• Peak Performance

  • Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success
  • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-06-2017
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (83 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

A few common principles drive performance, regardless of the field or the task at hand. Whether someone is trying to qualify for the Olympics, break ground in mathematical theory or craft an artistic masterpiece, many of the practices that lead to great success are the same. In Peak Performance, Brad Stulberg, a former McKinsey and Company consultant and journalist who covers health and the science of human performance, and Steve Magness, a performance scientist and coach of Olympic athletes, team up to demystify these practices and demonstrate how everyone can achieve their best.
The first book of its kind, Peak Performance combines the inspiring stories of top performers across a range of capabilities - from athletic, to intellectual, to artistic - with the latest scientific insights into the cognitive and neurochemical factors that drive performance in all domains. In doing so, Peak Performance uncovers new linkages that hold promise as performance enhancers but have been overlooked in our traditionally-siloed ways of thinking. The result is a life-changing book in which listeners will learn how to enhance their performance via myriad ways including: optimally alternating between periods of intense work and rest; developing and harnessing the power of a self-transcending purpose; and priming the body and mind for enhanced productivity.
In revealing the science of great performance and the stories of great performers across a wide range of capabilities, Peak Performance uncovers the secrets of success, and coaches listeners on how to use them. If you want to take your game to the next level, whatever "your game" may be, Peak Performance will teach you how.
©2016 Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., under license from Rodale Inc. All rights reserved.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-04-2018

Waste of time and money

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

In order to achieve high performance in a clever way, you should get enough sleep, stay away from noisy urban areas and do some meditation or have walk, preferably in nature. Ah, and remember to have regular breaks.

If you've never ever heard of any of these tips, then this book is for you. Otherwise, just don't bother with this audiobook.

What will your next listen be?

Ancient Greek philosophers already had the body and mind balance figured out so I think I'll go for that.

What about Christopher Lane’s performance did you like?

Actually, the performance was the only reason I tried several times to continue with this audiobook. I really enjoyed his pace, tone of his voice and intonation. I really had an impression that he understands what he is reading. Hence the top note for the performance.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Peak Performance?

The whole book is just nonsense. Don't expect to learn anything from it. I mean, you really want to make money on giving advise like "Don't use drug stimulants, better turn to meditation"?

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Finn on 06-08-2018

Captivating (Will return to this book) Great read

I really found this book interesting. It is definitely a golden book among the sea of self help books. I have hit quite a lot of duds over the last 2 years. But this one really stands out and makes you feel great. It covers the topics in the book in a very interesting manner. It is structured well and hits a lot of points in my opinion perfectly.

The last chapter is a summary of all the points covered over the entirely of the book. Incredibly helpful for those who don't take notes and just want a refresher as it includes a step by step plan. The book wasn't patronizing or clearly obvious, it presented the information in an interesting way. It also seemed to not waffle on, each chapter was well thought out and curated.

Overall, I would return to this book again to listen. The author and reader were quite captivating and lovely to listen/hear from.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Luke on 09-06-2018

Good, but

Take breaks
Sleep enough

There, I saved you an Audible credit.

Although the part about mission is good, it's a short portion of the book.

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63 of 65 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jim Capps on 02-09-2017

Everything in this book is valuable

As someone who is becoming disillusioned with most things self-help, I was pleasantly blown away here. This book offers to the point, scientifically backed insight into getting the most out of yourself and contribute to society in a healthy way. Very good narration does the material justice. Totally worth a credit.

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 09-08-2017


I really enjoyed this book as it seemed to pull together information taken from other audio books I have already listened to, such as Peak by Anders Ericsson, and gives you a great base plan to start on the journey to peak performance. Recommended.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 18-08-2017


a great book that I enjoyed listening
It has great incentives and solutions to mental and physical black outs

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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