The Sports Gene

  • by David Epstein
  • Narrated by David Epstein
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why humans excel.
Along the way, Epstein exposes the flaws in the so-called 10,000-hour rule that states that rigorous practice from a young age is the only route to success. He shows why some skills that we imagine are innate are not – like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball player – and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like the motivation to practice, might in fact have important genetic components. Throughout, The Sports Gene forces us to rethink the very nature of success.

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interesting to the sportsman and scientist in me!

Well worth listening to. up to date and interesting account of where great sorting talent comes from. some combination of nature and nurture and hard work!
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- T. Evans

must like facts and figures....

I like many will know a rising sports star.Do they really have what it takes?
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- Neil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-11-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks