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The Secret to Success Audiobook

The Secret to Success

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, 2014

Reknowned speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric Thomas is rising to national prominence by delivering a high energy message that tells youth through first hand experience how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic and inspiring. When coupled with his own cycle-breaking experience, his blunt essays on reality and remarkable ability to reach even the most jaded of minds, has helped thousands of youth nationwide become peak performers academically, spiritually and personally.

Eric has electrified audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to urban educators, collegiate athletic programs and inner-city youth development agencies with the message of his own life's struggles and the principles, insights and strategies he used to overcome them. Eric is no stranger to the ills that plague our communities as he was born in Chicago, IL and raised on the streets of Detroit, MI. His childhood and adolescent years were difficult, and his life struggles and personal identity issues were intensified because like so many, he did not establish a relationship with his biological father until his early thirties.

©2011 Eric Thomas (P)2013 Eric Thomas

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    Crices 12-15-14
    Crices 12-15-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Exceptionally Amazing!!!"

    I Finished The Book In 2 Days!! Thanks!! It Just Goes To Show That With Faith, Perseverance, Determination All Things Are Possible.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L. W. Cimino Arizona 09-27-16
    L. W. Cimino Arizona 09-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    "One word.. Wow..."
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the way Eric told his story. It was raw, real and inspirational. I loved how he he didn't hold back exposing his vulnerable moments nor his prideful moments. I loved seeing him grow as a christian, a husband, a father and a son through his own words.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm definitely buying this book for my sons and nephews. It's a must read!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G.S. 09-27-16
    G.S. 09-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pure motivation"

    Great book. The lesson I pulled from this book is that anything is possible through hard work and determination. Anything. A lot of books I listen to it notice myself having to take a lot of breaks because I start losing focus and interest. This book had me interested and into what was being talked about the whole time. Really good book in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GlamVictorious 09-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "AMAZING"

    Awesome book!! Encouraging and enlightening.. very honest and transparent. Met ET a few weeks ago. Awesome man of God!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Walter Ward 09-23-16
    Walter Ward 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    @hoodbroadcasting really enojys Eric Thomas.. .... ... ... ... ... ... . .

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    Dennis Mbogori 09-22-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Well Done ! !"

    Very captivating & well presented. You learn a lot. You feel like a cast member walking through Eric Thomas ' life story. Bravo!!

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    Dr. 09-22-16
    Dr. 09-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"
    If you could sum up The Secret to Success in three words, what would they be?

    really really good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret to Success?

    Opening the GED center


    Which character – as performed by Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas – was your favorite?

    ET


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

    How bad do you want success?


    Any additional comments?

    More than a motivational book. Great principals and delivery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    XLogic Federal Way, WA, United States 09-22-16
    XLogic Federal Way, WA, United States 09-22-16 Member Since 2015

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    "awesome story! awesome speaker!"

    ET is a great story teller! he makes you wanna be somebody, do something, help someone. A compelling and engaging personality and speaker. it was a joy to listen to him talk about his life.

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    Akos 09-20-16
    Akos 09-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "very inspiring book"

    This book shows that anything is possible if u r determined to succeed. "You will succeed if you want it it as bad as you want to breathe!"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Lawson 09-01-16
    L. Lawson 09-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book!!!"

    Great story.Great insight.Lots of useful tips!Success-You gotta want it as bad as you wanna breathe.....

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  • MR
    7/14/15
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    "What you would expect from your boy ET"

    Close your eyes and listen, the story is told so well and in so much detail that you are taken on a journey.
    Brilliantly inspiring, funny and interesting. I could listen to ET speak all day long!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    4/11/15
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    "Incredible!"

    This audiobook is incredibly inspiring & chuck full of useful mindset a crucial for success in any endeavour! Definitely worth the investment of time, effort, energy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Warren
    3/3/15
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    "wow"

    Not much to say really apart from wow very inspiring thank you ET I'm glade I found your book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simone
    1/15/15
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    "Successfully encouraging and motivational!"

    The energy that comes from Eric Thomas narrating this book is great!

    I loved the interesting, inspirational and mind opening quotes that are included.

    There were some 'cringe' moments for me but on the whole - excellent delivery.

    I wish I could speak to this man.....

    Good job E. T!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kieran O'Regan
    1/6/15
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    "A Success"

    Incredible life changing experience story. Well narrated and to the core material, truly inspiring. I Would strongly recommend to anyone

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seamus Feeney
    6/17/14
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    "Great Values and Principles to live by"
    Where does The Secret to Success rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the way Eric has made the book around his life and related it to his successes and failures... by applying what he had learned from these life events. He then translates this in simple to understand methods, and again relates it to his life. This makes it easier to relate this to my own life the fact that he's given a example makes the learning experiences more visual.
    I have taken note of the principles and values and going to live by them as I work on my own dreams and success.


    What about Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington ’s performance did you like?

    Great performances by both.
    I liked Eric's tone and drama that he added to make it real and in the moment as if it was happening right then.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Face your fears" or "The push towards Greatness"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    DERBY, United Kingdom
    1/23/14
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    "Inspiring"
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    This story of sheer inspiration has filled me with the tools to motivate myself even when I feel like I'm all out of trying. Eric has been through a tough journey to greatness, thanks for sharing it with me. I wish I could meet you personally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arnis Seleznevs
    UK
    12/1/13
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    "Inspiring story"
    Where does The Secret to Success rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love books like these with a real story and complex personality. It is in my top 10.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is Erics life story and he is the main character in this book. He has had many struggles in his life, but it is his strength and persistence that has brought him success.


    What does Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Eric tells his own story, it feels much more immersive and real. I cannot imagine anyone else telling this story with such a great passion.


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

    Absolutely, it is so immersive that you want to know the whole story and where it has taken the character.


    Any additional comments?

    It is relatively short book in comparison with others, but it is a real example where hard work brings amazing success to a person with a very sad background a many struggles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    Isleworth, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "ET Epic Journey"
    What did you like most about The Secret to Success?

    Eric drew from very personal experiences to give reader the best examples of how to structure personal growth


    What other book might you compare The Secret to Success to, and why?

    The Shadow of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Anyone has the ability to achieve greatness


    What about Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington ’s performance did you like?

    Having listened to Eric previously it gave a realistic depth to the book, it was like he was sat next to me talking.


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

    When Eric realised that investing in himself would prove to be the greatest investment of his life.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly reccommeded to all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shaun
    PORTSMOUTH, United Kingdom
    7/1/13
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    "Excellent"
    If you could sum up The Secret to Success in three words, what would they be?

    Once people listen to this book they can follow up with the YouTube videos, then they can understand where his passion comes from... The heart!!! Enough said. :)


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric of course... And bob.


    What does Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Life.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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