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The Badass Life

30 Amazing Days to a Lifetime of Great Habits--Body, Mind, and Spirit
Narrated by: Christmas Abbott, Kate Rudd
Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The CrossFit superstar and author of the best-selling The Badass Body Diet is back with a day-by-day guide designed to encourage habit change through fun, dynamic daily tasks challenging your mind, body, and spirit.

Christmas Abbott knows the importance of a badass lifestyle - physically, mentally, and spiritually. The key is balance: using essential daily practices for the mind, body, and soul. The Badass Life is her monthlong program based on building positive daily habits, to help you achieve a higher quality of life and a heightened sense of self-worth.

It takes 30 days to break a bad habit and 30 days to create a good one. Christmas provides a daily challenge for your mental, physical, and spiritual awareness to help you develop positive thinking and successful behavior and boost your brainpower. Each day is centered around a specific "action theme", such as "Eliminate Excuses", "Lean on Mentors", and "Feel Sexy, Be Sexy". Christmas shows you how to create a better blueprint for your daily habits to maximize their beneficial effects and includes suggestions for healthy eating, fun puzzles, life questions, and brain teasers to get you thinking in new directions. Christmas also emphasizes the need for daily spiritual wellness and gives you ideas for practicing intended acts of connection, such as helping a complete stranger unconditionally, setting specific intentions, and recording what you appreciate about yourself.

No matter your level of health well-being, The Badass Life will help you channel the power of the mind-body-spirit connection to become your best self in every way.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Christmas Holdings, L.L.C. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 80'scookie
  • 13-07-2017

Narration ruined it

I wish I could get a refund and buy the hard copy. The content is good and has solid steps and could be easy program to follow. If I could stand listening to the fake laughs and over pronunciation.

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  • Shanel
  • 03-07-2018

Narration Stale

I loved Christmas's voice in the beginning, and I really wished she narrated the whole book! The Narrator sounded very fake and made the book hard to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-2018

Not what I expected

Narrator sounds like a robot. Enjoyed the author’s narrating at beginning much more. A lot of the topics and points are valuable but for a younger adult. I am closer to 40 and a lot of these lessons would have been useful in early 20’s. Good book for this crowd, but not older adults. A little mundane.

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  • Jacqueline Quick
  • 13-04-2018

Best book I have read in a long time...

Would you consider the audio edition of The Badass Life to be better than the print version?

Audio is good as a supplement to book. Book has spots to work on the process.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Badass Life?

When I realized that I can be a bad ass even though I am 64 years old.

What does Christmas Abbott and Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Christmas's personal experience and how she has lived the process.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Get ready to be a badass, for ages 10 to infinity.

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  • David Ford
  • 09-08-2017

Great motivational book

Lots of tips and tricks to keep me motivated. Christmas can you please narrate your next book!

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  • Brian Coppock
  • 31-05-2017

Christmas puts this information together very well

There are not many new concepts in this book, but they are organized well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-10-2018

Content made up for narration

I really enjoyed this book. I finished it after listening to Girl, Wash Your Face and The Universe Has Your Back. Of the 3, I preferred The Badass Life content the best. It is true, of other reviews, that it would be extremely better had the author narrated it herself, but content filled that void, for me, personally. Christmas is a badass and I found this book to be badass as well.

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  • Kelley
  • 03-10-2018

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Honestly, it didn’t keep my attention. Couldn’t finish the book :( I am not sure if it was the subject matter or the way it was being read but I just couldn’t listen.

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  • Eric
  • 30-09-2018

Take control of your life and decisions

As a Pioneer in Crossfit and Nascar pit crew, Christmas lays out the groundwork for you to create a no excuse approach to successfully reach your life goals

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-09-2018

Good content, awful narration

While this audiobook contains some interesting ideas and useful action steps, I feel like I’m dying inside listening to the robotic narrator. Hoping at least one person reads this review and saves themselves by just buying the book to read. The intro that Christmas narrates herself is awesome! Wish I could say the same about the rest...

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  • Ruth Bennett
  • 18-12-2017

Useful

I found the narration rather robotic and monotone so only having to listen to it for about 10 minutes a day was a relief. Some great stuff in there and working the written exercises every day really establishes the messages and gives the listener a chance to take ownership of the changes and challenges. There was quite a bit that I’d heard or read before so, I’ve held back on 5 stars.

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  • Mrs. Sally Wade
  • 18-11-2017

Transformative

So much info in this book & so well put together.

I was on a similar downward spiral as Christmas and since I turned 30 have been on a journey of self improvement. So I knew a lot of the techniques and philosophies already and man do they work. Great to have a reminder though and another perspective and also lots of new stuff I hadn’t come across.

It really helps me to listen to books by inspirational people and Christmas is truly motivational. I will finally get around to making a vision board and Christmas is going on it.

So many people tell me I take things too far - eg healthy eating, reading about parenting but I have never agreed and now learnt from this that healthy obsessions are kick ass and what make success! (As long as they don’t become unhealthy).

I’m really getting into fitness and loving how strong and powerful I feel, it really does change your life.

I just wish Christmas narrated her own books.