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David Flash

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  • Deep Down Dark

  • The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
  • By: Héctor Tobar
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 827
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 731
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 735

The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile’s 33 trapped miners. When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped 33 miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking 69 days. Across the globe, we sat riveted to television and computer screens as journalists flocked to the Atacama desert. While we saw what transpired above ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, the story of the miners’ experiences below the Earth’s surface - and the lives that led them there.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Profound

  • By Deborah on 12-18-14

Excellent narrative of miners’ struggle, rescue effort and portrait of Chile

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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: 11-11-18

Tobar not only illuminates the 33 Chilean miners lives before, during and after their ordeal in the mine, he paints a vivid portrait of Chilean life that will inform the perspective of readers who have never been there.

  • Contagious

  • Why Things Catch On
  • By: Jonah Berger
  • Narrated by: Keith Nobbs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,932
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,369
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,343

Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral? Word of mouth makes products, ideas, and behaviors catch on. It's more influential than advertising and far more effective. Can you create word of mouth for your product or idea? According to Berger, you can. Whether you operate a neighborhood restaurant, a corporation with hundreds of employees, or are running for a local office for the first time, the steps that can help your product or idea become viral are the same.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I will read it again!

  • By ANDRÉ on 04-28-13

Love the Chapter on Daily Deals

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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: 04-22-14

love the chapters on daily deals like living social and groupon. also great explanation of the concept of triggering in marketing..aka why geico's caveman ads did not see great recall.

  • The Everything Store

  • Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,705
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,213
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,231

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved the honesty!

  • By Paul on 01-29-14

Great Story and Applicable Insights

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-05-14

What made the experience of listening to The Everything Store the most enjoyable?

The Everything Store does a great job of illuminating the story behind the rise and growth of one of the internet's first e-commerce giants, Amazon.

What did you like best about this story?

Many of the principles and insights behind the growth of Amazon are shared in a manner that makes them easy to comprehend and apply in my own companies.