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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (359 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:
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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!


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.” 


  • “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.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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