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The Seed Audiobook
The Seed
Written by: 
Jon Gordon
Narrated by: 
Erik Synnestvedt
The Seed Audiobook

The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

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Publisher's Summary

A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life. New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work.

Josh, an up-and-comer at a leading technology company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed.

Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life. When he discovers where and how to plant the seed, you'll get a new sense of what it means to live and work with passion and purpose.

This book offers practical wisdom on discovering your true purpose, professionally and in life in general, in the form of a business fable by Jon Gordon, the best-selling author of The Energy Bus and Soup. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant the seed of inspiration in your life!

©2011 Jon Gordon (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp

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    Margot Jackson Los Angeles, CA USA 03-22-13
    Margot Jackson Los Angeles, CA USA 03-22-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Great Book...terrible narrator"
    What did you like best about The Seed? What did you like least?

    I'm a big fan of Jon Gordon's work. The content of this book was great. However, the narrator was horrible. His intonation is soo annoying that I found this book very difficult to finish despite the great content.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Erik Synnestvedt’s performances?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Jon Gordon is a talented author and narrator. I hope that in the future he sticks to narrating his own books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Paton 07-08-11
    Sara Paton 07-08-11 Listener Since 2008
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    "A light yet insightful self questioning story"

    Funnily enough i wasnt expecting such a light hearted and follow through story. I have read many practical books on finding my purpose and this has been one of the most inspiring, allowing me to question myself in the process of a fable. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to explore where they are at, why they may be there and just enjoy the story of a life and the signs in the offering. This book does make you think about the part you play in the bigger picture, and ultimately the choices that are yours. This will be a book i go back too when i need a rejuvenating view of a life - which is the ultimate review of an audio book from my perspective.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    King 06-22-16
    King 06-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "LOVE IT!! 🙌🏽"

    What a read. I'm sure 5 years from now I will give a big speech somewhere and talk about how this book helped me along the way. I'll start tomorrow. 🌳

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    BurchFam12 06-02-16
    BurchFam12 06-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Seed to be better than the print version?

    No. The narrator's voice was really off putting for me.


    What other book might you compare The Seed to and why?

    None.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Yes!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Will Power 05-04-16
    Will Power 05-04-16
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    "Geared more for the younger crowd!"

    Not much that I didn't know already. I struggle to get through this because the narrators voice just grinded on my nerves! A lot of times I was just concentrating on how he was speaking. His speech was very bizarre and I couldn't figure out how anyone could speak like that! It just drove me crazy! I will definitely not listen to any other anything with Erik Synnestvedt's name on it! Uugghh!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maria 02-26-16
    Maria 02-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book but "

    what a wonderful book and message that it has but would have rather heard Jon read it then the gentleman that did. He was not easy to listen to, but LOVED the story and the guidance and inspiration .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    holyfool 02-25-16
    holyfool 02-25-16 Member Since 2011
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    "What a waste of money and time. Very trite."

    Seriously don't waste your money and time. A trite and concocted story. I wish I could have my money back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicol Gilbert 02-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "AMAZING!!!"

    Loved it!! Also loved how he brought George from Energy Bus into this book!!! Learned a lot about the season of life!!!
    A+++

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    Wake Up 02-13-15
    Wake Up 02-13-15

    John

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    "Great concept of finding ones purpose in life."

    The principles in this book are interwoven with an interesting story line with similarities with the author's other books. this aids the reader to engegevwith the story without loding track of the principles being taught. the length of the books allow for engagement, application amd enjoyment without dragging out the story. Each book I have read so far from this author offered enjoyment with persuasion to move forward in my personal life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keri 02-04-15
    Keri 02-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read!"

    Incredibly inspiring book about what our life's purpose is. Motivates you to take a serious look at your life and what motivates you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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