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Aaron St.Clair

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  • Unscripted

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Entrepreneurship
  • By: MJ DeMarco
  • Narrated by: Scott Thomas
  • Length: 17 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,492
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,351
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,343

You live in your dream house, but there's no mortgage. No alarm clock, no boss, no bills. No claims on the day's time other than what you choose. It is making more money before breakfast than you made for an entire week at your last job. It is a crazy expensive car parked in your garage, a victorious symbol that your dreams no longer sleep in fantasies, but are awake with reality.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Making money, yeah. Cut the rant though.

  • By Mary C. Dunford on 07-31-17

Good narration and subject coveraged

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

Reviewed: 03-05-18

This was a fantastic book. My only notes would be to dial back on the rants about fat people and to a lesser degree young people. After the first two or three they become really distracting and add nothing to the book other than length.

  • The Book on Rental Property Investing

  • How to Create Wealth and Passive Income Through Smart Buy & Hold Real Estate Investing
  • By: Brandon Turner
  • Narrated by: Brandon Turner
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,381
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,769

The Book on Rental Property Investing, written by real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast Brandon Turner, contains in-depth advice and strategies for building wealth through rental properties. You'll learn how to build an achievable plan, find incredible deals, pay for your rentals, and much, much more!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 2017 Review

  • By Hannah on 08-30-17

The book seems decent but the reading is awful.

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

Reviewed: 10-06-16

Would you try another book from Brandon Turner and/or Brandon Turner?

I would consider reading another book but no more audio books thank you.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Book on Rental Property Investing?

The time in one of the earlier sections where Brandon stumbled over his line and restarted the sentence no less than three times.

What didn’t you like about Brandon Turner’s performance?

His enunciation is very poor and the recording is completely unedited.

Who do you think would benefit most from listening to The Book on Rental Property Investing?

Someone who is a beginner/novice real estate investor that has a lot of patience for a terrible performance.

Any additional comments?

Just pay for a professional read or at a minimum edit the current performance.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • The Connection Algorithm: Take Risks, Defy the Status Quo, and Live Your Passions

  • By: Jesse Tevelow
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 105

Ever wish you could be a little more extraordinary? A little happier? A little more in control of your life? Well, this is your blueprint for making it happen. It might sound crazy, but it all starts with quitting your 9-5. Jesse should know. He quit his job to join TechStars, a startup accelerator that helped him and his business partner build a multimillion-dollar company from the ground up. Then he wrote this book while lounging at the beach.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Recycled Guru Motivational-style advice

  • By Aaron St.Clair on 08-30-16

Recycled Guru Motivational-style advice

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Would you try another book from Jesse Tevelow and/or Michael Pauley?

No I don't think I would.

What could Jesse Tevelow have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He could not have used Neo from the Matrix as his spirit animal. I wish this book had been as inspirational to me as the Matrix Trilogy clearly was to him.

What aspect of Michael Pauley’s performance would you have changed?

I just think he could have taken the Mark Wahlberg tone down a couple of notches.

Was The Connection Algorithm: Take Risks, Defy the Status Quo, and Live Your Passions worth the listening time?

It was in the sense that I really wanted to listen to it after reading reviews so now I know.

Any additional comments?

Not all Authorpreneur books are created equally, but this one certainly doesn't stand out in a sea of this style of book in anyway other than being read by a male cast member from the Jersey Shore or maybe an arrogant Jean Shepherd.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Professor Is In

  • The Essential Guide to Turning Your PhD into a Job
  • By: Karen Kelsky
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their PhDs. And each year only a small percentage of them will land jobs that justify and reward their investments. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts and many more who simply give up in frustration. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help job seekers join the select few who get the most out of their PhDs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen early

  • By Mallory Whiteduck on 04-13-18

No real insight here.

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

Reviewed: 04-10-16

The book is targeted only to humanities and contains rehashed material free on highered blogs.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful