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  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,149
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22,616
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 22,612

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

Amazing!

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

Reviewed: 05-12-17

This is quite possibly one of the best books I've ever read / listened to. Great story and company, which prior to this read I didn't have much respect for.

  • Unshakeable

  • Your Financial Freedom Playbook
  • By: Tony Robbins
  • Narrated by: Tony Robbins, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,083
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,305
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,255

After interviewing 50 of the world's greatest financial minds and penning the number-one New York Times best seller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will provide the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • a one sentence summary....

  • By Martin on 03-04-17

Money: Master the Game Abridged

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

The information in this book is amazing! That being said this is basically the abridged version of Money: Master the Game written last year...

  • Smarter Faster Better

  • The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
  • By: Charles Duhigg
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,503
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,697
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,632

Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics - as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters - this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don't merely act differently. They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Long and drawn out

  • By Joel on 08-05-16

The Title Doesn't Match the Content

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

At the end of the day, this book has some entertainment value in the studies and stories. But I really did not catch the just of where the author was going with the title. It was a little misleading and didn't really offer any guidance on applying any of his "ideas" to life. It wasn't a horrible listen, but not one I would recommend either...and the voice guy sounds a little robotic.

  • Grunt

  • The Curious Science of Humans at War
  • By: Mary Roach
  • Narrated by: Abby Elvidge
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,866
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,708
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,706

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries - panic, exhaustion, heat, noise - and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, can't abide the narrator

  • By Robin on 06-29-16

What the hell did I buy?

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

Reviewed: 03-14-17

I must've completely misunderstood what this book was going to be about. 6 hours of military gear breakdowns???? If you're not in the military or very interested in it, don't buy this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Get Smart

  • How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,619
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596

In business and in life, you must be smart to get ahead. As things shift and change quickly, you need to tap in to your brain - learn how to think smartly - in order to make sure that you maximize your opportunities. In Get Smart!, internationally acclaimed business guru, speaker, author, and productivity expert Brian Tracy has laid the groundwork on how to easily reconfigure your negative thinking patterns and habits and reprogram your brain to achieve its maximum potential.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I ezxpected

  • By Art on 04-28-16

Couldn't Get Through It!

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-16-17

I'm going to have to pass on all Brian Tracy going forward...I read one or two books of his that I liked, everything else has been garbage. Cliche phrases, repeated phrases, overused "statistics" and the same old quotes over and over again. I swear the last 3 books of his that I've read have been exactly the same. Not to mention he is monotone and boring with little to no supporting stories (which make a self help book interesting and bearable). I feel as though I have been duped again by Brian Tracy...but I won't be again.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Economics of Inequality

  • By: Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer - translator
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 102

Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty’s The Economics of Inequality is the ideal place to start for those who want to understand the fundamental issues at the heart of one the most pressing concerns in contemporary economics and politics. This work now appears in English for the first time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Survey of the Economics of Inequality

  • By Darwin8u on 12-19-16

Not For Audible

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

Reviewed: 12-29-16

This is a very tough listen. Especially without the graphics. It's a pretty deep (and boring) listen, not one I would recommend if you listen while you workout or commute.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Sales Acceleration Formula

  • Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to Go from $0 to $100 Million
  • By: Mark Roberge
  • Narrated by: Robert Feifar
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 537
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 488
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 483

The Sales Acceleration Formula provides a scalable, predictable approach to growing revenue and building a winning sales team. Everyone wants to build the next $100 million business, and author Mark Roberge has actually done it using a unique methodology that he shares with his listeners. As an MIT alum with an engineering background, Roberge challenged the conventional methods of scaling sales utilizing the metrics-driven, process-oriented lens through which he was trained to see the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Book on Assembling a Sales Force and Some System, a Lot of Pitching for Hubspot

  • By William J Hurst on 04-27-16

Some Good Info

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

Reviewed: 12-21-16

There are some good ideas and strategies here, the problem is the delivery. This is a pretty boring listen...lots of technical talk and acronyms. The message gets lost a bit in trying to stay focused on what's being said and drifting into a boredom induced haze.

  • Close That Sale!

  • The 24 Best Sales Closing Techniques Ever Discovered
  • By: Brian Tracy
  • Narrated by: Brian Tracy
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 455
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450

Close That Sale! The 24 Best Sales Closing Techniques Ever Discovered is perhaps the most valuable small book in the world of selling and business today. In 25 fast-moving chapters, based on thousands of sales conversations, and the experience of more than 1,000,000 salespeople worldwide, you learn how to make more sales, faster than you ever thought possible.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Helpful and Extremely Clear!

  • By bSharpe3 on 02-05-15

It's Either Really Good or Trash

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

Reviewed: 11-29-16

Brian Tracy's books are bipolar I swear. Every other book I read of his is either really, really good or not good at all. This book in particular is almost irrelevant, it's obvious Bryan hasn't sold anything to anyone in quite a while. At least this one is only one hour long.

  • Predictable Prospecting

  • How to Radically Increase Your B2B Sales Pipeline
  • By: Marylou Tyler, Jeremey Donovan
  • Narrated by: Todd Belcher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

If your organization's success is driven by B2B sales, you need to be an expert prospector to successfully target, qualify, and close business opportunities. This game-changing guide provides the immediately implementable strategies you need to build a solid, sustainable pipeline - whether you're a sales or marketing executive, team leader, or sales representative.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Waste Your Time

  • By Jason on 10-28-16

Don't Waste Your Time

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

Reviewed: 10-28-16

This book has very little to offer. These authors sound like they have never sold a day in their lives (and their titles would suggest that). I've never heard so many acronyms in one book, ever! By the time you do all the research they suggest on your prospect, you could have called and talked to a dozen people there or made a visit. B2B sales is all about taking action, these guys are suggesting ridiculous amounts of research and pre qualification...anything to get out of taking action. This is the quintessential "author that's never done what they write about" book. You will fail in sales if you implement the "strategies" they recommend.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil

  • The Secret to Freedom and Success
  • By: Napoleon Hill, Sharon Lechter (editor)
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,591
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,006

In 1938, just after publication of his all-time best-seller Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill revealed that he had broken the Devil’s Code, forcing him to confess his secrets. The resulting manuscript - Outwitting the Devil - proved so controversial, it was hidden for more than 70 years. Now, Sharon Lechter brings us this important book, annotating and editing it for a contemporary audience. Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching our personal goals....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the most powerful information of your life

  • By Chelsea on 10-13-11

Excellent!

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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: 10-12-16

As a religious man, this book was fascinating to me. Very well thought out, great wisdom in what is written here. Highly recommended. Another Napoleon Hill gem!