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Against All Odds Audiobook

Against All Odds: My Story

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Publisher's Summary

Millions of people around the world know Chuck Norris as the star of more than 20 motion pictures, including Delta Force, Missing in Action, and Return of the Dragon. Millions more know him as a martial arts expert, the only man in the Western Hemisphere to hold an 8th degree Black Belt Grand Master in Tae Kwon Do. And then there are others who know him from his eight seasons on CBS's longest running series, Walker, Texas Ranger. What many don't know is that Chuck Norris is a sincere Christian, a man whose faith plays a role in everything he does.

Against All Odds is an inspirational story of how Norris overcame abject poverty from childhood, the effects of his father's alcoholism and desertion of the family, and his own shyness and lack of strength and ability early in his life. Norris writes candidly about how he was able to overcome such obstacles in his life, giving full credit to God.

©2004 Chuck Norris; (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC

What the Critics Say

"Compelling....This memoir will please those who admire Norris's achievements and conservative activism." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Fjolnir Isafjardarbaer, Iceland 12-03-09
    Fjolnir Isafjardarbaer, Iceland 12-03-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Not bad"

    Chuck comes across as a pretty nice guy, meek and reasonable. If you like his movie and want to know more this is not a bad choice.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Allen Chambers 01-16-15
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    "Interesting story but disappointing audiobook"

    I'm a long time martial artist and fan of Chuck Norris for many years. I have always wanted to learn more about his life and decided to try this book. Although the book was interesting on some level, I feel the combination of poor writing and an even worse performance made it hard to get through. The second half of his book mostly concentrates on his life successes and belief in Jesus. As a whole I found it to be very disappointing, save your credits and read his wiki page instead.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bret Omaha, NE, United States 06-12-08
    Bret Omaha, NE, United States 06-12-08 Member Since 2008
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    "A Great Read for Any Chuck Norris Fan"

    I was pleased to listen to this book and was more engaged to it the further it went. It's nice to get some of the back story and learn about the fantastic luck and hard work that has given rise the legendary man that we know from work such as Walker Texas Ranger.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Woodville 12-24-05 Listener Since 2005
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    "Against All Odds (Unabridged)"

    I really enoyed this book too. When Walker Texas Ranger was on TV I watched it all the time. After hearing this book. I have even more respect Chuck Norris. I wish there were more men like him. men that would respect women. God broke the mold when He made Chuck. This is such a good book. I would give it a 10+ if the rating went that high.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    April DAYTON, OH, United States 11-07-16
    April DAYTON, OH, United States 11-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story. Love Chuck Norris."

    Chuck Norris is a inspirational and positive role model for us all. I really enjoyed his story and found myself wanting to hear more when it was over.

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    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 02-14-16
    Robert A. Raymond woodstock cT 02-14-16 Member Since 2016

    I love to listen to many novels in the star wars series,Stephen king novels, history, and biographies as well.

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    "Inspiring."
    Would you listen to Against All Odds again? Why?

    I would listen to this book again, because Chuck norris is plays my favorite character on a television series, and I think that his story is great. It explains a lot when you consider most of the episodes of Walker, Texas ranger are touching, and family oriented just like norris's life is like today.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Against All Odds?

    I would have to say when Norris comes out of his shell when he learns the martial arts. He states, and I agree that it makes you feel good about yourself when you know you can stay away from vices just by doing something positive.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Norris – was your favorite?

    Mike does a great job just telling his father's story.


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

    There were parts of the book that made me a little emotional, but the part I found funny most of all was the part where Bob Barker beats Adam Sandler, andChuck laughs and smiles at how well he taught Barker.


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    Cristi Erickson 06-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoy learning about Chuck's life"

    I enjoy Chuck's openness about what he has gone through and how he has felt and feels. Seeing how God has worked in his life and how he has grown in his relationship with God makes me respect him even more.

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    Amazon Customer MIAMISBURG, OHIO, United States 12-17-13
    Amazon Customer MIAMISBURG, OHIO, United States 12-17-13
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    "This book is 5 of 5"
    What made the experience of listening to Against All Odds the most enjoyable?

    Probably how he got through his struggles and overcame / the christian message.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The action and how he became a world karate champion.


    What aspect of Michael Norris’s performance would you have changed?

    He needed more expression in his voice kind of sounded like a robot.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really it was really good all over. If there was it's probably the way God helped him overcome the sin in his life.


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    Ty Pritchard 07-23-10 Listener Since 2010
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    "It was ok."

    Although Chuck is legit, he didn't lead an overly exciting life. It didn't always keep my attention. The book would have been better if read by Chuck himself.

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    William 07-24-09
    William 07-24-09 Member Since 2015

    Life long learner of all sorts of things.

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    "Great to read if you are a Christian"

    I am disappointed.

    A lot of this book is interesting, in that it allows the reader to know the history of this fellow...

    However, a lot of this book, is Chuck Norris talking about his faith in Jesus Christ. If a person shares the same life veiw, then by all means, this is a wonderful book (as long as you like the Bush administration as Chuck is a HUGE Bush fan)

    If you are not a Christian, or if you do not like George Bush, then you will likely be cringing for a big part of it.

    In my opinion, it would have been better for Chuck to write two books: One about his life history, and one about his faith.

    Now I know that he beleives in putting faith in Jesus Christ, and that is simply him; (and I respect that) I would have enjoyed the book not feeling like I was in church being prodded to consider Christianity.

    Again, if you enjoy tales of celebs sharing their faith, then this one is a wonderful book. If you don't... You may be better off buying something else.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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