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Epic Survival Audiobook

Epic Survival: Extreme Adventure, Stone Age Wisdom, and Lessons in Living from a Modern Hunter-Gatherer

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Publisher's Summary

Early on in his life, Matt craved a return to nature. When he became an adult, he set aside his comfortable urban life and lived entirely off the land. In this riveting narrative that brings together epic adventure and spiritual quest, he shows us what extraordinary things the human body is capable of when pushed to its limits. He learns the secrets of the Tarahumara Indians, which help him run the 1,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail in just 58 days and endure temperature swings of 100 degrees. He takes us with him as he treks into the wilderness to live alone for half a year, armed with nothing but a loincloth, a pair of sandals, a stone knife, and chia seeds. He recounts near-death experiences of hiking alone through the snowdrifts at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Above all, Epic Survival is a book about growing closer to the land that nurtures us. No matter how far our modern society takes us from the wilderness, the call remains.

©2015 Matt Graham and Josh Young (P)2015 Tantor

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    Amazon Customer Michigan, USA 09-14-16
    Amazon Customer Michigan, USA 09-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Authentic"

    Matt is pretty spectacular. He's sincere and imparts immense integrity in his life and writings. I hope he writes more books as he ages.

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    Robert P. Rock 06-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Great Read from Audible"

    Matt Graham is an amazing guy and his story is inspiring. I think he would appreciate that I listened to it on Audible like listening to a story told around the communal fire in primitive times. OK gotta go and listen to it again! Peace.

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    S. Whalen Willowick, OH 02-19-16
    S. Whalen Willowick, OH 02-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "What it takes"

    Matt does a great job of explaining what it really takes to live in the wild for periods of time. I knew it was hard, but he made me feel what it was really like. Must listen for anyone looking to make the switch from society to the wild, or just interested in what the wild life is like and how we we an connect to the land.

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    John Weston 10-30-15
    John Weston 10-30-15
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    "Positive"

    It's quite strange as a guy, to hear another guy be so in touch with himself, the earth and nature. Much respect and admiration. He does what he wants, not what society deems as cool. He has effectively disengaged from modern cultures and clearly loves life.

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    Andy McAdams 10-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    Wish it was twice as long. Didn't want it to be over. Love the stories, the theme, everything. Matt is really honest. Especially about himself. If he ever wrote anything else, I would buy it on the day it was released.

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    chris 10-15-15
    chris 10-15-15
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    "Well done.
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    Amazing book. Matt is a truly unique and amazing person. New respect for nature and its wonders

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    T. yorke 10-08-15
    T. yorke 10-08-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A Good Insight"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It gave a good insight into the development and life of Matt Graham. I had no idea what an accomplished man he is.


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

    Don't know.


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    Lenard W Havard 09-09-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book"
    What made the experience of listening to Epic Survival the most enjoyable?

    The stories. Lots of real-life examples of of Matt's adventures with emphasis on his mistakes and his opportunities for improvement. I was amazed by how little food and water he survived on in some of these treks.


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

    Tom did a great job, but I would have preferred for Matt to narrate this story himself.


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    Nathan 09-29-15
    Nathan 09-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Very very pretentious"

    The author had an amazing adventure but seems like kind of a douche, spends way too much time patting himself on the back.

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