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A Survival Guide for Life Audiobook
A Survival Guide for Life
Written by: 
Bear Grylls
Narrated by: 
Tom Patrick Stephens
A Survival Guide for Life Audiobook

A Survival Guide for Life

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Publisher's Summary

Life in the wild teaches us invaluable lessons. Extreme situations force us to seize opportunities, face up to dangers and rely on our instincts. But living a purpose-driven, impactful life can be an even greater challenge....

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls shares the hard-earned lessons he's learned from some of the harshest environments on earth. How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you? How can you inspire a team to follow you in spite of obvious danger? What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential? Bear's instantly inspiring tales from his adventures in all four corners of the globe include life lessons you will never forget. We're all capable of living life more boldly and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure!

©2012 Bear Grylls Ventures (P)2013 Harper Audio 2013, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks

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    Jacques 10-13-15
    Jacques 10-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good!"

    Excellent book! I am going to recommend this book to everyone!
    I am inspired and motivated to never give up.

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  • gary
    10/24/14
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    "how to survive life intact"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Survival Guide for Life to be better than the print version?

    i have read the book and listened to the audible and it was just as good Bear has his own survival teqniques to living life which i tried to put into practice even if you take a little from this you will gain alot


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Survival Guide for Life?

    I was at a boarding school as well and life is very much like he described and it was nice to hear that you are not the only one to go through this and to see a more human side that everybody can associate with is great


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

    sorry not yet but will look out for him in other books


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

    both as i said i have shared alot of the ups and downs from school to the military and it makes you feel that nothing is out of your reach


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Music Man
    8/19/15
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    "Excellent"

    Very motivating book that is split into small digestible chunks through interesting stories about Bears life. A book for all ages with many valuable life long learnings and honest advice and morals.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Blondie
    7/31/15
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    "A kick up the backside we all need in life!"
    If you could sum up A Survival Guide for Life in three words, what would they be?

    inspirational, uplifting, driven


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Survival Guide for Life?

    Can't pin it down to one - the stories Bear has to tell of his life experiences, Everest, the last sip of water in the desert and many more!


    What does Tom Patrick Stephens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    A balanced, calm but firm voice, who portrayed the essence of the book perfectly.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If you want it, go out into the world and get it! Don't give up!


    Any additional comments?

    Bear offers guidance, insight into his mind-set, experiences (which he generally wants to pass on to others), passion, drive, a reality check to the sometimes harsh experiences we face in life. Most of all though, this book gives you a kick up the backside to get off the sofa and get out there and live life to the full!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • yvonne cottrell
    7/24/15
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    "Really enjoyable."

    No, it's not a 'how to' book on the great outdoors, it's not a 'how to' climb everest. It's not even 'how to' catch bugs to eat or drink pee to survive guide! But it IS a thoroughly brilliant book to get you motivated and to see the bigger picture in life. it's uplifting. The chapters are short,really short,but that's the only downside I found. Starting reading this through a recommendation and so glad I did. So far listened twice. He's able to make you feel more, and want to get more out of life. What a fabulous read to get you up off that sofa and help you get your life back!! thanks bear :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Thunderflash
    7/23/16
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    "Inspirational"

    I will be listening to this weekly until it sinks in. Some truly great advice from Bear who has a great outlook on life, not just his life but every human.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • chatbear1
    1/1/16
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    "guide for life"

    Good solid advice,gryllsdoes well at keeping it simple and therefore more useful good length too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S C Mitchell
    11/22/15
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    "Brilliant!"

    Great read. Thought provoking, witty and informative, whatever your age. Buy it for friends and family!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    11/17/15
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    "A helpful guide in life"
    Would you listen to A Survival Guide for Life again? Why?

    Yes, I have listened to it 3 times since buying it. I found it a help in things to think and do in life, and easy to listen to.


    What other book might you compare A Survival Guide for Life to, and why?

    "The Obstacle is the Way" and "The way of the SEAL" as focus on overcoming challenges in life.


    What does Tom Patrick Stephens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Clearly read, brings his experence to life, easy to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    6/2/15
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    "Self help Bear Grylls style"

    Not what I expected and when I started I was a bit disappointed. After a few chapters I though this would be great for teens, towards the end I actually quite enjoyed it. Well, who wouldn't enjoy the relentless upbeat, can do, never give up, be a better person attitude that comes with Bear Grylls.

    For this type of book its length is about right not sure much more could have been added.

    So, if you are a teen / early twenty, read it, live by it and life will be good. If you are an old grey hair like myself then it's still not a bad reminder that a relentless upbeat, can do, never give up, be a better person attitude would have been a great way of living the past 40+ years.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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