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  • Joseph Smith

  • Rough Stone Rolling
  • By: Richard Lyman Bushman
  • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
  • Length: 28 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

Founder of the largest indigenous Christian church in American history, Joseph Smith published the 584-page Book of Mormon when he was 23 and went on to organize a church, found cities, and attract thousands of followers before his violent death at age 38. Richard Bushman, an esteemed cultural historian and a practicing Mormon, moves beyond the popular stereotype of Smith as a colorful fraud to explore his personality, his relationships with others, and how he received revelations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Polarizing...in a great way

  • By Brigham Larson on 01-24-18

incredible and thorough. Bushman gives the facts.

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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: 07-14-18

Bushman takes the facts and lays them out before the reader allowing them to make their own call and connect some dots on their own. she does not skip over the unpleasant portions of the history but gives as much of an objective view as I've read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Wooden

  • A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court
  • By: John Wooden, Steve Jamison
  • Narrated by: Beau Bridges, Bill Walton, John Wooden, and others
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden. In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gold

  • By A. Sanders on 07-30-18

Worth reading over and over again!

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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: 07-09-18

Absolutely love the book. Wooden is a true man of character and has provided a great tool to help others follow.

  • Extreme Ownership

  • How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • By: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Narrated by: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 33,188
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,694
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,572

An updated edition of the blockbuster best-selling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two US Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I don't read SEAL Books...

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-21-17

this book is my top 3 books on leadership.

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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: 02-15-16

this book offers wonderful stories from the battlefield and real life application to the business world

  • The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster

  • Why Now Is the Time to #jointheride
  • By: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,637
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,323
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,313

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster will prepare you for the wild ride of entrepreneurship. It will warn you (of forthcoming fears, doubts, and the self-defeating conditioning of your upbringing and past), inoculate you (from the naysayers, dream-stealers, and pains of rejection and failure), and guide you (as you build those under-developed skills of independence, self-motivation, and self-accountability) safely past the landmines that blow up and cause the failure of 66 percent of all new businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Mychal on 03-24-15

a must listen and read! It's a true masterpiece!

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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: 11-11-15

I've listened to it almost four times now. it is a workbook for the every day entrepreneur. I NEVER write book reviews but this one deserves at least 5 stars!

  • The Total Money Makeover

  • A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness
  • By: Dave Ramsey
  • Narrated by: Dave Ramsey
  • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,431
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,532

Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This guy makes sense

  • By Alexandra on 02-11-14

Perfect for College Student...and everyone else

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-08

I am just getting out of college and deciding what to do with finances. This audio book set me straight on how I can make a few years of sacrifice to enjoy the rest of my life with little worry about money. His energy is incredible and clearly structured that allows for the EASIEST APPLICATION I'VE EVER HEARD IN ANY BOOK! I know that I will be thanking him years down the road for the habits he gave me. If you are deep in debt or just living month to month this book is even moreso for you. Great listen. A small side-note, he does have religious undertones and thankfully suggests staying close to God to keep proper motives to WHY we should get out of debt.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions

  • By: Ron Fry
  • Narrated by: Ron Fry
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 274
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 119
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 121

You look good. Your resume is impressive. You fit the job description perfectly. But that's not enough to get the job you want. You need 101 Great Answers before you walk through the door.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great cram session for an interview!

  • By Floor on 09-18-03

Do some work

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-23-08

The point of this audio book is to stimulate your preparation for interviews by posing often-asked questions and then providing general insight on how to answer. He emphasizes that results only come when YOU sit down and create your own and practice them until they become part of you. You truly get out of this what you put into it. Great for those who ACTIVELY are seeking to improve interview skills.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Success Principles

  • How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
  • By: Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
  • Narrated by: Jack Canfield
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,525
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 850
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 840

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, co-creator of the phenomenal best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. This audio spells out the timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. And the fundamentals are the same for all people and all professions, even if you're currently unemployed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Lynn on 03-23-07

Abridged but great for repetition

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-08

This audio version is abridged BUT the advantage of repeated listening is well worth the price to buy the audio version (even in addition to the book) for constant refreshing. The principles are wonderful and the way Jack shares them allows for the reader to easily apply them into action as soon as the reader is able and willing. This is great information for achieving high-schoolers and college students who are deciding what they want to do with their life and what they have to start doing. Thanks Jack!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Made to Stick

  • By: Chip Heath, Dan Heath
  • Narrated by: Charles Kahlenberg
  • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,971
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,968

Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Even Better The Second Time

  • By Jeremy on 09-05-09

This sticks

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-08

I've listened to and read many self help books from Dale Carnegie to Steven R Covey and this one is right up there! I realize a book is good when I find myself having to tell others what I've heard because it impacted me so much and that happens every day with this. The stories are memorable and clarify what the reader wants to know. The reader: those who want to improve how they communicate ideas to bosses, classes, groups, and even children. This is a repeat-listen!

17 of 20 people found this review helpful