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  • The Soil Will Save Us

  • How Scientists, Farmers, and Ranchers Are Tending the Soil to Reverse Global Warming
  • By: Kristin Ohlson
  • Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 369
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 325
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

In The Soil Will Save Us, journalist and bestselling author Kristin Ohlson makes an elegantly argued, passionate case for "our great green hope"—a way in which we can not only heal the land but also turn atmospheric carbon into beneficial soil carbon—and potentially reverse global warming. Her discoveries and vivid storytelling will revolutionize the way we think about our food, our landscapes, our plants, and our relationship to Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb science, storytelling, and narration voice

  • By Michael Dowd on 09-20-14

Must read

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

Reviewed: 05-12-18

Very good information, very well researched, very well presented and worth every penny. Exposed me to a world I didn't know exists.

  • Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,614
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,548

Whether it's selling your company's product in the boardroom or selling yourself on eating healthy, everything in life can and should be treated as a sale. And as sales expert Grant Cardone explains, knowing the principles of selling is a prerequisite for success of any kind. In Sell or Be Sold, Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any avenue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sales Book

  • By Darrin on 02-02-17

Worst book on audible

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

the author is a con artist, he did manage up sell he this book. could not get past chapter two.

  • The Obstacle Is the Way

  • The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
  • By: Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by: Ryan Holiday
  • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,048

We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book I wish I had 25 years ago

  • By Jason DeFillippo on 05-08-14

Thumbs Down

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

not worth it. just read the title 25 times. don't waste your time or money. the authors interview is better than the book itself.

  • Speed Reading: How to Read a Book a Day

  • Simple Tricks to Explode Your Reading Speed and Comprehension
  • By: Ryan James
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell
  • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 38

Find out what your current reading level is, and learn how to incorporate the exercises and techniques found in this audiobook into your daily routine so that speed reading becomes a habit. Soon you will find that you can read an entire book each day! The more you read, the more knowledge you will gain that you can use to achieve your goals in life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • it's a pamphlet

  • By vivek on 11-08-17

it's a pamphlet

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I can't imagine I actually fell for it. audible should have some qualifiers before they list something as a book

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  • Tap

  • Unlocking the Mobile Economy
  • By: Anindya Ghose
  • Narrated by: James Foster
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12

Consumers create a data trail by tapping their phones; businesses can tap into this trail to harness the power of the more than three trillion dollar mobile economy. According to Anindya Ghose, a global authority on the mobile economy, this two-way exchange can benefit both customers and businesses. In Tap, Ghose welcomes us to the mobile economy of smartphones, smarter companies, and value-seeking consumers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A cross between a textbook and handbook

  • By Kiron Ravindran on 12-11-17

Not for the tech savvy

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

Reviewed: 10-19-17

It's mostly common knowledge for the tech savvy. It's mostly ad strategies. would not recommend

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  • Duct Tape Marketing (Revised and Updated)

  • The World's Most Practical Small Business Marketing Guide
  • By: John Jantsch
  • Narrated by: John Jantsch
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 320

Learn to make your small business marketing as simple, effective, and affordable as duct tape. In Duct Tape Marketing, renowned small business marketing guru John Jantsch shows you how to develop and execute a marketing plan that will give your business the life and longevity you want. In this audiobook you will learn the Duct Tape Marketing system and how to apply its principles to your business by following three steps. This audiobook provides proven, yet elegantly simple tools to help you grow your small business.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • How to be a Jack of All Trades Marketer

  • By Steven on 07-04-13

Impractical and Infeasable

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

Reviewed: 05-02-15

Would you try another book from John Jantsch and/or John Jantsch?

No

What do you think your next listen will be?

Marketing strategies

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Out dated in many places, lot of impractical advise, many things don't make any sense.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Some tactical advise is OK but that's a google search away.

  • The 4 Percent Universe

  • Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality
  • By: Richard Panek
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,168

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only four percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this “dark” matter and an even more bizarre substance called “dark energy”. This is perhaps the greatest mystery in all of science, and solving it will bring fame, funding, and certainly a Nobel Prize.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Just Right - Not too technical not boring

  • By Michael on 11-13-11

Good but gets boring at times

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

Reviewed: 11-04-14

What made the experience of listening to The 4 Percent Universe the most enjoyable?

Some very good pieces of scientific information on what's out there or what's not out there and how scientists came to tat conclusion.

Any additional comments?

The internal politics etc gets too boring at times. This could be a very good read for the folks in the same field and close to these types of projects.

  • The Elephant and the Dragon

  • The Rise of India and China, and What It Means for All of Us
  • By: Robyn Meredith
  • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 319
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 83

Exotic India is as near as the voice answering an 800 number for one dollar an hour. Communist China is as close as the nearest Wal-Mart, its shelves full of goods made in Chinese factories. But India and China are vastly different nations, with opposing economic and political strategies - strategies we must understand to survive in the new global economy. The Elephant and the Dragon explains how these nations have spurred a new "gold rush", and what this will mean for the rest of the world.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Confused and not scholarly

  • By R. Reed on 05-12-08

Very good summarization of the two countries

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

Reviewed: 09-25-14

What made the experience of listening to The Elephant and the Dragon the most enjoyable?

Detail, Descriptive, Accurate

What other book might you compare The Elephant and the Dragon to and why?

The World is Flat

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Elephant eats the Dragon :) Looks like its poised to do that.

Any additional comments?

This is a few years old now (2014). It would be a good time to write the next one in 2016.

  • The Next 100 Years

  • A Forecast for the 21st Century
  • By: George Friedman
  • Narrated by: William Hughes
  • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,362
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 793

In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye on the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Take with a few grains of salt

  • By Ryan on 10-16-11

Crap

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

Reviewed: 09-08-14

What disappointed you about The Next 100 Years?

Absolutely no research.

What could George Friedman have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The book was enjoyable, like a book of jokes. The USA would dominate because programming language is in English.

  • Eat That Frog!

  • 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,218
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,149

There just isn't enough time for everything on our to-do list - and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure those get done. They eat their frogs. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're done with the worst thing you'll have to do all day. For Tracy, eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task - but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I was a little disappointed

  • By Megan on 09-22-14

Outdated

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

Reviewed: 08-28-14

Any additional comments?

Some very bad examples and case studies (like an accountant setting up pricing strategy). Outdated in terms of use of technology to improve productivity. Review written in 2014.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful