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  • Turning Pro

  • Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
  • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 294
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 288

The follow-up to his best-seller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio book was not the best format

  • By Honor Entheos on 11-09-18

might be the reality check your looking for

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

Reviewed: 01-03-19

as good as this material may be, mr. pressfield reading it himself made it that much better.

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  • Acres of Diamonds

  • By: Russell H. Conwell
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Norris
  • Length: 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 340
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283

Here is Conwell's classic inspirational speech about finding the resources to achieve all desirable things in your own community.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Classic Well Done

  • By david on 08-15-11

should be on some sort of must read books list

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

Reviewed: 01-02-19

not every book will stand the test of time this one certainly will and will continue to. You could likely Trace many current new books to the lessons in this book from 1890

  • Common Sense

  • By: Thomas Paine
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 896
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 890

Thomas Paine published Common Sense in 1776, a time when America was a hotbed of revolution. The pamphlet, which called for America's political freedom, sold more than 150,000 copies in three months. Paine not only spurred his fellow Americans to action but soon came to symbolize the spirit of the Revolution itself. His persuasive pieces, written so elegantly, spoke to the hearts and minds of all those fighting for freedom from England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A must for anyone interested in history

  • By Johan on 05-18-15

this has stood the test of time and is still rele

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

Reviewed: 12-31-18

definitely not for everyone, but the knowledge and information in this holds up to present time. I did have to read listen to several parts to confirm what was being said due to language used in the time it was written, but overall I think this is an excellent piece.

  • Moneyball

  • The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 408
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 415

Moneyball is a quest for something that money can't buy: the secret of success in baseball. The real jackpot is a cache of numbers collected by a brotherhood of baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, and physics professors. These numbers prove that the traditional measure of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. This information has been around for years, and nobody paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A's.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audible Book Yet

  • By Steven on 06-15-03

Enjoyed the movie, enjoyed this more

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

Reviewed: 10-24-18

So good. As interesting as the movie was, getting the full detail is fascinating. although this may he a story people would read or listen to for pleasure, there is also a tremendous amount of useful business, psychology and other knowledge available

  • Siddhartha (Flaneur Media Edition)

  • By: Hermann Hesse
  • Narrated by: Stephen Paul Aulridge Jr.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Siddhartha is a novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha.  

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Audible Edition of this Story

  • By Cycletrash56 on 11-06-18

this book gets better each time you listen

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

Reviewed: 10-15-18

I'm not sure how I first heard of this book but I'm very glad I did learn about it. as much as I enjoy the story I learned even more the second time in the first time listening to this.

  • Grunch of Giants

  • By: R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Narrated by: Andrew Heyl
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Here, Buckminster Fuller takes on the gigantic corporate megaliths that exert increasing control over every aspect of daily life. In the form of a modern allegory, he traces the evolution of these multinational giants from the post-World War II military-industrial complex to the current army of abstract legal entities known as the corporate world. GRUNCH stands for Gross Universal Cash Heist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • when smart people speak it is best to listen

  • By @insurancebillvj on 09-11-18

when smart people speak it is best to listen

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

Reviewed: 09-11-18

I'm a firm believer that anything whose message holds up over the course of time should be reread and shared, this is one of those books. A very distinguished life or a lot was done to positively impact the world that you live in today his thoughts are deep and a bit mind boggling but well worth engaging with

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  • Skin in the Game

  • Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,532
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,182

In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time redefines what it means to understand the world, succeed in a profession, contribute to a fair and just society, detect nonsense, and influence others. Citing examples ranging from Hammurabi to Seneca, Antaeus the Giant to Donald Trump, Nassim Nicholas Taleb shows how the willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of heroes, saints, and flourishing people in all walks of life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliance smothered by Condescension and Petty Squabbling

  • By Jeremy on 03-11-18

Not for the meek. well worth absorbing

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

great narrator, not for everyone but can be a nice punch to a sheep or more rational support for a lion or wolf.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,815
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,404
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,237

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds; delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants; and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Comedy-Tragedy of Gods Giants Dwarfs & Monsters

  • By Jefferson on 02-24-17

fascinating to hear this post watching the Movies

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

Reviewed: 07-21-18

Enjoyed it. Not my thing but the author's reputation combined with the topic was enough to have me try it

  • Finding Flow

  • The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life
  • By: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 203

Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals, Finding Flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware of and out of touch with our emotional lives. Our inattention makes us constantly bounce between two extremes: During much of the day, we live filled with the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, and during our leisure moments, we tend to live in passive boredom.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • excellent material, strong concept

  • By @insurancebillvj on 06-08-18

excellent material, strong concept

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

had read before and this was a tremendous great refresher. combines some universal thoughts that work.

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  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things

  • Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  • By: Ben Horowitz
  • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,724
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,465
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,427

Ben Horowitz offers essential advice on building and running a startup - practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog. While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz’s personal and often humbling experiences.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • For large company managers, not startups

  • By Thomas on 03-18-14

lives up to the T Ferriss podcast recommendations

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

Reviewed: 04-12-18

Just really good. Period. Real examples, real story, now blended with the insight only hindsight can bring