The Rise of Superman

  • by Steven Kotler
  • Narrated by Jeff Cummings
  • 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this groundbreaking audiobook, New York Times best-selling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow”, an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.
Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream, The Rise of Superman explains how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible and how we can use this information to radically accelerate performance in our own lives.
At its core, this is an audiobook about profound possibility; about what is actually possible for our species; about where - if anywhere - our limits lie.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

90% boring drivel

I found the title misleading- there is very little to here to learn about achieving flow in your own life. What useful knowledge there is could have been summarised in 20 minutes of audio. Seriously, I counted 5 1/2 hours into the book and there was absolutely nothing of interest, other than repetitive, over elaborate stories of skateboarders, skiers snd skydivers performing crazy stunts. The chapters seem pointless as every chapter sounds the same. I kept listening and had my hopes lifted I the chapter that promised to show you how to achieve flow. Yet again it revealed nothing but more repetitive stunt stories. A few helpful hints, but these are merely bullet point summaries of revelations in the much more useful book "Flow".
Overall, a complete waste of time. If not for Jeff Cummings captivating voice, I'd have turned off in the first hour.
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- Unclepigg

Average pop Psychology

Annoyingly 'over-narrated'. The author leaps to some pretty questionable implications based on a lot of the time what seems to be purely subjective opinion while referencing peer reviewed studies.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio