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With four years in the Parachute Regiment, 10 years in the SAS and two Everest summits to his name, no one is better equipped than Jay Morton to reveal what it takes to become the best of the best. Soldier is Jay Morton’s masterclass in mindset, strategy and excellence. 

Drawing on his extraordinary personal experience, it provides in-depth, comprehensive lessons and practical takeaways. Whether serving as an elite soldier, training as a high-level shooter or becoming an expert in HALO (high-altitude, low-opening) and HAHO (high-altitude, high-opening) parachuting, Jay has always strived to be at the very top of the game. More than most, Jay knows that military service develops skillsets you’d never dreamed of having and which can be applied to our day-to-day lives. We are prone to underestimating ourselves, but physical and mental endurance and resilience - as well as realising our own full potential - are well within our reach.

©2020 Jay Morton (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Not what I was expecting

This is up there with one of the most inspiring and motivational audio books I’ve listened to. I loved it. Gonna have to listen through again to take notes and write down the parts that related to me the most. Loved the quotes dotted through there too. Awesome 🙏🏽

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Top lad from a working class background shows anything is possible with the right mindset

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Amazing story from an average bloke. I say average but with the things Jay has done in his life you'd say anything but average. Showing us all that you can make positives out of situations and learn from mistakes to achieve a high level success within your field. Jay it was a ripper, and you mentioned the lads from Australia's Delta Coy 6 RAR fighting in Long Tan during Vietnam, as an ex 6 RAR member you get a 6th star from me for that. Great job

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A tour de force

This book reveals the enormity of Jay's journey from a seemingly mediocre kid, to a driven, talented & distinguished man. Though the path is detailed here, I still marvel at his lightning personal growth & ever increasing capabilities. It shows how, on finding one's true calling, all the latent talents & strengths of a person can be called forward. An exceptional man with hard-earned wisdom to share, you'll be moved by his many achievements & insights.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-11-2020

Absolute joyride. Insightful, Enlightening!!!

Jay Morton delivers an Insightful, Enlightening Joyride. Applying lessons learned serving as a Soldier to life.

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  • 17-11-2020

Nice surprise

Very good solid advice for life. Well done jay. Never be complacent and discipline yourself to be your best.

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  • Andrew
  • 01-02-2021

principles from tough soldiers

great principles based from tough people that have done tough things. solid easy to follow principles that you can apply to life

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  • sushichef
  • 16-01-2021

Loved it

It completely changed my perspective of my own life. Really great book, I almost want to read it again immediately!

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  • 16-11-2020

7 hours you’ll never get back!!

Not a autobiography or a self help book. There are no juicy stories or hints on how to pass selection. Jays narration is very monotone and he mispronounces names of people he quotes.
Seriously not impressed and I’m sure the resistance to interrogation phase isn’t as arduous as listening to this book in its entirety.

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  • Richard G.
  • 02-01-2021

inspiring words 🙌

Top read well worth the money, realy helped me to re position myself mentally and re attack my goals 💪👊👌

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  • Lindsay
  • 22-01-2021

Disappointed

I was looking forward to this book for a while and even Pre ordered it. However, it was a massive disappointment. Although I appreciate ex special forces cannot tell you much about operations, most tell you certain things about there own experiences. This is more like an average self help guide. Lost interest half way through and although I’ve tried to listen to more over time, I find myself bored and disinterested within a few minutes.

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  • Heather Mackenzie
  • 16-02-2021

not what I expected

I expected something gripping and interesting, at the start I thought it was going to be good but it doesn't really go anywhere.

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  • Marc Sneddon
  • 20-04-2021

Great book

quite different from the other SAS guys,learned alot from this. would definitely recommend to anyone interested in self development

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-2021

Excellent read. Did not want it to end

You know you’re reading a good book when you do not want to put it down. Was left wanting to know more!

Great read on mindset, strategy and life lessons.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-11-2020

A very dull book with not much to say.

The narration is very monotone. No real story or flow to the book. Nothing really interesting and not motivating whatsoever. Felt like it was being read by a year 11 at assembly. Such a shame as i had high hopes for this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-04-2021

fantastic

brilliant read book layout is really reader friendly and engaging throughout hopefully therll be another

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  • Stodders
  • 23-04-2021

Motivation by the bucketful!

I absolutely loved this book.

It’s the story of a man who to date has lived an adventurous, dangerous and ultimately fulfilling life.

Through childhood to into The Parachute Regiment and onto The Regiment, Jay tells the story of what’s required physically and equally important, mentally, to overcome so many of those human emotions and personality traits that can lead to failure if we allow them to.

I loved the fact that although Jay had literally no interest in mountains prior to becoming a member of the SAS, his posting within his Squadron would lead him to two ascents of Everest!!

As an ex Para myself, I’d recommend this book to anyone wanting an insight into life in the military but also to those wishing to have a good business mindset, looking to change life direction or just wanting a pointer in how to be more positive.

Congrats Jay on a great piece of writing and best wishes for the future and all the new challenges it’ll bring.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-01-2021

True words

Your right what you say respect is earned in all walks of life and you deserve the highest respect, a well written & read book.
Will return to listen to this audible time & time again
Well done Jay.

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