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Nate Woodbury

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  • Vlog Like a Boss

  • How to Kill It Online with Video Blogging
  • By: Amy Schmittauer
  • Narrated by: Amy Schmittauer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 274

Vlog Like a Boss is the complete guide to video blogging. Amy Schmittauer is the Vlog Boss. As a new media triple threat - YouTuber, keynote speaker, and author - she coaches people to go after what they want in life and leverage online video to make it happen. Creator of the popular YouTube series Savvy Sexy Social, her channel boasts a global community and millions of views. Now, in her first book, she will show you how to Vlog Like a Boss and get the attention you deserve.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely AMAZING!!!

  • By Melanie B Campbell on 07-22-17

A lot of bad advice mixed in with the good

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

Reviewed: 08-11-18

I’ve been a distant fan of Amy for a while. I have seen her do many impressive things. I recently heard her speak at a conference and even ran into her in an elevator. I quickly ordered her book on audible.

There is a lot of good info in here... but as the book progressed into giving specific advice. I was surprised at how frequently I found myself disagreeing with her completely. As a reference only, I currently manage many successful YouTube channels. One of the generates 7 figures of revenue. If I would have followed her advice, that channels revenue would probably be 5 figures.
I like Amy and want her to succeed, but her advice in this book will be harmful for many who really want success on YouTube.

  • Quiet

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
  • By: Susan Cain
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,217
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,466
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,400

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Confidence booster for introverts their parents

  • By Neuron on 02-28-14

This book gets better and better the more you read/listen.

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I admit that about 25% of the way in, I considered moving on to my next book selection. I felt that what I had heard was valuable, but that I’d gotten the message. I’m so glad I kept listening.

I feel that this book has caused a paradigm shift in the way I see my own personality. I’m an introvert that loves succeeding in extroverted ways. Most of my clients are extroverts. The qualities I admire in others are extroverted.

Now I see my inherent abilities and gifts more strongly, and for the great attributes they are. I also see the extroverted attributes I long for more clearly, and have narrowed down the list.

I have permission to a deep thinker, and not be ashamed of it.

I love the stories and examples. I loved the in depth explanations. The way this book ended summed everything up in a way that was really helpful to me as a parent.

I highly recommend this book.

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  • 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 10,445
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,032
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,960

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

The best book on Goal Setting and achievement I've read.

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

Reviewed: 10-24-15

This is easily the best book in goal setting and achievement I've read... (listened to), and I've listened to hundreds.

I highly recommend it. I'll be listening again!

  • Creativity, Inc.

  • Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
  • By: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
  • Narrated by: Peter Altschuler
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,700
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,763

Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation - into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture - but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A good listen... If you speed up the player

  • By andrea gini on 10-06-15

Wow, I got way more than I was expecting!

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

Reviewed: 10-16-15

I expected this book to be entertaining, and thought it would be informative. But wow… I gained so much knowledge and even wisdom from this book.

Definitely one of the best audiobooks I've ever listen to! And that's saying something because I listen to at least two per month.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The 4-Hour Body

  • An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
  • Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,029
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,018

Join author Tim Ferriss as he shares the incredible experiments he's done over 10 years to beat genetics and achieve the impossible…for himself and more than 200 men and women aged 18 to 70. You don't need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. This is an abridged edition.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I knew this was abridged, but.......

  • By Joshua on 12-16-10

Big Let Down from Tim Ferriss - Stay Away!

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

Reviewed: 09-29-14

What disappointed you about The 4-Hour Body?

I love the 4-Hour Work Week. While Tim and I have very different life goals, I learned so much from him, and have listened to that audiobook over and over. The 4-Hour Body, however, was a huge disappointment. He's a pervert, and in ways that are anything but scientific, he gives one of the worst formulas for a healthy body I've ever heard.

Am I an expert?... no, but a year ago I did lose 50 lbs. and I've kept it off for a year now. At 36 I'm in the best shape I've ever been in. There are programs out there that can really help, but I did not find them in this book.

Would you ever listen to anything by Timothy Ferriss again?

I don't know. I bought this book because my life is better because of Tim. Reading the 4-hour work week book changed my life for the better.

The success of that book must have gone to his head, because now he thinks he can preach this garbage to me.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator was fine.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Huge Disappointment. I lost a lot of respect for Tim Ferriss. He was someone who I totally admired, and now I'd be ashamed to associate with.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The $100 Startup

  • Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
  • By: Chris Guillebeau
  • Narrated by: Chris Guillebeau, Thomas Vincent Kelly
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,479
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,166

Still in his early 30s, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations - and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. In The $100 Startup, he tells you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose - and earn a good living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just love this book!

  • By Elton on 12-15-12

This book is poison for new entrepreneurs

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

Reviewed: 07-14-14

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I am an avid audiobook listener. 90% of them relate to business and entrepreneurship. I listen when I go running or mountain biking. When I first began listening to this book, I liked it. I didn't learn anything specific, but it did help my brain process some ideas I'm currently working on. As I continued to listen, however, I began noticing contradictions in what he was saying. Then I began noticing the promotion of subtle falsehoods that a new entrepreneur would not notice. While listening to the end of the audiobook, while biking on one of my favorite bike trails, I exclaimed out loud several things like, "This guy is a hypocrite," and "This guy is an idiot," and "This book is poison for new entrepreneurs."

I have never given a book this harsh of a review. Seasoned and successful entrepreneurs will see right through this book, but my fear is that new entrepreneurs will eat this up. It's written in a way that mingles a lot of sound advice with advice that is crippling.

If you are a new entrepreneur, skip this book, and replace it with the following 3 Books:
Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

What could Chris Guillebeau have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

It's an academic study... not based on personal experience. He takes stories of both success and failure and interprets their results with his own spin. I've had many similar experiences to the stories he shared, and saw right through his terrible advice.

Would you be willing to try another one of Chris Guillebeau and Thomas Vincent Kelly ’s performances?

I don't think so

61 of 72 people found this review helpful

  • Internet Riches

  • The Simple Money-Making Secrets of Online Millionaires
  • By: Scott Fox
  • Narrated by: Scott Fox
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 31

In this strategy-packed guide, top e-business consultant Scott Fox reveals the powerful but simple methods for striking it rich on the Net. Exclusive interviews with dozens of "mom and pop" entrepreneurs prove how easy it is to get started and build a million-dollar enterprise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good balanced sucess book

  • By Richard on 09-14-08

This is a wanabe Good Book

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-10

Everything he shared is so basic, and old news, that I didn't really find any value in it. Plus it is boring. I love the internet and have been recently having success with my online business. I was hoping to gain a lot more incite into the world of online business, but I felt like I was wasting my time going back to preschool. I'm sure he is a nice guy. Maybe he should have hired someone else to narrate it. I wish I had not bought this book.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful