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No Barriers

By: Erik Weihenmayer,Buddy Levy
Narrated by: Holter Graham,Bob Woodruff
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Publisher's summary

2018 Colorado Book Awards finalist in Creative Nonfiction, and National Bestseller and Honorable Mention Award Winner in the Outdoor Literature category of the 2017 National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA)

“A beautiful book about family and finding a way to achieve more than you ever thought possible.” —Brad Meltzer,
New York Times bestselling author

Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu Icefall; when the mountain was finally behind him, Erik knew he was going to live. His expedition leader slapped him on the back and said something that would affect the course of Erik’s life: “Don’t make Everest the greatest thing you ever do.”

No Barriers is Erik’s response to that challenge. It is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest: from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal to facing the most terrifying reach of his life: to solo kayak the thunderous whitewater of the Grand Canyon.

Along the course of Erik’s journey, he meets other trailblazers—adventurers, scientists, artists, and activists—who, despite trauma, hardship, and loss, have broken through barriers of their own. These pioneers show Erik surprising ways forward that surpass logic and defy traditional thinking.

Like the rapids of the Grand Canyon, created by inexorable forces far beneath the surface, No Barriers is a dive into the heart and mind at the core of the turbulent human experience. It is an exploration of the light that burns in all of us, the obstacles that threaten to extinguish that light, and the treacherous ascent towards growth and rebirth.

©2017 Erik Weihenmayer, Buddy Levy, Foreword Copy Right by Bob Woodruff (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"Erik Weihenmayer's life is so rich, so full of accomplishments, that his story alone is interesting... He also brings to life the emotional challenges of Weihenmayer's life--the frustrations of dealing with a difficult brother and of trying to adopt a boy from Nepal. Graham gives each person in the book a distinct vocal identity, complete with varied tones, inflections, and accents." -AudioFile Magazine

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well it sounded promising.

what he has done is amazing but the writing is so over the top. I didn't even make it past the first chapter.

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Breathtaking

The achievements of a blind person are astounding. I don’t kayak or climb mountains — so the detail there was too much for me. But the character building commentary and the adoption of the Nepalese boy — were so interesting and insightful.

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This book is an inspiring friend!

Now in my top 5 favorites! Erik is a shining example of humanity at its best and an inspiring philosopher to boot. Thank you so much for writing this homage to no barriers!

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This book will help YOU navigate the challenges of life!

“No Barriers” helped me to see that- ‘WHAT'S WITHIN YOU IS STRONGER THAN WHAT'S IN YOUR WAY.’

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More Than the Kayak Trip

The majority of this story is not the kayaking trip, but a collection of events, failures, successes, and inspiring people.
It speaks of suffering and figuring out solutions, going forward with loss, and the author goes into how inspired he is to keep going.
I was moved by the many stories and how inspiration is given and taken, how we can all not feel trapped and overcome barriers regardless of physical condition and the circumstances around us.

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Major courage & tenacity

Loved the audible. The narrator was right on target with his voice. Would highly recommend reading or listening to.

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Powerful, moving, inspirational

This is a really powerful and inspirational book that shows that what we accomplish is solely based on how we look at the obstacles in front of us. If we tackle these obstacles with a positive attitude and a tenacity then anything is possible whether you have a physical or mental disability. People with less than you are accomplishing huge things. This book will help you eliminate the excuses!

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A positive Message

This book has a Positive message and every story was inspirational. Everyone should read this book to understand that having a disability should not let you stop following your dreams.

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great book!

Really enjoyed the book. made me think about my own barriers that I have created.

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inspirational beautiful well written

Thoroughly enjoyed this entire book. great look into the lives of others. time to self-reflect! Thanks for sharing such meaningful stories both from your own lives and those of others.

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