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  • I Love Capitalism!

  • An American Story
  • By: Ken Langone
  • Narrated by: Ken Langone
  • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 582
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
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    5 out of 5 stars 529

Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. A pillar of corporate America for decades, he's a co-founder of Home Depot, a former director of the New York Stock Exchange, and a world-class philanthropist (including $200 million for NYU's Langone Health). In this memoir he finally tells the story of his unlikely rise and controversial career. It's also a passionate defense of the American Dream - of preserving a country in which any hungry kid can reach the maximum potential of his or her talents and work ethic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good autobiography

  • By D. C. Cooper on 05-22-18

Great story telling

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Reviewed: 06-25-18

Kens voice was hard to hear at times but I loved hearing him reading still.

  • The Endurance

  • By: Caroline Alexander
  • Narrated by: Michael Tezla, Martin Rubin
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

In August 1914, renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of 27 set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. They came with in eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack, and the crew was stranded on the floes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Endurance

  • By Todd on 11-24-09

Inspiring true story

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Reviewed: 03-15-18

I was riveted until the end. Well read and such an incredible story of endurance. Made me want to research the story more and I have read other leadership books inspired by the leadership principles practiced by Shakleton.

  • Who Is This Man?

  • The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus
  • By: John Ortberg
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138

Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name. He is history's most familiar figure, yet he is the man no one knows. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT narrated by John Ortberg, sadly

  • By T. Harris on 08-15-12

A truly inspiring book

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Reviewed: 02-20-18

Believers and non believers should read this book since it outlines in wonderful detail the magnitude of the influence Christ Jesus had on the entire world from his birth till today. As a believer it was an emotional reminder of the amazing gift we have in Jesus Christ.

  • 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 25,792
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,180
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,173

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

Simply fantastic read

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Reviewed: 08-11-17

I laughed out loud. I cried. I was motivated. The reading was so well done also

  • Leaders Eat Last

  • Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
  • By: Simon Sinek
  • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
  • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,221
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,968
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,900

Why do only a few people get to say "I love my job?" It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent message but poor solution

  • By Troyus on 09-03-14

Inspiring Book overall

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Reviewed: 05-04-17

Great audio book. Simon is easy to listen to and his passion comes through. The book was excellent for most of it but got a little too theoretical and reached further than I believe any clinical data would today support regarding some psychological theories put forth. But overall very inspiring and I'm changing my management style based on the ideas shared in the book.

  • The Passage of Power

  • The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • By: Robert A. Caro
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 32 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,028
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,757
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747

The Passage of Power follows Lyndon Johnson through both the most frustrating and the most triumphant periods of his career - 1958 to 1964. It is a time that would see him trade the extraordinary power he had created for himself as Senate Majority Leader for what became the wretched powerlessness of a Vice President in an administration that disdained and distrusted him. Yet it was, as well, the time in which the presidency, the goal he had always pursued, would be thrust upon him in the moment it took an assassin’s bullet to reach its mark.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • From Powerful to Powerless

  • By Abdur Abdul-Malik on 05-08-12

Powerful Story Telling

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Reviewed: 02-01-17

Riveting story that is chock full of incredibly interesting stories that help give even greater understanding of the world of the 60's.