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  • The Real Madrid Way

  • How Values Created the Most Successful Sports Team on the Planet
  • By: Steven G. Mandis
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

Real Madrid is the most successful sports team on the planet. The soccer club has more trophies than any other sports team, including 11 UEFA Champions League trophies. However, the story behind the triumph goes beyond the players and coaches. Generally unnoticed, a management team consisting mostly of outsiders took the team from near bankruptcy to the most valuable sports organization in the world. How did Real Madrid achieve such extraordinary success? Columbia Business School adjunct professor Steven G. Mandis investigates.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • I gave it an hour and gave up

  • By Anonymous User on 08-19-18

great sports book

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

great book to learn about sports business, and you learn other things about sports at the same times

  • Lone Survivor

  • The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
  • By: Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
  • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,218
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,224

In June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in Afghanistan for the Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader. Less then 24 hours later, only one of those SEALs remained alive. This is the story of how team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle that led to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great listen

  • By Michael on 09-02-08

Great book

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

Reviewed: 05-11-16

Where does Lone Survivor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best, the reader was great.

Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've never listened to him before; I think he was great, and would like to hear to another he does.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It remember me some of my time in the Navy.

  • The Quest

  • Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
  • By: Daniel Yergin
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 29 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 660
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 550
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 552

A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change. It is a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. From the jammed streets of Beijing to the shores of the Caspian Sea, from the conflicts in the Mideast to Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley, Yergin takes us into the decisions that are shaping our future.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best nonfiction book of 2011

  • By Joshua Kim on 05-06-12

Right and Left nut jobs will like it

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

Reviewed: 02-06-16

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

The narrative was great, and story behind the book was great.

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

He made fact sound like a story.

What about Robert Petkoff’s performance did you like?

It was great to listening to it.

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

If I had time to I would listen to it in one sitting.