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  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,432
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,417

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

Another Gladwell winner

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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: 12-02-17

Malcolm Gladwell makes good points in his writing, and this book is no different. The path to success doesn't look the same for everyone, and it can't really. Also, I think he does a terrific job in narrating his own book, which is an extra plus.

  • Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,060
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,930
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,846

Whether it's selling your company's product in the boardroom or selling yourself on eating healthy, everything in life can and should be treated as a sale. And as sales expert Grant Cardone explains, knowing the principles of selling is a prerequisite for success of any kind. In Sell or Be Sold, Cardone breaks down the techniques and approaches necessary to master the art of selling in any avenue.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Sales Book

  • By Darrin on 02-02-17

The book that made me want to write a book.

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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: 12-02-17

This was the first GC book I read, and since then I've read two more. There's definitely something to his approach and writing, and while not for everyone, I now feel the title of this book is certainly true, Everyday, in every situation, you're either selling, are being sold to. To recognize this is no small feat.

  • The Closer's Survival Guide - Third Edition

  • By: Grant Cardone
  • Narrated by: Grant Cardone
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,237
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,610

The most powerful arsenal of closes ever! This audiobook over 120 Closes includes: 31 Money Closes, 17 Time Related Closes, 3 Pressure Closes, 3 Agreement Closes, 8 Decision Closes, and another 64 of the most creative closes you will ever find in one book! Financial "Closing" is the final step in the pursuit of ANY goal. This thing called closing is not just something that sales people do but something that applies to every person.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If you want to be a closer, this book is for you.

  • By Quella on 03-19-17

Selling vs. Closing. There is a difference

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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: 12-02-17

This book is worth the listen, even if all the closes might not work for every personality type. It makes you look at your own processes and competence differently, which really is the point of the book I feel. This one will likely get at least a second listen.

  • Side Hustle

  • From Idea to Income in 27 Days
  • By: Chris Guillebeau
  • Narrated by: Chris Guillebeau
  • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 689
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593

For some people, the thought of quitting their day job to pursue the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating. For many others, it's terrifying. After all, a stable job that delivers a regular paycheck is a blessing. And not everyone has the means or the desire to take on the risks and responsibilities of working for themselves. But what if we could quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job? Enter the side hustle.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just $100 Startup" distilled - At Double speed.

  • By Daniel L on 09-25-17

A good beginner to begin idea generation

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-17

I've followed the author's blog for a few years, but this is the first book of his I've read. It's certainly to a specific audience, but the ideas do have merit. It's very good as a beginner to begin idea generation. He makes some very good points, in that all ideas aren't created equal, and once you have a good idea, everything else is "figureoutable". I listened to it twice, and will likely check out a couple of his other books too.

  • The HyperLocal HyperFast Real Estate Agent: How to Dominate Your Real Estate Market in Under a Year - I Did It and So Can You!

  • By: Daniel James Lesniak
  • Narrated by: Adam Dubeau
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192

In The HyperLocal, HyperFast Real Estate Agent, Dan tells how he used the Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning (STP) framework to identify potential markets and choose which ones to go after and how to add massive value to the consumers in that market. This book will teach you how to use the STP framework to enter new markets or increase market share in your existing markets by adding more value to your potential clients and communicating your value proposition to the market.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Specific tips any agent can use in any market!

  • By CK West on 06-18-17

Action based on what needs to be done

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Reviewed: 11-11-17

Great book. Talks through his actions and decision making based on what needed to be done for his clients, not on what other realtors would do. Saw a market need and filled it aggressively. Very powerful and motivational, even for those not in the real estate profession.

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  • The Johnstown Flood

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,248
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,240

At the end of the last century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation's burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A page-turner! HIstory that reads like a novel

  • By Susan K Donley on 06-17-05

Truth is stranger than fiction

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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: 07-20-17

Where does The Johnstown Flood rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top third. Great story, had never heard of it before. It is amazing (this happens all the time) how the townspeople pretty much expected the dam to break, like it was a foregone conclusion, yet nobody really did anything about it.

What did you like best about this story?

The detail about how such a large scale disaster could have been averted if one of twenty different smaller things had been different, maybe the even never would have occurred at all.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Small things that can be ignored turn into large things that can't

  • Lights Out

  • A Cyberattack, a Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath
  • By: Ted Koppel
  • Narrated by: Ted Koppel
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,296

Imagine a blackout lasting not days but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to generators, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light. Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark. Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good read that isn't fear mongering

  • By Elliott McNair on 01-01-16

Great that Ted Koppel narrated his own book. Makes

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

Reviewed: 07-20-17

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

Not sure, but probably not. The book makes one think though, which is the point. Life will look very different when something like this (and it's bound too eventually) happens.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

This is the future, date and time tbd.

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • By: Ray Bradbury
  • Narrated by: Tim Robbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,600
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,382

Guy Montag is a fireman. In his world, where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television "family."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I'm Burnin', I'm Burnin' for You

  • By W Perry Hall on 10-22-14

Written in 1950's but applicable today

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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: 07-20-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Story is 60 years old but strangely applicable today. Did Ray Bradbury have a time machine?

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fahrenheit 451?

How much of an impact a person (Clarisse) can have on someone (Guy) in such a short amount of time.

What does Tim Robbins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He might be the best narrator of any audiobook I've ever heard.

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

Yes.

  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33,538
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 30,657
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30,498

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook I Ever Listened To

  • By Sam Clear on 07-13-17

Kevin Hart the Narrator is hilarious

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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: 07-20-17

What did you love best about I Can't Make This Up?

This book would probably be ok if I were to read the printed version, but the audio version is great. It's a 12 hour stand up routine with good life lessons mixed in as well. Very well done.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The stories about the swim team, and the lessons he learned from it, even though he didn't enjoy it as a kid, were great.

  • What Is Reformed Theology

  • Understanding the Basics
  • By: R. C. Sproul
  • Narrated by: Marc Cashman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Have you ever wondered about "the five points"? What do they really mean? You've heard of Reformed theology, but you're not certain what it is. It appears to be important, and you'd like to know more about it. But you want a full, understandable explanation, not a simplistic one. In this insightful book, R. C. Sproul will walk you through the foundations of the Reformed doctrine and explain how the Reformed belief is centered on God, based on God's Word, and committed to faith in Jesus Christ.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I would give him 6 stars but.....

  • By Steve Faith on 03-23-10

Thi sis stuff everyone needs to know.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-17

Where does What Is Reformed Theology rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's up there. It's accessible to those without formal theological training, yet it's not elementary level either.

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

TULIP: P = Perseverance or Preservation, this discussion was particularly interesting

Any additional comments?

Makes me want to read some of RC Sproul's other books.