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Истински характер

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  771 ratings  ·  82 reviews
Забравете уюта на познатото и безопасното – истинският характер се кове в пещите на ада.

Беър Грилс вдъхновява милиони със способността си да намира изход и от най-безизходните ситуации, но кои са героичните личности, превърнали се в символ на надежда за самия него? Професионалният оцеляващ си взима кратка почивка от опасните приключения и влиза в ролята на разказвач, за да
Paperback, първо, 312 pages
Published March 24th 2016 by Вакон (first published October 24th 2013)
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James Trevino
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such an amazing and inspiring book!
I might be a bit biased since I really like Bear Grylls, but even so most of the stories here make you shiver. It is a light read. I finished it in one sitting.
And as a side note, through it I found out about The Marathon des Sales, which I plan to take part in in the near future. So that is a plus haha.
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inspirational
“We all need examples and inspirations in our lives, to make us better and stronger”

This anthology of heroic tales is certainly not for the faint hearted! Candid, raw and gritty stories of tenacious feats of endurance, provide impacting resonance for all. Bear Grylls’ undeniably enthralling collection of inspiring stories, makes for unforgettable and remarkable reading. Bear re-counts the tales of those adventurers, explorers, soldiers and spies who refused to quit in the most extreme situatio
Tobias Taylor
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success."

Now that's how you pick an expedition team with balls - with true grit - at least that's how Earnest Shackleton picked his own team over a hundred years ago!

Read all about the most distinguished explorers and survivors from the perspective of ex-SAS and general survival expert Bear Grylls. If you have an ounce of adventur
Roman Pichlík
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Naprosto dech berouci pribehy o nezlomne lidske vuli, odvaze a touze prezit. Kazdy z nich by vydal na samostatnou knihu (coz se mnohdy stalo). Az nekdy budete klesat na mysli, sahnete po jedne z kapitol v knize, protoze vzdycky muze byt hur.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was reading this book for english class and before I started to read I already knew who Bear Grylls was and what types of things he does on his show, so I thought this book was about him and his show, but actually the book is about quite a lot of heroes that survived in unknowen Terrains.

This is in my opinion also one of the book's strengths, or just something that I liked about this book because there are lots of small stories about different People with different goals and skills in differe
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews
Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls is a British adventurer, writer and extreme television presenter. He is best known for his television series Man vs. Wild, known as Born Survivor in the United Kingdom. On 11 July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest-ever Chief Scout at the age of 35, and the tenth since the role was created for Robert Baden-Powell in 1920. He knows what it takes to survive. But he's not the first. In a thrilling and gripping new book Bear Grylls shares some of his favorite tales ...more
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Čtivé shrnutí, co všechno je schopný člověk podstoupit a přežít, takové peklo na 100 + 1 způsob. Hodně příběhů bylo zfilmovaných. Namátkou:

- Přežít - let 571
- Nordwand
- Pád do ticha - nejlepší horolezecký film, jaký jsem kdy viděl
- Most přes řeku Kwai
- 127 hodin, zatím jsem neměl odvahu vidět

Měl bych několik námitek. Předně jde o moji oblíbenou báseň Roberta Frosta Nezvolená cesta, mám raději překlad Hany Žantovské. To, že nejde mořská voda pít, vyvrátil Alain Bombard v knize Trosečníkem z vlast
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pallmall
Čtyři hvězdičky namísto pěti za přílišnou dávku patosu a občasný sek ve vyprávění, které mohlo být rozpracovanější, takovéto a co dál;-) Ale i tak knihu hltáte! Známé příběhy (z knih a filmů) dobrodruhů velikánů od Thora Heyerdahla přes kapitána Scotta s Roaldem Amundsenem až po George Malloryho, který možná zdolal Mount Everest o 30 let dříve před Hillarym... Stejně tak příběhy "obyčejných smrtelníků" z kterých náhoda i kapka štěstí při nehodě či ve válečném konfliktu udělala hrdiny.
Bear Gryll
Ilya Leoshko
Не понравилось, очень сжато, местами страдает перевод. Сами истории хороши, каждая заслуживает отдельно книги.

I read the book True Grits by Bear Grylls because of my english class. I came to this book because i love watching Bear Grylls on youtube where he uploads episodes of him jumping into the middle of nature and trying to survive. I was very skeptical when hearing that there is a book of him because in his TV show he does nasty things like eating worms and this kind of disgusts me. This book is a very good and teaching book that shows us what a good life we actually got.

I loved this book because it
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’ve read most of these stories before and this wasn’t even a good account of them.
Ivo Ivanov
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book...
Epic and, most important, real stories about men and women who are ready to die but never give up.
You are shivering while reading some of the brutal stories.
I strongly recommend it!
We "normal" people could learn a lot from all this heroes and their will to fight and live.
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“True Grit” by Bear Grylls is I find a really good book. I find it good because the book has little stories inside and most of them are about surviving. I find the book good because the stories are about surviving and most of the books I read are about surviving or something to do with the nature or outside. “True Grit” has small stories in it and I find it good because its like a book but it has eleven little stories in it and also I find that the stories were very realistic even if they are fa ...more
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘True Grit’ is not the kind of book I would normally pick up off the shelves and say ‘ooh adventure and survival’ well that is just the thing for me. I am a thirty something English teacher who is far more likely to be found in a library than in the great outdoors let alone in some kind of survival scenario. In fact, I have about as much chance of surviving in the Sahara as a fart in a thunderstorm. However, despite this, ‘True Grit’ absolutely gripped me. Bear Grylls, famed for his Man Vs Wild ...more
Bear Grylls is someone I'd never really thought about much prior to 2014, but after having to look at him for work, I have a sort of strange respect for the man. He's very genuine and honestly seems to believe that his proselytising about adventure will help people in their real lives. This book is a great example of that; as Chief Scout, Scouts would seem to be an ideal demographic for True Grit -- lots of short, bite-sized narratives about explorers and survivors. Grylls provides basic context ...more
Wendy Unsworth
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have never read anything by Bear Grylls before but having recently waded through a couple of heavy novels this book appealed for its bite-sized chapter-long stories of grit and courage. Not every subject in this compilation triumphs over their own, particular adversity but Bear takes care to build each story around the qualities that make such people focussed and totally and selflessly dedicated to their cause.
Though simply written these chapters are not an 'easy' read. I found myself drawing
Nick Merlini
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading Log For a Non Fiction Book.

1. I decided to read this book because I had a copy at home and it looked really interesting. I went ahead with reading it and enjoyed the stories of peoples survival.

2. A person I found interesting was Nando Parrado whose story was told in the first chapter. He was a member of the football team whose plane crashes in the Andes and the only way they manage to get out alive was by eating the flesh of their fallen comrades.

3. A Quote I found interesting was when
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great for people who don't usually read, or get uninterested easily. Most of the stories are short and easy to read. I would recommend this book to anyone that like adventure. The stories in True Grit are inspiring. After reading this book I feel very grateful for my life. It has opened my eyes to many hard ships people have sailed on. I also love the use of an index in the book. It will make it much easier in future to find specific stories and details in the story. I recommend thi ...more
Nadhir Mindfreak
If you're interested in books that are based on true stories this one is the perfect choice. This book contain many stories of brave men who conquer mother nature in order to survive and tell their stories, also there're many men who died following their dreams.
Clinton Sweet
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow!! This is a collection of some of the most amazing stories of survival from the last 2 centuries. Absolutely unbelievable efforts by a very small part of the human race
Martin Hollingsworth
The selection of stories was fascinating but I didn't really enjoy the style of writing. Also the amount of detail on each story is limited by the nature of the book and that's not ideal for me.
This isnt the most well written book in the world. But the stories are told succinctly and with as much detail and description as is required to give the stories their true weight without being overly dramatic from someone who wasnt there.

Grylls appears to talk about himself a bit in this book too. To give the depth of these stories weight. Hes often like trust me. I know from experience. Etc. it is a bit like who gives a fark about you. We’re reading about these other guys. But these bits are
Andrew Fast
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks Bear, just the pep talk I needed. I wish more of it seemed to come from you, than a last minute "THE PAPER IS DUE TOMORROW" sort of feeling that I got but, hey, I'll take it and use it to move forward in the best possible way.

The enlarged Font for the Chapter Quotes, the simple fact there were DOZENS of chapters in a book barely 100 pages long, the over used maxims and Mad Libs style ___ positive action ___ + __old saying__ + __short anecdote__ + __pat on back__ = Motivational book. Again
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
True Grit is a collection of true stories about survival and how the heroes in the stories have shaped author Bear Grylls life. Re-told accurately, with raw emotion, learning about the stories of POW camp prisoner, Louis Zamperini and Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell drag his wounded body in a Taliban regiment and many more, ensnares the audience in an intense, brutally honest and true read. Despite the gruesome, violent facts, the heroism and tenacity of survival in True Grit flourishes bravery and mo ...more
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
If you're looking for an exquisite writing style that touches your mind and soul and feeds your literary sense, this is not the place. Instead, this is a gritty book full of nasty little details, narrated by someone who hasn't got the time or patience for pretty writing. It's an ugly book full of substance. A book about survival and strength, about making the tough choices and never looking back. It's a lesson in what it takes to go on, inch by inch, striving for life and success, even if your f ...more
Akash Kaushik
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"....and I thought sailing in an oil tanker was difficult."

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.
- George Matheson
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Bear Grylls has stripped all shread of inspiration from these stories. The lack of detail in each one hinders a connection with any of the adventurers and the forced suspense in almost every paragraph makes it sound like a narration of a bad documentary. It was a quick read, although the writing style definitely isn't for me. The adventurers deserve better.
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars rounded to 4
I really liked the stories but the writing is a bit too telegraphic for my taste.
This anthology of short stories shows what men are capable of in certain circumstances and how far they'll go to survive. Endurance, a little bit of craziness and big goals. They seemed super-human to me.
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than expected
Anastazja Sh
Суховатый черновик с набросками. И даже реальные человеческие истории не добавили книге жизни. Но сама тема интересная и нужная.
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Every year the death toll on Mount Everest rises, and for every ten mountaineers who make it to the top, one will die. Yet at 7:22AM on May 26th 1998, Bear Grylls entered The Guinness Book of Records as the youngest, and one of only around thirty, British climbers to have successfully climbed Everest and returned alive. He was only 23 years old.

The actual ascent took Bear over ninety days of extre
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“Three words that are the beating heart behind why many explorers or adventurers do what they do. ‘Because it’s there.” 2 likes
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