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  • Never Split the Difference

  • Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  • By: Chris Voss
  • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,427
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,258

After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss' head.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Needs PDF companion file

  • By John L. Pinkowski on 03-07-17

Simply Brilliant Insight into Negotiation

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

What made the experience of listening to Never Split the Difference the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the stories intertwined with the subject of the book.

Any additional comments?

Excellent book for any part of your life that requires negotiation; from your family to your local car dealership to your board room.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 41,511
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,057

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

Leadership at Work

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

Would you listen to Extreme Ownership again? Why?

A book like this, that isn't really a "story", I don't often listen to more than once. But I will refer to the print edition.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the authors narrating the story.

What about Jocko Willink and Leif Babin ’s performance did you like?

I thought they made it more personal.

What did you learn from Extreme Ownership that you would use in your daily life?

I always thought that I took "complete" ownership of my life and my actions. But this book brings to focus the idea that we must find ways to build ownership over a situation even when it appears that we don't have any control. It simply isn't the case. It's hard work to find our role - but it's important work. Extremely important work.

Any additional comments?

Great book for any aspect of life.

  • Citizen Jane

  • By: James Dalessandro
  • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The true story of Jane Alexander, who spent 13 years tracking down and putting away the man who murdered her 88-year old aunt, and then went on to help solve 20 murders, igniting a national victim's rights movement.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Justice is served

  • By nate8775 on 03-15-16

The Power of Persistence

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

Reviewed: 07-31-17

What made the experience of listening to Citizen Jane the most enjoyable?

Kevin Pierce. He's simply a great narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Citizen Jane?

When she realizes that all she thought about her boyfriend was completely wrong.

What does Kevin Pierce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

As stated above, he's a great narrator.

Any additional comments?

This was a great book in the true crime genre.

  • Elite Minds

  • How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success
  • By: Stan Beecham
  • Narrated by: Gary Regal
  • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 93

Whether you're a self-starter, team player, or corporate leader, you can apply these proven mind techniques to any field or endeavor - quickly, easily, and effectively. Filled with power-boosting mental exercises, positive attitude adjusters, and inspiring true stories of individual success, the book provides all the tools you need to set your goals, sharpen your focus, and achieve your personal best. It's like having your own private coach cheering you on every step of the way.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Mentality to Acheive Greatneas

  • By Anonymous User on 04-05-19

Excellent Insights

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

What did you love best about Elite Minds?

I like the honesty of the author. If you aren't willing to put in the hard work, don't bother reading the book. That was part of his message - and I agree 100%.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

Perfect read for those trying to understand how to gain a competitive edge in life. Not just in sports, but in the world, as well.

  • Einstein

  • His Life and Universe
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 21 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,985
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,171

Why we think it’s a great listen: You thought he was a stodgy scientist with funny hair, but Isaacson and Hermann reveal an eloquent, intense, and selfless human being who not only shaped science with his theories, but politics and world events in the 20th century as well. Based on the newly released personal letters of Albert Einstein, Walter Isaacson explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprise: Two books in one!

  • By Henrik on 04-20-07

Pure Genius - the Man and the Book

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

Reviewed: 07-27-17

Any additional comments?

I am just starting to get into the biographical genre and this was a great way to start. My interest in not just the man, but the area of science he mastered made this a remarkably powerful listen for me. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys biographical books - or books on science.

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  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,655

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant, insightful, intriguing.

  • By Peter on 03-05-10

Riveting and Thorough

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

If you could sum up Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World in three words, what would they be?

Complete, breath-taking and unexpected.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. Simply too long and too much to take in. It was a perfect listen, however, for my morning and evening commute.

Any additional comments?

There were tons of things about the Mongols I never knew until I listened to this book. Very fascinating. And I loved how they explained the perception of the Mongols from other ethnic points-of-view.

  • In Harm's Way

  • The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
  • By: Doug Stanton
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,187
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,175

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days and nights. Battered by a savage sea, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia, and dementia. By the time rescue arrived, all but 317 men had died. The captain's subsequent court-martial left many questions unanswered

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Clarence Sparks on 10-22-16

Powerful! And Not for the Faint of Heart.

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

What made the experience of listening to In Harm's Way the most enjoyable?

I am always intrigued by real life stories of this magnitude. It was very well told and the flow made it hard to stop listening.

What was one of the most memorable moments of In Harm's Way?

The very beginning, actually. When the suicide of Captain McVay was discussed. I spent the rest of the time trying to figure out why.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were so many. But probably, as morbid as this sounds, the scenes and description of the sinking of the ship.

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

"The Avoidable Horror Story"

Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this piece of history. The narrator was brilliant. The story was powerful, tragic, and yet uplifting. I would recommend this to anyone that has a affinity for true stories.

  • Shadow of the Titanic

  • The Extraordinary Stories of those Who Survived
  • By: Andrew Wilson
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 253
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 221
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 220

Although we think we know the story of the Titanic - the famously unsinkable ship that hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America in April 1912 - little has been written about what happened to the survivors after the tragedy. How did the loss of the ship shape the lives of the people who survived? How did those who were saved feel about those who perished? And how did they remember that terrible night?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful

  • By Tad Davis on 01-14-12

Well Beyond the Sinking

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

Reviewed: 07-25-17

Where does Shadow of the Titanic rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's probably in the upper half. The narrator was great and did a wonderful job with the characters. And the story had a decent flow.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I am always touched by watching, reading or listening stories about the Titanic. It's a visceral topic, no matter what angle from which you approach it.

  • The Art of War

  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Aidan Gillen
  • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,826
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,533

The 13 chapters of The Art of War, each devoted to one aspect of warfare, were compiled by the high-ranking Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun-Tzu. In spite of its battlefield specificity, The Art of War has found new life in the modern age, with leaders in fields as wide and far-reaching as world politics, human psychology, and corporate strategy finding valuable insight in its timeworn words.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Aidan Gillen needs to narrate more books

  • By Angelina PM on 04-14-15

The Title Says It All - A Classic!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

What made the experience of listening to The Art of War the most enjoyable?

It's much easier to listen to than it is to read. I've read the book several times. But will most definitely listen to it from now on.

Any additional comments?

Great narration! Makes all the difference.
The book itself is a blueprint for any aspect of your life, if you just take the time to find the appropriate strategy for whatever situation you are attempting to resolve.

  • The 5 A.M. Miracle

  • Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast
  • By: Jeff Sanders
  • Narrated by: Jeff Sanders
  • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 114

The 5 A.M. Miracle is a resource guide for high-achievers. It is for anyone who has a wild passion for life and is in search of a structured system that will hone those passions, clarify their big goals, and produce real, amazing results. The bulk of the audiobook breaks down my blueprint for unprecedented progress. From healthy habits and productivity strategies, to review systems and professional-grade daily routines, you will find more actionable content than you could possibly imagine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • On my list of essential productivity books.

  • By Dora D on 03-21-18

A Plan For Life!

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

Reviewed: 07-24-17

Would you listen to The 5 A.M. Miracle again? Why?

Yes. Will probably make this a yearly thing. As my life changes, so will all of the things that are discussed in this book. If I don't re-evaluate from time-to-time, then I've probably missed the whole point of the book and the process!

What does Jeff Sanders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I'm used to listening to his podcast - so it was like having an extended version of my Monday morning commute. His enthusiasm is contagious.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 5 A.M. Miracle?

Too many to list here, but I think the most powerful lesson that can be drawn from this book is that our lives require review. A frequent review - to make sure that the plan set forward is still viable, workable and relevant.

Any additional comments?

If you put the work in that is outlines in this book, it's totally worth it. I would highly recommend this to anyone that knows they have goals and dreams, but just need a way to get their minds organized around how to make them happen.

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