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Jason J. Sharon

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  • 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management

  • The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs
  • By: Kevin Kruse
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kruse
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,476
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258

New York Times best-selling author Kevin Kruse presents the remarkable findings of his study of ultraproductive people. Based on survey research and interviews with billionaires, Olympic athletes, straight-A students, and over 200 entrepreneurs - including Mark Cuban, Kevin Harrington, James Altucher, John Lee Dumas, Pat Flynn, Grant Cardone, and Lewis Howes - Kruse answers the question: What are the secrets to extreme productivity?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good listen

  • By Brobot on 06-02-17

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Reviewed: 08-03-16

After fully embracing time management as a necessity to fix my work life imbalance, I found this and eat that frog. While both were great, this was graduate level.

  • The Referral of a Lifetime

  • The Networking Systems that Produces Bottom Line Results…Every Day!
  • By: Tim Templeton
  • Narrated by: Michael Mish
  • Length: 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

In The Referral of a Lifetime, author Tim Templeton frames a powerful plan for cultivating clients and customers in a fable about businesswoman Susie McCumber, who feels increasingly like a failure. A friend refers her to the mysterious Mr. Highground, who introduces her to four successful people. They show her how they transformed their businesses and their lives by determining how others view them and how they view themselves.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real path to success

  • By Michael K Hooker on 09-26-10

i cant do all of it, but i implemented a lot

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Reviewed: 12-26-15

This book really opened my eyes to relationship management. It was money well spent. Get it now.

  • The National NMLS SAFE Act Test Prep Guide for Mortgage Loan Originators

  • By: Ali Siavash
  • Narrated by: River Kanoff
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 91

The National NMLS SAFE Act Test Prep Guide for Mortgage Loan Originators is a complete test prep guide designed to help you cram all the necessary and important facts you'll need to know in order to pass your test. It covers test taking tips, federal rules and regulations, ethics, mortgage products, definitions, sample test questions, and much more. This book is not affiliated with the NMLS and does not count towards the required 20 hours of pre-licensing education.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extremely helpful

  • By KELLY KIRKPATRICK on 06-30-14

Good baseline knowledge

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Reviewed: 01-06-15

Great for us to use for its function, to supplement text test prep. This will not replace normal studying. Good luck!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • A Time to Betray

  • The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran
  • By: Reza Kahlili
  • Narrated by: Richard Allen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 425
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 336
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 336

A true story as exhilarating as a great spy thriller, as turbulent as today's headlines from the Middle East, A Time to Betray reveals what no other previous CIA operative's memoir possibly could: the inner workings of the notorious Revolutionary Guards of Iran, as witnessed by an Iranian man inside their ranks who spied for the American government.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Absorbing throughout. Questionable at times.

  • By Walter on 10-24-11

One of the best true stories ever

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Reviewed: 04-18-13

OK, so if you haven't bought this book yet, buy it. Stop reading this right now and go buy it. Why are you still reading this? Why haven't you started listening to this book yet?

  • Body of Lies

  • A Novel
  • By: David Ignatius
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 481
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 271
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 271

Roger Ferris is one of the CIA's soldiers in the war on terrorism. He has come out of Iraq with a shattered leg and an intense mission: to penetrate the network of a master terrorist known only as "Suleiman". Ferris' plan for getting inside Suleiman's tent is inspired by a masterpiece of British intelligence during World War II: he prepares a body of lies, literally the corpse of an imaginary CIA officer who appears to have accomplished the impossible by recruiting an agent within the enemy's ranks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Body of Lies

  • By Michael on 05-10-07

Very enjoyable

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Reviewed: 03-05-13

There were about 5 parts that seems like they were added as an afterthought. Otherwise, I enjoyed the story and the performance. Get the book, you won't be disappointed.

  • Pirate

  • John Stratton, Book 7
  • By: Duncan Falconer
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

When elite operative John Stratton is sent to Yemen by the Secret Intelligence Service to track down a suspected al-Qaeda cell, he thinks he knows what he is dealing with. But when he and his colleagues get captured by Somali pirates, all bets are off. Stratton discovers what it is like to be held hostage by ruthless men who have a deadly agenda - men for whom Stratton and his colleagues are just bargaining chips. And this is no ordinary hostage situation: Stratton has stepped right into the middle of a massive and sickening jihadist operation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I just couldn't get into it.

  • By Jason J. Sharon on 03-05-13

I just couldn't get into it.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-13

I really wanted to like this. I was hoping for another series to explore. I found myself not caring at all about the main character after 2 hours. I actually started the book twice, a few weeks apart, thinking maybe I just had stuff on my mind the first time. Not so much. Maybe it is a good read, definitely not a good performance.

  • Option to Kill

  • A Nathan McBride Novel, Book 3
  • By: Andrew Peterson
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,854

When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life. Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just 12 years old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A perfect combination

  • By Kathryne on 12-18-12

STOP READING THIS REVIEW AND GO DOWN LOAD THE BOOK

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Reviewed: 01-31-13

Peterson keeps getting better with each book in this series. I was disappointed that one of the main characters was absent in much of the book, but I understand why he did it, and the method was believable. Keep Nathan coming. How about a prequel?

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Freakonomics

  • Revised Edition
  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,473
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,472

Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, and whose conclusions turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives: how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but be careful

  • By Shackleton on 07-03-08

under impressed

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4 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-31-13

entertaining, but did not live up to what I hoped. I read the paperback synopsis at a book store, and was excited to later down load the book. I also downloaded the sequel. I wish I had not done either. I found myself forcing myself to finish it, since I already spent the money. The authors are very "self-confident" and you can feel that. I find it hypocritical that they opine very negative attitudes towards several groups of proffesionals who have an "information advantage" over the average US citizen. But the authors have made millions of dollars on the intellectual property laws of publishing a book about their opinion of groups of data. I bet that if someone in the public tried to make money on the authors' own data interpretation, the authors would sue that other party. The authors would be correct in doing it, but don't make money on information advantages by bashing others doing the same. Poor taste and low class actions.

  • SuperFreakonomics

  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,858
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,004

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth Your Time

  • By Rich on 01-04-10

Not as good as I hoped

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Reviewed: 01-31-13

I'm more critical than the average person. I understand that the critic has not produced any value. They are smarter than I am, they are making millions, I am not.

On to the book. This has more summaries of "economic" work performed by others and discussed by the authors than actual research performed by the authors. There is also a lot of American history told with a liberal slant. I love history, I do not like political perspective, liberal or conservative, attached to history. Give us facts and conclusions, not agendas.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Intelligence: A Novel of the CIA

  • By: Susan Hasler
  • Narrated by: Susan Hasler (introduction), Joe Barrett, Rachel Butera, and others
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 295
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 305

Maddie James and her colleagues are terrorism experts working in a crumbling intelligence agency. They are certain another terrorist attack is coming, but in a post-9/11 election year the Administration is stressing its victories in the War on Terror - and few want to hear the team's warnings. Reluctantly, Maddie's given a team of five analysts to focus on the impending threat. The crew labors through bureaucratic obstacles, personal problems, and a blossoming romance between its senior members. They come heartbreakingly close to stopping the attack....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical spy novel....

  • By Julia on 01-07-11

Coudn't make it past the 1 hour point

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Reviewed: 01-07-13

I really did NOT like the different narrators on one story, unlike others. It made it hard to follow.

I got the initial impression that the author was complaining about how the CIA was run, that she would do it differently. Employees that complain about their boss annoy me. If you could do it better, apply for the job. If not, get another job, or do your job how your boss tells you to do it.

Too much vulgar language as well.

Just my 2 cents. Obviously, it is easier to be a critic than an author, so good job to her trying to write a novel, I couldn't do better. But if I did, it wouldn't be like this.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful