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
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.
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!!
The entire book was great
No, But he has a great voice for audio books..
Just overall a great book.. easy to listen to and never got bored..
I wish Bear had narrated himself. But I enjoyed this autobiography quite a bit. Bear starts with his childhood and helps us to understand how he became the adventurer he is today. I particularly liked hearing about his life at Eton, as so few of us get an inside view of the life of the most exclusive and privileged boys school in the world! I enjoyed all the personal stories of his friends, his Everest adventure, and his personal life.
i drive a truck on the night shift. i love hearing interesting stories, i need some action to keep me awake :)
listening to bears life story is enjoyable. the guy kicks butt.
not sure. another interesting autobiography of some sort.
he was ok, he was just the guy who told the story of bear grylls.
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.
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.
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.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an adventure book, couldn't put it down.
So far listening to his story as a little boy, his adventures through Europe.
The SAS training
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Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography is the story of how Bear Grylls became the man his is today. Molded by his fathers compulsion for having fun and adventure and his mothers care free everything will be taken care of attitude, Bear lived a life I could only dream of. Sadly the tweet mentioned above was a touch misleading as the bullying coverage was the equivalent of a couple paragraphs. I thought that the book was going to be broken into 3 sections, Mud, Sweat and Tears, it wasn’t, maybe that was just too cliche. Mud, Sweat, and Tears: The Autobiography is full of Bear’s memories of his family, his child hood, his military training, climbing Mount Everest, and falling in love. Surprisingly Bear’s stumbling into Man vs Wild was barely mentioned at all. Bear has definitely lived and interesting and full life, somehow remained humble and true to himself. Bear has proven that his mantra faith, family, friends can lead a person to accomplish incredible feats.
knowing his soft side and his young relationships with his family
softy with iron will great sense of humor
Bear should have narrated this one himself. It would have made it perfect
Great book of endurance and determination. Bear Grylls put together a great read.
Laughing and cheering for Bear as he went though SAS Selection
Highly recommended for anyone interested in
Overall I thought this book was just above average and just below good, a solid three point five.
His experiences in school prior to basic training were average and gives a weak start to the book. I enjoyed the part about Bear's experience in military training the best. The remainder of the book waffled between three and four stars for me. I finished the book but was not enthralled by it. I would not recommend it.
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