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  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Follow Them and People Will Follow You
  • By: John Maxwell
  • Narrated by: John Maxwell
  • Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,568
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,972

If you've never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you've been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you'll love this new expanded and updated one. Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better. Seventeen new leadership stories are included and two new Laws of Leadership are introduced. New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths - and weaknesses....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Use of an Audible Credit

  • By will on 10-05-14

Disappointment

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

Reviewed: 08-03-16

Any additional comments?

This book is a disappointment. To me it seemed as an unlucky summary from Brian Tracy's, Dale Carnegie's and Stephen Covey's books. I even suspect some passages were plagiarized.
Some other stories or advices were not valuable, for example the one with the old pastor. I just cannot imagine telling a person who is way more older than I than this, this and this should be done and also to tell way older person than he has a bad reputation and should cooperate. And he would.
Moreover, the author lists as a an example of a good leader or good traits of leader some people of questionable character such George W Bush or Lance Armstrong.

  • Iron War

  • Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run
  • By: Matt Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Seth Michael Donsky
  • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman’s 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record - and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fine Story....But the Narration!!!!

  • By Gabriel on 01-15-14

Greatest race ever run

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Who was your favorite character and why?

Both, Dave Scott and Mark Allen

Have you listened to any of Seth Michael Donsky’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I quite liked the narration by Seth M. Donsky

Any additional comments?

Great book, my triathlon bible. If you do a triathlon or thinking about doing, this is a must have book. Even though not, this is a great biography of two of the greatest athletes of 20th century.

  • 50/50

  • Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days - and How You Too Can Achieve Super Endurance!
  • By: Dean Karnazes, Matt Fitzgerald
  • Narrated by: Dean Karnazes
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204

In the Fall of 2006, Dean Karnazes, known as "the Lance Armstrong of the running world", took on the ultimate challenge: running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. Dean set off in a caravan packed with fellow runners, with nothing more than a roadmap and a determination that defied all physical limitations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book to run to.

  • By Amos on 07-02-12

Before running a marathon listen to this book

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Any additional comments?

Thanks to Dean Karnazes and his 50/50 I was able to improve my levels of fitness indefinitely and enjoy running better than ever. Whether you enjoy running or not, this is a great motivational book.

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,637
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,792

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I did not expect to like this book

  • By Michael on 04-23-17

This is a must read/listen book

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Any additional comments?

This is really superb book and I already listen/read this book from cover to cover multiple time. Stephen Covey is a true role model, intelligent principled person and it was a privilege to listen to his voice throughout the book. I wish I ll manage to apply habits from that book.

  • Cinderella Man

  • James Braddock, Max Baer, and the Greatest Upset in Boxing History
  • By: Jeremy Schaap
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Lost in the annals of boxing is the sport's true Cinderella story. James J. Braddock, dubbed "Cinderella Man" by Damon Runyon, was a once promising light heavyweight for whom a string of losses in the ring and a broken right hand happened to coincide with the Great Crash of 1929.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By MA on 06-05-05

Cindirella man

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

Reviewed: 02-15-15

Any additional comments?

As an avid boxing fan, I really enjoyed listening to old stories. The book was quite factual but I liked it, as well as both main characters Max Bear and Jim Braddock, who was greatly portrayed in the movie by Russel Crowe.

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  • Eat and Run

  • My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness
  • By: Scott Jurek, Steve Friedman
  • Narrated by: Quincy Dunn-Baker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,950
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,965

A dominant force in the sport of ultrarunning, Scott Jurek is a seven-time winner of the 100-mile Western States Endurance Run and a two-time winner of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon through Death Valley. Eat & Run offers an inspirational account of Jurek’s life as a runner and vegan. Regaling listeners with jaw-dropping tales of endurance, Jurek also delivers sound science and practical advice—as well as his favorite plant-based recipes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great next step after "Born to Run"

  • By Ursula on 02-11-13

Best book on running

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

Reviewed: 05-04-14

What did you love best about Eat and Run?

An honest and revealing confession of one of the greatest athletes ever lived. I am an avid triathlete and this book was maybe the best sport's book I have read.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Can't Swim, Can't Ride, Can't Run

  • From Common Man to Ironman
  • By: Andy Holgate
  • Narrated by: Gregory St. John
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

This book is both a lesson in true grit and determination, but its goal is one that is attainable. Andy isn't a sporting superstar, he holds down a nine-to-five job and all the pressures that go with it; he isn’t blessed with speed and talent; there are no multi-million pound sponsorship deals; yet this remarkable "common man" is inspiring in a way that some of today’s sporting superstars have forgotten how to be.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • From a triathlete

  • By Vladimir on 05-04-14

From a triathlete

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

Reviewed: 05-04-14

Any additional comments?

I am an amateur and avid triathlete myself so I thought this book might be tailor made for myself. However, the author of the book was not a down-to-earth man. The book is full of unnecessary exaggerating and boring descriptions, and excuses when the author - an avid triathlete - failed.
The book contained only very few advices for an amateur triathlete.
Narration was no good either.
If you are a beginning or just amateur triathlete I'd suggest to listen or read Iron War or I'm here to Win by Chris McCormack.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful