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Publisher's Summary

Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan. On returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously gruelling selection course for the British Special Forces to join 21 SAS - a journey that was to push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance. Then, in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident, Bear broke his back in three places. It was touch and go whether he would ever walk again. However, only eighteen months later Bear became one of the youngest ever climbers to scale Everest, aged only 23. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures . . .Known and admired by millions, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story of his action-packed life.
Gripping, moving and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat and Tears is a must-read for adrenalin junkies and armchair adventurers alike. Narrated by Tom Patrick Stephens, who Bear approved himself (since he was off adventuring!)
©2011 Bear Grylls (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
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By Lincoln on 09-13-12

Inspirational

What did you love best about Mud, Sweat and Tears?

Bear Grylls is human he just tries harder and never gives up.<br/>A completely honest and inspirational listen.

Which scene was your favorite?

Climbing Everest. Always thought it was something that I might want to do. It no longer is.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This book made me late for work many times as I sat in my car not wanting to stop the adventure.

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By Vijayakumar Sathasivam on 08-20-17

good one

if u like adventures, I'm sure u will love this.
superbly narrated.packed with interesting moments and incidents. really enjoyed it. thanks audible.😀

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By Rowan on 05-05-12

I love this guy

Listened to the whole book in a day. The bloke is amazing and his book was a joy.

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By Pixi on 05-06-12

What a trooper

Great read. The book focuses on his training and the climb. One very lucky guy that I can relate to in the back injury department. Its still an incredible journey in the short time this book goes on for and it leaves you wanting more. Better go watch some Man Vs wild now.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By Harry Becker on 10-30-17

Love, Love, and Love!

Mud, Sweat and Tears takes us deep into the mind of the one and only Bear Grylls. We are taken on a journey through Bear's trials and tribulation on his path to becoming an international superstar. Not only is the novel a collection of Bear's physical anecdotes, but some of the novel is also spent on his faith. Amen.

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By Bradley on 01-25-17

Great real life adventure

I listened to this with my two teenage boys whilst driving to our holiday destination. We all loved it, it's a great lesson in where pure determination can get you.

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