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Able

Gold Medals, Grand Slams and Smashing Glass Ceilings
Narrated by: Dylan Alcott
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The astonishing life story from one of Australia's most inspirational athletes. 

Dylan Alcott has never let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to achieve. His family treated him no differently to any other kid, and it was the best thing they ever did. Growing up, Dylan always had a positive attitude to life. So when he discovered sport, he’d have a go at anything and could always be found at the centre of the action, giving his best and playing to win. Then he tried wheelchair basketball and tennis and was hooked. 

Fast forward 10 years or so, and the now three-time Paralympic gold medallist, Order of Australia recipient, Grand Slam tennis champion and philanthropist combines elite sport with a love for music (he’s a triple j radio announcer and is famous for his crowd-surfing). But Dylan’s greatest passion is changing the way those with disabilities are perceived, and to inspire young people - whether they have disabilities or are able-bodied - to achieve their dreams. It’s a passion that drives him every day of his life. 

In Able, Dylan shares his story. It’s the tale of someone who’s proud of who he is, who has a go, does everything with heart and soul, who always sees the upside and never takes himself too seriously. As inspiring, honest and funny as its author, Able proves that for every one thing you can’t do, there are 10,000 things that you can.

©2018 Alcott Projects Pty Ltd (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Darren Lockyer sure can write a book!

Strepsils aside, Dyl is an incredible human being and hearing him narrate this book made it even better.

Would highly recommend to anybody looking for a key message of acceptance and breaking down barriers.

This man is an extraordinary athlete and an even better down to earth Aussie bloke.

ONYA DYL.

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Dylan is a bloody legend

Loved the story and his narration. His brilliant personality shines through from start to finish.

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A wonderful story

loved it! lots of laughs and a few tears. thank you Dylan for sharing your story

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Stay off the strepsils!

An incredible and inspirational story, Dylan will make you giggle and marvel at his accomplishments and inspirational attitude towards life....and with no self importance!

Dylan, please don't eat a single strepsil ever in your life. Your voice is sexy AF!

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Making disability sexy

What a ride, this feels like a warm up... Dylan has only really just begun and there is so much more to come. Mostly focusing on the Basketball and Tennis (which is amazing by the way). I got to the end feeling like the best of Dylan Alcott is yet to come. Don't get me wrong, I am in awe of his achievements to date, he has worked his arse of to achieve what he has and it is that ability and drive that will propel him forward being the best damn ability advocate. I personally am removing the dis from disability, because at the end of the day we all have challenges but if every one of us focused on our ability rather than our limitations I can't help but feel the world would be a better place. Looking forward to the next installment Dylan.

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inspirational <br />

sometimes to much banging on about sports achievements but all in all a top listen