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Adam

Bondi Junction, Australia

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  • The Modern Scholar: Way with Words: Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael D. C. Drout
    Overall
    (937)
    Performance
    (518)
    Story
    (496)

    Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world.

    Jade says: "A Very Unique Read...(J/K)"
    "Really good however..."
    Overall

    Michael is a great speaker and does an exceptional job in keeping his energy up through subject matter that is very complex but clearly an area of passion for him. I found the content excellent however I found myself constantly listening for practical examples of how I could implement this in my career. He is so passionate and knowledgeable about the subject matter that the practical application is hard to decipher amid all the history and fast facts. If you want to learn about rhetoric and the way language is used for power etc it's great - but if you want to learn how to implement it in your own life it's probably not an A+ audio book - although Michael is clearly an expert.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Donald J. Trump, Bill Zanker
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar, Donald J. Trump
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (103)

    He's got the biggest personality in business. His trademark line "You're fired" from The Apprentice is one of America's most recognizable catchphrases. He's survived the biggest real-estate bankruptcy in history and climbed his way back to the top. He's Donald J. Trump, and he's going to tell listeners the secrets to succeeding like he has in Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life. His co-author is Bill Zanker, CEO of the Learning Annex, which he started with $5,000 in Bar Mitzvah money.

    Christian says: "Get it Now"
    "Brilliant!"
    Overall

    You just can't beat experience and Trump has it. These guys who say Trump is inarticulate miss the point. You don't buy a book called "Think Big & Kiss Ass" written by a Billionaire an expect Ernest Hemingway - unless you're a moron. Good on you Donald and Bill! Thanks for speaking your minds and adding some color and authenticity to an otherwise largely vapid personal development landscape. Brilliantly read by Alan Sklar as well. Best business book I have listened to in a long long time. A+

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Science of Getting Rich + Think & Grow Rich: Special Bonus Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Wallace D. Wattles, Napolean Hill
    • Narrated By Jai Hutcherson
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Wallace D. Wattles spent a lifetime considering the laws of success. He believed that becoming rich is not a matter of environment or talents but rather money and property come to those who do things in a certain way. The Science of Getting Rich explains how to obtain wealth in a practical, mathematical, manner. Wallace D. Wattles treats gaining riches as a simple equation, and explains that if his simple, rational steps are done in a "certain way", the result will always equal wealth.

    Maria says: "mixed feelings about this one"
    "Great Value - Great Titles!"
    Overall

    This is by far the best value version of these titles. Two great books in one pack! The old stuff is often the best. Excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated By David Kirkpatrick
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (46)

    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

    A User says: "Love the Book, but the interview at the end?"
    "Great book - well researched."
    Overall

    This audio book is outstanding. Excellent content. Great, insightful interviews with Facebook insiders and Mark's family. Really a brilliant job! Thanks David.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Tony Hsieh
    • Narrated By Tony Hsieh
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2563)
    Performance
    (1597)
    Story
    (1621)

    In this, his first audiobook, Tony Hsieh - the widely admired CEO of Zappos, the online shoe retailer -explains how he created a unique culture and commitment to service that aims to improve the lives of its employees, customers, vendors, and backers. Using anecdotes and stories from his own life experiences, and from other companies, Hsieh provides concrete ways that companies can achieve unprecedented success.

    Ben says: "Do one thing exceptionally"
    "Great content. Persevere with the narration!"
    Overall

    When I first started listening to this I wasn't sure how I would go with the narration because Tony is so low-key it takes a bit to get into his vibe. However - once he gets going with the content it is without doubt one of the best business books on the market. In the end you just love that this guy is all substance and no hype. Tony is a true business gem - don't let his humility deceive you. This guy has a fierce intellect and inspiring view of the world. I loved, loved, loved this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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