Book Rating (161)
Narrator Rating (33)

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Unabridged Audio Book

Download On
Stream On
CD Rental On Simply Audiobooks

Download or Stream instantly more than 55,000 audiobooks.
Listen to "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants" on your iOS and Android device.

Don't have an iOS or Android device, then listen in your browse on any PC or Mac computer.






Malcolm Gladwell

7 Hours 0 Minutes

Hachette Book Group USA

October 2013

Audio Book Summary

Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative

and dazzling

book yet.

Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won.

Or should he have?

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.

Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms

all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.

In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers

The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw

David and Goliath draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

Similar Audio Books


  • Robert W

    the narrator was very good excellent speaker I could not have gotten to this book and listen to someone else as easy as it was with listening to him. I was recommended by a very good friend of mine about the book and I can really see why this was one of her favorites. I'm about to start listening to another one and I look forward to this website for many more to come thank you.

    Book Rating

  • Charu Haberstroh

    Excellent book! Greatly enjoyed it and highly recommend it.

    Book Rating

  • Jerome Dattilo

    Excellent book on how people who are shackled with setbacks over come them and use them to over achieve . It was uplifting and incredibly comprehensive historically .

    Book Rating

  • Julia Baldridge

    This is the best book I've read or heard all year. Have recommended to several people.

    Book Rating

  • Anthony Parish

    Awesome book showing how the difference between a good life and a bad life is sometimes just a matter of perception.

    Book Rating

  • Eric Escoto

    He did it again!!! Amazing!! Extremely thought provoking!

    Book Rating

  • Mandy Webster

    Fascinating book about how the little guy isn't always at a disadvantage. As usual, Gladwell turns conventional thinking on its head in a compelling, hard-to-put-down read. I finished this in one day!

    Book Rating