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Archery: The #1 Beginner's Guide for Everything an Archer Needs to Know About Recurve and Compound Bows

Narrated by: Austin R Stoler
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
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How to Hit a Bull's Eye in a Day with the Royal Discipline of Archery
An archer cannot hit the bullseye if he doesn't know where the target is.

Did you ever wish you could shoot arrows like Robin Hood, Hawkeye, or Katniss Everdeen?

Whenever you watch the Lord of the Rings, you imagine how powerful it must be to step in the shoes of Legolas....

Face your target....
Draw back your bow....
And just shoot.... 

Yet, you push the thought into the corner of stupid childhood dreams, knowing archery is just for entertaining movie scenes.

You are wrong!

The medieval way of hunting turned into a royal discipline for everyone who wants to improve their confidence and become quicker than the fastest animal in the world.

Yes, your laser-sharp focus could even help you catch a cheetah. 

Yet, archery is much more than just a safari hunt.

Archery was one of the first disciplines in the Olympic games and the latest gold medal winner Ku-Bon-Chan proves why it is a tough sport that needs practice and the right strategy.

Becoming the next Legolas requires much more than randomly picking an arrow from your quiver.

And even if you just want to rediscover your inner child, it is much more fun to shoot arrows in the woods if you know how to hit your target. 

Good thing, if you follow this simple but effective plan to get to the next level, you can improve your skill set within just one practice.

How many times have you started on something and given up within a week, because you got frustrated.

A lot of people share this story. They start a new thing without any knowledge and expect themselves to be perfect within the first couple of shots.

Perfection might never be possible in the golden sports of archery. Yet, you can instantly succeed and hit your first target if you know how!

©2019 Albert Dawson (P)2019 Albert Dawson

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A beginner's guide

This book was exactly what I expected based on the title and description. The emphasis on proper technique and practice is good as it does not set the "student's" expectations too high, resulting in disappointment.

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Good book to start with

If you are considering starting an adventure in traditional archery, this book is a MUST! This book gives great insight to how to begin the adventure of traditional shooting.

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This book really did help me achieve to be a better archer and I am happy that I got this book, made lots of high lights

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Great one

Well written and informative. I particularly liked the in-depth detail of why arrows behave the way that they do. Only practice will help you become a better archer; the author explains a very rigorous program of practice to help you practice effectively.

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No nonsense, great advice

A straight forward, step by step guide to introducing yourself to the ancient craft (and science) or archery. A great listen.

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Learning to Shoot a Stick Bow

This book is great for the beginner. BUT, the will also help the old pro. who thinks they already know everything their id to know about shooting Traditional. I do not hesitate to recommend this book to any Traditional shooter regardless of where they are in their experience of shooting.

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A beginner's guide

This book was exactly what I expected based on the title and description. The emphasis on proper technique and practice is good as it does not set the "student's" expectations too high, resulting in disappointment.

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Archery

If you are considering starting an adventure in traditional archery, this book is a MUST! This book gives great insight on how to begin the adventure of traditional shooting

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Good book

The book was very basic but that’s the point. It was very informative and easy to listen to. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get into traditional archery.

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Love this book

Love this book, full of helpful, practical tips. I wish I'd found it a year ago! Thanks for taking the time to help newbie traditional archers?

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  • Rebecca M Holden
  • 07-03-19

A need to read for beginner to advanced

The book was very basic but that’s the point. It was very informative and easy to read. Would recommend this to anyone looking to get into traditional archery

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  • Mohammed L Poole
  • 07-03-19

Love this book

Love this book, full of helpful, practical tips. Wish I'd found it a year ago! Thanks for taking the time to help newbie traditional archers?

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  • Tom O Dean
  • 07-03-19

Best book

This instructive manual provides detailed instruction on learning the difficult art of instinctive archery which takes a lot of practice. I tried another manual that glossed over the techniques that must be mastered. Sorrells provides straight forward instruction.

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  • Scott B Hope
  • 07-03-19

Best Beginners Guide Available

Best basic beginners book on the market for any longbow or recurve shooter. I've had to buy several as I keep loaning them out and they never come back.

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  • Ruby L Reid
  • 07-03-19

Overall the book exceeded my expectations

The author discusses numerous opinions and offers his own after evaluating that of others. In the end, there is an appendix on archery suppliers, bow makers, and other resources. I disliked the section of the book (a concentration exercise) dealing with shooting an arrow with one eye closed. Overall the book exceeded my expectations; for that reason, I am giving it a perfect score of five stars!

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  • Kiera E Whitehouse
  • 07-03-19

Lots of useful info in one place

Its well wrote and has plenty of illustrations to help with the written descriptions. If there could be any complaint, it would be that there could be more illustrations for the newby archer. This book assumes the reader has some experience and has taken some lessons

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  • Samantha D Dobson
  • 07-02-19

The author discusses every thing from history

The author discusses everything from history to theory to the practical use of the various pieces of equipment needed. This work is not a deep work nor was it meant to be. This book gives the newcomer a starting point; a reference block that can and should be built upon. Remember, everyone has to start somewhere and I cannot think of a better tool to start the young (and not so young) beginner.

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  • Riley M Sullivan
  • 07-02-19

Useful and Well Written

This book provides some very useful information that will help you get started in traditional archery the right way, while avoiding common mistakes that could end an excellent pastime prematurely.

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  • Charles M Hayward
  • 07-02-19

introducing my son to archery

I would highly recommend this as an introductory text to traditional bow hunting for anyone interested in taking up this fun and challenging sport. This book has already kept a supportive father from spoiling his son's experience.

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  • Madeleine A Hall
  • 07-02-19

Concise and usable

Very informative and easy to read with step by step instructions on how to get started in traditional archery.