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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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Must listen

Life changing book. I would recommend to anyone, especially teenagers. Lots of value in typical Ant Middleton style.

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brilliant

amazing, inspiration a must read, now time to put in to practice what was taught

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Open and honest

In an open and honest account of his attempt to climb Everest, Ant Middleton explains the hurdles he encountered with example stories from his life in the Army/Navy (SBS). These he tries to relate back to most people’s lives and how they can use his experience to improve there own lives by honestly looking at yourself and what you want in life. Not a perfect man I thank Ant for giving hope to all.

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Lessons for all ages

if you're willing to listen at any this book has some big lessons to teach.

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Educational and Inspiring

loved this book, well narrated. The author was able to translate his lived experiences into stories you can relate to.

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Turn your fear into your greatness triumph!

Ant is a modern day warrior who has lived a life many of us couldnt begin to imagine. Learn from his wisdom and face your fears to start winning in life.

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Brilliant

Brilliant story read very well with excellent advise We can all beat fear if we put our minds to it

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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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  • 04-09-2020

Written for me

Sometimes you learn more from a stranger than from a friend. The story and insights shared promise to help me for years to come. Thank you for taking the time to put this together.

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  • Joshua Francis Balian
  • 26-06-2020

Middleton is my personal hero.

His book who dares wins I must recommend to audible for recording. I am a huge fan and this book really helped me on so many levels. 25 out of 25.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-06-2020

Have an open mind

It takes courage to let the world into your deepest thoughts and desires. Hats off the Ant Middleton for the insight into what makes him tick. As with all lessons in life one need to gather as much information from others experiences but still chart your own way through life. No two experiences, even of the same event, are ever the same and courage for one is foolishness for another and neither party is wrong. Enjoy the read and keep your mind open!

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  • Thunder27
  • 18-06-2020

Game changer

Great book!! A serious game changer in your life. Highly recommend. Everyone should have this on their reading list.

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  • happy customer
  • 09-06-2020

Great book

The timing of this book, with what’s going on in society today is Erie. Too many people play the victim card. The only path to success is the one where you take responsibility for your life and stop blaming everyone else for your failure. Great book Ant.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-03-2020

life changing

With this book Ant Middleton really gives us a new perspective on fear. He shows us what our real fear is and then showing us how to deal with it. He doesn't just show us how to deal with fear though. He passes on his knowledge on dealing with life and growing past survival and on too thriving in life's everyday challenges I'm on my second read through and could really suggest it to anyone feeling beat down by life

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-03-2020

10star

loved it , first audio book I've listened to and highley recommend other to take a listen

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alex
  • 15-11-2019

A bit too preachy, not as good as his first book

I loved Ant's first book, his story and lessons through his incredible life were brilliant, he is a shining example for the younger generation and i respect how he is trying to help others. However there seems to be only one lesson/ technique to take from this book (the visualising of fear bubbles) which could have been described in a few paragraphs rather than a full book. There are some interesting parts to his climb up everest, but i really struggled to get through the constant preaching about having a positive mindset. Positivity was covered in the first book, and this one feels like repitition. I'm afraid its barely 10% of what the first book was. I hate to leave anything other than a 5* review but i feel the rating of this book as 5/5 is inaccurate and am trying to correct that so others arent let down by this follow up to a truly 5* book

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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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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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