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  • The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

  • Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.
  • By: Elaine Pofeldt
  • Narrated by: Elaine Pofeldt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 197

The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Boring!

  • By Anonymous User on 01-04-18

Lacks Concrete Direction

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

Reviewed: 06-15-18

I consume a vast number of business books, how to's and others related to business. I am a small business owner and entrepreneur looking to grow. Employees are not on the agenda, been there, done that. Elaine Pofeldt's book held such promise as to offer insight and direction. No such luck. Nearly every case study has employees or contract workers. Many have had to borrow money to grow and out source their tasks. Over all this is a mildly positive book that might inspire you to move forward on your dream project but don't look to it for the stepping stones towards growth or ideas. Her reading voice was fine.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Nice Dragons Finish Last

  • Heartstrikers, Book 1
  • By: Rachel Aaron
  • Narrated by: Vikas Adam
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,415
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,989
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,991

Audie Award, Fantasy, 2016. As the smallest dragon in the Heartstriker clan, Julius survives by a simple code: keep quiet, don't cause trouble, and stay out of the way of bigger dragons. But this meek behavior doesn't fly in a family of ambitious magical predators, and his mother, Bethesda the Heartstriker, has finally reached the end of her patience.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost shockingly wonderful.

  • By Leon Miller on 07-26-15

A Fun Book!

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

Reviewed: 11-13-17

I haven't listened to science fiction/fantasy book in ages and this was a great re-entry into the genre. Well written and very well preformed. Love the characters and the world Rachel Aaron has created. The rest of the series in the wish list. AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

  • The Moor: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

  • Mary Russell, Book 4
  • By: Laurie R. King
  • Narrated by: Jenny Sterlin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 915
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 832

In the eerie wasteland of Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes summons his devoted wife and partner, Mary Russell, from her studies at Oxford to aid the investigation of a death and some disturbing phenomena of a decidedly supernatural origin. Through the mists of the moor there have been sightings of a spectral coach made of bones carrying a woman long-ago accused of murdering her husband - and of a hound with a single glowing eye.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An Excellent Entry

  • By Gary L. Richardson on 04-07-15

Another Good Book

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

Reviewed: 02-12-16

Another in the series by Laurie R King. Always enjoy them. Worth the listen. A fun series if you are new to it.

  • Influence

  • Science and Practice, ePub, 5th Edition
  • By: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,918
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,891

Widely used in classes, as well as sold to people operating successfully in the business world, the eagerly awaited revision of Influence reminds the listener of the power of persuasion. Cialdini organizes compliance techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book will change the way you see the world.

  • By Dubito Ergo Sum on 02-18-15

This book may save you life

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

Reviewed: 03-24-15

An excellent book about how we are influenced and directed into decisions. There is one part though that may be a life saver. A good listen.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Pitch Anything

  • An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
  • By: Oren Klaff
  • Narrated by: Oren Klaff
  • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,498

When it comes to delivering a pitch, Oren Klaff has unparalleled credentials. Over the past 13 years, he has used his one-of-a-kind method to raise more than $400 million - and now, for the first time, he describes his formula to help you deliver a winning pitch in any business situation. Whether you’re selling ideas to investors, pitching a client for new business, or even negotiating for a higher salary, Pitch Anything will transform the way you position your ideas. According to Klaff, creating and presenting a great pitch isn’t an art - it’s a simple science.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Just a Teaser - No Real Content

  • By Rick on 11-03-15

Good Advice for Working with People

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

Reviewed: 09-28-14

This book is well read, the author did a good job of narrating his book. As a business owner, I came away with several good suggestions for dealing with people, situations and negotiations that happen every day. While I don't work in direct sales, the information in the book works for just about any situation.

  • Medium Raw

  • A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook
  • By: Anthony Bourdain
  • Narrated by: Anthony Bourdain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,279
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,142
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,107

In the 10 years since his classic Kitchen Confidential first alerted us to the idiosyncrasies and lurking perils of eating out, much has changed for the subculture of chefs and cooks, for the restaurant business and for Anthony Bourdain. Medium Raw explores those changes, tracking Bourdain's strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood. Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly tender.

  • By Sparkly on 10-09-12

Classic Anthony Bourdain

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

Reviewed: 02-28-13

A fun listen, though sometimes I think he was just on a rant rather than story telling. I enjoy Mr. Bourdain's stories when he gets into them and there are some gems in this book. If you liked Kitchen Confidential, this is a decent follow-up.

  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

  • By: Tom Standage
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,858
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,872

Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun and Informative

  • By Stoker on 09-09-11

An Interesting History of Humans

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

Reviewed: 02-28-13

I enjoyed this book, focused on beverages (coffee, tea, beer, etc.) and world history. A pleasant listen while learning a new thing or two is always fun.

  • Blood and Circuses

  • A Phryne Fisher Mystery
  • By: Kerry Greenwood
  • Narrated by: Stephanie Daniel
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 727
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 664

The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher is feeling dull. But is shebored enough to leave her identity, her home and family behind and join Farrell’s Circus and Wild Beast Show? There have beenstrange things happening at the circus. And when Phryne is asked by her friends – Samson the Strong Man, Alan the carousel operator and Doreen the Snake Woman – to help them, curiosity gets the better of her.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining, but not really a mystery/thriller

  • By AudioAddict on 05-11-15

Another Great Adventure with Phryne!

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

Reviewed: 05-28-12

This series is wonderful and a fun listen. I love Phryne's adventures. Kerry Greenwood is an excellent author and Stephanie Daniel's voice superb. Don't worry if you start with this book, all is explained, so you won't be lost wondering who is who.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Anything You Want

  • 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
  • By: Derek Sivers
  • Narrated by: Derek Sivers
  • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,830
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,823

When anyone can start a business (when everyone is running their career like a business), it begs a question. This is your one chance at life, you can have anything you want, what is worth doing? Most people don't know why they're doing what they're doing. They imitate others, go with the flow, and follow paths without making their own. They spend decades in pursuit of something that someone convinced them they should want, without realizing that it won't make them happy. Anything You Want is a manifesto about living life, appreciating enough, and doing what matters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Short and poignant

  • By Richard Mattson on 07-03-11

Excellent Book

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

Reviewed: 05-15-12

Where does Anything You Want rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I put this book at the top of my motivational/business listening. I have listened to it twice now and as an owner of a small main street business I find it inspiring. True things have changed in the economy since Derek's experiences yet many things haven't.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Anything You Want?

There is good thinking material for anyone in his comments about growth and planning. Plan for the what ifs and know that any business plan goes out the window with the first customer.

Which character – as performed by Derek Sivers – was your favorite?

Derek Sivers does an excellent job reading his book. His voice is easily heard in the car while driving.

  • Pardonable Lies

  • A Maisie Dobbs Novel
  • By: Jacqueline Winspear
  • Narrated by: Orlaugh Cassidy
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,459
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,152

In the third novel of this best-selling series, London investigator Maisie Dobbs faces grave danger as she returns to the site of her most painful WWI memories to resolve the mystery of a pilot's death.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Maisie Does It Again

  • By Nancy on 05-09-06

Another great listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-11

I am enjoying the Maisie Dobbs series. This book is well written and up to par with the others. My only complaint is that the book down loaded in two parts that were not cohesive. The first part I am not sure started at the beginning of the book, but it did jump around and about half way through the story began to repeat. The second part seemed to be fine though it ended with nearly four hours left to go, which left me confused. On listening the story began to repeat, picking up in the middle of a chapter. This jumping around jumbled the story line a bit, but the book was still a good listen.