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The Fear Bubble

How to Harness Fear and Live Without Limits
Narrated by: Ant Middleton
Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
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The brilliant, inspirational next book by the author of the incredible number one best seller First Man In.

Without fear, there's no challenge. Without challenge, there's no growth. Without growth, there's no life.

Ant Middleton is no stranger to fear: as a point man in the Special Forces, he confronted fear on a daily basis, never knowing what lay behind the next corner or the next closed door. In prison, he was thrust into the unknown, cut off from friends and family, isolated with thoughts of failure and dread for his future. And at the top of Everest, in desperate, life-threatening conditions, he was forced to face up to his greatest fear, of leaving his children and wife without a father and husband.

But fear is not his enemy. It is the energy that propels him. Thanks to the revolutionary concept of the 'Fear Bubble', Ant has learned to harness the power of fear and understands the positive force that it can become. Fear gives Ant his edge, allowing him to seek out life's challenges, whether that is at home, pushing himself every day to be the best father he can be, or stuck in the death zone on top of the world in a 90mph blizzard.

In his groundbreaking new book, Ant Middleton thrillingly retells the story of his death-defying climb of Everest and reveals the concept of the 'Fear Bubble', showing how it can be used in our lives to help us break through our limits. Powerful, unflinching and an inspirational call to action, The Fear Bubble is essential listening for anyone who wants to push themselves further, harness their fears and conquer their own personal Everests.

©2019 Ant Middleton (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Couldn’t recommend this more!

Fear holds us back from achieving what we are truly capable of, Ant’s method of containing fear within a bubble is incredible. It allows you to stop stressing the little things and be focused when in the bubble. This book is life changing!

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Inspiring

This book gave me a new perspective to manage fear in my life. Thank you

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Awesome

wow took so much from this book, absolutely gripping Well worth the time has helped me no end and I am now trying to install this mentally into my everyday life. Thanks Ant

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phenomenal

the only book you'll ever need to read, I hope they have this in schools, my only regret is that I didn't read it sooner

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Brilliant

One of the best books so far. Loved it, no bs just straight to the point truth.

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Even better than his first

The Fear Bubble instantly changes your life. As Ant describes opening a door.
Not only is it another great story but the relevance and importance of the lessons learnt are even better than First Man In - yet also compliments those first lessons. Love this book and will definitely listen to it again!

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Fucking loved it

Was hooked from the moment I started! Extremely practical applications and an inspiring story!

Thank you Ant

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Interesting story but a bit hypocritical

Really interesting story but often felt like Ant was quite hypocritical when he was describing others.

Had some good messages about tackling life and would say it's worth a read.

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Intense

Amazing read, both of Ant Middleton's books that is. Narration is gripping, story flows, listened start to finish in one go. 10/10

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absolutely amazing

ant, you amazed me again.... couldnt turn it off. very inspiring. cant wait for another book from ant

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-2020

Loved it

Absolutely loved it. Great content and story. Very captive and it gives a different world perspective.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-02-2020

Unbelievable. A must read book.

Thank you for sharing, Ant. You're an absolute legend. An unbelievable story and some amazing insight and advice. Truly inspirational.

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  • Liz
  • 27-01-2020

Inspirational and entertaining

I loved this. Particularly enjoyable hearing Ant read it and share his philosophy. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did but have been recommending it enthusiastically to friends and family. A must read for anyone who wants to live their best life.

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  • M. Verbeek
  • 14-01-2020

A great listen!

Just listened to an audiobook from one of his collegues in the tv show and that was abit of a tour de force performance wise.

How easy this one is: nice natural way of telling the story, very pleasant and real, like your sitting in a pub with your best mate. Big fat five stars for performance. Story itself four and half stars due to some rants somewhere in the latter chapters about him trying to get a point across in a tvshow and social media disagreeing with him, but nothing that would dissuade you to read / listen to this book. On contrary: Its a great story, the mixing with his everest trip is nice ( though he might have expanded on that abit more imho, fascinating stuff), and the story keeps flowing'. He explains the mind flow and techniques he learnt during his military career and in other moments of his life in a very relatable manner. He explains how he does it, up to you what you use yourself.

The techniques he describes in his own terms are a big no against self pity and ego, a big yes for not taking shit personally, and a growth mindset. Recommended!


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- great stoorytelling, very nice reading, positive attitude , good story

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  • Thomas
  • 12-12-2019

Best book in a while

This book is from another level, the way it’s build up, the lessons and the motivation is just something that makes me speechless. Hope to start another Ant Middleton book soon. Thanks for this great one and the great lessons Ant!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-2019

Inspirational

Fantastic read , gives a great outlook on Ants mindset and how every situation no matter how bad can be turned into a positive. 5*

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-11-2019

Fantastic book

A must read, totally recommended this book, Ant is a very inspiring person. Enjoyed this as much as his first book. You won’t be disappointed!

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  • Lexbank
  • 15-01-2020

A narcissists diary!

An incredible lack of self awareness as he time and time again criticised others arrogance. A book I wish I hadn’t started as I admired Ant but this was SO painful to read that I couldn’t finish it despite enduring 75% of it I could take no more but let me guess, he was first up and “better” than everyone else??

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  • Hotfooter
  • 08-11-2019

Inspiring

Well written , inspiring, well read by the author . Very un-PC. A necessary breath of fresh air and reality in a victim focussed world . Should be compulsory reading in schools. It won’t make me climb Everest but there’s a peak in Peru I’ve got my eye on....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-10-2019

Genuine, honest and very entertaining

Really enjoyed listening to Ant read his story. He uses story telling of his experiences to give you the tools to overcome fears and make sure you are living life and not just crusing in the comfort zone. I was worried this book would be like Ranulph Fiennes book Fear, which I also enjoyed, but it's not at all. I think Ant is very honest and detailed about his personal technique to overcome fear. Very refreshing and brave to hear something very genuine in this day and age. Great read and think its a book I would listen to again when I need to be brave.

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  • Tom Darbs
  • 05-10-2019

Awesome

This book is a must read for everyone looking to better themselves and their lives.
A very inspiring bloke.

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  • Andrew
  • 12-11-2019

nothing good here, move on

anecdotal drivel. if you want to hear about Ant's disdain for people wearing new mountain equipment then get it, otherwise skip.

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  • Jason Wren
  • 12-12-2019

Positive thinking and commitment

Great book.....with a message that will resonate with everyone. To think you're 'not good enough' will always hold you back!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-2019

Great follow up to First Man In

An honest and frank account of a journey of personal growth. Great stuff thanks Ant

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-2019

Motivational

I really enjoyed both reading and listening to Ant's previous book however, as interesting as this one was, it wasn't a page turner for me. This may have been because I have seen Ant on tour and I had heard most of this before. I did find Ant's mindset about fear and facing it interesting and have tried to overcome situations by using this. Don't get me wrong, it is a good book but the way it has been formatted and perhaps my previous knowledge spoiled it for me.

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  • katie
  • 06-10-2019

3 times over.

I have this book. Iv read it twice. It’s helped me change my life. Iv now got the audiobook for a bad day at the office. Headphones in and my mind is aided on the go. Perfect. Well done Ant. Stay positive and keep inspiring

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  • Mike Martin
  • 11-10-2019

slow to start but give it a chance

The book starts out pretty slowly after reading First man in but after the first few chapters it starts to pick up and become every bit as good.

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