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    • The Sports Gene

    • Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
    • By: David Epstein
    • Narrated by: David Epstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,259
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      4 out of 5 stars 1,106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,103

    Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Epstein writes! He scores!

    • By Cynthia on 08-17-13

    Regular price: $22.04

    • Teammate

    • My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
    • By: David Ross, Don Yaeger, Theo Epstein - foreword
    • Narrated by: Gregory Abbey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons. Beyond Ross's remarkably strong play, he became the ultimate positive force in the Cubs locker room, mentoring and motivating his fellow players, some of them nearly 20 years his junior.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Grandpa Rossy

    • By med c on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Sports Gene

    • Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success
    • By: David Epstein
    • Narrated by: David Epstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Regular price: $23.55

    • Donald Trump Eases Tone on Immigration, Trade After Meeting With Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto

    • By: Reid J. Epstein, Janet Hook, David Luhnow
    • Narrated by: Alexander Quincy
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Donald Trump Eases Tone on Immigration, Trade After Meeting With Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto" is from the August 31, 2016 Politics section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Reid J. Epstein, Janet Hook and David Luhnow and narrated by Alexander Quincy.

    Regular price: $0.95