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Peter R. Stmartin

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  • Vacationland

  • True Stories from Painful Beaches
  • By: John Hodgman
  • Narrated by: John Hodgman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,796
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,689
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679

John Hodgman - New York Times best-selling author, semifamous personality, deranged millionaire, increasingly elderly husband, father, and human of Earth - has written a memoir about his cursed travels through two wildernesses: from the woods of his home in Massachusetts, birthplace of rage, to his exile on the coast of Maine, so-called Vacationland, home to the most painful beaches on Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not your typical coming of age story

  • By Tiffany Pearce on 11-02-17

Live The Maine Experience

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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: 10-30-17

without actually going there.

That is how Maine prefers it anyway.

For a book about Maine, Hodgman delivers. Wonderful, Self-Aware Wit in his humor.

This book makes you feel smarter than you actually are.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

  • By: Timothy Ferriss
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,874
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,795

This expanded edition includes dozens of practical tips and case studies from readers who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book. Also included are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • good info just not suited for audio

  • By Colin on 03-17-15

Whatever You Want

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

Reviewed: 05-08-17

This book is very focused on reducing your work to travel the world.

While I don't (at this time) feel that this is my path, I do see how this plan can make your time open up in a way that will allow you to do virtually whatever you want.

There are a lot of slow parts of the book that read off lists of websites and their descriptions, so it's a good idea to follow up at tim.blog to fill in things you can't write down while driving or in transit.

  • Beast Mode Motivation!

  • Self Help & Personal Development for Men: (3 Motivational Audio Books in 1)
  • By: Knight Writer
  • Narrated by: Knight Writer
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118

This testosterone filled motivational program is intended for men who want to accomplish big things in life. If you want money, women, and a great body then this program is made for you.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fires me up!

  • By William on 09-20-16

Audio Cocaine

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

Reviewed: 04-30-17

I loved it. He surprised me immediately. He was funny. He had a great delivery.

  • The Art of Extraordinary Confidence

  • Your Ultimate Path to Love, Wealth, and Freedom
  • By: Dr. Aziz Gazipura PsyD
  • Narrated by: Dr. Aziz Gazipura
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 508

Confidence is the doorway to success in all areas of life. Whether you want to excel in your career, triple your income, create an amazing relationship, or just feel happy and satisfied with who you are, self-confidence is essential. In this inspiring and liberating book, Dr. Aziz slices through each obstacle on the path towards ever-increasing confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally! This book really is life changing!

  • By Brianne on 05-05-17

Pretty Good

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

Reviewed: 04-21-17

Any additional comments?

Interesting and fun book to listen to. Get through the first couple chapters and his DORKY DORKY jokes (cringe). The rest gives some good advice and new ideas.

11 of 36 people found this review helpful

  • The Day That Turns Your Life Around

  • By: Jim Rohn
  • Narrated by: Jim Rohn
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 607
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 539
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 537

Discover the incredible difference one day can make! Some people waste years, decades, even their entire lives waiting for that extraordinary lightning bolt that will change everything for them! But those whose lives really do change in dramatic ways can almost always trace the change back to something much simpler.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite motivational book!

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-27-16

All Fluff - Little Substance

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-25-17

I enjoy this genre, which is why I tried a Jim Rohn title. Other books may be better than this one. This book has a bunch of thoughts and wisdom, which are fine, but there are no concrete suggestions or solutions to problems.

It's fine if that's what you're looking for. I just didn't find any new ideas or suggestions like I have from authors like Brian Tracy or Zig Ziglar.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • People Buy You: The Real Secret to what Matters Most in Business

  • By: Jeb Blount
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 233

The ultimate guide to relationships, influence and persuasion in 21st century business.

What is most important to your success as a sales or business professional? Is it education, experience, product knowledge, job title, territory, or business dress? Is it your company's reputation, product, price, marketing collateral, delivery lead times, in stock ratios, service guarantees, management strength, or warehouse location? Is it testimonials, the latest Forbes write up, or brand awareness?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it

  • By George on 08-27-13

Repeat Content

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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-16

I bought People Love You by Jeb Blount and liked it a lot! I decided to download this book, People Buy You, expecting to get more insight and ideas. I'm about a third of the way through and at least 80 percent of the material is the same as the material in People Love You. You know what people don't love? Paying for the same book twice.

  • The Virgin Way

  • Everything I Know about Leadership
  • By: Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,647
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,141

While building the Virgin Group over 40 years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiration, and nuggets of wisdom for anyone

  • By John R. on 05-08-15

Good One!

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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: 04-25-16

An entertaining and inspiring book of stories and insight. I enjoyed it! 3 words remaining.

  • The Secrets of Closing the Sale

  • Included Bonus: Selling with Emotional Logic
  • By: Zig Ziglar, Tom Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar, Tom Ziglar
  • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,000

Zig shares tips and techniques from his vast wealth of sales experience. His insights will prove to you over and over why this is the definitive how-to sales program. This powerful series of 12 timeless sales sessions will help you close more sales today as you build a career for tomorrow!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring

  • By Daniel on 05-26-17

Worth It

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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: 03-18-16

Lots of great tips and inspiration here. Some of it is repetitive, but it's repetitive for a reason.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Non-Manipulative Selling

  • Building Sales Through Trust
  • By: Tony Alessandra Alessandra, Phillip Wexler Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Tony Alessandra Ph.D., Phillip Wexler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

The Non-Manipulative Selling Method is based on quickly establishing a bond of trust with a prospect, thus enabling a salesperson to deal from a position of mutual respect. Today, Non-Manipulative Selling is used as a training resource among the world's leaders.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Ideas - A Bit Dated

  • By Peter R. Stmartin on 02-22-16

Good Ideas - A Bit Dated

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

Reviewed: 02-22-16

This is one of a number of sales and customer relations recordings in my library. It's got some good ideas on selling and being respectful. Is there a second part to this?

There's no conclusion.

It asks you to "turn the tape over" for the rest of the discussion and then ends.

Nonetheless, it's still good and has plenty of detail.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • What Great Salespeople Do

  • The Science of Selling Through Emotional Connection and the Power of Story
  • By: Michael Bosworth, Ben Zoldan
  • Narrated by: Jeff Riggenbach
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 129
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Breakthroughs in neuroscience have determined that people don’t make decisions solely on the basis of logic; in fact, emotions play the dominant role in most decision-making processes. What Great Salespeople Do gives you the tools and techniques to influence change and win more sales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best sales book available

  • By Scott Vandivier on 04-24-15

Good Ideas. A Bit Long and Boring.

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

Reviewed: 02-19-16

Maybe it's the narrator's voice, but this book was hard to listen to at times. He's got good ideas, but it felt very long.