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Bear Grylls' Survival Stories

Written by: Bear Grylls
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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World-renowned adventurer and broadcaster, Bear Grylls, presents some of the most incredible near-death experiences, told by those who lived to tell the tale. These extraordinary and diverse accounts of human bravery, mental and physical strength - and sometimes sheer luck - range from being stranded for more than 50 days at sea, to surviving world-changing acts of terrorism.

Bear contextualises each feat of endurance or bravery by relating them to his own experiences of near-misses and misfortune from his military career and survivalist adventures. Listeners will experience the firsthand retelling of acts of quick thinking and gruelling struggles of those who found themselves in some of the most extreme circumstances imaginable.

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Survival of the fittest

Don't take anything for granted by Bear Grylls. Good one indeed.. looking forward for other audible as well..

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it was interesting

When starting this audiobook, I was expecting Bear Grylls to read the stories or recount his survival stories but it was different people recounting their survival stories. It was good but this felt more like a podcast than an audiobook.

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Super it is awesome

i loved it and it is super and my favourite part is about the army man .

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Thrilled

Take nothing for granted.. survival is harder than death.. never give up.. these stories are mind blowing and one must listen to get motivation.

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Very inspiring

Wonderful production with a take home message. To hear the story in the survivor's own voice makes it even more interesting. Life after a mishap is an opportunity to spread the message of hope to others.

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Inspiring

Thank you for this. Gratitude for a second chance! This is my main take away from this whole series. And not letting these traumas cripple you for life. Please keep them coming. Bear Grylls, thank you so much. - from another survivor.

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good

a list of all types of disasters and their experiences is a good one but can be much more interesting. A shark attack, a tsunami, new York City towers crash and many.

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  • Simon
  • 10-05-19

A Bear Necessity!

These are quite inspirational in places and every single one of them made me really think about just how resilient human beings can be. The fact that these are told straight through, I suspect by clever editing of interviews, by the people themselves makes it much more real. Each of them will likely touch most listeners in some way, whether it's the utter horror of what occurred such as actually being in the jaws of a bullhead shark, the sheer flukes of chance that can lead to survival or the devastating after-effects of the events. All of them are impressive stories in their own right that will likely live long in the memory. The one that will stick with me personally the longest is the story of Aron Ralston, which although you may well have heard it before, is an amazing story of grit and fortitude when most of us would have folded through the loneliness and extremity of what the situation demanded of him to survive. To hear him talk about it is pretty much jaw-dropping stuff and somehow brought it to life in ways that even the well-made film of the events '127 Hours' could not. Bear Grylls and the production team, almost exclusively let each person tell their own story completely with Bear providing his thoughts on it briefly afterwards. As admirable as his own achievements undoubtedly are this is wise and although they are using his name to 'sell' this the real stars are the individuals and their stories. Very well worth the time to listen to this.

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  • 16-05-19

Gripping !!!

This was a great listen ! short but detailed in every story . I highly recommend this to anyone !

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  • Thomas Pigott
  • 14-05-19

A truly stunning piece of amazing real life events

absolutely gripping adventures of real life events completely agree with other reviews and opinions, thanks

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  • Ann C.
  • 27-07-19

Entertaining snippets of human survival

Each episode was probably too short and therefore somewhat tabloid in delivery by getting to the gore pretty quickly but perfect for that short journey and gives rise to plenty of discussion/thought as to what you might have done in a similar situation.As it was a free download I can't complain anyway!

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  • J. Lyne
  • 27-06-19

Powerful tales

Simple, powerful and memorable stories told by the survivors. No music or over dubbing. Excellent.

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  • Nick D
  • 24-06-19

Interesting and worth a punt.

Hippo story unbelievable as are many of these. Worth a listen. Especially as it’s free. Created some talking points for me. Remarkable events and people.

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  • Gilliana
  • 04-06-19

Emotional and Inspiring!

These are very emotional stories and made my eyes Water on numerous occasions but aside from listening to their devastating experiences , the survivers and Bear himself conclude each episode with a positive and uplifting look at the human bodies miraculous tenacity and will to stay alive. I would highly recommend taking a listen yourself. Simply incredible and inspiring.

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  • Oli
  • 20-05-19

Over produced

Stories were interesting but the repetition and length of intros was irritating if you listen to more than one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-19

Loved it!

Short stories told form the people who it happened to. Lesson is, stay at home and watch TV 😁

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  • Caomhin
  • 19-05-19

Frightening stories of survival

Stories are a little short and each chapter has to be manually loaded, but still a good listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-19

great stories

great survival stories of inspiring people. undaunted they faced the worst life threw at them.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-20

Umm

One complaint. To. Much. Blood. But otherwise great, I love survival stories. I like the ones without blood Surgested the brian clark episode

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-19

Intro and outro downgraded it

I really did not like when Bear Grylls was talking. Also the intro and outros were too long I did enjoy the retellings of the survivors though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-09-19

Enjoyable car listening

Each storey grabs your attention quickly. Occasional word hard to understand. Episode intros a bit long.

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  • Karl
  • 26-09-20

Real survival stories.

Great to listen to real life survival stories, although I felt each story is somewhat cut short and does not give an account of what life is like now, 5/10 years on. Still worth the listen.

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  • Mike JW Thorne
  • 25-06-20

Powerful

Made me realise that there some very tough people out there. For me God saved them. Thank you.

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  • Andrew
  • 10-12-19

Awesome!

Fantastic stories and well recalled by the people in them. Bear Grylls great as always.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-11-19

Great, engaging,exciting and emotive..

I haven’t finished this one yet but I am really enjoying it. The reading and audio production is excellent and very comfortable to listen to. The stories are amazing and inspiring.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-19

Dont like Bear but loved this series

I am not a fan of Bear Grylls at all but these stories are really good. They were exciting, harrowing and at times heartbreaking stories told by those who had lived them and for that I am appreciative.