• In Awe

  • Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy
  • By: John O'Leary
  • Narrated by: John O'Leary
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (195 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

National Best Seller

The number-one best-selling author of On Fire shows us how to recapture and harness our childlike sense of wonder in order to become more engaged, successful, and fulfilled.

"Engaging.... O'Leary encourages us to see the world through a child’s eyes." (Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays with Morrie)

There once was a time when we joyfully raised our hands to answer questions, connected easily with others, believed that anything was possible, and fearlessly jumped into new experiences. A time when we viewed each day not as something to endure, but as a marvelous gift to explore and savor - when we danced through our lives in awe of the ordinary moments and eager for the promise of tomorrow. 

Unfortunately, that's far from our experience today. Instead, we feel disconnected and jaded. Social media reminds us that we don't measure up, and the mainstream media barrages us with constant negativity. Many of us find ourselves caught in a life of dogged responsibility and mind-numbing repetition. The daily struggle to earn a living has caused us to lose the sense of wonder with which we once greeted every day.

In his new audiobook, best-selling author John O'Leary invites us to consider that it is possible to once again navigate the world as a child does. Identifying five senses children innately possess and that we’ve lost touch with as we age, O'Leary shares emotional, humorous, and inspirational stories intertwined with fascinating new research showing how each of us can reclaim our childlike joy and why doing so will change how we interact with the world.

In Awe reveals how we can regain that ability to see fresh insights, reach for new solutions, and live our best lives.

©2020 John O'Leary (P)2020 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Get ready to have your world rocked." (Dave Ramsey, author and radio host)

"Every human being needs this book." (Rachel Macy Stafford, author of Hands Free Mama)

"If the greatest advantage in this life is a positive brain, it is vital we find a way to bring joy back into our work and relationships. John O'Leary shows us that joy and awe can not only be recaptured, they must be. They are the fuel we use to face a challenging and complicated world with boldness and confidence. Reading In Awe will return hope and wonder back into your pursuit of happiness." (Shawn Achor, author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage)

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What you would expect

John is an incredible human being, I was just hoping for something not so cliché and expected. Nothing new here. Love the man though.

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Can change your life.

Give this book away as a gift to those you love, cherish. and to those you consider against you. It can change our life if we just allow it to happen.

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Life changing author and stories

I would recommend this book to anyone! I love the various quotes throughout and the way you bring each story within to life is fantastic. I am thankful I heard your book on audible.

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Fantastically inspiring

I first heard John on a podcast and knew immediately I wanted to read his writing. This book is so well done. Easy to listen to, inspiring and full of concrete action steps to begin living in awe. I flew through this audio version and now want the physical copy so I can read it again and take notes. Wonderful!

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Choose to live in awe

I loved this book. While some of the ideas are pretty common sense, we all know they’re not common practice. Maybe I’m a bit of a Pollyanna, but I’ve usually been that person who likes to look at things with childlike wonder and a bit of awe. This book gave me even more to be grateful for, and even helped me see blessings in the trauma or challenging events. John O’Leary reading the book was the icing on the cupcake.

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Great Book But Recording Quality Is Awful

This is a great book but the recording quality is awful! If you can deal with the continuous skipping and repeating of words you'll enjoy it.

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Very inspiring!

Thank you ! This was a wonderful listen Thank you 🙏
God bless you all ! 🙏
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In AWE of In Awe!

What a joy it was to listen to this amazing man and the stories of his life and those who have impacted him.

Like the athletes in the Cardinals locker room, listening to John O’Leary, I laughed, I cried and relished each and every chapter and f this book.

I finished listening and immediately wanted to start it all over again.

Thank you for this incredible gift.

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John O'Leary is an inspiration!

I have listened to this book 3 times over the time I have owned it. so much great stuff! I highly recommend it to any human that feels stuck in any part of their life.

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Awesome book!

I had previously read his other book, On Fire. I would very highly recommend it, as well.

This book in some ways builds on that but stands in its own too. It is a wonderful book, easy to listen too and full of life-wisdom! I loved, loved, loved it.

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wonderfully l inspirational

A book memorable book I have added to my to keep collection. Beautifully simple in the approach and inspirational in it's message, told wonderfully by John himself narrating.