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  • Beam, Straight Up

  • The Bold Story of the First Family of Bourbon
  • By: Fred Noe, Jim Kokoris
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49

Written by the 7th generation Beam family member and Master Distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, Beam, Straight Up is the first audiobook by a Beam, the family behind the 217-year whiskey dynasty and makers of one of the world's best-selling bourbons. This audiobook features family history and the evolution of bourbon, including Fred's storied youth "growing up Beam" in Bardstown, Kentucky; his transition from the bottling line to renowned global bourbon ambassador; and his valuable business insights on how to maintain and grow a revered brand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Highly Entertaining

  • By Jean on 04-11-15

great book

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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: 12-04-18

this book was very entertaining and full of great insight and history in the bourbon industry. loved it.

  • Brewing Up a Business

  • Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Revised and Updated
  • By: Sam Calagione
  • Narrated by: Kris Koscheski
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 427

Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America's best and fastest-growing craft breweries. In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish's most innovative marketing ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book about starting a brewery

  • By William Schooley on 01-07-13

a tad long but great information

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-23-18

this book was good but at times the story got lost. overall a solid B.

  • The Magnolia Story

  • By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 14,731
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13,375
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 13,332

Are you ready to see your fixer-upper? These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like: Who are these people? What's the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Super entertaining!

  • By M. Ryder on 06-25-17

very interesting and a great message.

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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: 02-09-18

loved the book. keep your dreams alive and always enjoy the path and dont worry about the destination. it will all work out in the end.

  • Capital Gaines

  • The Smart Things I've Learned by Doing Stupid Stuff
  • By: Chip Gaines
  • Narrated by: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Melinda Paul, and others
  • Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,887
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,313

The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of four in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not What I expected

  • By Belinda on 11-16-17

great book and great job to Mr. Chip Gaines.

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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: 01-31-18

good stories and insights into the mind of Chip Gaines. He is a great coach with great words for all.