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  • Way of the Wolf

  • Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success
  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Jordan Belfort
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,851
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,433
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,409

For the first time ever, Jordan Belfort opens his playbook and gives listeners access to his exclusive step-by-step system - the same system he used to create massive wealth for himself, his clients, and his sales teams. Until now, this revolutionary program was only available through Jordan's $1,997 online training. Now, in Way of the Wolf, Belfort is ready to unleash the power of persuasion to a whole new generation of listeners, revealing how anyone can bounce back from devastating setbacks, master the art of persuasion, and build wealth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Straight to the point and no bullshit

  • By Gretar T. on 10-08-17

Come back from catastrophic failure is admirable

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

Reviewed: 02-08-19

It takes chutzpah to stand on the stage and say I made some mistakes and lost everything but I did some good too. That is admirable. I realize that certain parts of this country tolerate words i wouldn't use in front of my mother but I don't need to hear them over and over again in a book that I paid for. I won't return this book because I think the author has some good information and a contribution to make. But I'd suggest that words like f*** and s**** are better left out unless there is really a good reason to use them. Which in this book I suggest there is not. Especially not over and over.

Performance is self aggrandizing and profane. Remains to be seen if the content will be worth the unpleasant experience of listening to the gutter talk.
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  • Social Media Marketing 2019 + Personal Branding Secrets 2-in-1 Strategy Bundle

  • Learn How to Become a Big Time Influencer on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram with SEO, Some Advertising and This Guide! (Bundle 1)
  • By: Dave Welch, Gary Ramsey
  • Narrated by: K. Michael Prince, Mike Everhart
  • Length: 5 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

This two-in-one audiobook will teach you all you need to know about marketing through social media and establishing a personal brand. 

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good for beginner

  • By Rlambertson on 01-06-19

Good for beginner

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

Reviewed: 01-06-19

I couldn't get through the first two chapters. Someone unfamiliar with digital marketing may get something out of this book.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Citizens of London

  • The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour
  • By: Lynne Olson
  • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,176
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 858
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871

Here is the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant. Drawing from a variety of primary sources, Olson skillfully depicts the dramatic personal journeys of these men who, determined to save Britain from Hitler, helped convince a cautious Franklin Roosevelt and a reluctant American public to support the British at a critical time.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • If we are together nothing is impossible

  • By Susan on 03-06-10

Where to start?

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-16

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Those who are unaware that mistakes are made, people sometimes act from questionable motives, politicians make deals, behavior changes when the threat of death is imminent, people misunderstand those with whom they are unfamiliar,

Would you ever listen to anything by Lynne Olson again?

Questionable

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Hard to find

Any additional comments?

Reads like history extracted from gossip columns and selected quotes presented as proof of the author's preconceptions. Narration accents the prurient and supercilious moralistic tone of the text perfectly.

  • How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication

  • By: Anne Curzan, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Anne Curzan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,029
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,742

Regardless of age or occupation, conversation can be tricky. But like it or not, it's one of the most important things you do on a daily basis. Successful conversations help you advance professionally and make, maintain, and deepen relationships. Moreover, research shows that talking, when done on a substantive level, is correlated with a feeling of happiness and general well-being.In just six lectures, Professor Curzan teaches you key strategies that can dramatically improve your ability to converse with anyone, from strangers to supervisors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Information

  • By Jake on 07-11-14

Left me hungry for more

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

Excellent narration, love the voice and passion. Wish they taught this in my high school. Basic concepts but worth while and I will be listening to more by this worthy scholar.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ten Hours Until Dawn

  • The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do
  • By: Michael J. Tougias
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

During the height of the blizzard of 1978, the tanker Global Hope floundered on the shoals off the Massachusetts coast. The Coast Guard dispatched a patrol boat, but was soon in as much trouble as the tanker. Then pilot boat captain Frank Quirk, hearing of the Coast Guard's troubles on his radio, decided to act.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A riveting story

  • By Christopher on 11-30-07

Great book needs some editing

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

Reviewed: 11-29-15

Interesting story well researched.

Appreciated the overview and context in which the story is set. Compelling material. The author seems deeply knowledgeable of the subject matter and invested in the people of the story.

Some commentary struck me wrong and overly familiar- especially the speculation about the thoughts of the crew during the last hours. This and some other speculation went on to long, seemingly designed to elaborate on rambling thoughts of the author not germane to the story.

Agree with several reviews that no accent is better than a poor one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Critical Business Skills for Success

  • By: The Great Courses, Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, and others
  • Narrated by: Clinton O. Longenecker, Eric Sussman, Michael A. Roberto, and others
  • Length: 31 hrs and 18 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,059
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787

What does it take to reach success in business - the kind of success that lasts? How do you set yourself apart from competitors or venture out into different markets? What does it take to develop streamlined processes, become a stronger team leader, and work your way up the corporate ladder?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic! It's like a complete 1st year MBA Curriculum

  • By Quaker on 05-22-15

Excellent value

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

Reviewed: 10-10-15

Good introduction to the concepts. I benefited from the course. Would recommend to any entrepreneur who needs an overview of the basic knowledge.

15 of 17 people found this review helpful