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The Art of Resilience

Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body
Written by: Ross Edgley
Narrated by: Ross Edgley
Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
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Best-selling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim all the way round Great Britain, breaking multiple world records along the way. Now, Ross turns his attention to mental strength and Stoicism.

Ross Edgley famously ran a marathon pulling a 1.4-tonne car and climbed a rope the height of Everest (8,848 m), after living with Yamabushi warrior monks in Japan and partaking in Shamanic pain rituals with fire ants in the Amazon jungle. On his epic 1,780-mile journey around Great Britain, which lasted 157 days, Ross swam through giant jellyfish, arctic storms, ‘haunted’ whirlpools and polluted shipping lanes, going so hard, and so fast, his tongue fell apart.

Ross’ previous book, The World’s Fittest Book, was a Sunday Times number one best seller and explored the science of physical fitness. Now, in The Art of Resilience, Ross uses his swim experience and other amazing endurance feats, where he managed to overcome seemingly insurmountable pain, hardship and adversity, to study the performance of extreme athletes, military and fitness specialists and psychologists to uncover the secrets of mental fitness and explore the concept of resilience, persistence, valour and a disciplined mind-set in overcoming adversity. This groundbreaking work represents a paradigm shift in what we thought the human body and mind were capable of and will give you a blueprint to become a tougher, more resilient and ultimately better human - whatever the challenge you face.  

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©2020 Ross Edgley (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the critics say

"Incredible individual, incredible book, incredible story." (Chris Hemsworth)

"A hero who is as humble as he is resilient...testament to a 'never give up' spirit!" (Bear Grylls)

"From reading this book, the message that comes shining through is this: you can achieve anything." (Ant Middleton)

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Amazing read from an even more amazing human

An amazing story!! read the book before the audio version came out and listened to the audio in 3 days. Ross is a modern day explorer and is wise beyond his years.
His knowledge of physiology and nutrition is second to none..
theorist said it couldnt be done, but hes a practioner and but the theories to rest.

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Fantastic!

Fantastic book! Would recommend it to anyone looking to evolve into a better human being.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-06-24

bad quality on the pdf.

The book is great but the extra pdf files you get with the book has really bad quality on my phone (samsung s9)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-06-24

Amazing book

You can tell how much time and effort Ross put into this book. So fascinating with so much to learn, I’m about to listen to this for a second time to make sure I fully absorb everything in the book. If you have any fitness goals this is the book for you. It has amazing lessons along with the story of the Great British swim combined so we’ll that you don’t even notice when he’s teaching you valuable lessons.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-06-22

Great book!

Realy good book, suggest to everyone!
I have little to do with sports rigt now (use to play rugby, do a lot of running) now it is daily working, but this book and Ross filosophies are super relatable not just to sports but to everyday life as well!