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Find a Way Audiobook

Find a Way

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Publisher's Summary

On September 2, 2013, at the age of 64, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in 53 hours. Diana carried three poignant messages on her way across this stretch of shark-infested waters, and she spoke them to the crowd in her moment of final triumph:

  1. Never, ever give up.
  2. You're never too old to chase your dreams.
  3. It looks like a solitary sport, but it's a team.

Millions of people around the world cheered this maverick on, moved by her undeniable tenacity to be the first to make the historic crossing without the aid of a shark cage. At the end of her magnificent journey, after 35 years and four crushing failures, the public found hope in Diana's perseverance. They were inspired by her mantra - find a way - that led her to realize a dream in her 60s that had eluded her as a young champion in peak form.

In Find a Way, Diana engages us with a unique, passionate story of this heroic adventure and the extraordinary life experiences that have served to carve her unwavering spirit.

Diana was a world champion in her 20s, setting the record for swimming around Manhattan Island along with other ocean-swim achievements, all of which rendered her a star at the time. Back then, she made the first attempt at the Mount Everest of swims, the Cuba Swim, but after 42 hours and 79 miles she was blown desperately off course. Her dream unfulfilled, she didn't swim another stroke for three decades.

©2015 Diana Nyad (P)2015 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Hearing [Nyad] tell her story in her own words adds another dimension to the endeavor, and the listener feels her single-minded dedication to her goal. Her description of the challenging circumstances she overcame early in her life is jarring, and makes her achievements even more impressive. Nyad also gives the listener glimpses of her mind while swimming by singing the songs that help her to maintain her stroke, counting in various languages, and yelping when stung by jellyfish." (AudioFile)

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    Holly 11-28-15
    Holly 11-28-15 Member Since 2008

    I am a middle school reading and English teacher, and parent of two teenagers. We live in Duluth Minnesota, and our whole family enjoys audiobooks.

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    "A crazy, inspirational woman!"

    I am a Nyad groupie, so this was a must-listen for me. Nyad telling her own story is key to this book, I think. Even though I have followed all of her attempts on-line, and seen the video of her finish several times, hearing her read about this moment still made me teary. Nyad is the most impressive example I know, other than Holocaust survivors of putting mind over matter and staying focused on your goals. Onward!

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    H. Lambert Los Angeles, CA 02-09-16
    H. Lambert Los Angeles, CA 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The best, most inspirational words you will find"

    Loved every minute. Changed my life.
    I recommend this for everyone- to live on a higher level - to really live.

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    Shesays 04-16-17
    Shesays 04-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Inspiring story, great narration by the author"
    Would you listen to Find a Way again? Why?

    Maybe, it's a great book-straightforward and well-edited, though I don't know how much I would gain from a second listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The honesty and authentic nature of the narration by Dyana, her story is compelling, and hearing her tell it, gives further depth to a great bio.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Too many to count!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nearly :)


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    Cassie K. 03-23-17
    Cassie K. 03-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "excellent and engaging"

    What an amazing story with beautiful narration by the author herself! I Really enjoyed this book!

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    Cindy 03-07-17
    Cindy 03-07-17 Member Since 2013
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    "So inspiring, loved that Diana herself narrated!"

    I felt I lived each moment with Diana her story was amazing and inspiring. from her abused past to her wonderful presence. It was a great listen, right up there with one of my very favorites

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    Roland 01-22-17
    Roland 01-22-17
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    "Amazing!!"

    Wow this was a great book to listen to. What an amazing story and something I will listen to again.

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    Ed Slater 01-13-17
    Ed Slater 01-13-17 Member Since 2016

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    This story is simply superb! Enjoy!
    Adding some filler words since there is apparently a twenty word minimum ;)

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    Andrew 12-22-16
    Andrew 12-22-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved every minute!"

    Wow - It didn't matter that I knew Diana would finally succeed; every stroke of the journey was thrilling. I also enjoyed hearing it directly from her voice. This was such an engaging listen!!

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    Paula 11-13-16
    Paula 11-13-16
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    "Incredible"

    This book captured my attention from the beginning. To hear it read by Diana was a treat. I had already read the book, but bought the audio book because a friend told me it was worth it to hear Diana read her story. She us an inspiration. Her life is an inspiration.

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    Wendy Alexandre 10-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the most powerful & meaningful stories!"

    I hoped, I struggled, I laughed & I cried right along with the author. Diana did the story true justice by reading it herself as her voice carried the heart & conviction that was, no doubt, truly present. I loved every word!

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