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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 1,329
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,165

    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

    • 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