Above All Else

  • by Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld
  • Narrated by Nicholas Tecosky
  • 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

World-famous competitive skydiver and coach Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld presents proven tools and techniques for success and explains how they can be used in everyday life. Dan survived a plane crash from which 16 of the 22 people on board were killed. He was left critically injured and woke up from a six-week-long coma with a broken neck, broken skull, severe head trauma, a collapsed lung, and other serious internal injuries. Against all odds, Dan recovered and went on to become one of the greatest competitive skydiver in the world. With the love and support of friends and family, Dan was able not only to resurrect his life but return to skydiving to achieve greater heights than he could have ever imagined. His techniques and methods for excelling are applicable to all people, no matter their goals.
Dan uses his experiences to teach the lessons he's learned - as a competitor, coach, business owner, father, and husband - to help others achieve their dreams, overcome obstacles, and reach their peak performance.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld survived a plane crash that killed twenty-two people and left him with several life-threatening injuries, moving on to become one of the world's greatest competitive skydivers. Listeners will be enthralled by Brodsky-Chenfeld's story of perseverance and exhilarating descriptions of skydiving, ably performed with a cool nonchalance by Nicholas Tecosky, which provides a nice contrast that allows Above All Else to build its suspense naturally. Brodsky-Chenfeld also shows how to apply the lessons he's learned to everyday life, making Above All Else an inspiring and well-rounded listen.

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Inspirational, Educational, & Perspective Building

I really enjoyed every word! What a strong story of commitment and unwavering belief in the human spirit. Aspiring for that extra kick in the rear to take action? Look no further!:)
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- Amazon Customer

A must read!

For those who don't know who Dan is.. he is one of the only 5 survivors from plane crash that killed 17 of 22 skydivers aboard. Body broken, was in a coma for six weeks and in hospitals for many months more. No one but him EVER considered that he may one day jump again. Jump again? he became a world-class skydiving champion!! :)
At first, I expected an exciting story about Dan, about skydiving and competing, and maybe some advises on 4-way skydiving competition... BUT No! That wasn't just it!!
No one alive could read this book and come to the finish as the same person. It is a book about determination, courage, and intensity that all will appreciate and benefit from. The second part of the book is a brief that can apply in life or in business or any profession. Dan packages the lessons learned in his life into ideas and rules that can work for anyone who cares to go beyond normality.
"Above All Else" is a must read; not just once, but over and over. I highly recommend it. Thank you Dan for sharing your story with the world!
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- Noel Damouny

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios