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  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 21,423
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 19,310
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 19,302

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

Business and life lessons wrapped in a great story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-18

I had returned a book recently sue to the narrator. Here, the narrator enhances the book.

  • Highest Duty

  • My Search for What Really Mattered
  • By: Chesley B. Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
  • Narrated by: Michael McConnohie, Chesley B. Sullenberger
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 335
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269

In this inspirational autobiography, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, the airline pilot whose emergency landing on the Hudson River earned the world's admiration, tells his life story and talks about the essential qualities that he believes have been so vital to his success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life time of preperation

  • By Robert on 11-21-09

A lesson on life wrapped around Flight 1459

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-17

This is a story about the circumstances that lead to the successful flight 1549. It goes back all the way to Sully's first solo, and documents all of the things that equipped him to deal with those critical 200 seconds.

Sully reads the final two chapters. It makes listening to the book worthwhile if it were not as excellent as it was.

The book also provides insights into what happened after flight 1548 - and how his family has dealt with it. I had no idea of these things.

Read it - you will learn to appreciate life itself a little more.

  • Fatal Flight

  • The True Story of Britain's Last Great Airship
  • By: Bill Hammack
  • Narrated by: Bill Hammack
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Fatal Flight brings vividly to life the year of operation of R.101, the last great British airship - a luxury liner three and a half times the length of a 747 jet, with a spacious lounge, a dining room that seated 50, glass-walled promenade decks, and a smoking room.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great story of the people more than the airship

  • By TG on 09-02-17

A great story of the people more than the airship

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-17

I really appreciate the time spent developing the characters behind the story. thus was much more interesting than talking about just the ship itself. and oh, what characters!

I would have liked to hear a little more about the fatal flight itself - it seemed to come rather quickly in the book.

The ending explains a few things, and contains one very ironic item I did not know.

  • The Garner Files

  • A Memoir
  • By: James Garner, Jon Winokur
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 130

After suffering physical abuse at the hands of his stepmother, James Garner left home at fourteen. He became Oklahoma's first draftee of the Korean War and was awarded with two Purple Hearts before returning to the United States and settling in Los Angeles to become an actor. Working alongside some of the most renowned celebrities, including Julie Andrews, Marlon Brando, and Clint Eastwood, Garner became a star in his own right, despite struggles with stage fright and depression.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Book moves smoothly

  • By Gary on 08-05-13

A cooler guy than I thought!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-17

I'm sure that there was some stretching of the facts - he's telling his own story after all. That said, I learned that James was an even cover guy than I thought - I liked the insights into his acting rivalry with Steve McQueen.

James didn't pull any punches, and he tells you what he thought of some actors, and the movie industry.

I had no issues with the narrator, as some reviews pointed to.

  • On Duct Tape and a Prayer

  • The High-Flying Adventures of Jack Alexander
  • By: Jack Alexander
  • Narrated by: Dave Wright
  • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

A cocky, green pilot flies an old Cessna 150 across the United States in 1994. The "Kid" and his gonzo passenger Doc take to the skies in an unforgettable misadventure. From Scottsdale Airport, the "Canary" takes off and attempts to cross the "hump" on its passage eastward.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun easy book

  • By saviour monee on 07-18-15

A great whimsy book for pilots and non-pilots

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-17

Although it was a quite a short book, I really enjoyed it - it is a good story.

Pilots of Cessna 150s will get an extra bit of laughs out of it - I guess all the front wheels of early 150s shimmy.

  • Riding the Roller Coaster

  • A History of the Chrysler Corporation: Great Lakes Books Series
  • By: Charles K. Hyde
  • Narrated by: Dave K. Lawson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

The book covers Walter P. Chrysler's life and automotive career before 1925, when he founded the Chrysler Corporation, to 1998, when it merged with Daimler-Benz. Chrysler made a late entrance into the industry in 1925, when it emerged from Chalmers and Maxwell, and further grew when it absorbed Dodge Brothers and American Motors Corporation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By Jean on 02-20-15

Great story with a little too much detail

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-17

I did struggle through some of it. it's a great story, but there is a lot detail given for an audio book. for example, do I need to know the share price went from 23 dollars and 33 cents to 28 dollars and 28 cents?

After reading this book, you will likely have more of an appreciation for Chrysler an Bob Lutz.

You may also have a little less appreciation for Lee Iaccoca.

  • The Last American CEO

  • By: Jason Vines, Joe Cappy
  • Narrated by: Pete Ferrand
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Sex, lies, conflicts of interest, international intrigue, and a double-cross of thousands of union employees in the heart of America. Add to that three major companies' futures on the line and an assassination by anarchist terrorists in Paris of one of the company's chairman that almost kills a deal to save at least two of the companies. Hollywood? No. This was real. The Last American CEO is the ultimate insider's view of one of the biggest global business deals in history: Chrysler's 1987 purchase of American Motors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another entertaining story from Jason Vines

  • By TG on 01-28-17

Another entertaining story from Jason Vines

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-17

Jason's witty nature comes through in this book. the book itself does a good job of telling the story of AMC, Renault and how Chrysler ends up with Jeep. pretty fascinating stuff.

  • Area 51

  • An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,968
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,501
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,511

Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Reality, always more interesting than fiction.

  • By Zack on 05-20-11

Compelling all the way through.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-16

I'd heard about the stories if the U2 and SR71 individually, but this weaves then together nicely

  • Racing to Win

  • Establish Your Game Plan for Success
  • By: Joe Gibbs
  • Narrated by: Joe Gibbs
  • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Joe Gibbs is the only coach in history who has won prestigious championships in two world-class sports: NFL's Super Bowl and NASCAR's Winston Cup. A proven winner in motivating himself and others to succeed, the former Washington Redskins coach and current NASCAR team owner reveals the keys to success in Racing to Win. Through fascinating inside stories about stock car racing and football, Gibbs candidly admits his own mistakes and shares the life lessons he's learned.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Book does not fit the description

  • By TG on 02-23-16

Book does not fit the description

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-16

What would have made Racing to Win better?

The book would have been much better with much less religious content in it.

What three words best describe Joe Gibbs’s performance?

I have no problems with Joe Gibb's performance. I really enjoy hearing the stories right from the authors - it is "the" best way to hear the story.

Any additional comments?

In my view, the description doesn't convey that this is really a religious book. My initial clue was that this was presented by Christian Audio.

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  • Tales from the Indianapolis 500

  • A Collection of the Greatest Indy 500 Stories Ever Told
  • By: Jack Arute, Jenna Fryer, A. J. Foyt (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Tony Carnaghi
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

What’s it like to race across the blacktop of the nation’s most famous track? How does it feel to smash into a concrete wall while going over 200 miles per hour? This exciting, humorous, and poignant collection of tales takes listeners inside the most exciting race in America. Tales from the Indianapolis 500 captures horrific collisions and sweet victories from drivers past and present.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fun listen, but mispronunciations of well-known names a distraction

  • By David Cubine on 06-01-17

Good stories let down by the peformance

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-15

What disappointed you about Tales from the Indianapolis 500?

The stories were really short, which I know might have been the point, but the stories were so short, that it literally skims the surface. I had a hard time following the chronology of events - given the stories were so short, there is quite a bit of back and forth.

What did you like best about this story?

The inside stories from the author.

How could the performance have been better?

Firstly, the pronunciation of the names was horrific and unacceptable. Secondly, there was no pause in between the stories - this made it really confusing.

What character would you cut from Tales from the Indianapolis 500?

None.