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
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.
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.
Yes, very interesting history of bear, from his family history to the challange of climbing Everest!
Bear in college almost getting caught climbing the headmasters roof.
Bear and his wife coming home from their honeymoon, to a very cold home on their boat!
Several parts, made me laugh, finding out what Bear got into when he was younger!
Other than the description of the the Everest expedition, the rest of the story left me cold.
To me autobiographies need to be about more than a person's physical capabilities and willingness to take physical risks. I just did not find this book very interesting.
Narator was fine.
Make sure you understand what this book is about before investing your time. You may be disappointed.
Really enjoyed hearing the life experiences that have brought Bear to where he is today. I really enjoy his TV show and after listening to this book it's easy to see how and why he has succeeded. I found his attitude inspiring and it has made me eager to get out and explore more.
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