The Persistent Duck

  • by Steve Janney
  • Narrated by Sean Kilgore
  • 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Feeling discouraged about your current job situation? Is your self-esteem lacking as a result? Steve Janney tells you to be The Persistent Duck. In his inspiring book, Steve shares his own struggle with unemployment and how his faith in God helped him through it all, eventually leading him to counsel those struggling with their own job searches. He provides their success stories to encourage readers to maintain a positive attitude and be persistent, like a hungry duck. There's Charley, who, after a lengthy job search, received three job offers in one day! Or Terri, who was dissatisfied with her job as a hotel maid, so she pursued a different career path and through her tenacity became the assistant manager of a popular store.
Similar stories give listeners who are underemployed or unemployed the confidence to follow their career dreams, because just as a duck never gives up, nor should they. Remember the duck!
Steve Janney has assisted many people over the past 18 years to become employed or improve their present employment. He has presented motivational workshops for people in social-work careers. He was coauthor of the book How to Establish Your Own Private Practice for the mental health profession and copresented workshops nationally under the same title for several years for the American Personnel and Guidance Association.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very Basic - with some solid points

What did you like best about The Persistent Duck? What did you like least?

Reminded me to say positive.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Persistent Duck?

To tell stories in interviews and not give up - do not sell yourself short.

What three words best describe Sean Kilgore’s voice?


Did The Persistent Duck inspire you to do anything?

Yes, tell stories in interviews to sell a point.

Any additional comments?

Not a lot of additional substance...not the points were good and were "take aways."

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- Amazon Customer

Good for Emotional Healing

If you could sum up The Persistent Duck in three words, what would they be?

Encouraging and sympathetic, especially to individuals who experience unemployment for a long period of time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Persistent Duck?

Sharing of various stories.

Which character – as performed by Sean Kilgore – was your favorite?

The author himself

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

Certain moments make me want to cry, quite touched.

Any additional comments?

I was once unemployed and find job searching a very tedious work.
Thanks a lot for the audible book.

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- Tay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-16-2010
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing