We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Burn Zones Audiobook

Burn Zones: Playing Life's Bad Hands

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Life was good for Jorge Newbery. A high school dropout and serial entrepreneur, he had built a real estate empire of over 4,000 apartments across the USA. Taking risks and working tirelessly were the ingredients to his rise. But, he took one risk too many.

An ice storm on Christmas Eve 2004 triggered his collapse. He was maligned, publicly shamed, and financially gutted - even arrested. He lost everything and ended up $26 million in debt.

As he struggled to regain his footing, he spent what he could to get others to lift him up. But no one did. He discovered that there was only one person who could build him back up. To move forward, he crafted a new life's purpose: to help others crushed by unaffordable debts rebuild themselves

Burn Zones is a story of playing life's bad hands and overcoming adversity against the greatest of challenges. It's an inspirational story of a man who was pushed to his mental and physical limits, and came out the other side even stronger.

And, most of all, it's a lesson that you can do the same.

©2015 Community Books LLC (P)2015 Community Books LLC

What the Critics Say

"A riches-to-rags memoir that offers unique perspectives on business, punk rock, inequality, cycling, and family" (Kirkus)

"Part memoir, part inspirational story, Jorge P. Newbery's Burn Zones: Playing Life's Bad Hands is the true life tale of a modern-day Renaissance man, a self-made success who will stop at nothing to achieve his goals." (Best Sellers World)

"Anyone who could use some inspiration in their life, or is a fan of the Disney-type inspirational sports movie, this is the book for you." (Online Book Club)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (6 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.0 (6 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.3 (6 )
5 star
 (3)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    siggy 07-09-15
    siggy 07-09-15 Member Since 2013
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great read!"

    Jorge Newberry has lived a very interesting life and, with his writing style, that translates to a very entertaining memoir full of humor, sadness and most of all, hope. I highly recommend this audiobook.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    david 01-03-16
    david 01-03-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very Inspirational!"

    This book was absolutely awesome! I love the way that the author boldly tells the truth as it is. Many people will be afraid of repercussions. You have to admire someone who can stand up to city officials in the mass media. In my life I have been very much wronged by a city court judge. The complaint board does not seem to care. This book has inspired me to take it to the media. Something that only God knows what the repercussions will be.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Phillip C. Cantrell Brentwood, TN 07-06-15
    Phillip C. Cantrell Brentwood, TN 07-06-15 Member Since 2014

    Real Estate Junkie

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Don't waste a credit"

    I barely made it an hour into the story...which really isn't so much a story as a self aggrandizement of the author. If you're looking for a lesson as the preview promised, this isn't it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.