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Way of the Warrior Kid

From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way
Narrated by: Thor Willink, Jocko Willink
Series: Warrior Kid Series, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Publisher's Summary

Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc's life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim. But what was the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who called himself the "King of the Jungle".

When Marc's mother tells him that his uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can't wait. Uncle Jake is a for-real super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan.

He's going to turn Marc into a warrior.

Becoming a warrior isn't easy. It means a lot of pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, squats, swimming, eating right, and studying harder than ever before! Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall - and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle himself?

©2017 Jocko Willink (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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A good read.

This is a good little book it does a great job of showing young people and familys how to establish discipline.

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Great Philosophy for all

Loved it!
Wish I had something like this growing up... Have already ordered the hard copy too, for my children to read, study, practise

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The way of the warrior kid

I loved it I am going to live by these principles,
Thank you Jocko Willink

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Thanks!

Glad to see this book on audible, listened to it in one afternoon. Loved it, thanks Jocko!

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Cool story.

This is Worth listening too, just to hear Jocko play the part of Marks mum!

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Fantastic where was this when I was a kid!

I want to send this to everybody I know with a son.
We need a warrior princess version A.S.A.P.
My five-year-old girl could learn a lot.
Thanks
Ben

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Great book to share with your kids

My son (9 years old) and I spend a bit of time driving around during the week. We listened to this book the last 2 weeks and was awesome.

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Excellent short book.

It 's a nice short book. Must read for parents. Lesson are great and when applied properly can help any kid.

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Brilliant

I brought this book for for myself and my five sons. We all enjoyed and took a lot from this brilliant book.
Thank you Jocko and Thor Willink

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Just what we all need!

The stories and lessons in this book is invaluable. The real stuff and truth that most of us need to hear in life. Simply amaze and wished more would rise up to be leaders to lead.

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  • Rooster
  • 02-05-2017

REQUIRED READING

Where does Way of the Warrior Kid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This one is at the top. Look, it's a "kid's book" in it's format, but it's also an excellent distillation of what Jocko (and Leif) put forth through their work: Echelon Front. Also, what Jocko is getting at so often with his podcast. If you have sons...scratch that...children, this should be required reading.

What other book might you compare Way of the Warrior Kid to and why?

Can't think of one

Which character – as performed by Thor Willink and Jocko Willink – was your favorite?

Mark all the way. Couldn't have been better or meant more to have Thor Willink read the part.

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

I think it's Jocko's job to come up with that one.

Any additional comments?

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. If you have children and anything remotely related to self-esteem, discipline, respect and responsibility are important to you, read this to your kids.

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  • KWat
  • 14-05-2017

Not just a kid's book.

While I would recommend it for kids this 39 year old kid got a lot out of it as well. Inspiring and a tale a lot of us lived as kids.

The only downside of this book was the short length but totally worthwhile.

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  • David
  • 09-05-2017

Thank you Jocko

Thank you Jocko, for everything. Also, my wife was 9 months pregnant and I gave her some white tea to drink. All of sudden her water broke, but instead of going to the hospital she just started doing burpees until she delivered a healthy strong boy, who then also started doing burpees.


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  • Open Mind
  • 02-05-2017

Get both the book and Audio! Simply Awesome.

Would you consider the audio edition of Way of the Warrior Kid to be better than the print version?

I think it compliments the book every well. They are both solid investments for you and your kids.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mark the little kid who was read by Jocko's son.

Which character – as performed by Thor Willink and Jocko Willink – was your favorite?

They are both good! Seriously. I thought it was hilarious when Jocko was talking as Marks Mom, I literally laughed out loud!

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

Discipline Equals Freedom.

Any additional comments?

I will be passing this book out to all of my friends who have kids. This will be the first book I read to my kids. I think this book is more important than those Dr Seuss books. This book gives kids and adults alike a guideline and direction in life - something a lot of kids want but never have. Jocko - Thank you for writing this book. It was surprisingly entertaining, and the lessons that you learn from this book have me fired up. As a 26 year old, reading this book, I can tell you I have benefited from it. I want to become a Warrior Kid/Adult..and now I know how to do it now. This will change a lot of kids lives........the future is looking bright.

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  • THoward
  • 02-09-2017

Excellent!

Not just for kids. This book is written such that the message is simple to learn and can be applied by anyone.

In the corporate world there was a time when writing a mission statement was king of everything, but marketing was behind this message and the message seemed insincere. This book allows anyone, or any team or business, write a code of ethics. This book gives examples of why those codes are important.

I will listen again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2017

A father's must read

If you could sum up Way of the Warrior Kid in three words, what would they be?

life changing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jake

What about Thor Willink and Jocko Willink ’s performance did you like?

simple

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

created quality time for my son and I

Any additional comments?

This book gave me and my son a path to discipline and freedom

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  • Annette
  • 03-09-2017

Great book for kids and adults

Great read for kids and should definitely be optioned as a movie! This would have been a great book for me growing up.

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  • damon
  • 06-08-2017

Inspiring!!!

I love listening to Jocko Podcast, it's very inspiring and pushes me to be better. Now we have the perfect way to help instill the same principles in our children (sometimes it's better coming from someone else's mouth). They were very excited to listen to this during our trip and have learned a lot. Jocko and Thor are excellent narrators. Well worth it!

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  • Steve Moore
  • 02-08-2017

Best kids book EVER!

my daughter, who is 5, made me play this book multiple times in a row. she wants me to build her a princess pull up bar so she can train. it's a damn miracle. the reading from the author and his son are flawless.

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  • Don
  • 31-07-2017

My 10 year old son loved this book!!

Such a great story that kids can relate to. I even enjoyed it myself. I highly recommend it. I was suprised how well the voices were and how the story grabbed your attention. I am a big fan of Jocko, but must say i am very impressed how well he can write.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-2017

Excellent book with simple, profound life lessons.

Even though this is written as a book aimed at kids, I really enjoyed reading and learning the life lessons taught in this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-06-2019

Basically Discipline Equals Freedom for kids

Somehow I convinced myself there was something substantial new information or a grand story to behold but it was Jocko's teachings in a different context. A children's book. I love the idea that his principles are now accessible for children but from an adult perspective I'd stick to his other, more mature books.

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  • Kaya Taylor
  • 31-01-2018

Amazing

I started doing exercises because of this I use to do 10 now I can do 55 and I’m only 10

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-2019

If I had had this book when I was a kid

It’s great. Read it to your child. It will not hurt them and there’s a real chance they will become better because of it.

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  • David
  • 06-12-2018

Way of the Warrior Kid

A brilliant and fantastic story with some great values, inspirational ideas and amazing ethos, having read the book the audio book was every bit as good. A must for any book shelf some great fitness ideas too. Very valuable use of time and inspiring kids and adults alike to be there best selves.

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  • Stephen
  • 08-11-2018

For every child

this book should be listened to by every parent and the their children. teach your child disapline, it will give them the ability to over come all life will throw at them.

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  • Jack Lawrence
  • 08-10-2018

Great book to teach kids and adults principles

In some ways I think this best represents Jocko's lessons. Putting it in simple terms - accessible to kids - really gets the message across. If you listen to the podcast and are inspired by his teachings at any age, you'll get something out of this.

Also jocko had to voice act a female character with the most masculine voice of all time 10/10 would spill my coffee all over myself again.

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  • Quentin Black
  • 01-09-2018

For both Adults and Children

My Daughter and I both listened to it together and I think and hope it's had the desired effect on her.

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  • Joseph
  • 09-08-2018

Jocko is a legend!

One of the best books out there simple and powerful by Jocko’s words discipline makes you free!

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  • James Flello
  • 22-04-2018

Brilliant

Listened to this with my son in the car. He loved it!

Great morals values to teach kids!