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  • The Final Mission of Extortion 17

  • Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the US War in Afghanistan
  • By: Ed Darack
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 394
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 366
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 365

The downing of Extortion 17 spurred a number of conspiracy theories, such as the idea that the shootdown was revenge for bin Laden's death. In The Final Mission of Extortion 17, Ed Darack debunks this theory and others and uncovers the truth behind this mysterious tragedy. His account of the brave pilots, crew, and passengers of Extortion 17 and the events of that fateful day is interwoven into a rich, complex narrative that also discusses modern joint combat operations and the history of the Afghan war to that date.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great piece of literary work

  • By DPI on 02-07-18

Great book

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Reviewed: 09-18-18

This is i great book every American needs to read! Im from kansas and most characters are from Kansas in this book

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  • The New Tycoons

  • Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything
  • By: Jason Kelly
  • Narrated by: Brett Barry
  • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 559
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    4 out of 5 stars 465
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    4 out of 5 stars 462

What do Dunkin' Donuts, J. Crew, Toys "R" Us, and Burger King have in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned, operated, and controlled by private equity firms. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything takes the listener behind the scenes of these firms: their famous billionaire founders, the overlapping stories of their creation and evolution, and the outsized ambitions that led a group of clever bankers from small shops into powerhouse titans of capital.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • "Modern day Wizards of Oz"

  • By liza on 11-13-13

Great book

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Reviewed: 09-09-18

good in depth knowledge of private equity, good narrator, highly recommended book for finance students

  • Pimp

  • The Story of My Life
  • By: Iceberg Slim
  • Narrated by: Cary Hite
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159

A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Iceberg Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. It is a trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale—the dangers of jail, addiction, and death that are still all too familiar for today’s black community. By telling the story of one man’s struggles and triumphs in an underground world, Pimp shows us the game doesn’t change; it just has a different swagger.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cary Hite enhances a great story

  • By K3n on 02-10-18

Best book ive read all year

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Reviewed: 08-19-18

Very interesting, had me hooked. Best book i have read all year. I recommend that adults read it

  • The Innovator's Dilemma

  • When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
  • By: Clayton M. Christensen
  • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

His work is cited by the world's best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic best seller - one of the most influential business books of all time - innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding companies can do everything right - yet still lose market leadership. Christensen explains why most companies miss out on new waves of innovation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • This book is best read, not heard

  • By Andrea Rudert on 09-09-17

great insight

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Reviewed: 08-10-18

great insight, a little dry for me sometimes but good info to think about. would be a good read for investors

  • My Father's Business

  • The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company
  • By: Cal Turner Jr., Rob Simbeck
  • Narrated by: Cal Turner Jr.
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father Cal Turner, Sr. and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300 - at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!

  • By Rick Caldwell on 06-19-18

Most honest business book!

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Reviewed: 07-05-18

Excellent, honest, and forthcoming business books. Highlights his failures that led to his accomplishments. Sometimes too preachy for me but great overall

  • The Space Barons

  • By: Christian Davenport
  • Narrated by: Will Collyer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 405
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 358
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 355

The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons - most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen - are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel and send humans even further than NASA has gone. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Incredible Modern Story Well Told

  • By Greg on 04-06-18

Every space buff must read

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Reviewed: 06-23-18

Every space buff must read, Every space buff must read. should be required in high school

  • Sons of Wichita

  • How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
  • By: Daniel Schulman
  • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 632
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 545

Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may either be a blessing or a curse."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting family

  • By Jean on 05-28-14

Good read

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Reviewed: 06-21-18

Good book, lots to learn. Good book, lots to learn. Good book, lots to learn. Kansas residents should read it

  • The First Billion is the Hardest

  • Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future
  • By: T. Boone Pickens
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 327
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 179

From a businessman who is extraordinarily humble yet is considered one of the world's most visionary, The First Billion Is the Hardest is both a riveting account of a life spent pulling off improbable triumphs and a report back from the front of the global energy and natural-resource wars - of vital interest to anyone who has a stake in America's future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Guide for a U.S. National Energy Policy.

  • By HuskerFan on 10-20-08

Top 3 Books

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Reviewed: 06-15-18

Every American has to read this book! Brings very valid points to light. Will read again!

  • The Intelligent Investor Rev Ed.

  • By: Benjamin Graham
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,869
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,492
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,470

The greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" - which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies - has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market Bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book is not suitable for audible format

  • By Carl Roostic on 08-25-17

Great Book

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Reviewed: 06-14-18

Everyone who wants to invest must read this book. Easy to follow and understand. Will read again

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,775
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,808

Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting man

  • By Jeanne on 11-13-11

Highly recommended book

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Reviewed: 06-02-18

Highly recommended book, everyone should read it. sheds new light on how the products our lives revolve around came to be