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  • Rock Bottom to Rock Star

  • Lessons from the Business School of Hard Knocks
  • By: Ryan Blair
  • Narrated by: Ryan Blair
  • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 388
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 386

Can you remember that one time you got recognized or someone thanked you for your contribution to their life? You were a rock star, even for just one second. This book isn't about a charmed path to success or some untouchable fairy tale that nobody can relate to - this is about going from rock bottom to rock star, something that everybody can relate to.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Great reminder to dig deeper & own it!

  • By GalacticX108 on 10-26-16

Hangs it out there

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

Reviewed: 10-07-16

truly an inspiration that everyone can have success if they are willing to commit to the commonalities of Success.
it was great read on practical application of principles. a reminder that Luck follows the focused persistent committed.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • By: Alan Dean Foster
  • Narrated by: Marc Thompson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,971
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,203
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,185

More than 30 years ago, Star Wars burst onto the big screen and became a cultural phenomenon. Now the next adventures in this blockbuster saga are poised to captivate old and new fans alike - beginning with the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And alongside the cinematic debut comes the thrilling novel adaptation by New York Times best-selling science fiction master Alan Dean Foster.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Adds a bit to the Movie

  • By Brad on 12-22-15

lands flat

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

Reviewed: 12-31-15

Landed flat and story seemed rush there seems little desire to see the next one. unlike Lucas previous Star wars readers were left in strong anticipation of the next part of adventure.
Mask on Kylo Ren seems like cheap imitation move as well as too quick of revealing. lucas made you wait 3 movies before Vader mask was revealed. must me a Millienial writer..lol got have it now and art of suspense is long lost.
This was unnecessary as well as BB8 map peice. while R2 had beginning and end BB 8 section mattered how?
The performance is the only thing that kept my attention. story falls flat and redeemed only through narrators performance.
little add from book vs screenplay.
disappointed..

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  • The Jordan Belfort Selling Machine

  • The Power of Persuasion Using the Wolf of Wall Street's Straight Line System
  • By: Dwayne Lugo
  • Narrated by: Jason Lovett
  • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    2.5 out of 5 stars 34

Dear friend, My name is Dwayne Lugo, and I want to teach youhow to become a killer closer...Do you wish you had had the sales skills to build a financial empire like Jordan Belfort did in "the Wolf of Wall Street? The man had not only talent but a flawless training system behind him - the Straight Line System. Netting $50 million a year wasn't a bad deal right? If you want to learn how to be successful in not only sales, but also everyday day life then The Jordan Belfort Selling Machine is the audiobook for you.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hatred the narrator voice

  • By jdon on 09-05-15
  • The Jordan Belfort Selling Machine
  • The Power of Persuasion Using the Wolf of Wall Street's Straight Line System
  • By: Dwayne Lugo
  • Narrated by: Jason Lovett

overview but not detailed

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

Reviewed: 10-17-15

it is good intro but lacks details in techniques. i wish there were more options around technique duplication

  • The Art of War

  • The Strategy of Sun Tzu
  • By: Sun Tzu
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Elkin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 718
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 619
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 618

The timeless original text; required listening for anyone interested in strategy. This is a work of subtlety and paradox that shows the way to a clean and aesthetic triumph. Sun Tzu insisted that a skilled warrior observes, calculates, outwits, and outmaneuvers an adversary, and in doing so averts the destruction of battle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Stop the Music

  • By Aaron on 02-20-16

No. NO.. NOOO!

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

Reviewed: 09-09-15

Mary poppins reading and half book is chinese music.
hated this version.
returning and checking into another version.

  • Trident

  • The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL Leader
  • By: Jason Redman, John Bruning
  • Narrated by: Erik Bergmann
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 919
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 822
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826

Decorated Navy SEAL Lieutenant Jason Redman served his country courageously and with distinction in Colombia, Peru, Afghanistan, and Iraq, where he commanded mobility and assault forces. But his journey was not without its supreme challenges. He was critically wounded in 2007 when he was struck by machine-gun fire at point blank range. During his intense recovery period, Redman posted a sign on his door, warning all who entered not to "feel sorry for [his] wounds."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The honesty is overwhelming.

  • By Paul on 11-23-13

Fantastic... greatest comeback ever.

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

loved this book. raw and honest of success and struggle, ego failures and the rebuilding of the man. honest and triumphant battles of self. this is truly a great leadership book whether military or not. this is true demonstration of a How to be a man and learn and teach responsibility of self and how to approach obstacles life throws.
never quit

  • The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

  • By: Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  • Narrated by: Jon Bailey
  • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,639
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,630

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Red Circle provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist. Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" that makes his story so compelling.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story/horrible narrator

  • By Lobo11 on 08-20-12

Finest Details

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

Reviewed: 07-23-15

True example of Excellence in action.
Highly recommend listen. I have hardback and Audio is MUCH MORE!
MORE inside stories.
Must have in your library if you are a Leader, Trainer, or desire to just be damn better.

  • The Positive Dog

  • A Story About the Power of Positivity
  • By: Jon Gordon
  • Narrated by: Jon Gordon
  • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,140
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 994
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 994

Discover the benefits of being positive. We all have two dogs inside of us. One dog is positive, happy, optimistic, and hopeful. The other dog is negative, mad, sad, pessimistic, and fearful. These two dogs often fight inside us, but guess who wins the fight? The one you feed the most. So begins the story about a negative mutt named Matt and a big dog named Bubba who teaches him how to feed himself with positivity each day and in the process Matt transforms his own life and the shelter they call home.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • possibly the worst book I've ever read

  • By Amy on 07-26-15

Feed the right Dog

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

Reviewed: 07-20-15

great read and entertaining. Different insights always arrive by adjusting our perspective views and positions.
Which dog you choose to feed will always grow larger, so is true of our Attitude.

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  • The Little Book of Talent

  • 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills
  • By: Daniel Coyle
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,309
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,287

Daniel Coyle spent the last few years traveling around the world and meeting with top coaches, teachers, and neurologists in order to unlock the secret of how greatness happens. Now he has taken his groundbreaking research and boiled it down to the essentials: 52 simple, proven rules for developing and growing talent in sports, art, music, business, or just about anything.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Should havegotten the paper book.

  • By Wendy Dethloff on 06-18-15

great overview

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

Reviewed: 06-24-15

liked the summary of tips. some really struck interest to learn more.
great read although performed in old Radio announcer voice annoying but content is good.

  • The Reaper

  • Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers
  • By: Gary Brozek, Nicholas Irving
  • Narrated by: Jeff Gurner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,854
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,847

In the best-selling tradition of American Sniper and Shooter, Irving shares the true story of his extraordinary career, including his deployment to Afghanistan in the summer of 2009, when he set another record, this time for enemy kills on a single deployment. His teammates and chain of command labeled him "The Reaper," and his actions on the battlefield became the stuff of legend, culminating in an extraordinary face-off against an enemy sniper known simply as The Chechnian.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great story

  • By SteveS on 11-18-15

Surface story.

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

Easy to listen very surface not real deep.
did this did that this happened then that happened..
not much real depth to story

narrator easy to listen in one sitting.

author failed at getting real depth on the person. very little emotional character leads to less than remembrance and he desired better.
he is truly a comrade and patriot and did great amazing things. author poorly did him justice.
recommended only because on Who and What he did. book needs some depth.

  • Now I Know More

  • The Revealing Stories Behind Even More of the World's Most Interesting Facts
  • By: Dan Lewis
  • Narrated by: Anthony Haden Salerno
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 637
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 577
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 578

Get ready to find out the real deal behind a new collection of fascinating facts. From pink camouflaged fighter planes to secret Harry Potter characters, Now I Know More covers everything from history and science to sports and pop culture. You'll learn about made-up towns that made their way onto real maps, the time three MLB teams squared off in a single game, and 99 more curious cases of remarkable trivia. And it's all true. With this audiobook, you really will know more!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed...

  • By Pat on 05-29-15

no story just trivia zzz.....

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

Reviewed: 06-14-15

zzz.... not really that entertaining. landed flat.
performance was good in spite of content.
not recommended
i am definitely deleting. from library!