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  • Capital Gaines

  • The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
  • By: Chip Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Melinda Paul, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,308
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,869
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,844

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of four in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Read Now

  • By Brett Ritchison on 10-17-17

Listened all in 1 day. hard to put down.

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

Reviewed: 10-28-17

Very enjoyable but he has a few rants that could have been better written. As an analytical person, I found Chips talk about intuition to be intriguing but not particularly relatable.

  • The Tipping Point

  • How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,626
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,597

In The Tipping Point, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sociology for the masses.

  • By Dean on 10-28-10

great read

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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: 09-28-17

excellent read and very thought provoking. very relevant still in 2017. his voice is unique and very enjoyable to listen to. much better than lots of professional readers.

  • Adopted for Life

  • The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families & Churches
  • By: Russell Moore
  • Narrated by: Russell Moore
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 111

The gospel of Jesus Christ—the good news that through Jesus we have been adopted as sons and daughters into God’s family—means that Christians ought to be at the forefront of the adoption of orphans in North America and around the world. Russell D. Moore does not shy away from this call in Adopted for Life, a popular-level, practical manifesto for Christians to adopt children and to help equip other Christian families to do the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Powerful, Moving, Touching

  • By Melissa on 08-23-18

great listen. very personal reading style.

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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: 06-18-17

I appreciated this book very much. some very thoughtful and thought provoking material. Author seems a bit prideful in his tone and choice of wording sometimes, but that's a small thing to overlook. This is DEFINITELY a message that our churches need to hear.

  • Essential

  • Essays by The Minimalists
  • By: Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
  • Narrated by: Justin Malik
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

The best of The Minimalists. This audiobook by Joshua Fields Millburn&Ryan Nicodemus collects the most relevant essays - some short, some long - from their popular website, TheMinimalists.com. This collection has been edited and organized to create an experience that's considerably different from reading individual selections online. From simple living, decluttering, and finances, to passion, health, and relationships, Essential is for anyone who desires a more intentional life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but terrible narrator

  • By A. Heath on 07-22-15

Great book, terrible accent

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

Reviewed: 09-13-16

this book or compilation of essays is a very good read I highly recommend the few hours at the fake to listen to it. however in retrospect I would suggest reading it via Kindle or online since the reader of this audio book was very unfitting for the book. I'm sure he's a nice guy and his reading was impeccable, but I felt like I should be listening to The Hobbit or Harry Potter. something just didn't fit.

  • Choose Yourself!

  • Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream
  • By: James Altucher
  • Narrated by: James Altucher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,860
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,649
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,641

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for "security," everything we thought was "safe," no longer is. But more and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real success. Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting story, ideas & ways to live your life

  • By MattMJF on 06-03-13

super personal

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-10-16

it's like James was just talking to me. I enjoyed his bonus material in the audio book.

  • Freakonomics

  • Revised Edition
  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,272
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,168

Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, and whose conclusions turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives: how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but be careful

  • By Shackleton on 07-03-08

great

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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: 04-03-16

Music in the middle each chapter was a little odd, but the book was great.