• Soldier

  • Respect Is Earned
  • By: Jay Morton
  • Narrated by: Jay Morton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With four years in the Parachute Regiment, 10 years in the SAS and two Everest summits to his name, no one is better equipped than Jay Morton to reveal what it takes to become the best of the best. Soldier is Jay Morton’s masterclass in mindset, strategy and excellence. 

Drawing on his extraordinary personal experience, it provides in-depth, comprehensive lessons and practical takeaways. Whether serving as an elite soldier, training as a high-level shooter or becoming an expert in HALO (high-altitude, low-opening) and HAHO (high-altitude, high-opening) parachuting, Jay has always strived to be at the very top of the game. More than most, Jay knows that military service develops skillsets you’d never dreamed of having and which can be applied to our day-to-day lives. We are prone to underestimating ourselves, but physical and mental endurance and resilience - as well as realising our own full potential - are well within our reach.

©2020 Jay Morton (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Absolute joyride. Insightful, Enlightening!!!

Jay Morton delivers an Insightful, Enlightening Joyride. Applying lessons learned serving as a Soldier to life.

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Nice surprise

Very good solid advice for life. Well done jay. Never be complacent and discipline yourself to be your best.

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Life guidance

Jay’s book is an all encompassing guide for life that can provide bits of useful information for everyone. He is humble and yet has accomplished more than most will ever dream of. The best of those that have been willing to give so much of themselves for the rest of us.

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Great Read

Top book Jay. I had audio version and it’s well read. Very practical ways to progress something real.

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Pretty standard

Standard motivational book. Listening to Jay speak is worth it though. He speaks well and offers genuine level headed life advice. He’s a great narrator.

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Simple and straight forward

Listening to this book felt absolutely refreshing. Simple advice from own life experiences with examples that don't go too far but still are personal for Jay. It is his book after all.


I feel like his character was definitely maintained very well, and I loved it.
Lots of inspiration, a book can be both a look-up guide for when dealing with something yourself or just an inspiring story of someone else's life that can make you go "i can do this too".

There's nothing new in the book as such, but it's a different way of putting things together - and sometimes that's just what is needed to get the message through.

On a couple small occasions the tone became a bit monotone, but i also listen about 15-20mins at a time so it wasn't bothering me too much.

Clearly a one of a kind and very down to earth person that I'd love to meet one day.

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principles from tough soldiers

great principles based from tough people that have done tough things. solid easy to follow principles that you can apply to life

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Loved it

It completely changed my perspective of my own life. Really great book, I almost want to read it again immediately!

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  • nicki
  • 11-16-20

7 hours you’ll never get back!!

Not a autobiography or a self help book. There are no juicy stories or hints on how to pass selection. Jays narration is very monotone and he mispronounces names of people he quotes.
Seriously not impressed and I’m sure the resistance to interrogation phase isn’t as arduous as listening to this book in its entirety.

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  • Lindsay
  • 01-22-21

Disappointed

I was looking forward to this book for a while and even Pre ordered it. However, it was a massive disappointment. Although I appreciate ex special forces cannot tell you much about operations, most tell you certain things about there own experiences. This is more like an average self help guide. Lost interest half way through and although I’ve tried to listen to more over time, I find myself bored and disinterested within a few minutes.

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  • Richard G.
  • 01-02-21

inspiring words 🙌

Top read well worth the money, realy helped me to re position myself mentally and re attack my goals 💪👊👌

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  • Heather Mackenzie
  • 02-16-21

not what I expected

I expected something gripping and interesting, at the start I thought it was going to be good but it doesn't really go anywhere.

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  • Marc Sneddon
  • 04-20-21

Great book

quite different from the other SAS guys,learned alot from this. would definitely recommend to anyone interested in self development

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-21

Excellent read. Did not want it to end

You know you’re reading a good book when you do not want to put it down. Was left wanting to know more!

Great read on mindset, strategy and life lessons.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-24-20

A very dull book with not much to say.

The narration is very monotone. No real story or flow to the book. Nothing really interesting and not motivating whatsoever. Felt like it was being read by a year 11 at assembly. Such a shame as i had high hopes for this book.

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  • Brian
  • 04-26-21

fantastic

brilliant read book layout is really reader friendly and engaging throughout hopefully therll be another

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  • Stodders
  • 04-23-21

Motivation by the bucketful!

I absolutely loved this book.

It’s the story of a man who to date has lived an adventurous, dangerous and ultimately fulfilling life.

Through childhood to into The Parachute Regiment and onto The Regiment, Jay tells the story of what’s required physically and equally important, mentally, to overcome so many of those human emotions and personality traits that can lead to failure if we allow them to.

I loved the fact that although Jay had literally no interest in mountains prior to becoming a member of the SAS, his posting within his Squadron would lead him to two ascents of Everest!!

As an ex Para myself, I’d recommend this book to anyone wanting an insight into life in the military but also to those wishing to have a good business mindset, looking to change life direction or just wanting a pointer in how to be more positive.

Congrats Jay on a great piece of writing and best wishes for the future and all the new challenges it’ll bring.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-22-21

True words

Your right what you say respect is earned in all walks of life and you deserve the highest respect, a well written & read book.
Will return to listen to this audible time & time again
Well done Jay.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-24-22

Solid book

Heaps of good info and it is explained how it can be applied. Awesome that Jay narrates it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-22

100% recommend this book!

What a brilliant book! Thank you! 10/10 🔥🙌🏼 I've gained so much from it.

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  • vetty1
  • 02-05-22

Better alternatives out there.

The author thinks very highly of himself. This books tells you how you can be as awesome as him. Authored with the confidence of a good looking, white man with the privilege of succeeding at everything in life.
All general references are about men, the only time women are referenced as a general collective is when he mentioned the job of a Cleaner.
He states that once he was in the SAS he saw anyone who failed at Selection as 'weak'.
He doesn't get close to people or get attached. There's zero mention of healthy relationships or family. The only time he was emotional was his second summit of Everest (the first was easy..).
Do yourself a favour and read Aldo Kane's book or Ollie Ollerton 'Break Point' instead. Both elite soldiers but incredibly humble about their failures and successes. Both thrive in challenging physical environments that are beyond most people but they remain decent humans and are truly inspiring.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-21-21

Excellent.

Really enjoyed the book, will listen to again to see what lessons I've missed or haven't applied to my life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-25-21

Not what I was expecting

This is up there with one of the most inspiring and motivational audio books I’ve listened to. I loved it. Gonna have to listen through again to take notes and write down the parts that related to me the most. Loved the quotes dotted through there too. Awesome 🙏🏽

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-21

Top lad

Top lad from a working class background shows anything is possible with the right mindset

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-27-20

Respect Earnt

Amazing story from an average bloke. I say average but with the things Jay has done in his life you'd say anything but average. Showing us all that you can make positives out of situations and learn from mistakes to achieve a high level success within your field. Jay it was a ripper, and you mentioned the lads from Australia's Delta Coy 6 RAR fighting in Long Tan during Vietnam, as an ex 6 RAR member you get a 6th star from me for that. Great job

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  • Mary
  • 11-20-20

A tour de force

This book reveals the enormity of Jay's journey from a seemingly mediocre kid, to a driven, talented & distinguished man. Though the path is detailed here, I still marvel at his lightning personal growth & ever increasing capabilities. It shows how, on finding one's true calling, all the latent talents & strengths of a person can be called forward. An exceptional man with hard-earned wisdom to share, you'll be moved by his many achievements & insights.