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Bear Grylls
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26 April 2012

Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan.

On returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously gruelling selection course for the British Special Forces to join 21 SAS - a journey that was to push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance.

Then, in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident, Bear broke his back in three places. It was touch and go whether he would ever walk again. However, only eighteen months later Bear became one of the youngest ever climbers to scale Everest, aged only twenty-three. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures . . .

Known and admired by millions, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story of his action-packed life. Gripping, moving and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat and Tears is a must-read for adrenalin junkies and armchair adventurers alike.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Channel 4 (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905026498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905026494
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Men don't come much tougher than daredevil climber and adventurer, Bear Grylls" (Sun)

"World-famous 'extreme adventurer' Bear Grylls had so far avoided telling his life story - until now. Well told, personable, fast-paced, and undoubtedly a fascinating read" (Daily Telegraph)

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66 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring 18 Jun 2011
By Andy
Format:Kindle Edition
After watching Bear on TV and reading other stories I had to get this book. It's a truly aw Inspiring account of what fuels his passion for adventure. Starting with his remarkable family history through SAS(R) training whilst 'studying' at uni through his ferocious accent up everest and a personal heartfelt insight to his private life and what keeps him going through the rough times. This book will grab you from the beginning and won't let go it's an honest, inspiring and personal account of life and it's struggles that we all face in one way or another can be over come. It personally has helped me make some big decisions in my life as to follow your heart and your instinct and have self belief. If you want a true account of how life should be embraced or just want to learn more about the Bear then this book is for you.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mud, Sweat And Tears is a must read! 28 Jun 2011
By Coopes
Just could not put this book down! It arrived at 10am and I finished it that evening!
If you're a Bear Grylls fan and would like to know how he got to be the man he is today, or if you just appreciate a great success story of somebody who has worked really hard to achieve some amazing things, then I highly recommend this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mud Sweat and Tears 10 Jan 2012
By 2.8iman
If you want to be inspired by a household name, buy this book!!!! I don't idolise anyone, but he is someone worth respecting from what he went through to be where he is now. It is very well written and is an insight into his life. Will re-read this one for sure! 5*
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars White-knuckle stuff 27 May 2011
A great read. Exciting, funny, honest - I was completely hooked from the start and could barely put the book down in order to eat or do anything else. A no holds barred account of what made Bear the crazed adrenalin junkie he is today, as well as the family man devoted to his wife and family. SAS training, climbing Everest, eating raw snakes. All life is here!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bear-illiant 30 May 2011
One of the most inspirational books I have read about an amazing example of a human being. Very similar to Ran Fiennes Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know. Honest, emotional, raw and you simply cannot put it down. From the gruelling account of SAS selection to Everest and everything before and after I loved the pace, little life lessons and the fact the Bear is such a massive chancer at all times.

Can't wait for more!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny 29 Jun 2011
Excelent read couldnt put it down from the early days messing around to the important stuff like SAS selection. This is a must read for all not just Bear fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good 2 Dec 2012
By Ru
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a very good book which made me completely change my view of Bear. I'd seen the headlines at the time about how fake Bourne Survivor is, but this book gives a real insight into how hard he, and his team, work. You get to learn a lot about his background too and realise he does know what he's talking about
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4.0 out of 5 stars an adventurers life 27 Jun 2012
By mike
Format:Kindle Edition
This book will appeal to Old Etonians. My comprehensive was pulled down some years ago. The book will appeal to mountaineers. My early life experience of getting stuck on our shed roof mitigates against climbing anything but the stairs. it is a must read for anyone who has put their body through the rigours of the SAS recruitment process. i had a maths teacher who swore he could kill with his bare hands and had been in the SAS, so i gave that a miss. The autobiography will appeal to anyone who enjoys the Discovery Chanel. I do not have Sky. If that is not enough to recommend it, then i can say that, aside from a mid atlantic turn of phrase occassionally, i enjoyed it and am sure his "LIFE MOMENTS" will charm most readers with an admiration for a resolute spirit and sense of adventure.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just keep focused and you can do whatever you want
This book tells the whole story of his life, his childhood, his time in the army, Mt. Everest and much more. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Ivan Karačię
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
My husband loved reading this book Bear Grylls had such a fantastic childhood with so many stories to tell us
Published 12 days ago by Jennie Measom
5.0 out of 5 stars Best thing I have ever read
I'm not a big reader but I could not put this down! It is a fantastic book and read. Brilliant
Published 12 days ago by P. S. Oakley
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, so my boyfriend says
My boyfriend is obsessed with watching bear grylls and wanted to read his book on the kindle, downloaded it from amazon and is now ignoring me to read this every night! Read more
Published 14 days ago by MISS REBECCA DUFFY
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible self indulged tripe!
I bought this as I have always found him to be an interesting man! but I was wrong this book is boring, I struggled through the firest half thinking when he got to the army... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Anthony C.
3.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected
This was a fair, balanced account of Grylls' life that didn't leave too much out. I was surprised at his Christian beliefs as I didn't know about these before reading. Read more
Published 26 days ago by John Scott Hardie
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Great book. A good read about an interesting guy. He explains pretty well what it's like on everest, and all the challenges he faced.
Published 1 month ago by Matt Keeble
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read about his whole life outside the tv shows
Great read about his whole life outside the tv shows.not focused on his tv career if that is what you are looking for.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is very much enjoyed and shared around friends
My grandson as stated does enjoys these kind of adventure books and will share with his friends and family and others
Published 1 month ago by Jan Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Mud, Sweat and Tears
Obviously I am talking the delivery process as only just received the book. Ordered yesterday. Was a steal at that price also received hardcover version so even better. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mac
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