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Early on in his life, Matt craved a return to nature. When he became an adult, he set aside his comfortable urban life and lived entirely off the land. In this riveting narrative that brings together epic adventure and spiritual quest, he shows us what extraordinary things the human body is capable of when pushed to its limits. He learns the secrets of the Tarahumara Indians, which help him run the 1,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail in just 58 days and endure temperature swings of 100 degrees. He takes us with him as he treks into the wilderness to live alone for half a year, armed with nothing but a loincloth, a pair of sandals, a stone knife, and chia seeds. He recounts near-death experiences of hiking alone through the snowdrifts at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Above all, Epic Survival is a book about growing closer to the land that nurtures us. No matter how far our modern society takes us from the wilderness, the call remains.

©2015 Matt Graham and Josh Young (P)2015 Tantor

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It's quite strange as a guy, to hear another guy be so in touch with himself, the earth and nature. Much respect and admiration. He does what he wants, not what society deems as cool. He has effectively disengaged from modern cultures and clearly loves life.

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Loved it!

Wish it was twice as long. Didn't want it to be over. Love the stories, the theme, everything. Matt is really honest. Especially about himself. If he ever wrote anything else, I would buy it on the day it was released.

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Great book

What made the experience of listening to Epic Survival the most enjoyable?

The stories. Lots of real-life examples of of Matt's adventures with emphasis on his mistakes and his opportunities for improvement. I was amazed by how little food and water he survived on in some of these treks.

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

Tom did a great job, but I would have preferred for Matt to narrate this story himself.

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Capitalist at heart

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Try not to walk on both sides of the road at the same time.

Would you ever listen to anything by Matt Graham and Josh Young again?

Probably not.

What about Tom Perkins’s performance did you like?

Good reader. Did his job well.

Was Epic Survival worth the listening time?

Yeah, basically. Though I was disheartened once I got deep into the book.

Any additional comments?

Seems (to me), there is a little too much hypocrisy in the book..... I enjoyed how he separated himself from the societal demands of western civilization, and how being so pure, he hasn't time nor desire to be critical of others. Yet in the book, it turns and does just that.Pretty much turned me off for the duration of the book. I'll hand it to Matt though. He has gone on to be a very successful person!

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Matt's Epic Journey is nothing short of Amazing!

What did you love best about Epic Survival?

Matt Graham's Epic life Journey is nothing short of Amazing! Matt is such a down to Earth guy with vast knowledge of our Ancestral way's.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matt Graham, for passing on the Tribal knowladge

Which character – as performed by Tom Perkins – was your favorite?

Matt Graham

Any additional comments?

MUST HAVE!

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I Need More

Matt Graham should write volumes of books on his experiences and philosophies. His knowledge is so important for the world and our Earth. I hope he puts more out there soon

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A true self awakening story.

I enjoyed Matt's thought process and his evolution to know himself. His life story motivates me to grow in self awareness by joining my reflection of myself with the land.

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Great books and enjoy the good too have

good learning tool have in energy after do it that's one way too learn in case you need it.

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Very Compelling...

For anyone whose instincts called them to nature, to the natural, this audio will awaken your own sense of self, especially if you set it aside during your journey in the rat race. Thank You for producing and sharing this!

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made me think

this book made me appreciate nature and my environment much more. I hope to learn the connection matt has