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3.9996187571483 out of 53.9996187571483 out of 53.9996187571483 out of 53.9996187571483 out of 53.9996187571483 out of 5 4.00 (2,623 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Coyle Narrator: John Farrell Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781598878813
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This audiobook explores cutting-edge brain science to learn where talent comes from, how it grows, and how we can make ourselves smarter. This audiobook presents a solid strategy for skill acquisition <#150> in sports, fine arts, languages, science, or m Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susie | 5/17/2016

    " I loved the book and enjoyed every little detail of it. I recommend it to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pooneh Roney | 2/16/2014

    " A very important message! I don't like Coyle's writing style but enjoyed the book. Very well structured. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 2/7/2014

    " There was nothing new to me in this book--and I've been retired from education for 4 years! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki Davis | 2/4/2014

    " This is a very good book and one that I would read as a follow up to Outliers. There are quite a few books on the science of talent and many of them quote the same things. This is a good book - a tad longer than some of the other ones I've read. If you want to nurture students and children and have a little time to read it, it is a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam Rice | 1/20/2014

    " Fantastic Book!! Totally transformed my perspective about learning, sports, the brain, failure/struggle, and more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devon Staples | 1/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was very illuminating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Moses Jr. | 1/19/2014

    " Useful book. Skill is something you can improve, not just something you're born with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Wendel | 1/8/2014

    " A nuts-and-bolts look at how talent can come together in an individual. I read Coyle's book about Lance Armstrong several years. This is a departure for him but very well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Srosch | 12/29/2013

    " We are always asking what we can do better. As a teacher then a coach I was constantly honing how I dealt with every teacher every minute of every interaction. This book is going to play an impact the second I am back at work and dealing with anyone! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Hurtubise | 12/28/2013

    " interesting. I've watched this phenomenon unfold with my young daughter as she learns. Now... how NOT to lose this!? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jessica | 12/21/2013

    " A bit like Outliers, and didn't tell my much I didn't know (well, I didn't know about myelin, but I knew the idea of it), but I enjoyed it. I want to use it to talk about how and why we create the culture we do at our school with new staff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frances | 12/14/2013

    " The phrase "Practice makes perfect" has been scientifically proven to be true. Make that "Deep practice".... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn Ridenour | 11/19/2013

    " Fantastic, I love the explanation of how we create circuits to solve problems, and the disassociation of genius from greatness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 9/9/2013

    " it was a thoughtful read especially as a parent trying to get children to practice anything, piano or hockey shots or doing homework I learned a great deal, now if I could figure out how to tranpose that into talented children I could sit back and let them look after me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 7/26/2013

    " A book I read while on vacation from work. Some great learnings to be had from this book. For this type of book a real page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeffrey Agrell | 5/22/2013

    " Terrific book on how excellence is achieved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niels | 11/22/2012

    " Beats "Bounce" by A MILE. I really enjoy the recent studies into how talent is built, maintained and developed. This book makes me want to read more - and surely develop my coaching skills. Superb read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeremy Mettler | 6/21/2012

    " There is so much more to learn about how we as humans learn. This book not only answers questions but gives great examples of how different teachers use "deliberate practice." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Mcmillin | 3/29/2012

    " Best book I have read on developing your talents "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 2/18/2012

    " Gives me a lot to think about practicing and perfecting a sport - my riding instructor encouraged me to read it and much of what was discussed are aspects that we discuss in terms of riding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Broom | 12/23/2011

    " Want to develop a talent? This book describes the science of how it's done -- building a substance in the brain called myelin through persistent practice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sebastian | 6/24/2011

    " This book changed my life. At one time I thought intelligence and talent was a fixed attribute! This is the scientific proof that it is not. Well written and captivating examples show what it is that makes someone a success. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 6/20/2011

    " Completely loved it. This is the newest book I'll be recommending to everyone. Reminded me of Malcolm Gladwell's writing. Changed my perspective on developing talents & skills in general. Will definitely impact how we raise our kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 6/12/2011

    " Fantastic, I love the explanation of how we create circuits to solve problems, and the disassociation of genius from greatness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 5/21/2011

    " The quote by Tom Peters on the dust jacket says in all, "I'm willing to guarantee that you will not read a more important and useful book in this or any other year." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/9/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, a must for anyone struggling to learn ANYTHING. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felicityn | 5/7/2011

    " Talent is not God-given. It is the result of coaching and deep practice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/2/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyed this book -- as a coach, it helps me tap the inner athlete in everyone. Then they write their own successes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/18/2011

    " Should, and has effected my coaching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allysworld | 3/8/2011

    " Really awesome book!
    A malcolm gladwell kinda awesome book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qi | 2/26/2011

    " In terms of motivational books, this one is not too glib or trivial to re-read once in a while. Talents are not made (at least not often) but sparkled by a igniting fire and thousands of hours of training. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gennifer | 2/16/2011

    " The book was very interesting. I loved it. It was a little repetitive, but overall a great book! "

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About the Author
Daniel Coyle is the New York Times best-selling author of The Secret Race, The Little Book of Talent, The Talent Code, Lance Armstrong's War, Hardball: A Season in the Projects and the novel Waking Samuel. He is a former editor at Outside Magazine and a two-time National Magazine Award finalist, and his work has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Ohio and Alaska with his wife, Jen, and their four children.