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  • Secrets of Closing the Sale

  • By: Zig Ziglar
  • Narrated by: Zig Ziglar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 533

All of us are involved in selling every day. Whenever we present a product or a principle, inform a client, or instruct a child, we are engaging in the art of effective persuasion. Allow America's master of the art of selling to explain proven, practical sales techniques all of us can use every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just that... Closing the Sale

  • By Jack Stone on 12-11-08

Zig is the Man

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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: 02-16-13

True, not everything that Zig talks about in this book is going to be useful, but that's why he gives everyone so many options. Mostly Zig talks about staying motivated as a salesperson, doing it for the right reasons and not giving up when you know you can help someone. Zig was a national treasure and this book was awesome.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age

  • By: Dale Carnegie & Associates
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,167
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,643

Celebrating the 75 anniversary of the original landmark bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, comes an up-to-the-minute adaptation of Carnegie’s timeless prescriptions for the digital age. Dale Carnegie’s principles have endured for nearly a century. Since its original publication in 1936, his timeless classic How to Win Friends and Influence People has gone on to sell 15 million copies. Now, introducing new listeners to Carnegie’s words of wisdom, comes How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age, a new guide for a new era.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • As titled, it brings the orig. to the digital age.

  • By Klokfixr on 04-04-12

Stick with the Original

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

Reviewed: 01-19-13

Carnegie's original How to Win Friends and Influence people is one of the best books ever written. This book is just ok and really does not provide any significant insight that the original doesn't provide.

112 of 117 people found this review helpful

  • Quitter

  • Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job
  • By: Jon Acuff
  • Narrated by: Jon Acuff
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 582
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 520
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 517

"Have you ever felt caught between the tension of a day job and a dream job? That gap between what you have to do and what you’d love to do? I have. At first I thought I was the only one who felt that way, but then I started to talk to people and realized we’re becoming the “I’m, but” generation. When we talk about what we do for a living we inevitably say, 'I’m a teacher, but I want to be an artist.'"

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • It passed the time, but lacked what I was seeking

  • By Mike on 01-09-13

Great book by Acuff

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-13

This is a tremendous book. It is a worthwhile read whether you are looking to quit your day job or just become better at it.

  • American Lion

  • Andrew Jackson in the White House
  • By: Jon Meacham
  • Narrated by: Richard McGonagle
  • Length: 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 839
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 663
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 655

Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson's election in 1828 ushered in a new and lasting era in which the people, not distant elites, were the guiding force in American politics. Democracy made its stand in the Jackson years, and he gave voice to the hopes and the fears of a restless, changing nation facing challenging times at home and threats abroad.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Unlikable Old Hickory

  • By John M on 01-05-09

Great book - leaves you conflicted about Jackson

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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: 01-19-13

Jackson did so many great things but he also did so many horrible things. He brought tremendous power to the Presidency which lead to many positives as America became larger but also did many horrible things to the native population and was part of the beginning of the end for Gentlemanly elections in the US.

Overall, a great book and should be required reading for anyone interested in the American Presidency!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • American Sphinx

  • The Character of Thomas Jefferson
  • By: Joseph J. Ellis
  • Narrated by: Susan O’Malley
  • Length: 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight, even in his retirement. In American Sphinx, Ellis sifts the facts from the legend to find the heart of the man who, at the grass roots, is no longer liberal or conservative, agrarian or industrialist, pro- or anti-slavery, privileged or populist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • New Download - Audio is GREAT!

  • By BP on 01-19-13

New Download - Audio is GREAT!

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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: 01-19-13

I was very concerned about trying this book reading the complaints about the audio quality. I contacted audible and they assured me a new, complete file had been uploaded and I can attest to that.

Thanks audible! This was a great book and the audio quality on it was tremendous!

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

  • Washington: A Life

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,513
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,597
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,571

In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Jack Merritt on 12-24-10

A well put together Biography

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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: 11-11-12

Chernow did an amazing job of putting together a quality biography of Washington without skipping over things that do not fit into the public perception of the Father of our Country.

This book should be required reading for every American interested in our history and NEEDS to be required reading for every US Politician.

  • Steve Jobs

  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,043
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,185
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,150

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

A story that leaves you conflicted

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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: 11-11-12

Jobs did more to advance personal technology than almost anyone else in history, but it came at a cost.

I expected to leave this book with more respect for Jobs and what he accomplished but what it really did was left me questioning where his priorities really were.

It was a great read and I appreciate that he didn't want anything sugar coated but looking back I wonder if he would have done anything differently.

  • The Noticer

  • Sometimes, All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective.
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,115
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,112

>. Orange Beach, Alabama is a simple town filled with simple people. But like all humans on the planet, the good folks of Orange Beach have their share of problems - marriages teetering on the brink of divorce, young adults giving up on life, business people on the verge of bankruptcy, as well as the many other obstacles that life seems to dish out to the masses. Fortunately, when things look the darkest - a mysterious man named Jones has a miraculous way of showing up.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Noticer

  • By eleing on 06-21-09

Good message, nice story

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

Reviewed: 11-11-12

This isn't my favorite Andy Andrews book and it doesn't hold a candle to The Travelers Gift but it was well put together with a good message.

Andrews always does a great job mixing his message in with a well put together story but I honestly think his real life story about Jones and what it did for him would have been better than this book.

The Noticer is worth listening to but if you can only read one Andy Andrews book do yourself a favor and pick up The Travelers Gift. In my opinion that is one of the best books ever written.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

  • A History of Nazi Germany
  • By: William L. Shirer
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 57 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,623
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,607

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest for 57 hours and 13 minutes

  • By Jonnie on 11-08-10

Well written, well performed

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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: 11-11-12

Don't kid yourself, this is a VERY long book but it is well worth the time it takes. Shirer combined history and his personal experiences to put together one of the best books explaining what really happened in Germany. I am glad I picked it up and took the time to listen!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Destiny of the Republic

  • A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
  • By: Candice Millard
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,251
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,802
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,797

James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard

  • By Mel on 02-08-12

Great read about a fairly unknown President.

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

Reviewed: 12-01-11

Before downloading and listening to this book I didn't know a lot about James Garfield. I now have a much greater opinion about him and feel for what he and his family had to go through in this situation. I highly recommend this book!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful