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The Lion Tracker's Guide to Life

Written by: Boyd Varty
Narrated by: Boyd Varty
Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
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Somewhere deep inside, you know what your gift, purpose, and mission are. Boyd Varty, a lion tracker and life coach, reveals how the wisdom from the ancient art of tracking can teach you how to recognize these essential ingredients in a meaningful life.

Know how to navigate, don’t worry about the destination, and stay alert. These are just a few of the strategies that contribute to both successful lion tracking and a life of fulfillment. When we join Boyd Varty and his two friends tracking lions, we are immersed in the South African bush, and, although we learn some of the skills required for actual tracking, the takeaways are the strategies that can be applied to our everyday lives. Trackers learn how to use all of their senses to read the environment and enter into a state of “greater aliveness.” When we learn to find and follow our inner tracks, we learn to see what is deeply important to us. In the same way the trip in the classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was a vehicle to examine how to live out our values, the story of this one-day adventure - with danger and suspense along the way - uses the ancient art of tracking to convey profound lessons on how to live a purposeful, meaningful life of greater harmony.

©2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (P)2019 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-07-20

magical


Beautiful voice and message. Tracking lions and other African beasts as a metaphor for finding your life's way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-06-20

Listen to the call of the Wild

Great listening experience full of golden nuggets of wisdom. You will not be disappointed my friends.

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  • Andy
  • 2020-06-12

All-time great

First audiobook I’ve ever immediately re-listened too you upon finishing. Highly recommending to everyone.

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  • thewhiterabbit
  • 2020-06-08

Amazing.

although this book is a short read it is one of the most profound and transformative books I've ever read. It is like if Jack london, john Muir, and buddha wrote a book together.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-05-30

awesome

this book was amazing! I will reread again and again! so many nuggets of gold

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-30

I dont know where Im going but I know how to..

I love this book. Would have wished it were longer.
He is a great storyteller and wants you to go find your own track and get lost. Embrace the Journey!

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  • William C Baker
  • 2020-04-24

There Needs to Be More!

I was surprised how fast I finished the book! The stories are so interesting and filled with life lessons. I hope he writes another book.

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  • paula
  • 2020-04-19

Simply Amazing ❤️

I have listened to this twice now. I listen before I go to sleep because Boyd’s beautiful story telling is extremely calming for me and it is easy to paint a beautiful picture with how descriptive he is. The story itself makes me feel grounded and aligned with the universe, with nature. It’s such a beautiful story, this should be made into a movie - the lessons in the Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life are for all of us. Thank you for sharing your story with us ❤️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-18

Short, but worth every second

I found Boyd through Aubrey Marcus’ podcast. If you’re on the fence about this book, go check out that podcast. For me, his story stirred something deep inside myself, a part I have been seeking but unable to access. Something wild.

Now, I’m not one for stories, but the way Boyd tells it is engaging and never bores you. His vivid descriptions come alive and make you feel as if you’re in the African bush tracking lions. His performance is awesome.

As for the the pragmatic piece of this book; I’ve listened to books thrice as long with not even a quarter of value contained in these three short hours. It’s not your typical self help fluff, it offers a whole new paradigm though which to view making decisions and planning your life. I’m a huge fan of Carl Jung and Jordan Peterson’s work and I loved this book. It has a similar message, presented from a fresh perspective which makes it infinitely more accessible and immediately actionable.

I never listen to audiobooks again but I will come back to this one at least one more time, preferably when I can walk in nature as that’s the inclination I had throughout the story. Get this book, it just might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

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  • Lisa Russo
  • 2020-04-15

Amazing.

I wish this book was longer! It was insightful and inspiring. I enjoyed every minute of it!