An Iron Will

Read by Ruth Golding

(4.6 stars; 304 reviews)

Orison Swett Marden was well-known at the turn of the 20th century for his inspirational and spiritual books of self-help. This one deals with the importance of a man developing his own will-power. Swett Marden here offers advice on how to achieve success and how to overcome disappointments through self-belief, persistence and determination, all within a spiritual and moral framework. (Summary by Ruth Golding) (1 hr 36 min)


Chapter 1 13:21 Read by Ruth Golding
Chapter 2 15:09 Read by Ruth Golding
Chapter 3 9:38 Read by Ruth Golding
Chapter 4 13:57 Read by Ruth Golding
Chapter 5 20:46 Read by Ruth Golding
Chapter 6 20:22 Read by Ruth Golding
Chapter 7 3:09 Read by Ruth Golding


Short and Sweet

(5 stars)

An inspiring book to listen to. Stellar reading.

This book struck a chord with me. Well written and impactful.

(5 stars)

absolutely amazing !I will endeavour to read it every morning

(5 stars)

Many quotes. Enlightened individual will change your mind4sure!

(4 stars)

What a lovely voice!

(5 stars)

Well read. It seems the reader has (or should've been) a professional narrator. The book itself is a classic work on motivation. It is brilliant and engaging! If you don't gain inspiration, you are either not listening or dead! So nice to have this fine application, Librivox... and the change in copyright laws! So sad for the author's descendents. Guess they'll have to grow an "iron will" and write their own book. Ha!

best book for every morning. aside from the Bible.

(5 stars)

excellent reading and it what one needs to listen to every morning.... I like how she read, her pace and tempo was excellent..


(5 stars)

Author used practical examples. Although at times it seems a bit extra. However, in retrospect it's quite practical. Also, the audio artist did a great job. 🙌

Pleasant Pep Talk

(5 stars)

Lots of quotes designed to make the reader believe that great things can be accomplished by turning defeats into iron will.