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No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life

Narrated by: Troy Klein
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
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Born without arms or legs below his elbows and knees, Kyle Maynard excels as a champion athlete, inspirational speaker, college student, and male model. No Excuses is his inspirational autobiography that shows how a positive, can-do attitude gives someone we might see as disadvantaged the advantage over life.

©2005 Kyle Maynard (P)2012 Regnery Publishing

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  • D. Fullerton
  • 31-10-2012

Inspiring story!

This was a truly inspiring story with a perfect title. Fantastic narration as well by Troy Klein. Highly recommended!

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  • Mia
  • 31-07-2019

narrator has halting and erratic reading style

The concent is ace! It's a great read and I'm glad i listened to this book but the narrator makes listening difficult. The narrator uses erratic pauses mid sentence and sometimes he pauses after several individual words in a row before taking off reading at a pace that makes several sentences sound like one giant run on sentence.

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  • 440kcal
  • 20-09-2019

Narrator needs to go back to school

The story itself is great, but man, was it painful to listen to the narrator's erratic pauses. I don't think he realizes that hyphens aren't read aloud as commas, because words/phrases like "strength-training" and "last-ditch effort" were read as "strength, training" and "last, ditch effort." Weird. I don't ever want to listen to a book narrated by this dude again.

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  • Edward Thomas
  • 18-06-2019

Awesome story

Kyle's story Is one of dedication and determination, totally loved it. The narrator could have used some help. Punctuation seemed to be incorrect like he was reading it 1 word at a time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-05-2019

Keep pushing forward>>>

Great story! A boy to man that never gives up; driven and continues to push forward no matter what the odds are. Having a support system like he did allowed him to reach new heights in his life. There was some parts that had me tear up- it was good! When you think your times are bad, think of Kyle!

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  • A-me Q
  • 14-09-2018

Great Story

I loved this book! this is a very inspirational story. I recommend this to everyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-06-2018

excellent and motivating book Kyle!

Kyle's story of determination is awesome. I love how he weaved in encouragement for others while sharing his personal story. truly an inspiration and a reason to say each day "No Excuses"!

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  • Steph Taylor
  • 06-05-2018

Kyle ROCKS

I had an opportunity to meet this powerful man and put his book on my must read list... it didn't disappoint. In fact, it was as powerful as hos presence while he was speaking at our annual Council Meeting for Executive and President level performers!!!

Keep sharing your story Kyle! I'll keep sharing mine😊

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  • Vivian F.
  • 05-02-2018

Good Book on Overcoming Challenges

This is a good book for anyone who faces challenges in life; which we all face from time to time. Kyle overcame so may challenges, facing them head on and never backing down from his goals.

I highly recommend this book in hard copy over audio. It was very hard to listen to this book due to the cadence of Troy Klein. He does not narrate in a easy flowing manner. He has long pauses in the middle of a sentence or thought, making it hard to follow the story. This book is only 5 hours in length and I would typically get through this in a day. However, I struggled to listen to it for more than a few minutes at a time.