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Al-Yassa Al-Mahi

Philadelphia, PA
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  • Invisible Man

  • A Novel
  • By: Ralph Ellison
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,198
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,620
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,622

Ralph Elllison's Invisible Man is a monumental novel, one that can well be called an epic of 20th-century African-American life. It is a strange story, in which many extraordinary things happen, some of them shocking and brutal, some of them pitiful and touching - yet always with elements of comedy and irony and burlesque that appear in unexpected places.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterfully written; perfectly narrated

  • By Imhokhai on 03-04-13

I I finally read this book...

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

Reviewed: 06-11-17

At first, this book was difficult to comprehend. It seemed like every word was a descriptive word or simile or allegory. After listening for a while, I started to see the parallel in our (Black Folks) lives and the Narrator. I'm still piecing together how the different movements (Marxism, Socialism, Black Unity) affected us and the community. I'd like to see an anniversary edition of this book with commentary from Black Thought Leaders on their insights from this book.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • The War of Art

  • Winning the Inner Creative Battle
  • By: Steven Pressfield
  • Narrated by: George Guidall
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,717
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,250
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,192

Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-have for anyone creative (or not)

  • By kimberly on 02-01-12

Eye opening....

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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: 03-14-17

A very simple read with simple truths. We have inner inspiration that we ignore because of fear. This book helps you acknowledge that, then take steps to work through the fear.

  • 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 5,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,395
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,383

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

Another good read from Napoleon Hill

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

Reviewed: 01-19-16

I can see why the book was suppressed at that time.
The format was great because of the interview style and Hill's candid conversation set the tone.

  • George Washington Carver

  • The Life of the Great American Agriculturalist
  • By: Linda McMurry Edwards
  • Narrated by: Roscoe Orman
  • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 33
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

George Washington Carver began life as a slave in the tumultuous world of pre - Civil War Missouri. After the war, the orphaned Carver worked as a farmer, a hotel cook, and a laundryman while pursuing an education. As a professor at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, Carver spearheaded the initiative to cultivate peanuts, soybeans, and sweet potatoes to revive the South's dismal agricultural economy. He is most remembered for the invention of peanut butter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I learned something today. This is a must read.

  • By Ryanne on 02-11-13

Unsung Hero

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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: 01-07-16

I largely ignored the contributions made by George Washington Carver because as I was growing up, he was only mention once a year...among other Black figures.

So I didn't really learn about him because all other Black heroes were lumped together in a span of 28 days.

This does not excuse me from "seeking the info" on my own time, so unfortunately I'm doing this in adulthood.

I will make sure my children know this man and many other of our Black contributors to the world.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success

  • Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life's Riches
  • By: Steve Harvey
  • Narrated by: Mike Hodge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,159
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,848

Countless books on success tell you what you need to get that you don't already possess. In Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success, Steve Harvey tells you how to achieve your dreams using the gift you already have. Every one of us was born with a gift endowed by our creator - something you do the best at with very little effort. While it can be like someone else's, your gift is yours alone. No one can take it away. You are the only one who can use it - or waste it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My mentor from afar...

  • By Al-Yassa Al-Mahi on 11-11-15

My mentor from afar...

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

Reviewed: 11-11-15

I got this book because I liked how Steve Harvey "re-branded" himself.
It helps me remember that it is still not too late for me to reclaim some of the success I once had...
...or better yet, start anew and achieve other goals I set out to achieve.

Well done Steve.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Andrew Carnegie

  • By: David Nasaw
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 32 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 699
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 523

The Scottish-born son of a failed weaver and a mother who supported the family by binding shoes, Andrew Carnegie was the embodiment of the American dream. In his rise from a job as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory to being the richest man in the world, he was single-minded, relentless and a major player in some of the most violent and notorious labor strikes of the time. The prototype of today's billionaire, he was a visionary in the way he earned his money and in the way he gave it away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Andrew Carnegie

  • By Peggie on 10-01-07

Very long but very detailed. Great insights.

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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: 10-27-15

I read this book because I've read most of the Think and Grow Rich books which are based on Carnegie's philosophy. I wanted more insight into the man that made charitable giving into a business. I will do further research into how he set up his trusts. I want to emulate what he did.

  • Think Your Way to Wealth

  • By: Napolean Hill
  • Narrated by: Joel Fotinos, Mitch Horowitz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

Finally back in print, this true lost classic records Napoleon Hill's first, fateful encounter with industrialist Andrew Carnegie, where the young Hill learned the secrets to winning at life. Returned to print after many years of unavailability, here is the one-and-only trade edition of a treasury of wisdom. Think Your Way to Wealth captures Napoleon Hill's initial encounter with Andrew Carnegie, who revealed the money-attracting strategy that Hill later popularized in classic books like Think and Grow Rich and The Law of Success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It's Your Blueprint.

  • By George Drew on 02-17-16

Finally..the whole story.

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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: 09-26-15

I saw the paperback version in the bookstore and quickly bought it. I always wanted to know how the EXACT conversation went between Hill and Carnegie.

Now I know..thanks to this book.
Once I became an Audible member, I searched for and bought this version so I can listen to it as I work and manifest my ultimate life.

  • 6 Months to 6 Figures

  • By: Peter J. Voogd
  • Narrated by: Peter J. Voogd
  • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,957
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,270

Peter Voogd, who has been labeled the leading authority for Gen Y leadership, reveals the exact strategies he's used to go from dead broke to over six figures within six months. Peter has trained over 4,000 entrepreneurs, and built an eight-million-dollar sales organization by age 27. If you're one of the select few who are serious about success, this book will change the game for you, regardless of what industry you're in.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not much different from others like it...

  • By Martin on 05-04-15

Simple and to the point.

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

Reviewed: 04-29-15

I completed all the exercises and started implementation of my daily methods of operation. Mental, Health then Productivity Rituals are in place.