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  • Inspire

  • Life Lessons from the Wilderness
  • Written by: Ben Fogle
  • Narrated by: Ben Fogle
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The latest adventure from best-selling author Ben Fogle explores what we can learn from nature about living well and living wild. 

What can rowing across the Atlantic teach us about boredom and about patience? Can coming down from Everest take more resilience than climbing up in the first place? How can the isolation of the South Pole highlight what’s most important? And how can we tap into the same reflective state in our daily lives? 

Writing during the unprecedented period of the coronavirus pandemic and drawing on a wealth of personal stories, Ben reflects on the significance of nature to all our lives and shows us how we can benefit from living a little more wild. Drawing on his greatest adventures, he shares what his time spent in the wilderness has taught him about life. Ranging across seas, icecaps, jungles and deserts, Ben’s stories are filled with wonder and struggle, with animals, adventure, wilderness, friendships, unexpected acts of kindness and heroism, and are bursting with inspiration directly from nature. Ben’s epic stories reveal a new side to his adventures and show how everyone can find meaning in the wilderness, even if it’s just outside their front door. 

Full of exciting adventures and practical guidance, this primer on positivity is a story about overcoming obstacles, surpassing your expectations and inspiring your journey of adventure. 

©2019 Ben Fogle (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the critics say

"Excellent." (The Times)

"Explores what we can all gain from living wild, while reflecting on meaningful encounters with nature’." (Sunday Express S magazine)

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  • Adrienne Bartlett
  • 2022-07-24

A most inspiring man

I love Ben Fogle's book, and avidly watch his 'Where the wild men are'. He reads clearly and with conviction. There are so many life lessons in his book, that you need to take time to absorb and enjoy it all. Much like savouring a decadent cake, you wouldn't gobble it in one go. No... you'd slowly put a piece in your mouth, savour it, and let your taste buds sing with happiness, and gratitude. i felt the same way about this book

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  • Tony Turner
  • 2021-11-24

Not so much about adventure

I enjoyed the stories about some of the adventures and would have liked to heard more about them. It seems the focus was more on personal beliefs and motivation. Just expected to hear more adventure and not opinion.

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  • Will Perez
  • 2020-12-26

Inspiring as the title suggests

Ben Fogle's life lessons kept me entertained during my long endurance runs. He made me challenge what is possible and think about my own struggles with materialism, environmental considerations, and what it means to grow beyond others' expectations. It is a genuine account of every person's struggle to find themselves, mature, and learn what one is made up of when they put themselves in extreme situations.