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  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 28,878
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 25,958
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 25,950

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must listen to book- It's the perfect biz memoir

  • By Brock on 06-02-16

Great Book!

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

Reviewed: 10-02-16

One of the best books I've listened to in years. I was in the athletic shoe business in the 70s and remember when a new shoe rep came to me with a new line called Nike and wanting me to commit to Futures orders six months in advance. I got on board and Nike was a huge success for my business (although I always had way too many size 12's sitting in the warehouse) I had no idea what was going on behind the scenes until later when I got to know the players at Nike, but this book revealed how much struggle was involved in building the company and how much I didn't know. Many thanks to Phil Knight for telling the story so well and letting us in on so many of the details, both personal and about the company's struggles and victories. Highly recommended!

  • Command Authority

  • By: Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
  • Narrated by: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,111

There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fine and fitting send-off for Tom Clancy

  • By Robert on 01-12-14

Brilliant but borderline non-fiction!

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

Reviewed: 12-22-13

Would you consider the audio edition of Command Authority to be better than the print version?

Don't know.. didn't read it

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jack Ryan Jr. Totally in control and cool

What about Lou Diamond Phillips’s performance did you like?

The best performance I have ever heard on an audio book.. I can't believe how well he did so many (12) different characters in at least 3 dialects

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

too long but I couldn't wait to continue

Any additional comments?

This book is almost identical to what is really happening in Russia and with its leader Putin. It is chilling and eerily similar. Great story and well written

24 of 26 people found this review helpful

  • 11-22-63

  • A Novel
  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson
  • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50,328
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45,675

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • This book faded like a bad racehorse…

  • By Matt on 01-06-12

Too Long! TMI

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

Reviewed: 12-21-11

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Too much detail and unnecessarily long. Perfect candidate for an abridged version!

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

yes because it would have to get to the point and not deal with minutia

Any additional comments?

my first stephen king book. I liked the premise but couldn't wade through the unnecessary chatter.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful