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  • Giftology

  • The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention
  • By: John Ruhlin
  • Narrated by: Drew Birdseye
  • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

Radical generosity is the against-the-grain secret weapon of real influencers, and it will allow you to boost referrals, retention rates, and ROI like few other strategies. But be warned, gifts with strings attached backfire. There is a right, and wrong, way to give. John Ruhlin has gifted on behalf of everyone from Forbes Magazine to the Fortune 500, and his tactics lead to appreciative responses and wide-open check books. Give wholeheartedly to Giftology and reap the rewards of an expanding business and fruitful relationships, professional and personal alike.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept but left me wanting more

  • By Brett on 01-27-17

Fantastic, John!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-18

I’ve been following John’s work for years and this book is absolutely awesome! It definitely changed my thinking regarding appreciating my clients, sphere and even my friends and family. This is an excellent book for anyone who is looking to strengthen relationships and villain a better future with their clients. Thank you John for such valuable content. Excited to see what you do next!

  • Ready Player One

  • By: Ernest Cline
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 208,465
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 194,627
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 194,222

At once wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut—part quest novel, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots, entire planets are inspired by Blade Runner, and flying DeLoreans achieve light speed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’m sorry I waited so long to read this book.

  • By Julie W. Capell on 05-27-14

It's an amazing ride through nerd culture

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

Reviewed: 05-15-17

Finished this book in under 24 hours. I just couldn't stop. It's a pop-culture orgasm, wrapped in a reference guide, deep fried in the 80s, garnished with nerd tears. Do enjoy. 🖖🏼🎮👾#readyplayerone #willwheaton #audible

  • Forrest Gump

  • By: Winston Groom
  • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 661
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 598
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 602

"Bein' a idiot is no box of chocolates," but "at least I ain't led no hum-drum life," says Forrest Gump, the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this wonderful comic tale. When the University of Alabama's football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, that's only the beginning! He flunks out - and goes on to be a Vietnam war hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a wrestler, and a business tycoon. He compares battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discovers the truth about Richard Nixon, and suffers the ups and downs of true love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Storytelling Masterpiece

  • By Penn Kname on 06-30-11

The book is always better?

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-16

While I thoroughly enjoyed this book I do wonder if I would've gotten through it not having seen the movie first. All and all it was a great book, amazing story and a lot of fun. But of course the movie was dressed up more and dolled up more and more amazing and crazy things happened and it was much neater and concise. The movie was more heartbreaking story and felt like it actually ended. All that being said it was a really great read and I joyed it. I like that Forrest was less of an idiot book compared to the movies. And I like that his life just went on where your imagination got to take him on every other adventure he has yet to have.