The book is golden. The narrator seems he's trying to prove something with his weird and stuck up sounding narration. Eventually you get used to his voice and can concentrate on the gems in this book.
The principles are there and the story holds it together. Great performance. Worth an immediate second listen.
Adelaide based entrepreneur always listening to learn more about life, business, success and golf!
Built to sell was given to me as a gift. And it keeps on giving. I have given this book to three close friends and recommended it to countless associates. It made me fall in love with learning again. I have listened to it times and keep going back to it when ever I feel I am falling into any old habits.
Easy and enjoyable listen. Great for start ups and existing businesses.
Great book. A must read if you plan on selling your business or even if you do not. I wish I bought it 10 years ago.........
If your to make a successful business this book is for you. It is full of great advice on how to make a business successful, scalable, and of course sellable. Probably one of the best business books I read(listened) to in a while.
I may recommend it after I read it, but listening to it is not an option. It's hard for me to put into words how awful the narrator sounded to my not-so-sensitive ears. I am actually fascinated intellectually in understanding what it is about his voice that I find so offensive. The end of every sentence has an unnatural emphasis delivered with a overly self-aware pseudo-intellectual vocal fry. That's the best I can do to describe how it came across. Maybe it reminded me too much of the doughy and painfully needy youngest son from Alaskan Bush People.
Listening to the Audible version is made the back of my eyeballs itch. I'd rather listen to Fran Drescher read Mein Kampf than listen to this narrator read ... anything ... ever.
Use a different narrator.
Too soon to say. See rants elsewhere in this review.
Just in case my earlier comments were not clear, I found the narrator's delivery distractingly awful to the point where (after five minutes) I could no longer listen to my audiobook you sold me. I would really love to get a refund for this awful product (or a credit toward the print or Kindle version) and I would like to have a search filter on my account where I was never again presented with an audio book read by this narrator.
Reader / writer. @timosolo
This book is great! As a business owner who got stuck into the trap of *being* the business, the concept really spoke to me. But the Nasally twang of the reader was so distracting I nearly couldn't finish it.
Rather read the book and then get John's "Automatic Customer" which is also very good, and read in a less distracting way!