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The Secret to Success Audiobook

The Secret to Success

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 & 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.
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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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    Shamar MARIETTA, GA, United States 07-04-13
    Shamar MARIETTA, GA, United States 07-04-13
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    "Excellent Book!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to Success to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version but this is the best audio book I have EVER heard.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric Thomas. He gives hope to those who never believed they could never achieve greatness.


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

    Passion


    What did you learn from The Secret to Success that you would use in your daily life?

    The fact that a set back is just a setup for a greater opportunity, and to keep believing in your dreams and most of all keep believing in yourself.


    Any additional comments?

    Most audiobooks I listen to are normally the same, where the narrator is basically reading the words on the page. With Eric Thomas, I don't think this man knows what the word normal means. This was the most interesting book I have ever listened to in my life. He brought a level of energy and passion to this book that GREATLY exceeded what I was expecting.This is the ONLY book that I have finished the same day I got it. Excellent job E.T. and I look forward for the next one.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Buena park, ca, United States 07-11-13
    Michelle Buena park, ca, United States 07-11-13
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    "Thanks"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to Success to be better than the print version?

    I love reading books, but to hear ET's words directly out of his mouth was a good touch, so in this case I would say YES!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that ET was such an open book with his life. I have started to watch at least one video a day on you tube, to keep myself in a good head space. However, I really wanted to know more behind the man he is, so the book answered a lot of those questions.


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

    Goosebumps=) for example when ET was talking about when he found out he passed the GED. I felt so excited for him, in a way that I would not have if I was just reading it.


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

    This book, these words have helped me. I have been going to college for a major I wasn't happy with, today I changed my major. I want to work on truly making myself happy by doing what I believe only I can do.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks, for sharing your experiences, and touching my heart. Please keep posting on You Tube, I absolutely love what your doing!! I am sure you will get to Oprah=)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael F Middle Tennessee United States 08-05-13
    Michael F Middle Tennessee United States 08-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome Book!!!"
    If you could sum up The Secret to Success in three words, what would they be?

    This was an awesome story, Eric Thomas inspires you to do greater things in your life based on his testimony!!!


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Crices 12-15-14
    Crices 12-15-14 Member Since 2014
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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 3 people found this review helpful
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    Eran 07-11-13
    Eran 07-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "you SHOULD buy this"
    Would you listen to The Secret to Success again? Why?

    awesome awsome book, great listen and Eric Thomas really tells it best I think its much better than words on paper.


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    jana Arellano 12-05-14 Member Since 2015
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    "A Success Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to Success to be better than the print version?

    The audio is emotionally moving. The story is real and presented in a way that allows the listener to understand the struggles and successes.


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

    Eric Thomas had accomplished his GED and their were many individuals that had his similar struggle. His willingness to help the young and the future of our country is very moving.


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

    They were able to have the listener feel the emotions. I found myself cheering for moments of victory.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    /my comments were very focused on the story, As far as the secrets to success, the points that he make are embellished in story. The points are recapped at the send of the chapter.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Todd 11-14-14
    Todd 11-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A must read book."
    Any additional comments?

    Eric Thomas has outdone himself with this one. I have watched what I believe was over half of the ET videos that I could find on YouTube for free, but I decided it was time to buy the audio book so support ET and man, this book changed my life. I found myself cheering and giving Eric an "atta boy" shout or cry throughout many parts of this book. This is a must read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Julia Dallas, Tx, United States 06-28-13
    Julia Dallas, Tx, United States 06-28-13
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    What did you love best about The Secret to Success?

    Eric has a way of making you listen. Especially when you are fed up with the same lifestyle that leads nowhere, he'll jerk you up and make you stop feeling sorry and actually do something. Thank you for being transparent and letting other people see how to make it from the bottom.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Duane 11-01-13
    Duane 11-01-13
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    "Title is misleading"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book is about Eric"s personal success from getting out of the hood, into college, then becoming a teacher. Its NOT a book to teach the reader how to become successful.


    Would you recommend The Secret to Success to your friends? Why or why not?

    I like Eric's tgim on youtube, So I felt compelled to purchase this audio book


    What three words best describe Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas ’s performance?

    well spoken


    Do you think The Secret to Success needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Absolutely not, everything about his life was told in this audio book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like ET work on youtube, this book isnt that. If you wanna know ET's story from beginning to end. This book is for you.

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
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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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  • Lentsoe Joey Mashike
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    2/3/16
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    "Poor"

    One of the worst books I've bought on Audible! I am a fan of Eric Thomas, but this book didn't encapsulate me, was very disappointed.

    Enjoy the man's speeches better that his book. I just didn't feel it, it's very poorly organised and the ideas are all over the place! Perhaps he will get better with the second book.

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  • Shane
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    "amazing"

    I thought it wouldn't be all that but its great and gives you a sight in life

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  • Brendan
    12/27/15
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    "When you want to succeed"

    From homeless high school dropout to one of the world's greatest motivational speakers in the country, Eric Thomas's debut autobiography, Eric shares that secrets with the rest of the world. By chronicling his days sleeping in abandoned buildings in the unforgiving Detroit winters, to his rise as a successful husband, father, CEO, educator and motivational speaker, Eric inspires the masses to reach greatness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • kosta
    10/21/15
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    "Inspirational"

    looking to be motivated , eric thomas can help you get it! Whether it be life in general or specific goals. This man is relatable in so many ways

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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

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