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  • The 10X Rule

  • The Only Difference Between Success and Failure
  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,448

Extreme success, by definition, lies beyond the realm of normal action. If you want to achieve extreme success, you can’t operate like everybody else and settle for mediocrity. You need to remove luck and chance from your business equation, and lock in massive success. The 10X Rule shows you how!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expected, and very happy it's not.

  • By ToddS on 09-19-13

Meh

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

Reviewed: 12-30-16

There are some redeeming elements (dreaming bigger, taking more actions rather than being mired in thought), but there is nothing earth-shattering here. Ultimately, it leaves a lot to be desired given the title.

  • A People's History of the United States

  • 1492 to Present
  • By: Howard Zinn
  • Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
  • Length: 34 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,480
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,768
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,780

A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America's story from the bottom up - from the point of view of, and in the words of, America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Amateur hour in the production booth

  • By Thomas on 11-09-10

a must read

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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: 10-08-16

absolutely fantastic account. it definitely leaves you wanting more. I would highly recommend it to anyone who thinks about the connection of the past to our collective future

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  • The History of White People

  • By: Nell Irvin Painter
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401

A mind-expanding and myth-destroying exploration of notions of white race—not merely a skin color but also a signal of power, prestige, and beauty to be withheld and granted selectively. Ever since the Enlightenment, race theory and its inevitable partner, racism, have followed a crooked road, constructed by dominant peoples to justify their domination of others. Filling a huge gap in historical literature that long focused on the non-white, eminent historian Nell Irvin Painter guides us through more than two thousand years of Western civilization, tracing not only the invention of the idea of race but also the frequent worship of “whiteness” for economic, social, scientific, and political ends.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Destroys the myth that race is about skin color

  • By Emily L. on 08-25-14

must read

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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: 08-30-16

a completely different take on race in America and it's emergence without vitriolic finger-pointing. am awesome read and narration

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything

  • Tales from the Pentagon
  • By: Rosa Brooks
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman, Rosa Brooks - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 285

Once, war was a temporary state of affairs - a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today America's wars are everywhere and forever: Our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As war expands, so does the role of the US military. Today military personnel don't just "kill people and break stuff". Instead they analyze computer code, train Afghan judges, build Ebola isolation wards, eavesdrop on electronic communications, develop soap operas, and patrol for pirates.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must-Read for Military and other Govt Leaders

  • By bettsgjb on 10-06-16

Absolutely stunning

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-16

an amazing account of the present with a thoughtful account of what the future can, and maybe should, hold. must read! narrator and author are both fantastic

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The New Jim Crow

  • Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • By: Michelle Alexander
  • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
  • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,144
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,453

In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against convicted criminals in nearly all the ways that it was once legal to discriminate against African Americans.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An essential read. A horrifying reality.

  • By Jeremy on 04-28-12

phenomenal

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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: 08-13-16

absolutely inspiring from start to finish. author and narrator are fantastic! anyone interested in the future of America needs to read this book.