• Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know

  • By: Ranulph Fiennes
  • Narrated by: Ranulph Fiennes
  • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 20-11-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (127 ratings)

Summary

Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity, and been awarded a polar medal and an OBE. He has been an elite soldier, an athlete, a mountaineer, an explorer, a bestselling author, and nearly replaced Sean Connery as James Bond. In his autobiography, he describes how he led expeditions all over the world and became the first person to travel to both poles on land. He tells of how he discovered the lost city of Ubar in Oman and attempted to walk solo and unsupported to the South Pole: the expedition that cost him several fingers, and very nearly his life. His most recent challenge was scaling the north face of the Eiger, one of the most awesome mountaineering challenges in the world. Sir Ranulph Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes OBE, 3rd Baronet, looks back on a life lived at the very limits of human endeavour.
©2007 Ranulph Fiennes (P)2007 Hodder and Stoughton Audiobooks
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"Rip-roaringly readable." ( Guardian)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Jonathon on 06-01-17

Too short

brilliant book, well read etc just too short. Would love to have heard the full version

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4 out of 5 stars
By Stephen on 01-09-08

This could have been 5 books

To compress such an awesome life into a few hours of audiobook seems such a shame. I wanted to know more about every chapter,about the reckless capers and the insane expeditions.

This should have been a 5 book series but you get a feeling that the author is simply too modest to write them.

The spirit of the empire and a real boys own adventure story leaps from every page in an age when health and safety rule and squash our daily lives.

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4 out of 5 stars
By William on 12-03-10

Excellent but...

Excellent book covering the career of an amazing British adventurer. My only problem was when purchasing I did not release quite how abridged it was. Felt very short or perhaps I was simply enjoying the narrative.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 16-06-17

Hero!

Great book, brilliamtly narrated. Ran Fiennes is the world's top adventurer and definitely my hero!

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