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  • Bitter Brew

  • The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer
  • By: William Knoedelseder
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 435

The engrossing, often scandalous saga of one of the wealthiest, longest-lasting, and most colorful family dynasties in the history of American commerce—a cautionary tale about prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the blessings and dark consequences of success. This engrossing, vivid narrative captures the Busch saga through five generations. At the same time, it weaves a broader story of American progress and decline over the past 150 years. It's a cautionary tale of prosperity, hubris, and loss.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening...

  • By Jeremy McGough on 11-09-12

Great story! Hard to believe it is true.

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

Reviewed: 11-15-12

Really enjoyed this book! Narrator executes well but feel he may have been a bad choice for purely tonal reasons.

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  • What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

  • A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings—and Life
  • By: Laura Vanderkam
  • Narrated by: Laura Vanderkam
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,514
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

According to time management expert Laura Vanderkam, mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Vanderkam reveals how successful people use mornings to help them accomplish things that are often impossible to take care of later in the day.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A statement or two could summarize this book

  • By Teresa on 07-22-12

Get up earlier...

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

Reviewed: 10-22-12

It seems most of life's problems can be solved or better approached by getting up earlier. Run the morning, family time in the morning, socialize in the morning, work in the morning. With that in mind, there are some useful details that support this lifestyle change. Put it on1.5x, worth the less than 2 hr listen, but not much more.