Already a number-one London Sunday Times best seller, 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Patrick Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002853/bk_harp_002853_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No game generates more passion, or stirs the emotions, like Rugby Union. No game enjoys itself more when the final whistle blows. And none has produced quite such a line of good talkers, on or off the subject. Here, from the BBC´s unique Sound Archives, are memories of great teams, matches and tries, the wit and wisdom of some of the legendary characters to have graced the game and a few of its celebrated followers. Contributors include: Tony O´Reilly, Barry John, Chris Rea, Bill McLaren, Bill Beaumont, Gareth Edwards, Willie John McBride, Gerald Davies, Spike Milligan, Richard Harris, Richard Burton and many others 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony O´Reilly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002453/bk_bbcw_002453_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mud runs are one of the fastest growing adventure events in the country. They are challenging, fun and a great motivation for getting in shape. With this book you’ll learn how to go from 5K shape into running and competing in Mud Runs. This book is designed to get you ready for a variety of sprint class Mud Run events. If you´re up to the challenge, I´ll get you ready in 8 weeks! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Weight. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/036392/bk_acx0_036392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Run your first race now! Are you tired of ´´thinking about´´ getting into shape, even making it a New Year´s resolution, but never making it happen? Are you looking for a guide that will take you from couch potato to bonified badass as fast as possible...without the frustration, heartache, and the dreaded eat-this-not-that meal plan? In this conversational and action-oriented book, Josh Rhodes presents a proven solution that will take you from couch to obstacle course racer in 90 days. Inside Off the Couch & into the Mud you will find: Josh´s 5-step process that takes you from couch sitter to wall climber How to create your own training plan How to save money when booking a hotel Checklists for race day Full 90-day training guide for beginners Countless time-saving training tips A killer quick start five-minute workout Alternatives to lifting weights Plus much, much more! Off the Couch & into the Mud equips readers with the keys to unlocking the true warrior that has been buried inside them, calling them to unleash their awesomeness upon the world. Off the Couch & into the Mud turns the perennial couch potato into obstacle slaying machines. Off the Couch & into the Mud helps you grow your confidence, self-awareness, and new found strength of body and mind. Don´t wait! Listen to this book and unleash your inner badass today! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083856/bk_acx0_083856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As Ellie’s 50th birthday approaches and her ambitions of a steady income, a successful career and an ascent of Everest seem as far away as ever, she begins to doubt she’s capable of achieving anything at all. So when her best friend Mick suggests a gruelling cycle ride from Land’s End to John o’Groats, she takes up the challenge. They opt for the scenic route which takes them along cycle paths, towpaths and the back roads and byways of Britain, unable to resist sampling local beers in the pubs they pass along the way. But as the pints start to stack up faster than the miles they’re putting under their tyres, Ellie wonders if they’ll ever make it to the finishing line.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicola MacKenzie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005254/bk_adbl_005254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill´s ´dirty tricksters´, a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters - starving, aging, outnumbered - tapped in to an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat, and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories and based on the know-how of Shanghai street fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym memberships for cross-training, mud runs, and free running. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Chancer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012905/bk_adbl_012905_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of Shakespeare´s most often quoted lines, from Hamlet, simply asserts that ´´There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in our philosophy.´´ The current retrospective at Tate Britain of the art of Richard Long, the first in London since the Arts Council´s Hayward Gallery show in 1991, has been titled Heaven and Earth by Long himself, a phrase he had earlier used for specific works of art. The phrase, implying complementary opposites, has been suggested by the I Ching, that ancient Chinese text which for millennia has guided explorations of change and stability, order and chaos, the seemingly random and the discovery of pattern. The sophisticated yet simple concepts behind the I Ching may well be an inspiration for three of the largest works on view: the great wall painting in Vallauris clay and the first room with its two huge wall paintings in River Avon mud, exploiting almost endless variations in density of tone and hue, dominated by light and dark ochres and browns so dark as to be almost black, shaped by the primordial forms of cross and line. The tidal Avon is Long´s home river; he was born in Bristol, where he still lives, in 1945. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dana Brewer Harris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094540/bk_acx0_094540_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of It Takes a Tribe by Will Dean, read by Eliot Hill. Tough Mudder is not a race. It´s a challenge. Unlike other endurance events, Tough Mudder encourages team spirit. The course´s design forces you to seek help from others and with twenty obstacles, forty tons of ice and five hundred thousand litres of Grade-A mud set over ten to twelve miles, you´re going to need it. This revival of community is the key to the company´s success. In It Takes a Tribe, co-founder and CEO, Will Dean, explores the mental, physical and social principles behind the experience and reveals how he built a global tribe. Arguing for clear principles, bravery and persistence, Dean shows a new generation of entrepreneurs why it´s important to create a brand that people identify with and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eliot Hill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000969/bk_pauk_000969_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.