, however, think it's very suitable for adolescents - probably the age of the scouts of whom he is 'chief'. I admire Bear Grylls' exploits very much, and enjoy watching his TV appearances. Sadly, I found this book very poorly written (the narration was fine). The standard of language was very basic and, for me, that detracted from the story. It's not all bad - it's easy to listen to on account of the simple language, and there were some anecdotes which I found interesting. Overall, however, I was disappointed and am consequently unlikely to buy any other books by Bear. I'll stick to his TV shows!


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Steven Alan Thomas
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    25/11/16
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    "Exceeded my expectations"

    Didn't know much about Bear, but had high expectations, which were exceeded in every way.
    Makes me want to be a better person in every area of my life. Funny how a book that you expect to be focussed on one area can surprise you when you least expect it.
    Read it now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Steve Timoney
    1/11/16
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    "Great listen - very inspiring"

    A very inspirational story from a very grounded and humble man - a true role model

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen Williams
    6/09/16
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    "Best book I've read in a while"

    Thoroughly inspiring and humbling. The man is an inspiration and Toms performance does the man and himself justice.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    13/07/16
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    "Insightful"

    Brilliant autobiography, thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. For all I know the narrator could have been Bear himself, got it spot on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marie-Therese G.
    21/04/16
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    "great read"

    loved it great listen kept on edge of seat. well read and enjoy to listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rocky Cox
    16/03/16
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    "Inspirational"

    Bear Grylls has really lived which comes across in the book. Very inspirational, makes you want to get off your butt and live life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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