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- The Power of Passion and Perseverance
- By: Angela Duckworth
- Narrated by: Angela Duckworth
- Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why.
Utterly thought provoking
- By Libby on 14-10-2016
This book is one of the most motivating books I have read. It has really put into perspective how to attain my goals and unlike other books on the subject is far more applicable than most which only emphasise monetary success in sales roles (something I care nothing for).
I read a review beneath warning not to purchase this book due to some of the references referring to studies conducted on animals. I myself am a vegan and I would not let this discourage others who care for animal welfare as the author themselves did not conduct this research but simply references this. Furthermore it only forms a small portion of the book; veganism is about minimising as much as possible the suffering of animals, however, it emphasises intention over perfection; not complete abandon. Does the person who posted the review below not use medication as all medication has been tested on animals too?
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The Clan of the Cave Bear
- Earth's Children 1
- By: Jean M. Auel
- Narrated by: Rowena Cooper
- Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
Clan of the Cave Bear is the first novel in Jean M. Auel's magnificent best-selling epic of life 35,000 years ago. Leave the 21st century and go back to Ice Age Europe. Follow Ayla, a Cro-Magnon child who loses her parents in an earthquake and is adopted by a tribe of Neanderthal, the Clan. See how the Clan's wary suspicion is gradually transformed into acceptance of this girl, so different from them, under the guidance of its medicine woman, Iza, and its wise holy man, Creb. Immerse yourself in a world dictated by the demands of survival in a hostile environment, and be swept away in an epic tale of love, identity and struggle.
- By Jenna on 03-02-2017
Brilliant story and first class narration
I have had this book sitting on the shelf for some time and was keen to read it but didn't get around to it so I downloaded this audio book. The storyteller is brilliant, very expressive and the story is very gripping. Highly recommended