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junger8

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  • Buzz: How to Create it and Win With It

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Edward l Koch, Christy Heady
    • Narrated By Paul Hernandez
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    In the late 1970s, Mayor Ed Koch transformed himself from an unknown political underdog with little money and even fewer family connections into one of Americas most illustrious mayors. In just 12 years, he brought the City of New York out of bankruptcy, created a renowned housing program, and became one of the most important individuals on the American political scene. But how did he rise from relative anonymity and become an enduring figure?

    Robert says: "Misleading premise. Does make valid points."
    "Misleading title"
    Overall

    I think the title should be, how "Ed Koch uses the book Buzz to create his own Buzz." I was pretty disappointed with the book. Originally I was looking for a book that might discuss how to build a Press Buzz or how to market to journalists with story pitches. It didn't discuss any of the how to... it had more of a this is how I manage responds from the public, this is what my public speaking engagements look like, and this is what I did when I was mayor of NYC sorta touch.

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  • King Icahn: The Biography of a Renegade Capitalist

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mark Stevens
    • Narrated By Mark Stevens
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (33)

    In this dramatic portrait of legendary and, until now, secretive financier Carl Icahn, best-selling business writer Mark Stevens takes us behind the scenes of some of the biggest deals in U.S. corporate history. A fascinating tale with a cast of characters that includes Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, T. Boone Pickens, Dennis Levine, and most of the other key players of the '70s and '80s takeover era, King Icahn is the first biography of the business buccaneer who changed the course of corporate America.

    Jonathan says: "Terrible Narrator"
    "Great story and great narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up King Icahn in three words, what would they be?

    Strategic takeover artist


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Icahn of course. The book goes through a complete timeline of Icahn's rise to becoming the takeover giant. Many of the stories consist of boardroom discussions and negotiations with CEOs.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The discussions between Icahn and Hammermill.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is a bit too long for me to listen to in one sitting, but it is pretty easy to pick back up on after stopping the book for a couple of days.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the narrator was great for the book. The narrator has a New York accent that makes it seem like he is somewhere on Times Square, standing on a soap box, screaming out the story of Carl Icahn.

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