No Time for Fear: How a shark attack survivor beat the odds

No Time for Fear How a shark attack survivor beat the odds IMPROVISEAPT OVERCOME These three words the mantra of the Australian Army resonated with Paul de Gelder the first time he heard them Paul chased adventure wherever he could find it from his wild ride

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  • Title: No Time for Fear: How a shark attack survivor beat the odds
  • Author: Paul de Gelder
  • ISBN: 9781921518577
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • IMPROVISEAPT.OVERCOME.These three words the mantra of the Australian Army resonated with Paul de Gelder the first time he heard them Paul chased adventure wherever he could find it, from his wild ride as a hoodlum teen and his drug and alcohol fuelled stint working in a strip club to hauling his way up to the elite echelons of the defence forces.But trouble huntedIMPROVISEAPT.OVERCOME.These three words the mantra of the Australian Army resonated with Paul de Gelder the first time he heard them Paul chased adventure wherever he could find it, from his wild ride as a hoodlum teen and his drug and alcohol fuelled stint working in a strip club to hauling his way up to the elite echelons of the defence forces.But trouble hunted him down in the form of a brutal shark in February 2009 Paul lost two limbs, and his career as a daredevil navy clearance diver was flung into jeopardy Drawing on everything his eventful life had taught him, Paul left nothing to chance in his recovery He fought through excruciating pain, smashing challenge after challenge, and amazing the medical staff with his will to succeed His inspiring story takes never say die to a whole new level.

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    1. Through the beginning of this book, I couldn't help thinking that when he was a young person, I would not have liked to have known Paul de Gelder! I was wondering "how on earth did he have it in him to turn his life around & become a Navy Clearance Diver?" What happened???However, upon reading further ( and I must sayI couldn't put the book down)I have the utmost respect for Paul de Gelder. Paul's story shows what determination is all about. When you really want something, nothing can stop y [...]

    2. Inspirational the guy has seen and done a lot I see him around work alot and find him VERY motivating especially when I see him at the gym punching out more and better pushups on one arm then most people I know can do with two!!! He has made what could have been a really bad thing in his life into something postive and doing a lot of good with it! Well done DG!!

    3. I could not put this down, such a motivating book, being an ex athlete myself, I loved the description of his training and what he experienced. His resolve and capacity to overcome every challenge on his journey is awe inspiring.

    4. I listened to the audio version of this book. I particularly enjoyed discs 3,4,5 & 6. Discs 1 & 2 in the main provided a background of Paul de Gelder's life. The narration in my opinion was of a particularly high standard.

    5. Fantastic read! It's a great background story on my favorite Shark Week. Guy!I wish it had photographs. Not to be gory just to show how extensive the road to recovery was/still is. "HTFU Princess"woo be my newmantra! LoL

    6. Great book! I loved how most of the book was actually about how he got attacked and the events leading up to it. It explained how he grew up and how he changed a lot. It then went into a section of the book about the aftermath of the attack. Really inspiring story and worth a read!

    7. I was a massive fan of Paul's before I read this book and I'm pleased this bloke came through his ordeal and can inspire others But, arrogant much? He comes across as so full of himself- he's not afraid to talk himself up AT ALL! It's good he turned his life around before it was too late, but is he really a good guy? With comments about blowing off steam by "rooting fat chicks" I was turned right off this guy. I wish him well, but this tale left me cold

    8. my dad read this and told me to read it cause it was inspiring and all that jazz.It is the tale of how to turn from a complete dickhead into a decent human being who happens to be fit and in the army and such. Since I'm already a decent human being it doesn't inspire me much except to keep pursuing my fitness to a high level but I would be doing that anyway.His story is interesting but his writing isn't great.

    9. This was difficult to read at times, lots of info about his military training and his upbringing. I gave it 4 stars because he is AMAZING I don't think I can imagine anyone in his situation being more positive or working harder to recover. He's definitely an inspiration. No doubt all that military training and fighting growing up really prepared him to recover from this ordeal so it's definitely relevant to the story. Worth a read!

    10. I loved this book so much, I actually hated knowing when I was nearing the end of it. I was just so enthralled in his life and everything he went through, his mentality was so inspirational to me, post and pre shark attack, he just had an amazing hold on life. I enjoyed reading this book ! A+

    11. Paul de Gelder is a true inspiration to everyone, to overcome such drastic changes in his life caused by events that he could not control himself is incredible. He truly did beat all odds. The book is truly worth a read!

    12. This guy is absolutely awesome. I was thrilled to get this book. It was a good read, but nothing totally special. It is much cooler to listen to him talk than to read his life story.

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