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  • Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World's Fittest Athletes

  • By: Ben Bergeron
  • Narrated by: Ben Bergeron
  • Length: 3 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,107
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 952
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 943

CrossFit trainer Ben Bergeron has helped build the world's fittest athletes, but he's not like other coaches. He believes that greatness is not for the elite few; that winning is a result, not a goal; and that character, not talent, is what makes a true champion. His powerful philosophy can help anyone excel at all aspects of life. Using the dramatic competition between the top contenders at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games® as a background, Ben explores the step-by-step process of achieving excellence and the unique set of positive character traits necessary for leveling up to world-class. The mindset and methodology that have produced some of the greatest athletes in the world's most grueling sport can work equally well for golfers, lawyers, artists, entrepreneurs - anyone who's willing to commit totally to becoming better than the best.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great if you love crossfit, good if you don't

  • By Will Sanderson on 08-06-18

Great Crossfit Coach

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

Reviewed: 08-13-18

I enjoyed this book because I currently follow Ben’s comptrain programming, and have recently started to follow his talks and programming on YouTube. His ideals and philosophies fall in line with mine as a business owner and personal trainer.

If you want an insight into the Crossfit games and mindset, this is good for you to read. Ideas are nothing new, and merely reinforced by the
athletes/winners of the games whom he coaches.

  • Total Recall

  • My Unbelievably True Life Story
  • By: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Narrated by: Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Length: 23 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,672
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,180
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,175

Chronicling his embodiment of the American Dream, Total Recall covers Schwarzenegger's high-stakes journey to the United States, from creating the international bodybuilding industry out of the sands of Venice Beach, to breathing life into cinema's most iconic characters, and becoming one of the leading political figures of our time. Proud of his accomplishments and honest about his regrets, Schwarzenegger spares nothing in sharing his amazing story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Totally Worth It

  • By Russell on 01-23-13

Inspiring Journey

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

What did you love best about Total Recall?

It shows the journey and mental prowess to accomplish all he did. Yes not all aspects and decisions were best, but what he did accomplish was amazing.

  • Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle

  • Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World
  • By: Tom Venuto
  • Narrated by: Tom Venuto
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,132
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 979
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 966

A smart, energizing program to help you shed fat, build muscle, and achieve your ideal body in just 30 days! A huge success as a self-published e-book, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is the bible of fat loss that will help anyone to get his or her dream body. Tom Venuto has created a program using the secrets of the world's leanest people, although it's not about getting ripped; it is about maximizing your fat loss through nutrient timing and strategic exercise. This totally revised and 25 percent-new book includes a never-before-shared plan that will make it even easier for everyone to achieve amazing results.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • this book is a game-changer for me.

  • By Lanlady on 01-13-16

Must Have for anyone in Fitness

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Would you listen to Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle again? Why?

Yes, I've read multiple times, and listened to it now for the first time. It just has all the basics you need to know to succeed if you really want to. The explanations are simple and concise.

Any additional comments?

Even if you listen to the first few chapters, you'll get so much out of it. It's recommended for everyone pro to newbie. If a beginner you should listen all the way through.

  • Fitness Confidential

  • By: Vinnie Tortorich
  • Narrated by: Vinnie Tortorich
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,622
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,632

America's Angriest Trainer, Vinnie Tortorich, exposes the nasty underbelly of the fitness industry while getting you into the best shape of your life. For over 20 years, Vinnie has been Hollywood's go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit fast. Now, in this hilarious and often R-rated memoir, he holds nothing back. What's the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What's the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? In Fitness Confidential, Vinnie tells all.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • More about the author's life and not advice.

  • By Kevin on 10-03-15

Like a Conversation

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

Reviewed: 06-03-16

If you could sum up Fitness Confidential in three words, what would they be?

Fitness. Tips. Bio.

Any additional comments?

It was a good overall listen to someone's experience in the industry, with tips for everyone from fitness professional to beginner. The sprinkled bio along the way made you see the depth of the human strength to push through many obstacles to succeed just to do so, not for money or fame, but for inner accomplishment.

  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,775

Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Discussion Maybe of Limited Use

  • By Brett on 07-20-15

A must read for business and personal communication

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

Reviewed: 06-18-15

It was delivered in a great way. I couldn't stop listening and re listened immediately after it was done to absorb more of it.

It's amazing how many things we don't notice others do, and ourselves. I applied it the same day and my wife was pleasantly surprised at how I maneuvered the conversation-no arguing= happy wife=happy life.

  • The Weekend Millionaire's Real Estate Investing Program

  • How to Get Rich in Your Spare Time
  • By: Roger Dawson, Mike Summey
  • Narrated by: Roger Dawson, Mike Summey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

The Weekend Millionaire's Real Estate Investing Program is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to target a possible real estate property and analyze its true value to get the absolute most out of your investment, whether you plan to rent or sell. This program gives you a long-term strategy, based on sound market principles, to leverage the properties you buy and develop to create a substantial cash flow without major capital investment.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This is an old book (1993)

  • By Chad Lance on 02-15-16

All you need to decide if this is for you or not

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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: 06-16-15

Very informative with a step by step guide to real estate investing.

The info will tell you immediately if you have the patience and financial control to undertake this asset building venture.

The Compound Effect
    Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
    
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    Length: 5 hrs
    10,640 ratings
    Overall 4.8
  • The Compound Effect

  • Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
  • By: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,640
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,206
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,130

Darren Hardy, publisher and editorial director of Success magazine, presents The Compound Effect, a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Small actions repeated add up huge

  • By Jeff Currey on 06-19-15

Great Business Reminders

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

Reviewed: 06-09-15

You see the now now now attitude everywhere in America, so this is a great reminder of delayed gratification.

It also touches on how to give the extra to stand out. Short and sweet.

  • Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job

  • 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 839
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 836

In Before You Quit Your Job Robert shares his successes, but more importantly, he shares his failures and the lessons he has learned from them. This audiobook will give you a jump-start to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Robert Kiyosaki has been an entrepreneur since he was 9 years old. You may be familiar with some of his million-dollar products.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I've read 3 rich dad books

  • By Jonny Leftover on 09-24-14

Know before you act

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

Reviewed: 06-03-15

Good information to know before taking that leap. It is a lot to consider so be sure you know what you want to do as far as wealth creation.

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  • David and Goliath

  • Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,317
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,298

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Art of (Unconventional) War

  • By Cynthia on 10-04-13

Slow and nothing new

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-15

A one paragraph summary would encompass the bulk of what he was trying to say.

Don't underestimate the underdog. Ok a sentence. If you want examples and examples, read on.

  • Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business

  • How to Launch and Grow a Business from Concept to Cash
  • By: Michael Parrish DuDell, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, and others
  • Narrated by: Michael Parrish DuDell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,388
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,197
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,195

From the ABC hit show Shark Tank, this book - filled with practical advice and introductions from the Sharks themselves - will be the ultimate resource for anyone thinking about starting a business or growing the one they have. Full of tips for navigating the confusing world of entrepreneurship, the book will intersperse words of wisdom with inspirational stories from the show.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Shark Tales

  • By Tim on 11-25-13

Great detail for business prep

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

Let's you know a lot of information relating to things you should consider when starting a business.

It'll help make sure you start off strong.