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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (515 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Josh Sundquist Narrator: Josh Sundquist Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At age nine, Josh Sundquist was diagnosed with cancer, and by age 10, he’d lost his leg to the illness. But Sundquist never faltered in his dream to ski in the Paralympics, and in 2006 he achieved his goal in Turin, Italy. Just Don’t Fall is the remarkable and honest story of Sundquist’s determination and grit in the face of long odds and tough choices. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Inspiring. Courageous. Sometimes heartbreaking. The tough lesson [is] that less than a hundred percent is still all right.”

    John le Carré

  • “I didn’t want to put this book down. It was more than the amazing story—it was the honesty of a voice that spoke, without a whiff of melodrama, about loss and worry and determination.”

    Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Olive Kitteridge

  • Just Don’t Fall is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read—not to mention poignant and funny. If I ever find myself wallowing in self-pity, I plan to reach for Josh Sundquist’s book.”

    A. J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of Drop Dead Healthy and The Year of Living Biblically

  • “Josh Sundquist has not only written an inspirational memoir about elegantly and deftly triumphing over adversity, but he has also written a fascinating and hilarious one…Incredible energy…Moving and deeply affecting.”

    Isabel Gillies, New York Times bestselling author of Happens Every Day

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nathalie | 2/18/2014

    " It's my favorite book. And I usually read fantasy books, with vampires and such, so this is different. But it's the most wonderful and touching book i've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 2/14/2014

    " I learned about Josh on YouTube. I am so glad I read this book! An amazing story, about a very inspirational person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Arno Vosfox | 2/7/2014

    " My first and only bio I've ever read and I loved it :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erika | 2/7/2014

    " Inspired & entirely candid, Josh Sundquist offers an ever-brimming & determined account of his journey from cancer to the Paralympic ski team. Thoroughly enjoyable - I didn't want to put it down. "

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About the Author
Author Josh Sundquist

Josh Sundquist is a son, brother, cancer survivor, writer, Paralympic ski racer, and motivational speaker. He has shared his story across the country for audiences including Fortune 500 companies, inner-city public schools, and the White House. A graduate of both the College of William and Mary and the University of Southern California, he has been featured on CNN’s Heroes series, appeared with Lance Armstrong on the CW network, and is the founder of lessthanfour.org, the world’s largest online community for amputees. He is twenty-five years old and lives near Washington, DC, where he enjoys taking walks on the National Mall and eating mint-chocolate gelato.