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Daryl

Tapping, Australia | Member Since 2008

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  • Think and Grow Rich

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Napoleon Hill
    • Narrated By Erik Synnestvedt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1661)
    Performance
    (1047)
    Story
    (1044)

    Think and Grow Rich is the number-one inspirational and motivational classic for individuals who are interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals by learning from important figures in history. The text read in this audiobook is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill and inspired by Andrew Carnegie - and while it has often been reproduced, no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original.

    Dave says: "It's a must."
    "The original and still the best"
    Overall

    I first read the print version o fthis over a decade ago and it totally changed my life. Since then I have worked in over 30 countries, publised my own books and lots more I thought I would never accomplish.

    Part one of this download is for me the best. Great case studies on achievement and how to face down the monsters that haunt us all. If you aren't familiar with this work then today is a great day for you to start.

    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1299)
    Performance
    (1105)
    Story
    (1106)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
    "Offensive use of the terms BCE and CE"
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    Would you try another book from Tom Standage and/or Sean Runnette?

    From Sean, any day. But I found the authors use of the terms BCE and CE, instead of BC and AD to be highly offensive and a denial of 2000 years of history. I tried to get past this but, as a history book, it was in my ear every few minutes and in the end I could not continue to listen to it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • After America: Get Ready for Armageddon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Mark Steyn
    • Narrated By Mark Steyn
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (266)
    Story
    (265)

    In his giant New York Times best seller, America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It, Mark Steyn predicted collapse for the rest of the Western World. Now, he adds, America has caught up with Europe on the great rush to self-destruction. What will a world without American leadership look like? It won’t be pretty—not for you and not for your children. America’s decline won’t be gradual, like an aging Europe sipping espresso at a café until extinction. No, America’s decline will be a wrenching affair marked by violence and possibly secession.

    Peter says: "Facts"
    "Truly brilliant analysis"
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    What did you love best about After America?

    Steyn has uncovered what many already know but have either been too ineloquent or (sadly) too frightened to say for decades. This is a warning, the west either reclaims its heritage at the forefront of modern history, or we allow ourselves to be torn down into a morass powered by self loathing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of After America?

    His comments on the war against manhood was extremely well researched.


    What about Mark Steyn’s performance did you like?

    Good, witty and well paced delivery.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Make the wrong people do the right thing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By John Lithgow
    • Narrated By Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Helen Mirren, and others
    Overall
    (156)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (105)

    John Lithgow has compiled an outstanding collection of memorable poems and has gathered his famous friends to read them. The wide variety of carefully selected poetry in this audiobook provides the perfect introduction to reel in those who are new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. Lithgow offers insightful and sometimes poignant commentary to accompany each poem. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud".

    Scot says: "Thank You, JL"
    "Excellent introduction to poetry"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Poets' Corner to be better than the print version?

    I have long been a fan of good poetry but knew little or nothing of the art behind the words. This was a fantastic introduction for me to the world of poetry, the history and great names in the area - as well as providing me with a lot of very good poems to think over and work through my mind. Liked it a lot.


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

    No, it is something I have returned to several times and still working my way through parts of it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Jack Weatherford
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3513)
    Performance
    (2128)
    Story
    (2148)

    The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

    Peter says: "Brilliant, insightful, intriguing."
    "Really enjoyed this one"
    Overall

    I would recommend this to anybody with even a glancing knowledge or interest in this subject. The Khans, and Genghis as the founder of the dynasty, have had a more far reaching impact on the modern world than I ever could have known. Exceptionally engaging, truly informative, and an all round great book. I have listed to it a few times already.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Emily Ross, Angus Holland
    • Narrated By Richard Aspel
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    This accessible and inspirational audiobook examines a diverse collection of business people and how they make their enterprises work.

    Seth says: "Annoying"
    "great overviews, listened to it several times"
    Overall

    I really liked this book and the other book that accompanied it on 50 e-Businesses.

    The narrator isn't british - He's Australian! And after a lifetime of listening to American accents I found it very refreshing. The case studies were also close to home instead of the usual Wall Street plunderers whose stories have been toldl again and again.

    Reading the chapter notations and acknowledgements was a little tiring though... fortunately they learned by the second book. (The 50 Internet businesses one..)

    Good inspiring stuff, about names I know and not just retold stories of the great Silicon valley businesses.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Marc Benioff, Carlye Adler
    • Narrated By Ax Norman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (103)
    Story
    (104)

    How did salesforce.com grow from a start up in a rented apartment into the world's fastest growing software company in less than a decade? For the first time, Marc Benioff, the visionary founder, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, tells how he and his team created and used new business, technology, and philanthropic models tailored to this time of extraordinary change.

    Rituparn says: "Startup guide"
    "Great advice from an IT revolutionary"
    Overall

    I thought this book was fantastic and very inspiring. It is not everyday you get to take lessons from one of the people who is shaping the modern business world.

    Great tips on what works, what doesn't, moving forward and all sorts of ins and outs from someone who has been there. I watched this company since before the turn of the century and I remain very inspired by this entire story.

    If you want to start your own business, and you feel as though they are all lined up against you, then this book is for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Gruffalo

    • UNABRIDGED (16 mins)
    • By Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated By Imelda Staunten
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Here's a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies, he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo.

    Alistair says: "Brilliant childrens title"
    "One of the all time great childrens books"
    Overall

    I have been reading my children the Gruffalo since they were born, and this audio book has taken that to a whole new level. It is heir favorite book, one that they enjoy listening to again and again. And so do I. Masterful story telling for children of all ages.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    Overall
    (634)
    Performance
    (337)
    Story
    (340)

    What do Starbucks and JetBlue and KrispyKreme and Apple and DutchBoy and Kensington and Zespri and Hard Candy have that you don't? How do they continue to confound critics and achieve spectacular growth, leaving behind former tried-and true brands to gasp their last? Face it, the checklist of tired P's marketers have used for decades to get their product noticed - Pricing, Promotion, Publicity, to name a few - aren't working anymore.

    Sunny says: "Excellent"
    "Possibly Seth's best work to date"
    Overall

    I am a big fan of Seth Godin. I am on Tribes on Ning, I have interviewed him in my blog, and I read most things he posts or publishes.

    And for me, this is probably his best work to date. The entire concept of the purple cow is simple - be remarkable. But as always he supports this with many layers of examples, tactics and case studies.

    I am a consultant and for me this book has helped a heck of a lot.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Free Prize Inside!: The Next Big Marketing Idea

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Seth Godin
    • Narrated By Seth Godin
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Purple Cow taught marketers the value of standing out from the herd, which is how companies like Krispy Kreme and JetBlue made it big. But it left readers hungry for more: How do you actually think up new Purple Cows? And how do you get them adopted by risk-averse Brown Cow companies? Free Prize Inside delivers those answers and much more.

    Daryl says: "Another gem from Seth"
    "Another gem from Seth"
    Overall

    Seth Godin is undoubtedly the pied piper of marketing for our generation. Except that it's not just about marketing anymore is it? It's about how to build a successful venture in the 21st century. THis particular book was great for helping me to come up with a few ideas about what the added extra is that I offer with my own consulting services. Fantastic work yet again.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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