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Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography | [Bear Grylls]

Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography

Already a number-one London Sunday Times best seller, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is the adrenaline-fueled autobiography of the mega-popular star of the hit survival series Man vs. Wild, adventurer Bear Grylls. A former British Special Forces commando, a man who has always sought the ultimate in dangerous challenges, Bear's true story reads like an outdoors action-and-adventure novel. But Bear's story is true - full of breathtaking escapes and remarkable exploits that would make any Jack London or H. Ryder Haggard hero proud.
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Publisher's Summary

Already a number-one London Sunday Times best seller, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is the adrenaline-fueled autobiography of the mega-popular star of the hit survival series Man vs. Wild, adventurer Bear Grylls. A former British Special Forces commando, a man who has always sought the ultimate in dangerous challenges, Bear's true story reads like an outdoors action-and-adventure novel. But Bear's story is true - full of breathtaking escapes and remarkable exploits that would make any Jack London or H. Ryder Haggard hero proud.

©2012 Bear Grylls (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    TM 02-18-14
    TM 02-18-14

    TJM

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    "Corny, but Fun"
    Any additional comments?

    Much like any of Bear Grylls TV shows, this book is a bit gung-ho, corny, but irrepressibly fun.

    I enjoyed the stories about his military training and I think it is full of good life-advice for younger listeners. He manages references to his religious beliefs tastefully - it is an account of his life so it should play a prominent role in his story, but is not preachy or overbearing.

    The most annoying thing about the book was that at the end of every chapter there is a one liner that is meant to summarize the theme or add punch. As I got further in to the book I started to anticipate them and enjoy their oversimplifying corniness. And by the end of the book it became hilarious.

    Definitely recommended for Bear fans, people interested in a military career and young people who want some life advice from someone who has done well for himself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    katrina 08-06-13
    katrina 08-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "LOVED THIS BOOK !!!"
    Would you listen to Mud, Sweat, and Tears again? Why?

    At first I was not sure if this book would be what i would like..I really never had watched his TV shows, but wanted to give it a try. The Book kept me listening. It was well written and well read. A Great Book..A Great Story!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mud, Sweat, and Tears?

    The entire book was great


    Have you listened to any of Tom Patrick Stephens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, But he has a great voice for audio books..


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

    Just overall a great book.. easy to listen to and never got bored..


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    christopher San Jose, CA, United States 09-16-12
    christopher San Jose, CA, United States 09-16-12

    i drive a truck on the night shift. i love hearing interesting stories, i need some action to keep me awake :)

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    "bear is a 21st century superman."
    What made the experience of listening to Mud, Sweat, and Tears the most enjoyable?

    listening to bears life story is enjoyable. the guy kicks butt.


    What other book might you compare Mud, Sweat, and Tears to and why?

    not sure. another interesting autobiography of some sort.


    What about Tom Patrick Stephens’s performance did you like?

    he was ok, he was just the guy who told the story of bear grylls.


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

    not really. if anything i just kind of cheer for bear. he accomplished great things and wrote about it. i like it for that reason.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ben Peoria, AZ, United States 06-22-12
    Ben Peoria, AZ, United States 06-22-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I want more Bear"
    Where does Mud, Sweat, and Tears rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was a pretty easy listen. The narrator's accent let me fool myself into believing it was Bear telling me his story directly. I have to say it was probably middle of the pack.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I really enjoyed hearing of Bear's conquests and challenges he overcame. It is very inspiring and makes me want to go out and do something amazing! I just wish it covered more. So much detail into some parts and others were skimmed over.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsey Lexington, SC, United States 05-13-12
    Lindsey Lexington, SC, United States 05-13-12
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    "Thrilled with it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an adventure book, couldn't put it down.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mud, Sweat, and Tears?

    So far listening to his story as a little boy, his adventures through Europe.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The SAS training


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Willis Keeton 07-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    It was so easy to get into this story and listen. I loved it. Well worth the purchase.

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    Joe Hampton 05-06-15
    Joe Hampton 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Inspiring"

    Good man, great faith.
    Very inspiring life of determination. Makes life challenges seem easier to deal with drama frank great selection can't national

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    Michael 03-07-15
    Michael 03-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Incredible, Inspirational and Action-Packed Fun."

    I struggled to stop listening. Bear's life story is inspirational and down-right fun to listen to. Beautifully written, he captivates the reader with a sense of adventure and awe.

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    Amazon Customer 02-10-15 Member Since 2014

    author of LYCCYX

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    "Riveting, spectacular read"

    The only thing more legendary than Bear Grylls himself is the story behind the man. Discover how young Bear was forged in the flames of adversity and found that the fire within was greater than anything else. Catch that same fire in the pages of this book.

    Truly a life-changing read.

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    David 01-12-15
    David 01-12-15
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    "If you can"

    Apply the theme of this book to the theme of your own life, you'll go far toward achieving your goals.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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