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Wim 'The Iceman' Hof shares his riveting story and his potent method for revolutionising your health and vitality - in his own words.

He's shattered world records. He's climbed the highest and coldest mountains wearing nothing but shorts. Most of all, he's shown us that these feats are not superhuman - but that each of us has the ability to be healthier, stronger and happier than we've ever imagined. 

Now you're invited to hear Wim Hof in his own words with The Iceman Speaks.

Wim Hof has captured the world's imagination with his extreme feats of physical mastery, which allow him to control his breathing, heart rate and blood circulation to withstand extreme temperatures. 

Through six audio sessions recorded at his home in the Netherlands, this revolutionary teacher shares the techniques of cold exposure and breathing exercises at the heart of his method - along with the riveting story of how he discovered a set of practices and principles that revolutionise our understanding of the amazing potential we all possess.

In listening to Wim Hof speak, you can't help but feel the energy, passion and optimism that have made him such a compelling figure. With The Iceman Speaks, you'll join him to experience an unforgettable story of discovery, hardship, perseverance - and most of all, a realisation of how much power we all possess to live an extraordinary life.

This original audio content is the perfect companion to The Wim Hof Method.

©2020 Wim Hof (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Life Changing.. and saving !

Having struggled almost 40 years of my life with mental health, various illnesses, sadness, and multiple suicide attempts, Wim Hofs pure honesty in this book is what has made me believe in life, love and myself, for the very first time ever. I listened to it the first time and sobbed through most of it, if you are open then it resonates to your core. I have it on repeat now and I practise the breathing and cold showers daily and I am for the first time in my life Happy, Strong and Healthy. Much love to all who believe, and those who don't. Everyone's journey in life is different but science speaks. Wim is a miracle... I am a Miracle... YOU ARE A MIRACLE... Eternal gratitude to you, Wim 🙏

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wim is a Legend . saved my life .

at last Wim Hof what more do I need to say. I found this book at exactly the right time. just when I had almost given up not knowing how to deal with the darkness that had overcome me over the last few years. waking in a morning and driving to work thinking every day of a reason to carry on. knowing that things just wasnt right but couldn't find the reason for it. then this.. I could have skipped right to the breathing exercise"s but decided to start at the beginning. Wim spoke for the first few lines I thought who is this man his strong accent was at first a little hard for me to understand but then I was taken on a journey I just didn't want to stop. not another crap self help book. he sparked an interest in my mind. I listened to his tragic life story about his wife but there is something about Wim. how he discovered this. how he was ignored but just wouldn't go away. his mental focus is second to none.
I eventually got to session 9 and becoming the alchemist. everything I had listened to had prepared me for this. I did the breathing with Wim guiding me and carried on for the next 20 mins I opened my eyes and felt amazing. this is for me without a doubt I thought the dark cloud was lifting at last I have found the way I can remember thinking. and I still practice the breathing regularly the cloud has gone my life is back on track I'm happy and have many reasons to live for. it is simple it is incredible and it works. it saved my life and I will be forever in debt to the man who refused to give up and wrote this book to enlighten the world.

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almost identical to the wim hoff method

Great book and very interesting, however, not worth reading if you have already read the wim hoff method as it is almost identical.

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Life changing

I love the audiobook. I love Wim Hof. I love the method. Thank you Wim. You have made it all so simple. Since starting practising the cold showers and breathing 9 days ago I am experiencing a beautiful, clear, consistent flow of energy. I have been practising meditation and seeking truth for 14 years but Wim’s method has literally blown my mind.

Get the book and get in the cold water.

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"Breathe Mofo's!"

Wim Hof is passionate and entertaining. I am a practitioner and advocate of the WHM. However, this book is very thin on practical guidance on the actual WHM, as well as repetative and long winded in explaining a very simple point: take cold showers and "breathe mofo's!"

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Life changing

amazing and soulful. If you relay listen to the lessons Wim Is trying to impart it can really be a life changing journey. Simple , not easy (the cold) but very , very effective. For anyone who has a heart and breathes!! :)

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A different duck in the pond

Wim talks a lot about love and peace, but he doesn't talk with a lot of love and peace. Instead, in this expletive laden monologue he comes across as an ageing hippie, rather a throwback to the sixties. He has a high opinion of himself as a man on a mission to save humanity no less. It starts positively enough with a biography of his early life, interest in yoga and other disciplines, then details the various scientific studies of which he has been the subject. I spent hours waiting for him to give the actual techniques that he endlessly raves about. In fact, inexplicably there is almost no practical guidance, just at the very end. His technique is basically thirty deep breaths first thing in the morning followed by holding your breath, then three minutes in a cold shower. That's it, in a few seconds I just gave you virtually all the practical guidance in the book.

Wim's USP of course is the cold. On breathing he is a little more shaky. His technique is not an advanced kriya pranayama, it is literally just thirty deep breaths. When doing the breathing exercise he says it doesn't matter if you breathe in and out through the nose or mouth, though he personally prefers the nose. This is bad advice for anyone who is asthmatic, who definitely should not breath through the mouth, though elsewhere in the book he claims his technique works for asthma as well as many other medical conditions (incidentally, if you do happen to be asthmatic I thoroughly recommend techniques in the book Close Your Mouth by Patrick McKeown, also on Audible, which from personal experience I know does work).

There's plenty to criticise with Wim and many contradictions in his monologue. For example, he goes on about his imperviousness to cold in one chapter, then in another he relates how he nearly lost half his foot to frostbite in the Himalayas. I've heard that science is starting to recognise cold therapy as beneficial for some ailments. Possibly there's something in this, but when he talks about curing cancer, etc. I wonder whether you can get that from cold showers and a bit of deep breathing? Wim himself takes it much further and regularly immerses himself not just in cold water, but under ice. How many others will take it this far I'm not sure.

Wim repeatedly tells us that he is just a normal guy, though a little different from others (a different duck in the pond, to quote a Dutch saying) who has found an extraordinary technique. I think the most extraordinary thing is not so much the method, but Wim himself. He undoubtedly has been capable of some amazing feats of cold endurance. It will be interesting to see what mainstream science makes of his cold therapy. I feel he is on to something, but this audiobook is one that needs to be listened to with a clear sense of reason.

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one of my favourite books this year

Wim can be a bit of a repeater but I think his methods will change the world.
my of experience with my first cold shower after breathing techniques was me laugh 10 min straight after it.

experience it for yourself!

Thanks Wim Hof

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Lifechanging

Wow this has opened my eyes. Breathing and cold showers are now part of my daily routine. Thank you wim hof!

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Read Mother Fuckers

Loved it crazy Dutchman with such a great philosophy never got bored even when ultimately you are learning to 2 simple disciplines what a story teller a real keeper and could not recommend it enough, great humour and I assume accurate science

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Amazing and Inspiring!

What an amazing thing to have this amazing audible experience! I can't imagine spending another credit on a better book other than (but it's not the same haha) "The Wim Hof Method" book which I will get next month, thank you for this amazing title!