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  • How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

  • By: Milo O. Frank
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 117
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    4 out of 5 stars 79
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    4 out of 5 stars 76

Milo Frank shows you how easy it is to get your point across in 30 seconds and get what you want. Whether you are writing a letter or memo, making a speech, asking for a raise or promotion, making a point, or closing a sale, How To Get Your Point Across In 30 Seconds Or Less is an invaluable training tool for both business people and professionals. You will be amazed at your enhanced effectiveness when you discover how to use the 30 second message to get exactly what you want.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A little dated in style but material is ageless...

  • By Chris Reich on 03-08-11

This is a must have, for any powerful communicator

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Reviewed: 08-01-18

I've likely had this book for 25 years. It's allowed me to put things in: "...terms so plain and firm as to command their assent..." -TJ

  • Red Notice

  • A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice
  • By: Bill Browder
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,644
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    5 out of 5 stars 6,096
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    5 out of 5 stars 6,098

Red Notice is a searing expose of the wholesale whitewash by Russian authorities of Magnitsky's imprisonment and murder, slicing deep into the shadowy heart of the Kremlin to uncover its sordid truths.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gutsy, chilling and important.

  • By Michael J Canning on 02-28-15

A Must-Read for every American citizen!

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Reviewed: 07-25-18

This is one of the most extraordinary books I've read in my lifetime... The story is riveting and the lessons, even more so. This work is so vitally important to understanding Putin, it should be a must-read, for every American! I completed it in one day at 2x speed, fitting it in, anywhere I could throughout my busy day. Extraordinary...

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  • The Bed of Procrustes

  • Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
  • By: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 407
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 322

By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By A on 08-25-11

Don't, under any circumstances, read this book!

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Reviewed: 03-24-18

Not since reading Rochefoucauld's Maxims (as part of my Beloit College Classics curriculum), have I encountered such an extraordinary book. Further, don't be fooled by its quick read, there are lessons within that will make you scratch your head & perhaps even ponder your own existence...

  • Francona

  • The Red Sox Years
  • By: Terry Francona, Dan Shaughnessy
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 234
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

From famed manager Terry Francona, a lively, unvarnished narrative of his tenure with the storied Boston Red Sox... From 2004 to 2011, Terry Francona managed the Boston Red Sox, the most talked-about, scrutinized team in all of sports. In Francona the legendary manager opens up for the first time about his eight years there, as they went from cursed franchise to one of the most successful and profitable in baseball history. He takes listeners inside the rarefied world of a 21st-century clubhouse.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I enjoyed it a lot,

  • By Sean on 03-25-13

Extraordinary man - extraordinary book

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Reviewed: 11-16-17

I had absolutely no idea about crap Francona dealt with every day. To do so with children in harm's way, is nothing short of extraordinary...

  • Teammate

  • My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
  • By: David Ross, Don Yaeger, Theo Epstein - foreword
  • Narrated by: Gregory Abbey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
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    5 out of 5 stars 200

In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons. Beyond Ross's remarkably strong play, he became the ultimate positive force in the Cubs locker room, mentoring and motivating his fellow players, some of them nearly 20 years his junior.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Grandpa Rossy

  • By med c on 05-21-17

Great story and some valuable team insights

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Reviewed: 11-10-17

This was really easy to listen to and is chock full of great stories from an extraordinary career. David's book brings out the intangibles of a great teammate and someone of great character.

  • Relentless

  • A Memoir
  • By: Julian Edelman
  • Narrated by: Gregory Abbey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 169
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 153

When the Patriots were down 28-3 in Super Bowl LI, there was at least one player who refused to believe they would lose: Julian Edelman. And he said so. It wasn't only because of his belief in his teammates, led by the master of the comeback, his friend and quarterback Tom Brady - or the coaching staff run by the legendary Bill Belichick. It was also because he had been counted out in most of his life and career, and he had proved them all wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect Patriots Fan Book

  • By Rich Gasser on 03-02-18

Relentless - An Absolute Must Read

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Reviewed: 11-07-17

If you've ever been told that you can't do something, or that you're never gonna make it...you'll love this book!

It's a frank and inspiring story, that will encourage anyone who is chasing a big dream...

  • The TB12 Method

  • How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance
  • By: Tom Brady
  • Narrated by: Tom Brady, Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 724
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    4 out of 5 stars 636
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    4 out of 5 stars 633

The first book by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady - the five-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence at 39 years old - a deeply practical "athlete's bible" that reveals Brady's revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By musicislife on 01-09-18

This Stuff Works!

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Reviewed: 09-22-17

Clear and well written. Having been a customer for 3 months, I can attest to everything Tom claims in the book...

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  • Revolutionary Summer

  • The Birth of American Independence
  • By: Joseph J. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
  • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 86

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever to cross the Atlantic to crush the rebellion in the cradle. The Continental Congress and the Continental Army were forced to make decisions on the run, improvising as history congealed around them. In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis meticulously examines the most influential figures in this propitious moment, including George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Britain’s Admiral Lord Richard and General William Howe. He weaves together the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other.

Revolutionary Summer tells an old story in a new way, with a freshness at once colorful and compelling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative Overivew of the Early Years

  • By Jeffrey Zimmer on 04-13-18

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 08-23-17

Another fabulous book from Joseph Ellis. Run, don't walk and get it for yourself...

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3

  • Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
  • By: William Manchester, Paul Reid
  • Narrated by: Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
  • Length: 53 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,503

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, Defender of the Realm, the third volume of William Manchester’s The Last Lion, picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill portrayed by Manchester and Reid is a man of indomitable courage, lightning-fast intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A worthy final volume in a great biography

  • By Mike From Mesa on 11-27-12

Brilliant!

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Reviewed: 05-06-16

I'm actually quite sad, now that I've finished all the volumes... What will be next, now?

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume II: Alone, 1932-1940

  • By: William Manchester
  • Narrated by: Richard Brown
  • Length: 36 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,457
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,175
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    5 out of 5 stars 1,172

This second volume in William Manchester's three-volume biography of Winston Churchill challenges the assumption that Churchill's finest hour was as a wartime leader. During the years 1932-1940, he was tested as few men are. Pursued by creditors (at one point he had to put up his home for sale), he remained solvent only by writing an extraordinary number of books and magazine articles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Senseless change of narrators

  • By S. Horn on 12-12-11

Truly Stunning...

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Reviewed: 03-17-16

A fascinating account of how close we came to losing Western Civilization as we know it...