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 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
Good man, great faith.
Very inspiring life of determination. Makes life challenges seem easier to deal with drama frank great selection can't national
author of LYCCYX
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.
I think the ultimate measuring stick for me on a book is whether after listening to it I want to purchase the book version for myself or others and this book really hits it on the head and I will be ordering the written version.
I found this book to be inspiring, honest, and overall very entertaining. Sometimes on Man vs Wild, Bear would take risks or do things I doubt he would do in a real similar situation for the purpose of entertaining the audience and he talks about that in the book.
It paints a beautiful picture of this man who loves the outdoors, challenges, and adventure but is also driven to be a good husband and father to his kids. The description of what he went through to get into the SAS is inspiring and made me feel like any challenges I have could be pretty trivial and doable in comparison.
Only complaint as other reviewers have said is I wish Bear had done the narrative himself. He has a very humorous and entertaining way of talking, I'm sure honed by years of motivational speaking talks he has given.
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