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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 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,990
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,954

Start with Why shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way - and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with why.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a 15 minutes book turned into few hours

  • By Sandy Rice on 02-22-18

Simon Sinek Fellatiates Steve Jobs for 6 Hours

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-18

"Focus on why you do things". there, now you've gotten all the value from this book and you can move onto more valuable learning. seriously, give this a pass, there is no wisdom here.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Exactly What to Say

  • The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
  • By: Phil M. Jones
  • Narrated by: Phil M. Jones
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,640
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,597

Often the decision between a customer choosing you over someone like you is your ability to know exactly what to say, when to say it, and how to make it count. Phil M. Jones has trained more than two million people across five continents and over 50 countries in the lost art of spoken communication. In Exactly What to Say, he delivers the tactics you need to get more of what you want.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Handful of Good Scripts

  • By A. Yoshida on 05-28-18

To the point

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-18

A good quick car listen but nothing amazing. Not worth a full audible credit. either buy or leave it.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Crushing It!

  • How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too
  • By: Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Narrated by: Gary Vaynerchuk, Rich Roll, Amy Schmittauer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,397

Four-time New York Times best-selling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In this lively, practical, and inspiring audiobook, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 85% fluff and 15% value.

  • By Michael Bowie on 04-09-18

Gary Recites his Shtick with Guest Annecdotes

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

Reviewed: 04-25-18

There's nothing new here. I'm a huge Gary fan, but this recording breaks his rule about providing value. here you shall find none unless you've never consumed any of his other content.

  • Way of the Wolf

  • Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success
  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Jordan Belfort
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,856
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,414

For the first time ever, Jordan Belfort opens his playbook and gives listeners access to his exclusive step-by-step system - the same system he used to create massive wealth for himself, his clients, and his sales teams. Until now, this revolutionary program was only available through Jordan's $1,997 online training. Now, in Way of the Wolf, Belfort is ready to unleash the power of persuasion to a whole new generation of listeners, revealing how anyone can bounce back from devastating setbacks, master the art of persuasion, and build wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Straight to the point and no bullshit

  • By Gretar T. on 10-08-17

Lessons on aggressive cold calling tactics

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

Reviewed: 04-14-18

Summed up: if your prospect is qualified, keep looping the conversation back on track to a close until they're either 100% certain they want to buy or you realize they aren't as qualified as you though. final hurdle is to lower resistance to taking action by offering return policies or review periods. This book could be a single chapter. Also his history as a convicted felon keeps coming up in the form of him telling you over and over that "this system is incredibly powerful, but you have to be ethical or it'll ruin your life."

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Building a StoryBrand

  • Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  • By: Donald Miller
  • Narrated by: Donald Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,170
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,580
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,570

Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Starts to Feel Like One Big Ad for Authors Product

  • By ManBearPig on 12-06-17

buy the book

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

Reviewed: 03-29-18

The Audio book is a decent listen but it's just long and detailed enough that you'll wish you had the book to refer back to the whole way through.

  • The World's Best Known Marketing Secret

  • Building Your Business with Word-of-Mouth Marketing
  • By: Ivan R. Misner, Mike Macedonio
  • Narrated by: Bill DeWees
  • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 27
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

Hands down. No debate. We all know that word-of-mouth can turn a company, product, or service into a roaring success or a crashing failure. This updated, information-packed new edition offers you a proven model for developing your own word-of-mouth marketing plan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gets better with every listen.

  • By Jarmo Kihlstrom on 05-07-15

Giant ad for BNI and other paid services

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

Reviewed: 12-15-17

book isn't wrong about referral marketing being useful, but it constantly alludes to a paid marketing program called the referral institute

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Three-Body Problem

  • By: Cixin Liu
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,396
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,516

Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They create a computer using a 30 million man Army

  • By Josh P on 12-07-14

Very Unique Approach but ignores structure

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

Reviewed: 04-24-17

3 Body Problem is a very unique book that harks back to pre-star trek sci-fi. It's a good listen, but be aware that it ignores a lot of traditional story structure, which may frustrate some listeners.

  • Unshakeable

  • Your Financial Freedom Playbook
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,831
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,774

After interviewing 50 of the world's greatest financial minds and penning the number-one New York Times best seller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a one sentence summary....

  • By Martin on 03-04-17

This audio book is a giant advertisement

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-17

Tony let's the owner of an RIA that pays him write a book about how you should let the RIA manage your money (if you meet their investment minimum of 100k) and discloses his conflicts of interest in the last 15 seconds of the 10+ hour book. Take a pass. Or, if you want only the valuable stuff, skip to the index at the very end. Everything else is garbage.

49 of 59 people found this review helpful