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Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc's life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim. But what was the most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who called himself the "King of the Jungle".

When Marc's mother tells him that his uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can't wait. Uncle Jake is a for-real super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan.

He's going to turn Marc into a warrior.

Becoming a warrior isn't easy. It means a lot of pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, squats, swimming, eating right, and studying harder than ever before! Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall - and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle himself?

©2017 Jocko Willink (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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REQUIRED READING

Where does Way of the Warrior Kid rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This one is at the top. Look, it's a "kid's book" in it's format, but it's also an excellent distillation of what Jocko (and Leif) put forth through their work: Echelon Front. Also, what Jocko is getting at so often with his podcast. If you have sons...scratch that...children, this should be required reading.

What other book might you compare Way of the Warrior Kid to and why?

Can't think of one

Which character – as performed by Thor Willink and Jocko Willink – was your favorite?

Mark all the way. Couldn't have been better or meant more to have Thor Willink read the part.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I think it's Jocko's job to come up with that one.

Any additional comments?

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. If you have children and anything remotely related to self-esteem, discipline, respect and responsibility are important to you, read this to your kids.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Thank you Jocko

Thank you Jocko, for everything. Also, my wife was 9 months pregnant and I gave her some white tea to drink. All of sudden her water broke, but instead of going to the hospital she just started doing burpees until she delivered a healthy strong boy, who then also started doing burpees.


16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Don't have a kid to apply this to, still liked it!

What did you love best about Way of the Warrior Kid?

The narrators are on point! They go over some really good lessons that are practical. It gives good insight to what a kid could be going through.

What other book might you compare Way of the Warrior Kid to and why?

.. Nothing comes to mind.

What about Thor Willink and Jocko Willink ’s performance did you like?

Everything. I really like Jocko though.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All the kids making fun of him for not being able to do pull ups.. Those kids suck.

Any additional comments?

I don't have a kid I can apply this to and I still throughly enjoyed the book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Get both the book and Audio! Simply Awesome.

Would you consider the audio edition of Way of the Warrior Kid to be better than the print version?

I think it compliments the book every well. They are both solid investments for you and your kids.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Mark the little kid who was read by Jocko's son.

Which character – as performed by Thor Willink and Jocko Willink – was your favorite?

They are both good! Seriously. I thought it was hilarious when Jocko was talking as Marks Mom, I literally laughed out loud!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Discipline Equals Freedom.

Any additional comments?

I will be passing this book out to all of my friends who have kids. This will be the first book I read to my kids. I think this book is more important than those Dr Seuss books. This book gives kids and adults alike a guideline and direction in life - something a lot of kids want but never have. Jocko - Thank you for writing this book. It was surprisingly entertaining, and the lessons that you learn from this book have me fired up. As a 26 year old, reading this book, I can tell you I have benefited from it. I want to become a Warrior Kid/Adult..and now I know how to do it now. This will change a lot of kids lives........the future is looking bright.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Not just a kid's book.

While I would recommend it for kids this 39 year old kid got a lot out of it as well. Inspiring and a tale a lot of us lived as kids.

The only downside of this book was the short length but totally worthwhile.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A father's must read

If you could sum up Way of the Warrior Kid in three words, what would they be?

life changing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jake

What about Thor Willink and Jocko Willink ’s performance did you like?

simple

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

created quality time for my son and I

Any additional comments?

This book gave me and my son a path to discipline and freedom

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great book for kids and adults

Great read for kids and should definitely be optioned as a movie! This would have been a great book for me growing up.

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  • Tina
  • Nibley, UT, United States
  • 09-02-17

Excellent!

Not just for kids. This book is written such that the message is simple to learn and can be applied by anyone.

In the corporate world there was a time when writing a mission statement was king of everything, but marketing was behind this message and the message seemed insincere. This book allows anyone, or any team or business, write a code of ethics. This book gives examples of why those codes are important.

I will listen again.

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Inspiring!!!

I love listening to Jocko Podcast, it's very inspiring and pushes me to be better. Now we have the perfect way to help instill the same principles in our children (sometimes it's better coming from someone else's mouth). They were very excited to listen to this during our trip and have learned a lot. Jocko and Thor are excellent narrators. Well worth it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Best kids book EVER!

my daughter, who is 5, made me play this book multiple times in a row. she wants me to build her a princess pull up bar so she can train. it's a damn miracle. the reading from the author and his son are flawless.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-17

Excellent book with simple, profound life lessons.

Even though this is written as a book aimed at kids, I really enjoyed reading and learning the life lessons taught in this book.

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  • TrishDS
  • 10-28-17

The Best and Only Book You Need Outside The Bible

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book. Laughing and Crying was something I didn't expect however, I did plenty of both together with lots of journeys back in time to my own childhood.

Read The Way of The Warrior Kid, learn the transferable lessons from Marc and Uncle Jake. Then get up early and begin.

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  • DARYN HOBDEN
  • 07-26-17

Worth listening to just to hear Jocko as a woman!

Amazing book. Great zero to hero story which outlines exactly how your kids can take this journey themselves. My son really enjoyed it.

Both Jocko and thor have done a great job acting this book out.

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  • Mindfulmonk
  • 07-22-17

A Really Brilliant Book for Adults and children.

A Really Brilliant Book for Adults and children. I really admire and Respect Jocko and what he is working to do, Positive Change

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  • Mislav Samardzic
  • 07-22-17

loved it

fast listen, I think every kid should listen/read this book. a nice bonus is that you get hear jocko talk in a woman's voice

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-26-17

fantastic would highly recommend!!

A great book for children, l listened to it first before passing on to my son who im sure will love it!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-03-17

Fantastic where was this when I was a kid!

I want to send this to everybody I know with a son.
We need a warrior princess version A.S.A.P.
My five-year-old girl could learn a lot.
Thanks
Ben

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-29-17

Great book to share with your kids

My son (9 years old) and I spend a bit of time driving around during the week. We listened to this book the last 2 weeks and was awesome.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-15-17

Excellent short book.

It 's a nice short book. Must read for parents. Lesson are great and when applied properly can help any kid.

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  • Damian
  • 07-10-17

Brilliant

I brought this book for for myself and my five sons. We all enjoyed and took a lot from this brilliant book.
Thank you Jocko and Thor Willink

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  • Ronald Foo
  • 06-23-17

Just what we all need!

The stories and lessons in this book is invaluable. The real stuff and truth that most of us need to hear in life. Simply amaze and wished more would rise up to be leaders to lead.

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  • John Robinson
  • 06-18-17

True Wisdom

This book is beneficial for young and old alike. Thanks Jocko and Thor for this treasure.

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  • Josh
  • 05-06-17

Suitable for all ages

An excellent story describing important life lessons. Story told through a 10 year old but suitable for all ages.

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  • Luke
  • 05-06-17

Great for all ages

I wanted to check this out before giving it to my nephew. At 32 I still got a lot out of it and will give to my nephews ASAP

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  • Ricky
  • 05-03-17

Inspiring little story for kids and adults

Easy listen clear messages great narration a few little references jocko fans will recognise ... GOOD discipline equals freedom