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  • Entreleadership

  • 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,246
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,685
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,655

If you’re at all responsible for your company’s success, you can’t just be a hard-charging entrepreneur or a motivating, encouraging leader. You have to be both! If you’re at all responsible for your company’s success, you can’t just be a hard-charging entrepreneur or a motivating, encouraging leader. You have to be both! This book presents Dave’s playbook for creating work that matters; building an incredible group of passionate, empowered team members; and winning the race with steady momentum that will roll over any obstacle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent insights for building a great business

  • By Steve on 02-16-13

A Must Have for Any Business Owner

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Entreleadership to be better than the print version?

I enjoy Dave Ramsey's audio books because he is a natural narrator and story teller. I was about 75% of the way through the audio book when I decided that I needed the print edition as well for reference.

What did you like best about this story?

I own a very small brick and mortar retail shop, with an online presence, and only have a staff of 5. I found Dave's advice and examples practical for a business of my size and could see how it would fit a business of almost any size.

Have you listened to any of Dave Ramsey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Dave's performance is always worth listening to. One of the best narrators around.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There weren't many "moving" moments in the book (outside of the young man whose family was killed in a car accident - you could hear the emotion in Dave's voice) but one of the best takeaways for me was the discussion about profit sharing. It's something that I hadn't thought about before but might be a good fit for my company.

Any additional comments?

There are a handful of books that I consider "must reads" for entrepreneurs, and Entre-Leadership is now one of them!

  • 10% Happier

  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,065
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,284
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,216

After having a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America, Dan Harris knew he had to make some changes. A lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspired me to restart my meditation practice

  • By Julie W. Capell on 12-07-16
  • 10% Happier
  • How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works
  • By: Dan Harris
  • Narrated by: Dan Harris

Bought on a Whim and Was Pleasantly Surprised

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

Would you listen to 10% Happier again? Why?

Yes. Dan's story really hit home for me...minus the drug use and being a national TV news personality. I saw a lot of the way that I think, and my sense of humor, in his story telling.

Which character – as performed by Dan Harris – was your favorite?

Dan Harris.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

A 7 hour book in one sitting? Uh, no. Listened to it over the course of 2-3 weeks.

  • Now I Know More

  • The Revealing Stories Behind Even More of the World's Most Interesting Facts
  • By: Dan Lewis
  • Narrated by: Anthony Haden Salerno
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 571
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 572

Get ready to find out the real deal behind a new collection of fascinating facts. From pink camouflaged fighter planes to secret Harry Potter characters, Now I Know More covers everything from history and science to sports and pop culture. You'll learn about made-up towns that made their way onto real maps, the time three MLB teams squared off in a single game, and 99 more curious cases of remarkable trivia. And it's all true. With this audiobook, you really will know more!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed...

  • By Pat on 05-29-15

I Should Have Listened to Other Reviewers

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

Reviewed: 05-29-15

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I'm bailing out on this audio book, only a few chapters in, due to the distracting narration. Not time well spent.

If you’ve listened to books by Dan Lewis before, how does this one compare?

First one.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

His style is breathy and dramatic. Not a good fit for this, or any other, audio book.

Could you see Now I Know More being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Nope.

Any additional comments?

The content may be worthwhile, but I'll never know because I can't stand listening to the narrator.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful