• Death Clutch

  • My Story of Determination, Domination, and Survival
  • By: Brock Lesnar
  • Narrated by: Dunsworth Bob
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (228 ratings)

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"He is the biggest pay-per-view attraction in the world. He is "the Baddest Dude on the Planet.' "

He is Brock Lesnar.

For countless fans of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts, Brock Lesnar has long been known for his freakish athleticism, mind-blowing speed, and meteoric rise to the top. Yet despite the fame and fortune that have come with his enormous success, Brock has shunned the media, choosing instead to remain intensely private about his life and his accomplishments.

Now, for the first time, he tells his remarkable story in his own words, describing the journey from his South Dakota farmboy roots to becoming the most popular pay-per-view attraction in the world. From the small-town amateur wrestling where he honed his skills to taking on The Rock at SummerSlam, Brock discusses how his natural athletic talent combined with the dark side of the wrestling business to make him the youngest-ever WWE World Champion.

Epic as it was, Brock's overnight rise to fame came with a price, as he saw firsthand the toll that life on the road and in the ring could take on a pro wrestler's body and mind. Weary of the punishing lifestyle and backstabbing politics, he chose to do the unthinkable: walk away from professional wrestling at the peak of his career and break all ties with the organization that made him a star on the global stage. It was a move that stunned WWE executives and fans alike, and one that Brock himself has never fully explained - until now.

Not one to stay quiet for long, Brock was soon back in the spotlight: this time in the UFC - home of the most dangerous mixed martial arts fighters in the world. Here he offers a behind-the-scenes look at his shocking decision to leave the wrestling entertainment business for a legitimate combat sport. From training to be a real fighter, to immediately being thrown into the Octagon against the UFC's best heavyweights, to the psychology behind his legendary trash-talking, Brock opens up about what it takes not only to succeed in the world's fastest-growing sport but to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. He also speaks candidly about the illness that nearly killed him, how it changed him as a fighter and a man, and how it shaped his will to survive.

In the end, Brock holds nothing back. A revealing, raw, and ultimately redemptive tale of Brock's determination and domination, DeathClutch is the untold true story of becoming one of life's true champions.

©2011 Brock Lesnar (P)2011 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Fun read

I made the mistake of thinking this was some WWE produced piece of garbage for a long time until I finally read a bit more about it. Still, I like my books to go at least 6-8 hours, at least - and this was well below that....

BUT, eventually, I went ahead and bought the book - and it's fantastic. This is a really fun read where Brook is quick to call people out by name. It has great stories, great insight (at times) to events, and he makes it easy to visual what Brook is experiencing at any given moment.

Brock is absolutely a natural heel, so it makes it pretty funny to read reviews from wrestling fans where they complain about Brock the person. Now that is a mark.

In any case this is a fun, quick and easy read.

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very eye opening

it's nice to know more about Brock Lesnar the man outside of his fighting lifestyle it's awesome to know he's a good dad and husband to his wife and he's a good human being

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Can't keep a Beast down!

I learned a lot about what Brock Lesnar was doing when he left the squared circle in '04 I love what he'd accomplished throughout his Trials and tribulations. I'm even happier that he's back in the WWE after covid19. Thanks for the insight Brock.

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Very inspiring…

Very inspiring… here is a man who knew what he wanted out of life and went after it to become larger than life. For himself, and most importantly for his family. This man is the epitome of the American spirit captured in one amazing story of trial, error, heartache, pain, hard work, redemption, and ultimately success. Great book!

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Love Brock Lesnar and Love his story!

Very expert in story telling! Bob dunsworth did a great job! Can't wait for Death clutch 2!

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Love love love

I typically don’t do reviews.... however this book was one of my favorites!!!! I love the end with the cliffhanger!!! I am now a forever fan of Brock Lester!!!

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really good liked supposed the Jen and I are going

hey I am going to give me a call when you get a chance 😊

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great listen

loved it ! great listen , great narrator! brock is a beast and he will have another book out to continue this one !

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Great book.

I’ve watched wrestling since I was a kid. I really became a followers of Brocks when he got into the UFC. I admire his attitude towards life, work, family, and himself. Def interesting getting a insight on him off camera.

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Shed’s Some Light on the “Real Brock Lexmark”

I really enjoyed learning more about Brock Lesnar behind the scenes. I came back into professional wrestling just as he was wrapping up his first tour in the WWE. I’m sad I couldn’t witness it live however I became fascinated with his story and the “will they or won’t they” saga of his return to the sport of kings.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-18-11

The bloke is a moron and his book is awful

The Lunk Head Brock Lesnar is not a man with an interesting story. He is a meat head. The story as he tells it is that he is a clever business man. Listening to it he is just an ape with a short temper and not the sense of a barn cow. I’d save your time and go for a different book even if you are a fan of any of the sports he has taken part in. He pretty much insults everyone who helped him along and then whines like a little girl when someone doesn't do as he wishes. I couldn’t wait for this book to end. His personality is just what you expect from the look of him. Turns out you can judge a book by its cover and this one is about a beady eyed loser with a white trash hair cut. Thank goodness he didn’t narrate it himself as no doubt you’d of heard his finger running across the page under each word interspersed with him banging his head on the desk to swat a passing fly. Brock Lesnar is a moron and his book is awful.

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  • Michael
  • 05-29-20

if you like Brock, this is amazing

great motivator of a book, very much for wrestlers and fighters and strong willed people

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  • pargi1988
  • 12-27-18

great for fans

really enjoyed it, not a typical story he's a money motivated guy and has achieved loads in a short time. left feeling a bit mugged off in the end for buying into his book and him leaving it on a cliff hanger but I don't regret buying it. wouldn't buy any sequel books though.

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  • karl
  • 07-18-18

Poor

Poorly written rubbish which could have been so good. Brock Lesnar comes across as a complete idiot and i would urge anybody not to waste their time with this garbage.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-18

Brilliant

Honest and entertaining in equal measure. A great listen from start to finish! Can’t wait for the sequel!

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  • Sean
  • 04-29-17

Meathead mentality initially off putting but you'll get used to it

Somewhat well written story of Brock Lesnar's life

Highlights of the book include the chapters describing his disputes with WWE Vince Mahon, the book takes a few hours to get going and despite my couple hours of doubt, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • tony matthews
  • 07-15-16

Awesome insight to Brock lesnar

Very impressed with the book and the way it's told, looking forward to death clutch 2 in the future

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  • Matt D
  • 06-25-15

Brock Lesnar w/paul heyman

I wish this Would Never end ! I'M a Massive Lesnar fan and after following him in the WWE and MMA this book was perfect ! Love It and can Wait for number 2 !

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  • Jordan
  • 01-10-16

Amazing!

I gained so much more respect for Brock after this! You'll find out just how real the character on tv is and how much of a badass he truly is!

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  • 04-14-22

Amazing.

We all saw him in the squared circle and octagon and now it’s great knowing how he viewed things and inspiring how he’s such a talent. Good read!

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  • Damian Rochester
  • 05-26-18

Brock

Absolutely great book am I huge Brock Lesnar fan learnt heaps I didn’t know about him

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  • 09-08-17

the beast

interesting story about the beast . gives good insight about how he thinks and what makes him tick