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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 2017

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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.

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    Karen Umstattd 02-17-17

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    "It's about me"

    My goal this year was to work more on me starting with consuming at least one book a month. The first book I read was one word by John Gordon, my second book is the seed by John Gordon. Talking about signs and being aware and open to receiving, this book for me is definitely a sign that it's my time to work on me. If you're struggling with vision or purpose, understanding why you're doing what you're doing, trying to figure out where you're going and when you'll get there, this is definitely a great read to help you become more clear on your purpose. Highly recommended in your journey of self development.

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    KMV 11-04-16
    KMV 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "GPT - God's perfect timing never fails."

    It was great. It was meaningful. It was exactly what I needed when I needed it.

    Thanks Jon Gordon!

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    john 10-14-16
    john 10-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome"

    Jon Gordon continues to identify the things in life that matter most . His insight is a blessing to all of us.

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    Jackie Cedar Rapids, IA, US 10-01-16
    Jackie Cedar Rapids, IA, US 10-01-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Love!"

    So many wonderful lessons about growing as a person!
    Recommend to all people and all ages!

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    V 09-25-16
    V 09-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Corny, Simplistic, and Religion-based"

    The most important thing in life is to find your one, God-given purpose. The end.

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    Sara J. Black 09-23-16
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    "Good story, so so narrator bearable on 1.5 speed"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Seed?

    Dharma the dog. Love the author's perspective on dogs and their reason for existing.


    Did Erik Synnestvedt do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Narrator does a great job differentiating characters. Qualms I had about his voice were his inflection at the end of sentences, very strange inflection almost like up-talk, but with sports-caster deep-voice. Can't describe it better than that, very tough to listen to at regular speed, at 1.5 it wasn't quite as noticeable/irritating but it still made my skin crawl sometimes.


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    happiness comes from within not without.


    Any additional comments?

    Really awesome book, narrator has good character voices, I just wish there wasn't that odd inflection at the end of every sentence... it made my skin crawl.

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    Amazon Customer United States 09-18-16
    Amazon Customer United States 09-18-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Find your purpose"

    if you, like me, have every prayed and/or thought that your life has no purpose, then read this book and begin the four stages to find your purpose! Thanks Jon Gordon!

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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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