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  • Think Like Jeff Bezos: 23 Life Changing Lessons from Jeff Bezos on Life, People, Business, Technology, and Leadership

  • Making of an E-Commerce Business Mammoth from Yesterday for Tomorrow
  • By: Jamie Morris
  • Narrated by: David Carroll
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 53
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 47

Despite him now having over 55,000 workers and billions in revenue every year, Bezos still manages to run his business with a highly intimate approach. As we celebrate Amazon's 23rd year in business, we will also celebrate Bezos' 23 best lessons about business, leadership, and life. This audiobook is a tribute to the brilliant man that Bezos is and all that his own life lessons have to offer us as we strive to create the same excellence within our own lives and businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fascinating man

  • By Brandon on 09-09-17

Misleading and Uninformative Information

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

Reviewed: 05-29-18

First, I would have to comment on the fact that it sounds like this book is being read by a speech synthesizer and is very annoying.

The information itself, seems like it has been compiled from a quick search of on-line material, like Wikipedia, probably written from someone in a third world country like India (maybe one of Jeff Bezos's Amazon customer service reps) and regurgitated in a way that makes it sound like it's trying to teach you something and trying to sound insightful but actually just coming across as very dull and uninformed.

Additionally, there are several things it states which are also just not correct in the way Amazons business model works, which makes me recommend for others to stay clear of this book.

  • The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down

  • Real Life Strategies for Investing in Real Estate Using Other People's Money
  • By: Brandon Turner
  • Narrated by: Maher Abiad
  • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,944
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 1,660
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,630

Don't let the contents of your wallet define your future. Discover the real life strategies that smart investors are using in today's market to invest in real estate with creativity! In The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, active real estate investor and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon Turner takes readers past the hype and dives into real life strategies that investors across the world are using to invest in real estate using creativity - instead of their own cash.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brandon's Book was Awesome!!

  • By Mike on 03-22-15

Brandon's Book was Awesome!!

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

Reviewed: 03-22-15

What did you love best about The Book on Investing In Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down?

This is a great introductory Real Estate Investing book which gives you both a broad overview of the investing principles of this industry and some actual examples of real and hypothetical deals with their basic math.

I like the fact that its a recently published book, so you feel there is a certain relevance, in what Brandon is relaying, to todays market that you don't always feel when you read real estate books from 10+ years ago.

Also, I like the fact that the book is not just a long pep talk, trying to convince you that being a real estate investor is a smart thing to do. Which a bunch of real estate books seem to be and never get into many specifics. Which this book does.

The main thing that irritated me about the Audible version, however was how the book was read. I would have much preferred if the author would have read it himself. It seemed very robotic, like the reader didn't actually know what he was reading and was just reading the words to get through them (which was probably the case but it shouldn't come across that way to the listener). It was also very unnatural with the speed fluctuating from sentence to sentence in a way which a normal person would not actually speak in, if he were talking to you, which confused the communication. Most of the book was too slow and I had to listen at 1.25+ speed or it was too painful to listen to. Also, at certain parts it seemed like the readers voice got sore and raspy or he was straining to read, so all your attention went to that, instead of what he was saying.

Also, not a big deal but the pronunciation of some words were off like Realtor being pronounced "Realator" (something unfortunately Ive found to be mispronounced even among people in the industry). And comparable being pronounced "compare-able". Also several sentences were read over again, when the reader stumbled or maybe didn't like the way he read something and the multiple sentences were all left in.

So if you like to read books, as opposed to listen to them, I suggest you go that route.

Would you be willing to try another one of Maher Abiad’s performances?

No.

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

Yes.

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