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  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich

  • By: Ramit Sethi
  • Narrated by: Ramit Sethi
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,805
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,384
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,358

At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal finance - banking, saving, budgeting, and investing - and the wealth-building ideas of personal entrepreneurship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Behavioral approach to money sets this book apart

  • By Erica on 03-08-11

Awesome Book

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

Reviewed: 06-18-18

awesome book to start your personnel finance journey. Great starting guide to structure your finances with sounds principals.

  • The Crossover

  • By: Kwame Alexander
  • Narrated by: Corey Allen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 680
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 591
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 596

"With a bolt of lightning on my kicks... The court is SIZZLING. My sweat is DRIZZLING. Stop all that quivering. Cuz tonight I'm delivering," announces dreadlocked 12-year old Josh Bell. He and his twin brother, Jordan, are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood. He's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immediate Connections

  • By Kindle Customer on 03-23-16

Love and Basketball

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

Reviewed: 06-27-16

Very poetic story that flows with every words use. It's a slam dunk for basketball enthusiast.

  • Online Privacy

  • How to Remain Anonymous & Protect Yourself While Enjoying a Private Digital Life on the Internet
  • By: Brendon Ward
  • Narrated by: Jason Lovett
  • Length: 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 5

Are you ready to delve into proven methods, techniques and tactics to remain anonymous and protect yourself from online crooks, scammers, and hackers? In this day and age, we're all constantly connected to the Internet. Don't get me wrong, the Internet is a fabulous tool, however, there are many shady individuals out there looking to hack, scam, and steal your personal data for their own capital gain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By Abel Joseph on 01-05-16

Good

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

Reviewed: 01-05-16

Very basic information for intermediate and on user. But, still good info to have and retain.

  • Rise of the Robots

  • Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future
  • By: Martin Ford
  • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,633
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,424
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,429

In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, they're also well on their way to making "good" jobs obsolete. A computer winning Jeopardy might seem like a trivial, if impressive, feat, but the same technology is making paralegals redundant as it undertakes electronic discovery, and is soon to do the same for radiologists.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great content and this mechanization IS coming!

  • By Mike on 06-30-15

wow

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-16

A real eye opener on what kid of impact technology will have in a near future.

  • Enchantment

  • The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
  • By: Guy Kawasaki
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 462
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 315

Enchantment, as defined by bestselling business guru Guy Kawasaki, is not about manipulating people. It transforms situations and relationships. It converts hostility into civility and civility into affinity. It changes the skeptics and cynics into the believers and the undecided into the loyal. Enchantment can happen during a retail transaction, a high-level corporate negotiation, or a Facebook update.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I judged a book by it's cover-story

  • By Derek on 04-14-11

Must have for people living on the net.

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

Reviewed: 06-19-12

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

I would recommend this book to any body who publish things on the net.

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

You can listen to the book in one shoot and then listen to it again to get more information on how to be a good enchanter.

  • Tribes

  • We Need You to Lead Us
  • By: Seth Godin
  • Narrated by: Seth Godin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,823
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,812

Tribes are groups of people aligned around an idea, connected to a leader and to each other. Tribes make our world work, and always have. The new opportunity is that it's easier than ever to find, organize, and lead a tribe. The Web has enabled an explosion of all kinds of tribes - and created shortage of people to lead them. This is the growth industry of our time. Tribes will help you understand exactly what's at stake, and why YOU can and should lead a tribe of your own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Gale S. on 11-02-09

Think big!

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

Reviewed: 06-13-12

What did you love best about Tribes?

This book is a must if you are in business for your self. It will motivate you to establish a good core fan/consumer.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

The narrative is clear and understandable.

  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • By: Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,532
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 29,820
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,839

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Timeless Tale

  • By Judi on 01-07-07

Fun read!

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

Reviewed: 05-08-12

What made the experience of listening to The Alchemist the most enjoyable?

Very light with a good amount of intrinsic know on the way.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I identify to the Shepherd in the story.

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

Easy to follow with his wonderful voice. It was clear and enjoyable to listen. I would buy another audio book just for this reader.

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  • The Artist's Way at Work

  • Riding the Dragon
  • By: Mark Bryan, Julia Cameron, Catherine Allen
  • Narrated by: Mark Bryan, Julia Cameron
  • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 98

The Artist's Way has helped more than a million people access their creativity and realize their dreams. Now, authors Mark Bryan, Julia Cameron, and Catherine Allen extend and expand the original Artist's Way tools in an all-new program specifically designed to encompass the world of the workplace.The authors asked hundreds of businesspeople to tell them the things that concerned them, receiving such heartfelt questions as: How do I stay creative in a hostile and competitive environment? Remain creative despite criticism? Clarify and apply my strengths to my work? Overcome the depression I feel at my job? Handle an impossible workload?This audiobook answers these question and many more. The Artist's Way at Work will help you thrive at the job you now have, move into the career you truly want, or launch the business of your dreams. It combines the strength of three fields: the art world, the entrepreneurial world, and the corporate world. The Artist's Way at Work will give you a more satisfying, fully creative life in which you will feel a sense of wholeness, not fragmentation, a sense of cooperation, not competition. This audiobook will help you become more authentic, more productive, and better able to see and speak your truth in all facets of your life.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Seriously Abridged

  • By RK on 03-21-16

Recommendation for your inner artist self.

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

Reviewed: 05-08-12

Would you listen to The Artist's Way at Work again? Why?

Very good motivation by the content of the audio book. I listen to the book 3 times so far.

What other book might you compare The Artist's Way at Work to and why?

It is similar to The Alchemist which deal with the inspiration and creativity of an artist.

What does Mark Bryan and Julia Cameron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

They are very good readers. And the fact that they are the authors of the book help to communicate the content of the book. It feel like they were teaching us.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Artist's Way at Work?

I like many of the tool they are talking about like the morning pages, time out and all the retrospection questions they ask you to answer.

  • The Name of the Wind

  • Kingkiller Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Patrick Rothfuss
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 27 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55,974
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56,062

This is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man's search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow!

  • By Joanna on 05-10-11

Can't get enough.

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

Reviewed: 03-25-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Name of the Wind to be better than the print version?

I did read the print version. But, the audio one is a must. It's well read by Mr. Podehl.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is well written. And the description pull you in the story.

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

The reader is excellent. He acting all the characters beautifully. It is an added bonus to the book.

  • The 80/20 Principle

  • By: Richard Koch
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 392
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 211

Learn the secret of success by achieving more with less. Find out how you can tap the hidden potential of the 80/20 principle in your life. Richard Koch is a highly successful entrepreneur and investor. His 80/20 Principle - that 80 per cent of results flow from just 20 per cent of the causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organizations.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Long, but it worth the time

  • By Jan on 04-25-10

An essential read if you want to be successful

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

Reviewed: 02-22-12

Would you listen to The 80/20 Principle again? Why?

I have listen to this book already two times. And I get a full load of information every time.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from The 80/20 Principle?

I love the business mentality that the 80/20 Principle suggest. Lazy but smart is definitely in.

Any additional comments?

It is a must have book or audio book if you are in business.

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