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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (304 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Norris Narrator: Michael Norris Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781608140305
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Fans of Chuck Norris may see him as an action hero in the John Wayne mold, but his autobiography presents a different image of the Walker, Texas Ranger star. Norris describes himself as a shy youth who finally blossomed while studying martial arts as a soldier in South Korea. His self-deprecating humor shows through anecdotes about karate defeats, white-knuckled speaking engagements, and his failure to become a Los Angeles policeman, which led to his fame as a karate champion. His life philosophies reveal relentless optimism, usually tempered with pragmatism. Norris's son, Michael, reads with an appropriately upbeat tone, actually sounding a little awkward in places, echoing his father's early shyness Download and start listening now!

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  • “The facts of Norris’ life make this book compelling. Not only has he succeeded in martial arts and acting, but he has a long eclectic list of additional achievements and experiences, such as breaking a world record in boat racing.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 2/13/2014

    " Great source of info recomend it to everyone!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Big | 2/8/2014

    " Not quite as good as his first book as a whole, but still a great insight to how Chuck's life changed for the better once he put Jesus Christ at the top of his priorities. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Brownlee | 2/8/2014

    " Good bio on the man. The karate expert shares his walk! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Ace | 2/6/2014

    " A wonderful biography that I would recommend to anyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D'andre | 2/2/2014

    " I really liked it! He shares a lot of himself in this biography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 1/19/2014

    " This is an inspiring tale of a triumphant life. A must read for all Chuck Norris fans. If you weren't one before you will be after this read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Brandt | 1/8/2014

    " Excellent book. Easy to read. Chuck tells his life story and how his faith and conservative values are very important to him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nole | 1/8/2014

    " This guy is the man. Thanks to Edward for letting me read his copy of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erick | 1/6/2014

    " I'm not quite sure what he means by "Against all odds"--unless he refers to those those who manage to coexist with him--because he's friggin Chuck Norris. It's an interesting read, though sad to say he's grown quite the ego. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loraine | 1/1/2014

    " Highly interesting autobiography of Chuck Norris detailing his growth and faith journey from his rough beginnings to present. Highly refreshing story of someone whose faith has not been undermined by fame and has used it to make a difference in the world around him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/28/2013

    " Oddly enough quite good. Only picked up up as a novelty but enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon Fugler | 12/15/2013

    " Great story. Very transparant with his life. really shows the victories and struggles of the Christian life. It is encouraging to read about someone for whom nothing has come easy-- martial arts, acting, family, marriage. And he has had victory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christi Brewster | 12/12/2013

    " We share birthdays - so that's cool. He has done great things and continues to so in TX and around the country. I like his style and beliefs. Great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tom | 12/21/2012

    " Chuck Norris' autobiography is so tough, I have to keep it alone on a shelf. Any other book I put there ends up torn and scattered on the floor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Cerruti | 12/11/2012

    " Read in one sitting on a cruise in South America. Entertaining. The guy does have more than one dimension. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy Downer | 10/20/2012

    " Very easy to read - but I enjoyed what I learned about Chuck! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 7/24/2012

    " This was a quick, charming read, the typical feel-good, pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps autobiography. There really isn't much more to say about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Stephenson | 12/23/2011

    " Excellent book. I'd highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb Gibson | 11/20/2011

    " Really good/interesting read! I can actually relate to this guy, wow. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna H | 6/4/2011

    " AWESOME!!!! couldnt get any better!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sterling | 4/26/2011

    " Yeah, I know, Chuck Norris. It was a good book and I learned a lot about him. Chuck, or shall I call him by his real name Carlos, is a very conservative and faith based man. He is a good role model for our nation's youth and such a positive thinker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Cecil | 1/4/2007

    " Much, much more respect for Mr. Norris after reading this. Didn't realize how centered the man really is until I read thru this. A true American story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn Buessing | 10/2/2006

    " Chuck Norris is the kind of figure who can inspire you to quit drinking, start a family, bench press old women across the street, and roundhouse kick global warming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 9/11/2006

    " Yikes... His mother was in labor with him for over 7 days. Easy fast lunchtime work read. Learned a lot about Chuck Norris. That's it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karyn | 11/18/2005

    " This was an awesome book! I loved reading about Chuck and I loved the way he was direct and to the point with his story. He held nothing back and told some very personal stories of joy and heartbreak. Nice to see a celebrity with honesty and a true faith in God. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 10/4/2005

    " i was just curious! "

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About the Author
Author Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris is an action-adventure movie and television star (Walker, Texas Ranger) but considers his humanitarian works with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, his own KICKSTART program for kids, and other organizations his greatest accomplishments. He lives with his wife and their children in Dallas, Texas.