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  • What Got You Here Won't Get You There

  • How Successful People Become Even More Successful!
  • By: Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,246

What's holding you back? Marshall Goldsmith is an expert at helping global leaders overcome their (sometimes unconscious) annoying habits and attaining a higher level of success. His one-on-one coaching comes with a six-figure price tag. But with this audiobook, you'll get Marshall's great advice without the hefty fee!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Worth it

  • By Robert on 06-03-07

Thought Provoking

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-25-18

Very original and interesting take on getting to the next level. Accentuates the people skills aspects, and a number of common sense ideas at self introspection. He emphasizes the need to change, in spite of your success. Narration was fitting for the content and well done. Worth the credit.

  • Be Your Own Boss

  • How to Prosper in the Coming Entrepreneurial Decade
  • By: Harry S. Dent Jr.
  • Narrated by: Harry S. Dent Jr.
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 21

In this all new program, Be Your Own Boss: How to Prosper in the Coming Entrepreneurial Decade, Harry wants to encourage you to start your own business in the best way suited for you. Harry Dent is an entrepreneur himself, and this program is all about motivating you to become more serious in your pursuit of entrepreneurship, as the next decade could be very threatening if you don't. The good news is that more than ever, new Internet and social media technologies make it easier to become an entrepreneur today.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Advice

  • By MELODY J. LEMESURIER on 01-03-17

Some good ideas

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

Reviewed: 11-13-18

This book starts out a little slow, almost began to think it was a commercial touting all of Mr Dents predictions and statistics. But the content does get better on into the book. While I doubt some of the content, I found some of the advice in the latter parts of the book to be sound and insightful. Statistics are something that can be interpreted in so many different ways that I tend to be skeptical, especially in the area of economics, Still his conclusions were interesting and some of them I would imagine to be somewhat accurate.

  • The Coming Storm

  • By: Michael Lewis
  • Narrated by: Michael Lewis
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,502

Tornadoes, cyclones, tsunamis… Weather can be deadly – especially when it strikes without warning. Millions of Americans could soon find themselves at the mercy of violent weather if the public data behind lifesaving storm alerts gets privatized for personal gain. In his first Audible Original feature, New York Times best-selling author and journalist Michael Lewis delivers hard-hitting research on not-so-random weather data – and how Washington plans to release it. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Why you shouldn't ignore the weather forecast

  • By Elisabeth Carey on 09-10-18

There is a reason this one was free

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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: 10-18-18

Actually there is very little in this short book that is actually about weather patterns. I enjoyed Money Ball, but the content of this one is weak and overall I found it to be very lame. Complete waste of time. Would not recommend it.

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  • Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

  • By: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 289
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 286

Locales like Mesopotamia or the Indus Valley, peoples like the Hittites or Assyrians, or rulers like Sargon, Hammurabi, and Darius are part of a long-dead antiquity, so shrouded with dust that we might be tempted to skip over them entirely, preferring to race forward along history's timeline in search of the riches we know will be found in our studies of Greece and Rome.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic, but too short.

  • By M. Brian Burchette on 01-01-15

Shorter than some of the othe courses

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-18

I have enjoyed all of Dr Harl's Great Courses offerings and this one was no exception. It is shorter than the other ones, but nonetheless it is still extremely interesting. It touches on many of the earliest civilizations and points out how each made lasting contributions. Well worth the credit and highly recommended.

  • Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor

  • By: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
  • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 270
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

Embark on an unforgettable trip into the historical glories of the past with these 24 lectures that immerse you in the history of an often overlooked region of the ancient world. With Professor Harl as your guide, you'll plunge into the history of Asia Minor's great ancient civilizations and come face to face with eye-opening historical milestones. Among these: the rise of the Hittites, the legendary Trojan War, the birth of Western philosophy, the fiery Greek and Persian Wars, the victories of Alexander the Great, the dawn of the Hellenistic Age, the spread of early Christianity, the golden age of Byzantium, the birth of the Ottoman Empire, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • There Ain't Nothin Minor about this Asia!!! : )

  • By Mike on 04-26-14

Another fantastic Course

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-18

Professor Harl does an excellent job in presenting this course. His enthusiasm on the subject matter just draws you in. Asia Minor has been both the home of some incredible civilizations and has been at the cross roads between East and West and between Europe and the levant. The Hittites, Greeks, Persians, Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, Turks, Mongols and Assyrians all vied for supremacy of this strategically located land. Fascinating course, highly recommended.

  • All These Worlds

  • Bobiverse, Book 3
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38,590
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36,125
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 36,020

Being a sentient spaceship really should be more fun. But after spreading out through space for almost a century, Bob and his clones just can't stay out of trouble. They've created enough colonies so humanity shouldn't go extinct. But political squabbles have a bad habit of dying hard, and the Brazilian probes are still trying to take out the competition. And the Bobs have picked a fight with an older, more powerful species with a large appetite and a short temper.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Satisfying End to a Fun Series

  • By Craig Schorling on 08-20-17

Fantastic Sci-Fi Trilogy

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

Reviewed: 06-08-18

One of the best Sci-Fi Series I have ever read. Clever writing, fresh take on artificial intelligence, hilarious in parts but really good sci fi too. Ray Porter may be the premier narrator in audible. All three books in the trilogy are excellent. Highly recommended.

  • The Last Kingdom

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,313
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,983
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,958

The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex, Alfred's kingdom and the last territory in English hands, Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great series of books

  • By Joshua on 10-02-15

Excellent novel of the Viking Invasions of England

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-28-18

I thoroughly enjoyed the last kingdom, I totally agreed with one of the other reviewers that this was the kind of novel that had me researching some of the events from that time period. It is brutal and violent but very interesting. The book is able to contrast the lifestyles and cultures of the Germanic Anglo Saxons to those of the Scandinavian Danes from the perspective of a man born Saxon but later integrated into the Danish culture - it was fascinating. The narration was first rate. I plan to continue with other books from the series. Highly recommended.

  • For We Are Many

  • Bobiverse, Book 2
  • By: Dennis E. Taylor
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 43,282
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 40,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,424

Bob Johansson didn't believe in an afterlife, so waking up after being killed in a car accident was a shock. To add to the surprise, he is now a sentient computer and the controlling intelligence for a Von Neumann probe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Denis E.Taylor Sets A New Standard For Sci-Fi

  • By Devin on 04-18-17

Excellent Second Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-09-18

So many times a sequel is a major let down - this one picked up right where the first one left off. This is one of the best Science Fiction series that I have come across - the writing is so clever, funny and innovative. Ray Porter is the perfect narrator for these books. Highly recommended, although I would recommend starting with the first book prior to reading this one.

  • Mr. Majestyk

  • By: Elmore Leonard
  • Narrated by: Frank Muller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198

Vincent Majestyk saw too much death in the jungles of Southeast Asia. All he wants to do now is farm his melons and forget. But peace can be an elusive commodity, even in the Arizona hinterlands - and especially when the local mob is calling all the shots. And one quiet, proud man's refusal to be strong-armed by a powerful hood is about to start a violent chain reaction that will leave Mr. Majestyk ruined, in shackles, and without a friend in the world -- except for one tough and beautiful woman.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Elmore Leonard and Frank Muller: purrrrfection.

  • By Richard Delman on 04-03-14

Extremely Cheesy

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-18

I had heard of the movie, although I had never seen it or read the book. Additionally I think Frank Muller was one of the finest narrators that I have listened to. But I was very underwhelmed with this book - the story was absolutely lame, it reminded me of a grade b movie or 70s episode of the A-Team - very little substance. It started out almost like a human interest story but quickly degenerated into a silly story. The protagonist gets arrested, gets caught up in a prison break and angers one of the other prisoners who vows revenge. The rest of the book has the villain hiding out while working to get Mr Majestyk free from jail so that he can exact his revenge.

  • The Barbarian Empires of the Steppes

  • By: Kenneth W. Harl, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Kenneth W. Harl
  • Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 831

The word "barbarian" quickly conjures images of Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan. Yet few people realize these men belong to a succession of nomadic warriors who emerged from the Eurasian steppes to conquer civilizations. It's a part of ancient and medieval history that's often overlooked, but for an accurate view of how the world evolved, it's essential. Covering some 6,000 miles and 6,000 years, this eye-opening course illuminates how a series of groups pushed ever westward, coming into contact with the Roman Empire, Han China, and distant cultures from Iraq to India.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • More than You Ever Wanted to Know re Steppe Nomads

  • By Christopher on 09-25-14

Fascinating

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

Reviewed: 04-20-18

One of the most interesting books I have listened to in the Great Courses collection. Absolutely fascinating. Central Asia and the steppes have not made huge impacts on the world stage in several hundred years, but before the advent of firearms their endless waves of military campaigns impacted the entire known world. Chinese, Roman and the various middle eastern empires all faced perpetual threats - at some points such as during the Mongol era all three were being impacted almost simultaneously. The horse archers and their cavalry prowess represented a military technology few Generals in the urbanized settled world could counter. The brutality and carnage of some of the campaigns are still felt in the modern era as some locations never really recovered. Professor Harl is outstanding in delivering the course - well worth the credit.