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  • The Millionaire Fast Lane

  • Find out Why Some People Can Make a Lot of Money While Others Live Pay Check to Pay Check
  • By: Elliot Thomas, Tom Ferriat
  • Narrated by: Samuel Fleming
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 20

In this fascinating audiobook, you will discover the keys to unlock the doors of becoming a millionaire. You will discover that it only takes smart thinking combined with hard work to make it happen. It is not an overnight event! It’s not about winning lottery either as some would believe. This book reveals the real facts, expert advice and strategy are given as to how this can be achieved online. No scam! No tricks!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I Was Recommended This Book, I Returned It

  • By Jonny on 05-22-15

I Was Recommended This Book, I Returned It

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

Reviewed: 05-22-15

This book sounds like the verbal mind dump of a person thinking through how to get rich. Every cliche, hearsay business plan and potential is on show here and the book was genuinely painful to listen to. I did so, because I promised I would, but I have to ask myself why.

One piece of advice I found particularly hilarious in it's obvious flaws was -

Create a viral video. Once the traffic starts pouring in you'll be happy you did. (That was the extent of the advise as pertains video marketing. Genius.)

Other gems await you, but I wouldn't bother.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Masters of Doom

  • How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
  • By: David Kushner
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,452
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,216
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,198

Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce the most notoriously successful game franchises in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. This is a story of friendship and betrayal, commerce and artistry.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How it was

  • By Ryan on 08-27-13

The Fascinating World Of Gamers

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

Reviewed: 03-14-15

I'm not a gamer, but I found listening to the history of gaming fascinating and Will does an excellent job narrating. Simply a very, very good listen.

  • American Sniper

  • The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • By: Chris Kyle, Scott McEwan, Jim DeFelice
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,975
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,043
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,050

From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan ("the devil") and placed a bounty on his head.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's been censored by the publisher

  • By K9NSP on 10-21-17

An Intriguing Book

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

Reviewed: 01-11-15

I found myself both impressed and concerned regarding the character of Chris Kyle. I believe you will too. An inside look behind the lines, so to speak. A good listen.

  • Dracula [Audible Edition]

  • By: Bram Stoker
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Tim Curry, Simon Vance, and others
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,590
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,604

The modern audience hasn't had a chance to truly appreciate the unknowing dread that readers would have felt when reading Bram Stoker's original 1897 manuscript. Most modern productions employ campiness or sound effects to try to bring back that gothic tension, but we've tried something different. By returning to Stoker's original storytelling structure - a series of letters and journal entries voiced by Jonathan Harker, Dr. Van Helsing, and other characters - with an all-star cast of narrators, we've sought to recapture its originally intended horror and power.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well Read, Throughly Enjoyable!

  • By WickedGoodYarn on 03-11-12

Dark and Sinister, Just The Way We Like It

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

Reviewed: 12-22-14

It’s about time I read the classic based on the letters. Excellently done with multiple voice actors.

  • Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,343
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,848
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,856

With his characteristic eyebrow-raising behavior, Richard P. Feynman once provoked the wife of a Princeton dean to remark, "Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman!" But the many scientific and personal achievements of this Nobel Prize-winning physicist are no laughing matter. Here, woven with his scintillating views on modern science, Feynman relates the defining moments of his accomplished life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hilarious and inspiring

  • By Brad Grimm on 11-09-09

Try To Keep Up...I Dare You

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

Reviewed: 12-22-14

Clearly an amazing and quizative mind but damn, it reads like a train of consciousness thats completely come off the tracks.

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  • The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • By: Og Mandino
  • Narrated by: Og Mandino
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 791
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 565
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

This is the legend of Hafid, a camel boy 2,000 years ago, and his burning desire to improve his lowly position in life, as told to his apprentice Erasmus. Hafid relates the story of how he became known as the Greatest Salesman in the World. His success lies in the wisdom of ten leather scrolls passed down to him from his master, Pathros.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World

  • By Robert on 09-26-10

Not Life Changing But Not Bad

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

Reviewed: 12-22-14

An engaging story with a few poignant points but not a huge amount you can apply to the real world and another rehashing of age old wisdom. Worth a read.

  • Daily Rituals

  • How Artists Work
  • By: Mason Currey
  • Narrated by: Adam Verner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,256
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,056
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,060

Kafka is one of 161 inspired-and inspiring-minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, who describe how they subtly maneuver the many (self-inflicted) obstacles and (self-imposed) daily rituals to get done the work they love to do, whether by waking early or staying up late; whether by self-medicating with doughnuts or bathing, drinking vast quantities of coffee, or taking long daily walks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Nothing else like this one

  • By Debra B on 10-23-14

Motivating and Interesting

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

Reviewed: 12-22-14

A simple concept, well executed. I found it very helpful and inspiring to listen to endless routines and rituals of some of the worlds greatest talents. The main thing I took from it is that there really is no ‘right way’, everyone does it different.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Outliers

  • The Story of Success
  • By: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28,111
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,394
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,378

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" - the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating (if not an outlier)

  • By KHarrang on 11-21-08

Interesting but Flawed

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

Reviewed: 12-22-14

A thought provoking book though after a little research I found a lot of the examples used to back up his ideas lacking. Still, it helps shape your thinking but I feel Malcolm is a far better marketeer than he is a thinker - similar to Seth Godin in that respect.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 158,475
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 146,256
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146,098

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Worth it even if you've seen the movie

  • By R. MCRACKAN on 12-08-17

An Outstanding First Book

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

Reviewed: 12-22-14

A book that took my completely by surprise. Who would have thought a book so detail rich and engineering focussed could be so incredible engaging. Definitely one of the best works of fiction I have every read - unique, fascinating and thoroughly captivating.

  • Dune

  • By: Frank Herbert
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Orlagh Cassidy, Euan Morton, and others
  • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,442
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,505

Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book!

  • By Scott on 04-10-08

One Of The Greats

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

Reviewed: 12-22-14

Absolutely loved this twenty one hour epic story. I was lost in the world of Dune and the characters that inhabited it. I drew inspiration from it’s protagonist and sought wisdom from it’s words while being thoroughly entertained by its plot. I had no problem understanding its incredible appeal and worldwide success. Truly a great work of fiction.