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  • How to Build a Billion Dollar App

  • Discover the secrets of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time
  • By: George Berkowski
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

The ultimate guide to building an app-based business - now revised and updated. Apps have changed the way we communicate, shop, play, interact and travel, and their phenomenal popularity has presented possibly the biggest business opportunity in history. In How to Build a Billion Dollar App, serial tech entrepreneur George Berkowski gives you exclusive access to the secrets behind the success of the select group of apps that have achieved billion-dollar success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Understanding the App Business

  • By Edward K. on 04-21-18

much better than I thought it would be

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

Reviewed: 02-28-18

The name kind of threw me off at first. I figured it would be some gimmicky book full of selling you their services, but it wasn't. it's literally a how to book on how to get into the billion dollar app club.
some things might be a bit dated by now, but not too much, and that doesn't mean the info isn't still valuable. business is still business.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 7 Day Startup

  • You Don't Learn Until You Launch
  • By: Dan Norris
  • Narrated by: Dan Norris
  • Length: 2 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

From generating ideas to gaining your first paying customers, The 7 Day Startup is the bootstrapper's bible for launching your next product.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book but very bad narration

  • By Chandrasekar Vaidyanathan on 10-28-17

not perfect but more relateable than others

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-17

this book is more of a boots on the ground early stage book. most other books I've read are for business beyond where I'm at and don't go into enough detail on the stumbling blocks of getting started with no or little money. I like his performance, but it's not as polished as others. I actually like that for this book, but just be aware.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

  • And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook
  • By: Bruce D. Perry, Maia Szalavitz
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,688
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,489

What happens when a young child is traumatized? How does terror affect a child's mind---and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses to their own parents' murders, children raised in closets and cages, the Branch Davidian children, and victims of family violence. In The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Changed a Sixth-Grade Teacher's Life

  • By Marilyn on 11-05-11

an important work

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

Reviewed: 10-22-17

he has the same criticisms of therapy that I've had. he talks about how and why it can make things worse and what individuals as well as professionals should do instead.
I think the neurosequential approach is just the start of a new branch of therapy.

  • Spanish for Medical Receptionists

  • By: Stacey Kammerman
  • Narrated by: Stacey Kammerman
  • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Spanish for Medical Receptionists will provide you with the essential phrases to meet your needs. It will empower you to be more effective at work and provide opportunities for career advancement. Learn the everyday words and phrases that relate to the most commonly encountered situations by medical receptionists, without tedious grammar lessons.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very practical start for office staff

  • By L. Counts on 08-04-17

The best of the best

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

Reviewed: 11-23-16

Of the classes I've taken and masses of books I've bought, this is the most effective. No gimmicks, she just dives in. She doesn't dwell on irrelevant factors of learning Spanish.

She instinctively understands what it takes get another language into your head, despite the dogma of classes and other books. She doesn't put the cart before the horse. There is a very frustrating ego aspect to most language learning that makes teachers and authors focus on things that keep you from ever really getting anywhere with Spanish... She doesn't have that.

My only wish is that it were much much longer. No exaggeration, all other books feel like a waste of money compared to this.

One other point, she first has native pronunciation and then repeats it herself with an English speakers accent. This is very helpful and allows you to understand the spelling of a word. Many letters in Spanish sound the same in different contexts, with only microscopic differences. This strategy makes for a good microscope for the non-native speaker. No time for gimmicks. This is for people that NEED to learn Spanish, as I did. It greatly increased my ability to schedule and even treat patients. Much more than classes or other books.

  • The 1-Page Marketing Plan

  • Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd
  • By: Allan Dib
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,790
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,594
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,579

To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn't get done.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You haven't read any marketing book like this one

  • By Ernest Kiwele on 11-08-16

top ten business books I've listened to.

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

Reviewed: 10-01-16

gave me a lot of great ideas to market my product. it covers the basics of marketing as well as some other aspects of business, but as they relate to marketing. it's not perfect but I found it extremely helpful. not just the content, but the pace and attitude are inspiring, but not by trying to be. they inspire because it comes from the authors real world experience... sorry no caps, my phone has issues.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • The Founder's Dilemmas

  • By: Noam Wasserman
  • Narrated by: Mark Mosely
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 407
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 401

Often downplayed in the excitement of starting up a new business venture is one of the most important decisions entrepreneurs will face: should they go it alone, or bring in cofounders, hires, and investors to help build the business? More than just financial rewards are at stake. Friendships and relationships can suffer. Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An important FACT based book on entrepeneurship

  • By Rick on 04-29-14

lots of good information

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

Reviewed: 06-05-16

I gave this book five stars despite one major flaw, which was the constant referring to charts. Even with that, this book was very helpful. I especially liked how much the book covered how to handle equity.
The information was also sometimes very dense for audio book form, but I'd rather have too dense than just glossed over, though I wish I could find a book entirely on traditional company equity that delves even deeper on that subject.

  • It's Called Work for a Reason!

  • Your Success is Your Own Damn Fault
  • By: Larry Winget
  • Narrated by: Larry Winget
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 308
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

Are you frustrated with a lack of results at work? Have you hit a wall? Are you uninspired, stuck in a rut, feeling underappreciated? Well, good news: your success is not up to your boss, your manager, your employees, or the economy. It's up to YOU. Business is never bad, people are just bad at being in business. If that makes you mad, this book is for you. Larry Winget hacks through the bad advice given in most business books.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Take it with a grain of salt

  • By Kurt on 02-08-07

Not that good

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

Reviewed: 06-07-13

I will say, this book is more realistic and helpful than much of the new-age stuff that just keeps pushing people to be more neurotic and obsessively worried about being too nice to each other, but not a lot better.

I got too tired of listening to what he was trying to sell me to make his living to finish the book. Luckily I'm a member and can refund this one... He had some good points, but not enough.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Be Your Own Best Friend

  • By: Dr Paul Hauck
  • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 31

Many people feel guilty about putting yourself first. But if you show love and attention to others, why not yourself? Nobody in the world is perfect, and Dr Hauck shows you how to accept yourself as you are, because if you respect yourself, you will find the best in other people. If you have ever felt infuriated or manipulated by others, this book will inspire you to stand up for yourself successfully. You need never feel controlled again!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • In my top two self help books

  • By jeremy on 06-02-13

In my top two self help books

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

Reviewed: 06-02-13

This book, along with "No more mister nice guy," are the two best self help books I've ever found. This one is particular, helps me get out of my head when I'm stuck on some negative emotion. He is straight to the point and provides real world examples... He helps me be less neurotic.

In addition, his voice sounds a lot like John Cleese, which can give you a laugh or two, even if he doesn't mean to do it.

Not that all of his advice is perfect... There are things that happen in real life that this book can't hit on, but it's still very helpful.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Collins Spanish with Paul Noble - Learn Spanish the Natural Way, Part 1

  • By: Paul Noble
  • Narrated by: Paul Noble
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,954
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,818

Collins Spanish with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Very slow

  • By Adam Lucas on 07-17-17

Effective

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

Reviewed: 03-02-13

I really like his easy approach. It's effective and simple. He builds your knowledge systematically. I often don't even pay attention to as I have it on in the background while driving or cleaning, etc. and you find yourself constantly repeating spanish phrases without much of a problem.

It won't teach you to be fluent, but it's effective for building your skill and knowledge of spanish. I just wish they were longer and more in depth because I find his style of teaching very effective.

I hope he puts out many more spanish instruction audiobooks (though the third book won't play completely through, but this might be on audible's end).

Also, gave five stars on the story because that's a silly question on an instructional audiobook like this.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful