The Angel Inside

  • by Chris Widener
  • Narrated by Chris Widener
  • 1 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There will come a time when you must decide to lead the life someone else has chosen for you¿or the life you want. According to legend, when a young boy asked the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo why he was working so hard hitting the block of marble that would eventually become his greatest sculpture, David, the artist replied, "Young man, there is an angel inside this rock, and I am setting him free." In The Angel Inside, the renowned consultant and career coach Chris Widener uses Michelangelo's words to explore the hidden potential that exists within us all. In this unforgettable parable, Tom Cook, a disillusioned American businessman, has traveled to Italy looking for direction in his life. In Florence, the last city on his tour, Tom meets a mysterious old man who opens his eyes to the art and life of Michelangelo and reveals what the artist's work can teach him and all of us about the power of following your passion. Whether you're looking for a way to reinvigorate your career or searching for the courage to begin a new one, The Angel Inside is a must-read if you want to find true meaning in your life and work.

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What the Critics Say

"The Angel Inside is truly one of the most inspiring, encouraging, motivational books I have ever read. Once I got started, I found it impossible to stop....And I say this as a man who has never read fiction; I've always said that when I get all of the truth, then I'll start reading fiction. It was a wonderful thrill to read a work of fiction that contains an enormous amount of truth and encouragement." (Zig Ziglar)

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Inspirational listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book was recommended to me by one of my mentors. I would recommend that EVERYBODY listen to it. Most of the successful people who I regularly associate with, has read this book.


What did you like best about this story?

I found it truly inspirational, motivating and it does make you ponder about your own life.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It does make you think quite a bit.


Any additional comments?

I have decided, after listening to this audio, that I will be visiting Florence, Italy as soon as I get the opportunity.

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- BernieH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio