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The Angel Inside Audiobook

The Angel Inside: Michelangelo's Secrets for Following Your Passion and Finding Work You Love

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Publisher's Summary

There will come a time when you must decide to lead the life someone else has chosen for you¿or the life you want.

According to legend, when a young boy asked the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo why he was working so hard hitting the block of marble that would eventually become his greatest sculpture, David, the artist replied, "Young man, there is an angel inside this rock, and I am setting him free." In The Angel Inside, the renowned consultant and career coach Chris Widener uses Michelangelo's words to explore the hidden potential that exists within us all.

In this unforgettable parable, Tom Cook, a disillusioned American businessman, has traveled to Italy looking for direction in his life. In Florence, the last city on his tour, Tom meets a mysterious old man who opens his eyes to the art and life of Michelangelo and reveals what the artist's work can teach him and all of us about the power of following your passion.

Whether you're looking for a way to reinvigorate your career or searching for the courage to begin a new one, The Angel Inside is a must-read if you want to find true meaning in your life and work.

©2007 Chris Widener; (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The Angel Inside is truly one of the most inspiring, encouraging, motivational books I have ever read. Once I got started, I found it impossible to stop....And I say this as a man who has never read fiction; I've always said that when I get all of the truth, then I'll start reading fiction. It was a wonderful thrill to read a work of fiction that contains an enormous amount of truth and encouragement." (Zig Ziglar)

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    BernieH ELY, United Kingdom 24/06/2013
    BernieH ELY, United Kingdom 24/06/2013
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    "Inspirational listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book was recommended to me by one of my mentors. I would recommend that EVERYBODY listen to it. Most of the successful people who I regularly associate with, has read this book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I found it truly inspirational, motivating and it does make you ponder about your own life.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It does make you think quite a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    I have decided, after listening to this audio, that I will be visiting Florence, Italy as soon as I get the opportunity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Carianne
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
    24/05/11
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    "Very special little book!"

    This little book has a very simple but BIG message inside. As a past resident of Florence this book takes me back to a city where beauty and history meet fate and create another masterpiece. Reminds me a bit of The Little Prince, and too always keep the child alive inside.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • DelicateZaphira
    Seattle, WA
    13/01/15
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    "A gem"

    If you feel stuck and don't know what to do with your life, this is the story for you. Short, sweet and breathtakingly simple. This will rekindle the spark of a fire inside you if that is what you're looking for. If you feel drawn to listen to it, do it! If only all self help/advice book were as clear. The narration is very rushed at the beginning but you soon get taken away with the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jose Yong Wong
    San Jose, Costa Rica
    26/09/13
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    "We just need to free the angel inside us"
    What made the experience of listening to The Angel Inside the most enjoyable?

    Inspiring simple with a big message


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Angel Inside?

    We can learn to "embrace the stages of chipping, sculpting, sanding and polishing". I loved the comparison of the art world to our progress in life.


    What does Chris Widener bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice and intensity


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Smiled throughout the book


    Any additional comments?

    You have to listen Chris Widener's speech at Jim Rohn's Success Weekend Seminar

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Georgios
    Bergen County, NJ, United States
    24/04/13
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    "Motivational."
    What did you love best about The Angel Inside?

    Good story for discovering your passion and be a happier person. The author reminds us basic but still important lessons.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ryszarda
    bartlett, IL, United States
    30/11/11
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    "There is size 6 in everyone"

    I listened to the book without interruption. I was possessed by the simple presentation of grand idea of an angel inside. Too often we concentrate on what is visible, what is tangible, what is comfortable and the golden nugget lies just few strikes below. We neglect to look for it. I always believed, that no matter how big you are (my weight problems), there is size 6 inside of everyone, or the perfect 10, if you prefer. Getting introduced to the book by Chris, I only confirmed my believes. I recommend this book to everyone, as a wake up call to the new reality of the 21st century as well a little art history lesson, which we all can use. Thank you Chris, RW

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Damian
    Mt Kuring-gai, NSW, Australia
    27/04/09
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    "Enjoyable - assists those looking for 'the answer'"

    This audible book was an enjoyable story that had valuable messages for me at a very important decision point in my life. I am better for the experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    United States
    19/04/15
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    "time to wield the chisel "

    I have heard this story before, but failed to follow through. maybe not I have been panning for a long time still not ready for the chisel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    MadisonVirgin Islands, U.S.
    04/01/08
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    "Recommend it"

    I enjoyed this audiobook. I would recommend it. The message is simple yet important.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

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