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  • How to Be Like Walt

  • Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life
  • By: Pat Williams, Jim Denney
  • Narrated by: Paul Christy
  • Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 412

How to Be Like is a "character biography" series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book - by far the most exhaustive in the series - Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history. While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this audiobook takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney's life into one straightforward, easy-to-listen-to tale.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of the best books I've heard yet!

  • By Dorrence on 12-31-13

Loved This Book

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

Reviewed: 05-07-18

I absolutely loved this book! The story was excellent, the life lessons were practical, and Paul Christy's narration was the best book I've listened to in my 3 years of being an Audible member. Some people in the reviews have complained about the Christian angle from the author. Frankly, I loved it. Walt Disney was a Christian and if you don't want utilize that portion of the book, that's fine, you don't. I'll also add, that's about 10% of the book, tops.

Walt Disney was a regular human being and wanted to be treated like that, even though he was a pure genius in every sense of the word. Want to walk in Walt's shoes? Read this book.

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,817
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,204
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,197

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

LOVED THIS BOOK!

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

Reviewed: 03-08-18

For the first time in a very long time, this was a book I couldn't stop listening too. I'd look forward to my commute to work, which is when I usually listen to my audio books. Phil Knight shares the inner stories of him personally, building Nike, working with colleagues, taking risk, and sharing defeats/struggles. If you're not a sports fan, you'll still love this book. If you are a sports fan, this is a no brainer.

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  • Courageous Leadership

  • By: Bill Hybels
  • Narrated by: Tom Casaletto
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141

In this unabridged audio download edition of Courageous Leadership, author Bill Hybels explains that when the spiritual gift of leadership comes alive in churches everywhere, the church will become the hope of the world and a most influential force for good.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A bit condescending...

  • By Brooks on 04-24-18

Very Good Book

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

Reviewed: 10-03-17

I enjoyed this book a lot and perfect for pastors of the local church or Christian business leaders. The book production is sloppy though. Several places they need to edit where the reader actually says "let's do that again" and from one chapter to another, it's WAY to quick. You'd think the production value would've been better.

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  • Start with Why

  • How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,813
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,618
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,537

Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their successes over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspire to find why you do what you do

  • By A. Yoshida on 09-19-13

Excellent book, not excellent production

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

This was a great book with outstanding stories. I encourage everyone who leads a team or even on a team to listen so they understand the why in business. The production portion wasn't great. You can tell the author used different mics and recorded it on different days. Very poor quality and has me wondering why for such a good book.

  • America

  • The Last Best Hope Volume 2: From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom
  • By: William J. Bennett
  • Narrated by: Jon Gauger
  • Length: 20 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

The second volume of Bennett's overview of U.S. history begins with the events leading up to WWI, tracing the progress of the U.S. through the end of Reagan's presidency. Bennett has a long history of government service - he was Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan and Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under George H.W. Bush - and the overall tone of the book reflects the deep respect he holds for America's leaders, history and institutions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • America The Last Best Hope Vol II

  • By Amazon Customer on 04-10-10

Good History Lesson

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

Reviewed: 11-20-14

This is the 2nd book in Dr Bennett's history series. I enjoy his teaching and explination. I didn't however like how he "added" his section about being Sec. of Education durinig the Regan administration. I'm not exactly sure why that info was important, other then to pump-up or remind readers of his role. It was unnecessary in my opinion. I would read the 1st in the series before jumping into this one.

  • Once Upon a Town

  • The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
  • By: Bob Greene
  • Narrated by: Fritz Weaver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska, on troop trains, en route to Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen, a place where soldiers could enjoy coffee, music, home-cooked food, magazines, and friendly conversation during a stopover that lasted only a few minutes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How a small town helped win the war

  • By danny lawrence on 05-25-12

Good book about a special place

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

Reviewed: 11-20-14

I really enjoyed learning about the North Platte Canteen and the author did a lovely job recreating the picture. The narrator on the Audible verson sells it perfectly. What an amaizing time and scerfice our country was in supporting our troops fighting in WWII. My onl shortfall of the book is that it was probably 2-4 chapters too long. I recommend this book if you want to dive into a histroy lesson at a micro level about American pride!