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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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    J.Gomez 07-07-15
    J.Gomez 07-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best self improvement/ motivational book ever"

    Down to earth real life rags to riches.
    entertains, motivates, teaches, and if you apply its principals it can transform your life... I'm on my way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "PHENOMENAL!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was not only insightful but informative as well. Eric Thomas used his experiences to illustrate and lay a foundation for other's to move forward and become successful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    biron 06-16-16
    biron 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A true success story."

    Eric Thomas is a model. An insightful book, full of wisdon and motivations. I highly reccomend it for anyone willing to evolve into a better personal and professional environment.

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    Anthony Locue 06-16-16
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    "Outstanding book! "

    I can read this over and over again. I'm happy I purchased this book. Thanks Eric Thomas!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emmanuel 06-15-16
    Emmanuel 06-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "My Review "

    I truly love reading this book. It was inspirational & very easy to read it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    chris 06-14-16
    chris 06-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not worth it"
    What disappointed you about The Secret to Success?

    This is just a story without any advice that you haven't heard before. I had high expectations from his youtube videos but this book was complete disappointment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jesus 06-12-16
    jesus 06-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Really moving!"

    I loved the story form over just giving lessons, but actual stories from his life. Would highly recommand it to anyone!

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    Andrea 06-07-16
    Andrea 06-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I love this book!"

    I am going to listen to it again and take notes! He gives so much good info on how to build from nothing to becoming a success! And on top of that everything that he gives is easy to do. It's official... I'm an ET fan!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terry 06-06-16
    Terry 06-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Take the time!"

    Information changes circumstances. Be your own come up! This book gives you the tools to do it. 💯

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    Larry Else 05-29-16
    Larry Else 05-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Raw, uncut success story"

    Eric Thomas is a true inspiration to our generation, and he comes from a place that many of us are all too familiar with these days. It is great that Eric narrated his own audiobook, because his ability to speak is not only articulate, but it connects with us on a different level.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Kieran O'Regan
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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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