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  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61,829
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 56,444
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 56,121

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
  • Great story - from a 54 yo white republican man

  • By Richard Sullivan on 12-22-18

Very entertaining, great read

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-19

Michelle does a great job telling her story in a humble and engaging way. It's a bit long but keeps your attention because the second half is about their time running for office and living in the White House, which is very fun. It starts out as her story but ends up as her husband and family's story so it doesn't really feel complete in that respect. She tries to set up being a "box-checker" as her flaw near the beginning and the laid-back Barack becomes her foil, which works. But then she doesn't pay off this setup in the end of the book. She kind of ends by saying that she's still a person in progress working on becoming the person she wants to be. Just like we all are. So is it a book about searching for yourself then? Not really sure. Again, the second half of her story gets lost in Baracks story and the themes she set up about her own journey are kind of left alone.

  • 7L: The Seven Levels of Communication

  • Go from Relationships to Referrals
  • By: Michael J Maher
  • Narrated by: Michael J Maher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 637
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 634

The Seven Levels of Communication tells the entertaining and educational story of Rick Masters, who is suffering from a down economy when he meets a mortgage professional who has built a successful business without advertising or personal promotion. Skeptical, he agrees to accompany her to a conference to learn more about her mysterious methods. Rick soon learns that the rewards for implementing these strategies are far greater than he had ever imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Decent content, few gems, but tough to listen.

  • By Aaron H. on 07-11-17

Great book; its deeper than you think it will be

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-01-19

I was a bit skeptical of this book because the cover looks somewhat cheesy but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it contains some really sound ideas about growing your network and generating more leads from your existing customers. And it is told through a story, which makes it engaging and a joy to read. I recommend this book to anyone who is in sales or would like to start getting more referrals of any kind.

  • Explosive Growth: A Few Things I Learned While Growing to 100 Million Users and Losing $78 Million

  • Ultimate Startup Playbook in Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Online Marketing, Leadership & PR
  • By: Cliff Lerner
  • Narrated by: Daniel Greenberg
  • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105

Explosive Growth is a business book like no other. This compelling and inspiring narrative gives you a step-by-step play to achieve explosive growth and combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, proven tactics, and case studies to help your startup grow. This audiobook is ideal for entrepreneurs, marketing experts, startups, and CEOs looking to grow their business to millions of users.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A tool that can help you start a new Business

  • By cosmitron on 10-01-18

Great wisdom told through fun stories by someone who has been there

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Reviewed: 12-28-18

This book is funny and well written. Cliff takes the reader through the story of his company, Snap Interactive, and how he created one of the first Facebook dating apps and rocketed to a ton of users. He comes across as very real and humble and he shares the big takeaway lessons that he learned from all of this. If you are an entrepreneur or are thinking about starting a business I would highly recommend checking out this book.

  • 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 250
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 218
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 219

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

Instead, just read How to Win Friends and Influence People

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3 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-27-18

This book is well written and has some engaging stories. But if you have ever read Dale Carnegie's classic book How to Win Friends and Influence People, you'll notice that Jeb recycles almost all of his ideas from there. Many of the concepts that frame chapters in Jen's book are literally just slight rewordings of principles from Dale Carnegie (take a sincere interest in other people, be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise, don't criticize condemn or complain, etc). If you liked How to Win Friends and are looking for more content in the same vein that covers the same ideas, you might find it helpful.

  • Tribes

  • We Need You to Lead Us
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,006
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,003
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,965

Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes make our world work, and always have. The new opportunity is that it's easier than ever to find, organize, and lead a tribe. The Web has enabled an explosion of all kinds of tribes - and created shortage of people to lead them. This is the growth industry of our time. Tribes will help you understand exactly what's at stake, and why YOU can and should lead a tribe of your own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Gale S. on 11-02-09

Encourages you to "lead" but doesn't reveal how

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

Reviewed: 12-24-18

Godin offers a strong case in this book that more people should make the decision to become leaders--to rebel against the status quo. But he doesn't teach us anything insightful about how to actually accomplish this and the book reads like a series of disorganized ramblings about the importance of leaders in today's society. If you are thinking about becoming a leader and need some inspiration, you might enjoy it. Otherwise, I would recommend it.

  • The Last Days of the Incas

  • By: Kim MacQuarrie
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 21 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 648
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394

In 1532, the 54-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru. Unbeknownst to the Spaniards, the Inca rulers of Peru had just fought a bloody civil war in which the emperor Atahualpa had defeated his brother, Huascar. Pizarro and his men soon clashed with Atahualpa and a huge force of Inca warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fact is more fascinating than fiction

  • By Paul Norwood on 05-02-08

Great book!

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Reviewed: 05-20-15

Tons of info wrapped into an engaging story that keeps you spellbound. Highly recommend it! Just got back from Peru and felt very well informed on my trip having read this book.