'You are all Invictus. You are now ambassadors for the spirit of these games. Never stop fighting, and do all you can to lift up everyone around you....'
The Invictus Games change lives and save lives. Created and spearheaded by Prince Harry, for whom this is a very personal cause, the games are for current and former servicemen and women who have been wounded, injured or sick.
Most races are about who gets to the finish line first. At the Invictus Games, even making the start line is an achievement beyond measure. Triple amputees, cancer survivors, multiple sclerosis patients, PTSD sufferers and many more all compete. They have been through the darkest of times, but in the camaraderie of competition they find hope anew.
Unconquerable: The Invictus Spirit represents the spirit of the games, upholding a message of self-determination, positivity and sacrifice. These stories of the Invictus athletes will inspire you, give you the courage and determination to succeed and act as a 'bedside Samaritan' for anyone to turn to in their hour of need.
These are the people who make the Invictus Games what they are. These are their stories. They come from all over the world. They are ordinary people who have done, and continue to do, extraordinary things. They are the power of the human spirit. They are Invictus. They are unconquerable.
We started listening to this book during a drive, but soon realized that we wanted to fully focus and share with a few friends. We had a gathering that night and invited our clan over to the house for drinks and "Unconquerable".
This was so beautifully written and with an outstanding narrator. These are the sort of stories that enrich you, change you. I thought that the Invictus games were a subject of sadness and pity. I was wrong.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Thoroughly recommend - a collection of stories of incredible bravery and kindness - the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Whilst you expect to hear stories of the challenges of lost limbs, other, less visible traumas are given equal weighting. Perhaps my favourite story was Kath the cake lady - showing how compassion comes in many different forms and the power of love to change people's lives.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This book is fantastic, although it covers terribly upsetting injuries it does it with a lot of empathy. The stories are awe inspiring, and i found it be very inspiring. These service people are unbelievably brave, humble and remain an excellent sense of humour despite the atrocities these brave people have seen.
In fact I have ordered a paper copy of the book so I can highlight passages that resonate with me, and remind me to stop moaning and put things into perspective.
We owe our lives and freedom to the bravery of these service people, I always admired them but having read this book I am even more humbled and in awe of what these people have had to live with, and continue to have to live with these life changes mental and physical problems.
I have recommended this book to many many people.