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  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • By: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Clayborne Carson - editor
  • Narrated by: Levar Burton
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 820
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 611

He was a husband, a father, a preacher - and the preeminent leader of a movement that continues to transform America and the world. Now, in a special program commissioned and authorized by his family, here is the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring King's I Have a Dream Speech.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Fascinating Slice of History

  • By John-Mark Stensvaag on 08-05-03

Overall enjoyable - finished the book wanting more

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

Reviewed: 02-19-19

I'll be honest, I feel like I'm a Malcolm. I havent ever read any MLK books, and with it being black history month I knew this was important to accomplish.

I appreciated learning about Dr. Kings story. The audio clips of his speeches were my favorite part. I loved hearing the tenacity and power in his voice. The autobiography ends abruptly for obvious reasons. Part of me wishes there was an epilogue or piece added in post by one of MLKs team or trusted advisors.

I do think this is re-readable. Kings religious & nonviolent point of reference sometimes feels heavy and overused when I think about where we have and havent progressed as a society.

None the less happy to have consumed this personal body of work.

  • The Secret to Attracting Money

  • By: Joe Vitale
  • Narrated by: Joe Vitale
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 588
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 585

The potential to attract money and create abundant wealth doesn't reside in your job, your circumstances, or even the economy. It resides within you. Your mind is equipped with the natural ability to attract as much money as you want and need - at anytime, anyplace, in any financial climate, without struggle. You just have to know how to trigger it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What's blocking your from wealth?

  • By Croix on 10-18-17

Great info - will def read more from the author.

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

Reviewed: 02-09-19

This is my first time reading any of Joe Vitale's work. I loved it. I feel like I walked away with powerful new perspective, and language to craft my journey of abundance and wealth.

Theres easily over 15 different tooks/strategies someone could find in this book. I loved that there was a section dedicated to additional sources. and how Joe broke down using sources in the public domain to improve your business products.

One of the tools that comes to mind is the 4 stages of enlightenment:
1 - Victimhood
2 - Empowered
3 - recognition of the God source
4 - becoming one with the universe

Way more tools than this. Just do yourself a favor and grab this book.

  • Atomic Marriage

  • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Narrated by: Diane Lane
  • Length: 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 8,212
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7,404
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7,381

All marriages are hard. Many of them fail. Brock Lewis, an evangelical businessman turned self-published author, has the answer. Follow his international bestselling book’s 12-point “Atomic Doctrine” - make eye contact with your spouse? Always! Use the bathroom in front of them? Never! - and you, too, can build a marriage that thrives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nice quick escape

  • By Michele on 01-09-19

just meh for me

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

this was ok, but not sure I understand what the central idea is pd this text.

  • Alien: Out of the Shadows

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • By: Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs
  • Narrated by: Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,475

As a child, Chris Hooper dreamed of monsters. But in deep space, he found only darkness and isolation. Then, on planet LV178, he and his fellow miners discovered a storm-scoured, sand-blasted hell - and trimonite, the hardest material known to man. When a shuttle crashes into the mining ship Marion, the miners learn that there was more than trimonite deep in the caverns. There was evil, hibernating and waiting for suitable prey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • a work that I highly recommend

  • By AudioBook Reviewer on 05-02-16

Great story

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

Reviewed: 01-28-19

I never read fiction, this was a great escape from my normal non fiction binges. it actually makes me want to hear more Alien inspired stories. I'm a fan of the movies. I would say this follows the movies just a little too predictably. otherwise I loved it.

  • The Third Wave

  • An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future
  • By: Steve Case
  • Narrated by: Steve Case
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 806
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 701
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 696

Steve Case was on the leading edge of the Internet revolution when he cofounded AOL in 1991. He was an entrepreneur in a business that hadn't even been invented, yet he saw how significantly his efforts could change not only America but the world. In The Third Wave, Case uses his insights garnered from nearly four decades of working as an innovator, investor, and businessperson to chart a path for future visionaries.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • About the Internet of Things, and Then Again Not.

  • By J.B. on 04-24-16

thought I would learn more

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

I've been wanting to read this forever. it was great hearing about the growth of AOL. but I wanted to learn more about what the 3rd wave would look like. Especially as a millineal and a child of internet technology I want to take advantage of the curve b4 it happens. I thought this book would help me see that. I was unfortunately let down.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 60,415
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 55,167
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 54,856

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't know what I was getting into

  • By Kenneth Woodward on 12-05-18

This book is everything you need.

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

Reviewed: 01-16-19

This book was powerful! It helped me get a modern sense of what happens in the white house, and most importantly on the road to the white house. Michelle's story was very well told. I couldn't put the book down. She addressed her childhood, her upbringing, her and Barack's courtship, the early challenges they faced in their relationship along with their stark differences. she also describes their early political fame as well as some of the relative challenges she faced as a 'private' citizen working to step into the national political spotlight. I completed this book in 3 days, which is amazing considering how intimidated I was by the 19 hr read time. All the 5 star reviews are truthful. This was the story I wanted to know about the Obama's. Thank you for sharing forever first lady! It's been a great mirror to my own life and accomplishments.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 39,068
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35,001
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,859

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

own each moment

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

Reviewed: 01-13-19

this was just ok to me. own each moment. manage up, down, and across. the narration wasnt my favorite. and it seemed liked a lot of the concepts and battle stories repeated themselves in the book.

  • The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business

  • By: Josh Kaufman
  • Narrated by: Josh Kaufman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,211
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,423

Josh Kaufman founded PersonalMBA.com as an alternative to the business school boondoggle. His blog has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to the best business books and most powerful business concepts of all time. Now, he shares the essentials of entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, negotiation, operations, productivity, systems design, and much more, in one comprehensive volume. The Personal MBA distills the most valuable business lessons into simple, memorable mental models that can be applied to real-world challenges.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not an MBA, But A Damn Decent Experience.

  • By Jonny on 01-20-13

Amazing! Bought ebook, audio, and paperback!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-19

Quite simply, this book will be one that I consistently refer back to as someone who does not come from the world of business. I've been working to build a sustainable business for 5 years, this book has given me so much new language, terminology, theory, and value!

I definitely recommend you pick this up if you have a dream of opening up your own business.

Some things book helped me understand:
- Value Creation
- The Importance of Business Systems
- Business Psychology

Also, the author cites endless sources for a real geek like me to mine through to find new areas of interest.

great great great resource!

  • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

  • What the Rich Invest In That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  • By: Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by: Tim Wheeler
  • Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,740
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,328
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315

"Investing means different things to different people. In fact, there are different investments for the rich, poor, and middle class. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing is a long-term guide for anyone who wants to become a rich investor and invest in what the rich invest in. As the title states, it is a "guide" and offers no guarantees... only guidance.” (Robert Kiyosaki)

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learnt allot even though there may be some fluff

  • By Raymond Brooks on 10-15-16

great addition to the rich dad poor dad series

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

Reviewed: 04-22-18

I appreciated reading this book. I'm 32 and read rich dad poor dad (rdpd) about 4 years ago. RDPD helped me gain valuable beginners knowledge on how to better manage my finances. guide to investing g was no different. the book essentially tries to convince the reader that investing in stock is fruitless. the real investment is to create your own stock to sell aka creating your own business. using this pathway to invest helps create more opportunity for financial success and wealth.

also one immediate takeaway:
the author suggest that there are 3 types of financial plans one can have.
1. plan for financial security
2. plan for financial comfort
3. plan for financial wealth

Most people have none of these plans. however if you want to build true wealth. you must first plan and implement a strategy to have financial security. (think 9-5 retirement plan) then move on to planning for comfort (think life insurance, investment portfolios, etc...) planning for wealth comes last once you have solid plans for 1 and 2 out of the way and already in motion.

  • Invest Like Warren Buffett

  • Powerful Strategies for Building Wealth
  • By: Matthew R. Kratter
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 141
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117

I have studied Warren Buffett and his investments for over 20 years. Over that time, I have distilled Buffett's most valuable investing insights into an easy-to-follow program. It's time to learn a proven strategy that takes the stress out of investing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book!

  • By BJM on 02-14-17

decent overall

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

Reviewed: 04-09-18

the book was helpful to get some basic investing knowledge. definitely need to do more research after reading this.