A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Bear Grylls

Narrated By: Tom Patrick Stephens

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: July 2013

Duration: 3 hours 35 minutes


From the world-famous survival expert, learn how to make every day an unforgettable adventure

Life in the outdoors teaches us invaluable lessons. Encountering the wild forces us to plan and execute goals, face danger, push our "limits" and sharpen our instincts. But our most important adventures don't always happen in nature's extremes. Living a purpose-driven, meaningful life can often be an even greater challenge. . . .

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls, globally renowned adventurer and television host, shares the hard-earned wisdom he's gained in the harshest environments on earth, from the summit of Mt. Everest to the boot camps of the British Special Forces:

-What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential?

-How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you?

-How can you motivate a team to follow you in spite of apparent risks?

Filled with exclusive, never-before-told tales from Bear's globe-trekking expeditions, A Survival Guide for Life teaches every reader,no matter your age or experience,that we're all capable of living life more boldly, of achieving our most daring dreams, and of having more fun along the way. Here's to your own great adventure!

Bear Grylls is the host of the summer 2013 NBC reality series Get Out Alive. Previously he starred for seven seasons in the adventure series Man vs. Wild (reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in more than 180 countries). Educated at Eton, Bear served in the elite UK Special Forces unit 21 SAS and was made an honorary lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy. He climbed Mt. Everest in 1998 at the age of twenty-three, just eighteen months after breaking his back in a parachuting accident in Africa. He continues to lead record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, which have raised more than $1.5 million for children's charities. His autobiography, Mud, Sweat, and Tears, was a number one international bestseller. Bear lives with his wife, Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote island off the coast of Wales.