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A Survival Guide for Life

Written by: Bear Grylls
Narrated by: Tom Patrick Stephens
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Self-Development, How-to
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Publisher's Summary

Life in the wild teaches us invaluable lessons. Extreme situations force us to seize opportunities, face up to dangers and rely on our instincts. But living a purpose-driven, impactful life can be an even greater challenge....

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls shares the hard-earned lessons he's learned from some of the harshest environments on earth. How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you? How can you inspire a team to follow you in spite of obvious danger? What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential? Bear's instantly inspiring tales from his adventures in all four corners of the globe include life lessons you will never forget. We're all capable of living life more boldly and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure!

©2012 Bear Grylls Ventures (P)2013 Harper Audio 2013, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks

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  • Jacques
  • 13-10-15

Very good!

Excellent book! I am going to recommend this book to everyone!
I am inspired and motivated to never give up.

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  • ella
  • 05-09-17

Should be compulsory reading for everyone!

Amazing and inspiring, God really uses Bear well, he's an amazing cracked vessel shining for the Lord! Love it!

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  • Blondie
  • 31-07-15

A kick up the backside we all need in life!

If you could sum up A Survival Guide for Life in three words, what would they be?

inspirational, uplifting, driven

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Survival Guide for Life?

Can't pin it down to one - the stories Bear has to tell of his life experiences, Everest, the last sip of water in the desert and many more!

What does Tom Patrick Stephens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

A balanced, calm but firm voice, who portrayed the essence of the book perfectly.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

If you want it, go out into the world and get it! Don't give up!

Any additional comments?

Bear offers guidance, insight into his mind-set, experiences (which he generally wants to pass on to others), passion, drive, a reality check to the sometimes harsh experiences we face in life. Most of all though, this book gives you a kick up the backside to get off the sofa and get out there and live life to the full!

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  • yvonne cottrell
  • 24-07-15

Really enjoyable.

No, it's not a 'how to' book on the great outdoors, it's not a 'how to' climb everest. It's not even 'how to' catch bugs to eat or drink pee to survive guide! But it IS a thoroughly brilliant book to get you motivated and to see the bigger picture in life. it's uplifting. The chapters are short,really short,but that's the only downside I found. Starting reading this through a recommendation and so glad I did. So far listened twice. He's able to make you feel more, and want to get more out of life. What a fabulous read to get you up off that sofa and help you get your life back!! thanks bear :)

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  • gary
  • 24-10-14

how to survive life intact

Would you consider the audio edition of A Survival Guide for Life to be better than the print version?

i have read the book and listened to the audible and it was just as good Bear has his own survival teqniques to living life which i tried to put into practice even if you take a little from this you will gain alot

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Survival Guide for Life?

I was at a boarding school as well and life is very much like he described and it was nice to hear that you are not the only one to go through this and to see a more human side that everybody can associate with is great

Have you listened to any of Tom Patrick Stephens’s other performances? How does this one compare?

sorry not yet but will look out for him in other books

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

both as i said i have shared alot of the ups and downs from school to the military and it makes you feel that nothing is out of your reach

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  • L. Hannan
  • 04-03-17

One of those books which everyone should read

68 gems of wisdom. Liked the format, very easy to listen. I am thinking to get the hard copy so I can keep it for life!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-16

More than survival

This book will help you embrace life and live it In a way that will leave your mark

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  • ThunderFlash
  • 23-07-16

Inspirational

I will be listening to this weekly until it sinks in. Some truly great advice from Bear who has a great outlook on life, not just his life but every human.

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  • chatbear1
  • 01-01-16

guide for life

Good solid advice,gryllsdoes well at keeping it simple and therefore more useful good length too.

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  • Caractacus Potts
  • 22-11-15

Brilliant!

Great read. Thought provoking, witty and informative, whatever your age. Buy it for friends and family!

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  • Stephen
  • 17-11-15

A helpful guide in life

Would you listen to A Survival Guide for Life again? Why?

Yes, I have listened to it 3 times since buying it. I found it a help in things to think and do in life, and easy to listen to.

What other book might you compare A Survival Guide for Life to, and why?

"The Obstacle is the Way" and "The way of the SEAL" as focus on overcoming challenges in life.

What does Tom Patrick Stephens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Clearly read, brings his experence to life, easy to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-18

motivation, discipline and selflessness

if you need motivation to be a better person, physically, mentally and spiritually, this is for you. wether you believe in God or not. worth the read!!!

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  • Justin
  • 26-09-16

Great guide to life.

I must read for any young Adults, young at heart, parents or anyone starting out on the path to a more fulfilling life.

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  • Jason
  • 11-06-16

A good read.

Full of good advice for go getters and on life in general. plenty of inspiring survival stories also.

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  • shirley
  • 23-06-15

foundation to aspire

chapter 70 was the most moving of all the chapters i thoroughly enjoyed from experience