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  • Aesop's Fables

  • A Collection of 141 Fables
  • By: Aesop
  • Narrated by: Drew Birdeye
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

Aesop's Fables, such as "The Fox and the Grapes", "The Hare and the Tortoise", and "The North Wind and the Sun", are well known throughout the world.

This is a compilation of 141 selected Aesop's fables that will entertain the listener with short stories and great life lessons.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Was it a race to the finish?

  • By Aaron on 11-30-12

Was it a race to the finish?

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

Reviewed: 11-30-12

The stories in this book are great, but the narrator was racing through all of the stories - as if it was a race! My mind did not even have a chance to absorb any of the concepts. If you are okay with pausing at the end of each story to mentally appreciate the thoughts contained in each story, then this book is okay. Otherwise the book will be over before before you know it.

25 Things to Say to the Interviewer to Get the Job You Want audiobook cover art
  • 25 Things to Say to the Interviewer to Get the Job You Want

  • By: Dexter Hawk
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 68

If you're looking for a job that lets you do what you're good at and pays you what you're worth, listen to this book. And if you want to make your dreams come true, listen to it over and over again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I worry less now

  • By Jack on 07-23-05

Very good information, only a little over the top

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

Reviewed: 11-29-12

This is a very good book that contains a lot of valuable information. However, some of the comments contained in the book we a little over the top (brown nose -ish). But other than those instances, which I admit is subjective, overall I think the book was great.

The Greatest Salesman in the World audiobook cover art
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • By: Og Mandino
  • Narrated by: Og Mandino
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

This is the legend of Hafid, a camel boy 2,000 years ago, and his burning desire to improve his lowly position in life, as told to his apprentice Erasmus. Hafid relates the story of how he became known as the Greatest Salesman in the World. His success lies in the wisdom of ten leather scrolls passed down to him from his master, Pathros.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • By Robert on 09-26-10

Slow beginning, but once U get 2 those scrolls....

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

Reviewed: 11-29-12

To me, this book had a slow beginning. But I had really purposed to listen to the whole book. In the end, I really enjoyed the book because the essence of the book is really contained in the scrolls that the author speaks about. A very great book that is definitely worth the listen.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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 4,870
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,134

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

Great Book that Covers the Basics & Provides Refs

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

Reviewed: 10-01-12

This audio book is packed with plenty of useful information on critical business concepts. Additionally, Josh provides a wealth of references that can be used to further investigate a particular concept in more details. Great resource for anyone who runs a small business or is seeking to understand the fundamentals of running a business.

39 of 43 people found this review helpful

  • Leading with Questions

  • How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask
  • By: Michael Marquardt
  • Narrated by: Michael Marquardt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56

In Leading with Questions, internationally acclaimed management consultant Michael Marquardt shows how you can learn to ask the powerful questions that will generate short-term results and long-term learning and success. Throughout the book, he demonstrates how effective leaders use questions to encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and much more.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Less than impressive

  • By Anshum on 05-14-10

Good, but very repetitive...

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

Reviewed: 03-16-12

Would you consider the audio edition of Leading with Questions to be better than the print version?

Not applicable

What was one of the most memorable moments of Leading with Questions?

Chapter 4: Asking the right questions (In Audible, it's chapter 5)

What didn’t you like about Michael Marquardt’s performance?

Reading was too slow and less than eloquent.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

Good ideas, but very repetitive with few actual examples.

  • Yes!

  • 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive
  • By: Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: Blair Hardman
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 870
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 500
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 498

Whether you are in advertising, marketing, management, on sales, or just curious about how to be more influential in everyday life, Yes! shows how making small, scientifically proven changes to your approach can have a dramatic effect on your persuasive powers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I Expected

  • By Tyler James Ellison on 06-02-09

Well Rounded!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-10

This is truly a great piece of work. Well rounded and covers many different situations. One of the most profound materials I have come across & read in a long time.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful