• by Ben Thompson
  • Narrated by L. J. Ganser
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live
Throughout history - from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era - there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all Badass!
Chandragupta Maurya

An Indian warlord who commanded an army of drunken war elephants and employed an elite detachment of highly trained female bodyguards
Peter Francisco
An unsung hero of the American Revolution, this powerful giant battled the British with a massive five-foot-long broadsword
Wolf the Quarrelsome
A mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice - and both times he's kicking someone's ass
Bhanbhagta Gurung
A fearless Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross by clearing out six Japanese foxholes with nothing more than grenades, a bayonet, and a knife
From Alexander the Great to George S. Patton, from Genghis Khan to Bruce Lee, this pantheon of ass-kicking awesomeness should inspire you to quit your stupid job and dive headfirst into a new career as a professional badass.


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Tongue firmly in cheek

Would you consider the audio edition of Badass to be better than the print version?

This is something different from the usual stories on Audible. It takes a rather irreverent look at warrior characters from history and illustrates how hard they were. It's a bit like reading/listening to a comic book but it is none the worse for that. My only gripe about this (and some other books) is that it says "sidebar for.... " when it could just be read out without telling us it was a sidebar.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios