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4.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 54.45 out of 5 4.45 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Reeve Narrator: Christopher Reeve Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2002 ISBN: 9780743543125
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So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable. If we can conquer outer space, we can conquer inner space, too.

Christopher Reeve has mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable. In Nothing Is Impossible, the author of the bestselling autobiography Still Me shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships. He interweaves anecdotes from his own life with excerpts from speeches and interviews he's given.

Reeve teaches us that for able-bodied people, paralysis is a choice -- a choice to live with self-doubt and a fear of taking risks -- and that is not an acceptable one. Reeve knows from experience that the work of conquering inner space is hard and that it requires some suffering -- after all, nothing worth having is easy to get. He asks challenging questions about why it seems so difficult -- if not impossible -- for us to work together as a society. He steers the listener gently, offering his reflections and guidance but not the pat answers that often characterize inspirational works.

Published on the eve of both his fiftieth birthday and the seventh anniversary of his spinal cord injury, Christopher Reeve's Nothing Is Impossible reminds us that life is not to be taken for granted but to be lived fully with zeal, curiosity, and gratitude. That is a powerful message in itself, but it is the messenger who gives it its full resonance. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Graceful, persuasive…A reflective mixture of policy advocacy, personal philosophy and candid self-observation.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Reeve’s candor and unselfish nature are apparent in every page.” 

    Oklahoman

  • “Moving…A gentle and impressive message from someone who refuses to give up.” 

    Deseret News

  • “Maintaining a composed tone and reassuring perspective, Reeve goes beyond mere narration to bare his darkest times in the ICU, his wish to commit suicide and his longing for normalcy, persuasively urging listeners, whether disabled or not, to expand outside their ‘comfort zones.’” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • Nothing Is Impossible is written completely without either corrosive self-pity or false vanity. In many ways, it is a completely ordinary book.”

    Bookreporter.com

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Kendall | 2/15/2014

    " What can I say? Here is someone who had the determination to persevere when there was no hope. I especially liked that he discussed faith and hope. He caused me to change how I feel about stem cell research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tova | 1/28/2014

    " Parts of this book were very inspiring! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/27/2014

    " Book On Cd. Read by Christopher Reeves. Good book. Makes you feel good about your life and makes you want to live a better life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 1/20/2014

    " Inspirational reading - helps those of us who are not C2 vent dependent quadriplegics keep things in perspective. Mr. Reeves does not hold back on his opinions with regard to stem cell research or therapeutic cloning. If you hold a differing option, be prepared to see a different side of things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolin | 12/25/2013

    " A great book for inspiration..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marissa | 12/6/2013

    " Awesome book. He was an amazing person and had an amazing family. I felt this was an overall true depiction of love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kressel Housman | 12/2/2013

    " Good, but not as good as Still Me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dez | 10/29/2013

    " A great follow up to 'Still Me'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 9/17/2013

    " This book is really good. i would recommend it the most, to the people that are going through some difficulties in life. This book will help look at life in a whole different way. i just loved this book, this book is in one of my tops. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shareen Wornson | 8/7/2013

    " He really was Superman! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Talma | 6/26/2013

    " What a man he was - a true inspiration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah Clemons | 1/20/2013

    " A touching and inspirational memoir by one of my personal heroes: the real Superman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daryl Knezevich | 11/11/2012

    " A solid testament to the strength hidden in everyone and found by few. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 7/29/2012

    " I think the most moving parts of the short book surrounded how the accident changed Reeve's perspective about his worth as a human and how it changed him as a parent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Willoughby | 7/26/2012

    " Great book. If you're ever feeling like you've bitten off more than you can chew or that life isn't fair. You've got to read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 2/17/2012

    " Without doubt it is a MUST READ for everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizpaints | 12/18/2011

    " Touching. Reeve said something like: I have come to believe that spirituality is in the way we live our lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/30/2011

    " I read this book because I wanted to stop feeling sorry for myself. And I always thought it ironic that Superman became quadriplegic. Several months after reading this book my aunt was in an accident and is now paralyzed from the chest down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 7/14/2011

    " This is an amazing book. There were times that the author made me laugh. A very nice read for any fan of Christopher Reeve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/8/2011

    " This is an inspiring book for anyone but especially those with health challenges. He found hope and faith in circumstances that many would say is impossible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 12/5/2010

    " Christopher Reeve in his own words the trouble that he went through, his accomplishments, and everything in between. I recommend this book. Absolutely fanstastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dez | 9/21/2010

    " A great follow up to 'Still Me'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 10/30/2009

    " Without doubt it is a MUST READ for everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mel | 6/22/2009

    " This is an amazing book. There were times that the author made me laugh. A very nice read for any fan of Christopher Reeve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 3/6/2009

    " A touching and inspirational memoir by one of my personal heroes: the real Superman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/24/2008

    " I read this book because I wanted to stop feeling sorry for myself. And I always thought it ironic that Superman became quadriplegic. Several months after reading this book my aunt was in an accident and is now paralyzed from the chest down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/16/2008

    " This book is really good. i would recommend it the most, to the people that are going through some difficulties in life. This book will help look at life in a whole different way. i just loved this book, this book is in one of my tops. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 No0or | 4/20/2008

    " At some point in my life, I really feel that I need someone to tell me that I must keep going..
    This book is one of those which makes you feel that whatever the struggles are you can do it..
    Yes you can!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 4/19/2008

    " Book On Cd. Read by Christopher Reeves. Good book. Makes you feel good about your life and makes you want to live a better life. "

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Author Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) was an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author and activist. He achieved early stardom for his acting achievements, especially his movie portrayal of fictional superhero Superman. An equestrian accident in 1995 that left him a quadriplegic also sparked his career in activism. He spent much of his adult life lobbying on behalf of other patients with spinal injuries and founded the Christopher Reeve Foundation and the Reeve-Irving Research Center to aid stem cell research.