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Whatever has happened to you, it is not who you are. 

The world may know Chris Duffin as the "mad scientist of strength", but you wouldn't have ever guessed that if you saw the scrawny kid skinning rattlesnakes and chasing dragonflies in the early '80s. The story of his unconventional life will take you from gripping tales of murder, trauma, heartbreak, and survival deep in the Pacific Northwest wilderness all the way to an idealization of the self-made man - still flawed, but never broken.

In The Eagle and the Dragon, you'll follow one man's journey into the darkness of his own heart and witness the transformation of alcoholism, pain, and defeat into vision, character, and victory. Through Chris's powerful self-realization, you'll see how the human spirit can be either shackled by circumstance or freed from it. 

Are you ready to walk through the fire and make your vision a reality?  This audiobook will show you how.

©2019 Chris Duffin (P)2019 Chris Duffin

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Very inspiring and well written

As a powerlifter, I was already very aware of Chris’s accomplishments as a lifter. This book opened my eyes to his incredible early challenges and his success in business. Highly recommend!

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Amazing!!!!

Although not touted as a self help book, this book is that in every sense! To listen to or read this man’s life and what he’s done and been through, and not get inspired would be insanity!!! He had the odds completely stacked against him an came out on top!!! Every time!!!! Highly recommended!!!!

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Brilliant

Absolutely spot on and a incredibly fascinating story of the possibilities that all of humanity can aspire to and contribute to the creation of as it has often be said that if one does not leave the world and their relationships a little better, then what has one been doing?
Great use of language and addresses
the necessity of partnerships and help, for one may not, however many together can!

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Great life story

Incredible life story… out of the box thinker who loves and cares about people succeeding in life.

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great read

this book is an eye opener.. especially since I related to many of the stories and realized that my life wasn't as bad as some but also some of the trials I went through were pretty normal.

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Great book.

Very good read/listen. Super inspirational and motivating, would recommend to anybody especially someone who has a lot on their plate or is going through a rough spot in life.

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inspirational

His story and how he conveys it, is as strong and as powerful as his physical strength.

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Meh..

I enjoyed reading this biography but, the thing about it that i didn’t care for is it lacks any sort of real emotion or feeling. It feels very blah the whole time your reading it.

The stories he tells are mildly entertaining, they are life lessons of failure that leads to success.

Like I said the book is okay but, he never reAlly dives into any feelings other than skin level.

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Motivated

This book is a huge inspiration. Even if I didn’t grow up under such severe conditions I feel I can relate. I will definitely recommend this book to a few friends.

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Great book ! very insightful and helpful

loved the book opened my eyes helped me see my issues and drives me to change my life.

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  • michael clemmet
  • 12-10-19

A little disappointed

I have known about the author for a while now and followed his podcast too. The book is alright and no doubt Chris has had an interesting and varied life. If you read a lot of personal development books you will have already heard a lot if not everything of the examples that Chris speaks about. Resilience, planning, cutting out negative people from your life are the main messages which you can find in most books of this genre. There is no real tools to take away from this book, just Chris's life examples that somehow you have to link to your own.

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  • Aaron
  • 07-08-21

A story of endurance, hardships and an unbreakable fortitude

Highly recommend to those who are in a place of procrastination, and uncertainty in their lives.

I found this book gave an incredible perspective based on the authors life and created a profound sense of motivation in myself to move out of procrastination and to a place of doing.

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  • justin
  • 07-02-21

highly motivational

What a story. This guy showed resilience and resourcefulness from such a young age and achieved some awe-inspiring feats. If you want to feel inspired by a genuinely legitimate human being, get the book. If you want to understand the origins of kabuki strength, get the book. If you want a relatively quick list/read but still want a damn good read, get the book. Just get the book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-21

Perspective and accountability

I knew bits of the authors story from listening to various podcasts he had been on. I am also very much aware of kabuki strength. This book however is a powerful shot of perspective with the added dose of lessons learned. Inspiring.

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  • sk8rmuffin
  • 11-19-20

Loved this book 🙏

LOVED THIS BOOK 🙏

IT REALLY REINFORCES MY MAIN GOAL IN LIFE: IMPACT

GREAT READ AND AN EYE OPENER ON THE ADVERSITIES WE FACE DAY TO DAY DON'T HAVE TO STAY HOW THEY ARE.
WE ARE IN CONTROL OF OUR LIVES
IF YOU DON'T LIKE HOW IT IS CURRENTLY CHANGE SOMETHING!

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  • Wesley Hall
  • 11-08-20

lifes tough...what of it

@mad_scientist_duffin thank you for this book. A part of and witness to many things that would leave most people a shell of themselves for the duration of their lives, but learning to thrive... to say the least. It doesn't offer itself as 'self help' but it challenges you to ask who, what and why you are who you are. I think it offers ultimate perspective to anyone unsure of their position in this world from someone who's asked that question to themselves repeatedly to near ultimate intent. It will help those who feel that they are bound by their past some clarity in relinquishing that notion and suggests quite concisely if you fine tune aspects of your life and focus you can achieve so much more than you ever thought you were capable of.

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  • paul bradley
  • 12-20-19

A must listen!

Highly motivating story and excellently narrated by Chris Duffin. We can all learn from this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-27-21

What an interesting few hours

I came away from this inspired, and motivated to effect change. Chris is such an interesting character to begin. This coupled with his fast paced style and the purposeful text makes it well worth the time. Who knows where it will lead you.

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  • VB
  • 03-25-20

Empowering read

The eagle and the dragon are such powerful metaphors that Chris has created and lived out - he has generously shared his story, one complete with themes and lessons that the rest of us, even if we don’t share complete circumstances, are able to learn from.
As a strength athlete, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Chris’ passion for lifting - there isn’t much well-written literature, particularly in a biographical fashion, of this nature - any fellow lifters will relate to the appeal to the iron he speaks of.