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  • Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil

  • The Secret to Freedom and Success
  • By: Napoleon Hill, Sharon Lechter (editor)
  • Narrated by: Dan John Miller, Phil Gigante
  • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,913
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,896

In 1938, just after publication of his all-time best-seller Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill revealed that he had broken the Devil’s Code, forcing him to confess his secrets. The resulting manuscript - Outwitting the Devil - proved so controversial, it was hidden for more than 70 years. Now, Sharon Lechter brings us this important book, annotating and editing it for a contemporary audience. Using his legendary ability to get to the root of human potential, Hill digs deep to identify the greatest obstacles we face in reaching our personal goals....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the most powerful information of your life

  • By Chelsea on 10-13-11

A great fabule

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

Reviewed: 06-23-19

The book is a great and updated fabule despite being from the 1930s. It predicts many of the principles and books (such as the Power of Habit) in order to guide for a more productive and better life.

  • Righteous Indignation

  • Excuse Me While I Save the World
  • By: Andrew Breitbart
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Guskin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,682
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,442
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,443

Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the "liberally biased" major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way. In Righteous Indignation, Breitbart talks about the key issues that Americans face, how he has aligned himself with the Tea Party, and how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breakthrough

  • By R. Goydon on 06-27-11

Enlighting

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

Reviewed: 06-06-19

A good book where Breitbart is able to develop a correct diagnostic abou the left, its tactics and media participation. The best part of the book is when the author rebuild the construction of the Frankfurt school in America and its developments. This is history and deserves to be known by everyone, independent of policial inclination.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

  • By: Daniel Kahneman
  • Narrated by: Patrick Egan
  • Length: 20 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,428
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,568
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,477

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public. It is a lucid and enlightening summary of his life's work. It will change the way you think about thinking. Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Kahneman explains....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Difficult Listen, but Probably a Great Read

  • By Mike Kircher on 01-12-12

Useful

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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: 05-29-19

This is a very good book. The content and insights for sure deserve 5 stars, however the book takes too much in some examples and for this reason I’m rating 4 stars. Anyhow, it is a very relevant and useful book.

  • Pre-Suasion

  • Channeling Attention for Change
  • By: Robert Cialdini Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,589
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,088
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,059

The author of the legendary best seller Influence, social psychologist Robert Cialdini, shines a light on effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn't lie in the message itself but in the key moment before that message is delivered.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Clever and Useful

  • By David on 01-02-17

Average

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

Reviewed: 05-01-19

An average book with a lot of common sense. You can have some good insights, but not enough that justifies the reading. The book would be a good one hour TED presentation. Anyhow, an ok reading.

  • Good to Great

  • Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
  • By: Jim Collins
  • Narrated by: Jim Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,464
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,454

Built To Last, the defining management study of the 90s, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about companies that are not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good info, over-the-top narration

  • By Anaxamaxan on 08-31-10

Great book!

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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: 04-16-19

One of the best business book that I ever read. The only four stars is for performance because I read and listen the audio together and the audible version is different from the original book. Anyhow, a great book that is a must reading.

  • 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 book

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

Reviewed: 03-08-19

A biography of the relevant history of the Buch family, the Budweiser beer and AB company. Very well written with a good mix of these three great stories.

  • Enlightenment Now

  • The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
  • By: Steven Pinker
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 19 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,707
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,175
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,123

Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West but worldwide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • We live in the best of all times

  • By Neuron on 02-25-18

Expected much more

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

Reviewed: 09-29-18

The book is common sense in most of it. If you are looking for a book that reinforce the progress over the last 2-3 centuries, you should read The Rational Optimist (by Matt Ridley), a more fun, complete and unbiased book. In addition, Pinker sets bold opinions on Christians and Conservatives that I, personally, fully disagree. He does not consider the importance of the western civilization and its roots in Judaism and Christianity over the enlightenment.
On the other hand, it is an ok book with interesting references.

  • Win Bigly

  • Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Scott Adams
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756

Trump triggered massive cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias on both the left and the right. We're hardwired to respond to emotion, not reason. We might listen to 10 percent of a speech - a hand gesture here, a phrase there - and if the right buttons are pushed, we decide we agree with the speaker and invent reasons to justify that decision after the fact. The point isn't whether Trump was right or wrong, good or bad. Win Bigly goes beyond politics to look at persuasion tools that can work in any setting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and Informative

  • By Eric on 03-13-18

Interesting book

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

It is an interesting book with a new, and useful, perspective about one of the most important events in the 21st century. Liking Trump or not, you can make use of his persuasions movements.

  • Leadership Lessons from Winston Churchill: The Remarkable Teachings from the Last Lion!

  • Business Action Guides, Book 4
  • By: Michael Winicott
  • Narrated by: Jack Chekijian
  • Length: 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 20

For a wide variety of reasons, Winston Churchill is one of the most fascinating figures in recent history. His life so definitively embodies the process of becoming a great leader. This book aims to teach those interested in the subject of leadership many lessons Churchill's life has to offer. It begins with a brief overview of the great man's life story, ranging from the aristocratic, but often challenging, circumstances of his birth and early life to the height of his power and his subsequent decline.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • short and simple

  • By Thomas Johnson on 07-23-16

Short, but good

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

Reviewed: 07-01-18

This a very short, but interesting book. Based on few lessons from Churchill’s life, the book is good to remember important aspects of his life and how they forge the greatest leader of the last centuries. His lessons are still valuable. However, don’t take this book as definitive. Look for other books of this great man, his history deserves it.

  • The Rational Optimist

  • How Prosperity Evolves
  • By: Matt Ridley
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,433
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,144

Life is getting better at an accelerating rate. Food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down all across the globe. Though the world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing; Africa is following Asia out of poverty; the Internet, the mobile phone, and container shipping are enriching people's lives as never before.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Delightful Case for Things Looking Up

  • By Darkcoffee on 06-09-10

Pleasant book

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

Reviewed: 06-30-18

This book is an oasis of rationalism and reasonable thinking in a ocean of alarmist. With facts, history and data, the author bring us back the optimism and make us to remember our centuries of progress and how free trade and technology are boosting our life standards.