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3.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84 (19 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bear Grylls Narrator: Tom Patrick Stephens Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9780062135407
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“Bear Grylls is a veritable superhero….The former UK Special Forces paratrooper has braved the world’s harshest environments.”
—Hampton Sides, Outside Magazine

“Bear Grylls is one tough, crazy dude.”
Washington Post

Already a #1 London Sunday Times Bestseller, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is the adrenaline-fueled autobiography of the mega-popular star of the hit survival series Man Vs. Wild, adventurer Bear Grylls. A former British Special Forces commando, a man who has always sought the ultimate in dangerous challenges, Bear’s true story reads like an outdoors action and adventure novel. But Bear’s story is true—full of breathtaking escapes and remarkable exploits that would make any Jack London or H. Ryder Haggard hero proud.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Westenberg | 2/18/2014

    " I liked the start and all the things he said about persistence and his attitude towards life. My favourite section of the book was the SAS part. But at the end it got a bit repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dara | 1/14/2014

    " A surprisingly slow read. Despite the genuinely amazing stuff that Bear has done and the clear enthusiasm for life and everything he does, the actual book isnt that gripping. Worth pursuing though because there isnt many people who have done what he has, however I think his(?) writing style based around short anecdotes and layering a story down about longer missions works better when he does his presentations/lectures rather than being written down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 1/14/2014

    " While this book is clearly not a work of literary genius, it is certainly an interesting (and easy) read. Bear Grylls is just such an interesting guy. He seems to be missing some sort of risk evaluation component in his psyche, but as well as that he seems to be overendowed with brassiness and determination. The whole book (i.e. his life) is virtually an illustration of the SAS saying 'Who dares wins'. His Christian profession is also interesting. His life is hardly one of exemplary Christian living, and conservative Christians could find themselves shocked (perhaps disgusted?) by some of the things he openly admits to. Nonetheless he seems to be genuinely guided by his faith in Jesus Christ, though I would trust him more in terms of his motivational energy rather than his ability to make discerning Christian decisions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 12/31/2013

    " Fast paced and fascinating. SAS and Everest particularly well written with some very human incites. I'd not even seen a Man v Wild episode but had hear of Bear in the periphery - he writes a good yarn. Very easy on the brain, good holiday fodder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Young | 12/22/2013

    " A page turner. Short sharp chapters keep you wanting more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 12/19/2013

    " Was good but didn't really talk about the modern days and only had 1 chapter on scouting which i thought he would have more on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie Epstein | 11/15/2013

    " Really inspiring! Changed what I thought of the guy A LOT. Much more respect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina | 10/11/2013

    " Surprising good read. I don't normally read auto biographies, this was a candid telling on his life so far, belief systems and what shaped the man, what keeps him going and his priorities. For the 'nay sayers' about his Man vs Wild series, I would recommend to read this and get some perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Kelly | 9/18/2013

    " Fun, fast read of a unique entrepreneur who has diversified himself via the biggest forms of risk one can find on the planet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Condie | 9/5/2013

    " Fascinating stories from a fascinating man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart | 8/19/2013

    " A fantastically motivational book that you won't want to put down, particularly the boys. It's an autobiography (although he is still in his 30s), not a bushcraft/survival manual so well worth a read even if you're not into the outdoors in a big way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikael | 3/31/2013

    " Not too exciting. It's mainly about two things, his testing and subsequent selection for the SAS and then his Mount Everest climb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 3/20/2013

    " An excellent read with so much to draw inspiration from "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Wells | 12/17/2012

    " I did not expect to like this book, I picked it up on a lark and found myself really enjoying it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke | 12/1/2012

    " Really great read from an incredible man. He has achieved so much in so little time. Great idol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Kidd | 11/15/2012

    " Well, I consumed this in less than a day and a half. Bear - you tell a story very well indeed and what a life so far! Great stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 10/24/2012

    " A life so well lived! Inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/9/2012

    " A must read for fans of Bear. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 6/3/2012

    " Not bad, jumped from part to part a bit much and was a bit religious for my liking. They guys is still a Boss though! "

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About the Author
Author Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is the host of the Summer 2013 NBC reality series Get Out Alive. For seven seasons he starred in the Discovery Channel adventure series Man Vs. Wild. He is a former member of the UK Special Forces and was made an honorary Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. He continues to lead record-breaking expeditions to the world’s extremes and lives with his family on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote island off the coast of Wales.

About the Narrator

Tom Patrick Stephens is a British actor and voiceover artist. He has appeared in numerous television series, including 30 Rock and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, as well as in the mini-series John Adams.