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
"Compelling....This memoir will please those who admire Norris's achievements and conservative activism." (Publishers Weekly)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love to listen to many novels in the star wars series,Stephen king novels, history, and biographies as well.
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.
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.
Mike does a great job just telling his father's story.
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.
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.
Probably how he got through his struggles and overcame / the christian message.
The action and how he became a world karate champion.
He needed more expression in his voice kind of sounded like a robot.
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.
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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