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The Hero Code

By: Admiral William H. McRaven
Narrated by: Admiral William H. McRaven
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A celebration of real-life heroes and lessons on inspiring trust, overcoming barriers and becoming a great leader, from the best-selling author of Make Your Bed.

Admiral McRaven has met some truly extraordinary people throughout his career, from the men and women he had the privilege to serve with, to other heroes such as doctors, scientists, politicians and philanthropists. This book is a celebration of their character as well as an inspiring and practical guide to how we can all follow their lead, rise to the occasion and be our best selves.

In The Hero Code McRaven shares 10 lessons on what makes ordinary people capable of achieving extraordinary things, offering practical advice we can all follow. It is an invaluable guide for anyone aspiring to be a future leader, for those wanting to get others to invest in them and their abilities or for anyone looking for the encouragement to overcome barriers in their life and career.

©2021 Admiral William H. McRaven (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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10% technical difficulties, otherwise, splendid.

Terrible static in Chapter 5 Compassion in my version. Not sure why?

Otherwise, informative and direct.
Final chapter is moving.

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Interesting, straight to the point

It’s not often you get a book of that eliminates the fluff and gets straight to the point. You can tell he’s a military man with the way he’s outlined his ideas and lessons. There’s a mental model called Commanders intent which explains that no plan survives contact with the enemy, and so with every message you need to find the core of the idea, set the goal, and highlight the most important message or goals. Admiral William H. McRaven did exactly that. Well done sir.

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Brilliant again

I love everything by Admiral William H. McRaven and it is even better when you can listen to it being read by the author himself.

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No verbosity just great life lessons

Most books seem to have lulls where the story does not continue to hit the high points of the message. Herein lies a lesson for authors and life itself from the author. Great message and life lesson examples. Highly recommended and well done.
Glenn Calder
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technical issue in audio

there was white noise in chapter 4...
please make sure this is fixed.

the story itself is really good.

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Fantastic, a code for all of us and our children

Thank you for inspiring us, for showing us that it is up to us, to make a difference and change the world to a better place

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Great listen

A small part of 1 chapter has been white noised, I guess because it’s still has some classified info, but overall great story

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