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Justice Campbell

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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 25,795
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 23,183
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 23,176

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

Average

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

Reviewed: 07-22-18

Not great. Not bad. Average. Nothing in the book stood out except the beginning. Wasn’t very inspiring. To the contrary, found it to be a drag - somewhat sad. The trials of an entrepreneur that stuck with it. That’s every entrepreneur. Lots of punches taken, perseverance, but no real happiness or inspiration, or lessons, or other helpful information. Just a struggle story.

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  • The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster

  • Why Now Is the Time to #jointheride
  • By: Darren Hardy
  • Narrated by: Darren Hardy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,647
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,321

The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster will prepare you for the wild ride of entrepreneurship. It will warn you (of forthcoming fears, doubts, and the self-defeating conditioning of your upbringing and past), inoculate you (from the naysayers, dream-stealers, and pains of rejection and failure), and guide you (as you build those under-developed skills of independence, self-motivation, and self-accountability) safely past the landmines that blow up and cause the failure of 66 percent of all new businesses.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By Mychal on 03-24-15

Great book about starting the journey

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

Reviewed: 07-15-18

This book is focused on explaining the mindset necessary and first couple tools a person will need to start their own business. If you are just starting or contemplating starting your own small business, this book is a must read. Very few books target this crucial stage.

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • By: Benjamin Franklin
  • Narrated by: Qarie Marshall
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 610
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 526

Left unfinished at the time of his death, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin has endured as one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies ever written. From his early years in Boston and Philadelphia to the publication of his Poor Richard's Almanac to the American Revolution and beyond, Franklin's autobiography is a fascinating, personal exploration into the life of America's most interesting founding father.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Probably Not What You're Expecting

  • By Z Sterman on 01-30-18

Bad, get the Isaacson book instead

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

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Great sayings at the end cannot make up for the terribly boring life account. The biography by Walter Isaacson is far superior. On the other hand, the narrator of this book outshined the work significantly.

  • Redemption Ark

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 27 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,665
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,673

Late in the 26th century, the human race has advanced enough to accidentally trigger the Inhibitors---alien-killing machines designed to detect intelligent life and destroy it. The only hope for humanity lies in the recovery of a secret cache of doomsday weapons---and a renegade named Clavain who is determined to find them. But other factions want the weapons for their own purposes---and the weapons themselves have another agenda altogether.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stick with this series!

  • By Michael on 05-22-10

Fairly awful

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

Reviewed: 07-02-18

Paper thin characters, drama that isn’t dramatic, horrible material for a good narrator to work through.

  • Revelation Space

  • By: Alastair Reynolds
  • Narrated by: John Lee
  • Length: 22 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 3,733
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3,073
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,073

Nine hundred thousand years ago, something annihilated the Amarantin civilization just as it was on the verge of discovering space flight. Now one scientist, Dan Sylveste, will stop at nothing to solve the Amarantin riddle before ancient history repeats itself. With no other resources at his disposal, Sylveste forges a dangerous alliance with the cyborg crew of the starship Nostalgia for Infinity. But as he closes in on the secret, a killer closes in on him because the Amarantin were destroyed for a reason.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging noir space opera bursting with ideas

  • By cmthomas on 02-03-10

Vampires in space

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-25-18

Paper thin characters. Minimal plot twists. Narrator voices three main characters exactly like Dracula. Extreme disappointment.

  • Character Building

  • By: Booker T. Washington
  • Narrated by: Andrew L. Barnes
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

In Character Building are 37 addresses that Booker T. Washington gave before students, faculty, and guests at the Tuskegee Institute. These addresses take the form of timeless advice on a number of subjects. These talks are delivered - in the motivational and uplifting manner one would expect from this American icon - on education, ethics, morals, deportment, spirituality, and the dignity of labor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This book is a pearl!

  • By L.Freeman on 05-13-17

All about the school and race, not character

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

Reviewed: 06-05-18

The narrator is great, but the content is very poor. Most of the content is focused on the college the speeches were written for. Very little of the book is actually focused on “character”. The book is a bait and switch. When the speech is not focused on the school, it’s about race and not about character. It seemed apparent to me the high ratings of the book are given as support for a racial leader rather than as a true critique of the substance of the material - which is greatly lacking and deceptively titled.

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  • The Secret

  • What Great Leaders Know and Do
  • By: Ken Blanchard, Mark Miller
  • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 268
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162

At one time or another, everyone in a position of authority, whether in a multi-national corporation or a local volunteer group, wonders what the key to great leadership is. Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller explore that important question in this revealing business fable. They uncover the secret that great leaders already know and detail what you need to do to truly inspire and motivate others.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • To Serve Is The Best Form of Leadership

  • By James on 09-17-13

Good idea, too long

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

Reviewed: 05-28-18

Simple, but great idea - that could have been amply states and explained in 30 minutes. The addition of “story” elements to a simple list wastes time. Narrator was subpar - trying to inject excite into a rather boring and cardboard tasting story dialogue.

  • The Art of Happiness

  • By: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler M.D.
  • Narrated by: Howard C. Cutler M.D.
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,305
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,655

The Dalai Lama will tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that "the very motion of our life is toward happiness." How to get there has always been the question. With the help of a psychiatrist, he now gets the message across in a context we can easily understand.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • very good listen

  • By Chris on 01-04-05

Very good

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

Reviewed: 05-25-18

How does one judge a book? If you learn and implement one good concept in your life, I call that a good book.
It would be extremely difficult for anyone with an open mind to listen to this book and not find at least one good concept or belief that would enhance their life.
For me, it is the thought that believing that intimacy may only be found with a romantic partner. A thought pervasive in western culture. To the contrary, the view expressed that I will implement is that any human interaction is a chance of intimacy, respect for another’s dignity, and doorway to a possible friendship. Compassion. Every interaction is an opportunity to grow it and show it.

  • The Son of the Wolf

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: John Chatty, Jim Roberts
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

Jack London gained his first and most lasting fame as the author of tales of the Klondike gold rush. This, his first collection of stories, draws on his experience in the Yukon. The stories tell of gambles won and lost, of endurance and sacrifice, and often turn on the qualities of exceptional women and on the relations between the white adventurers and the native tribes. Stories included are: "The white Silence," "The Son of the Wolf," "The Men of Forty Mile," "In a Far Country," "To the Man on Trail," "The Priestly Perogative," "The Wisdom of the Trail," "The Wife of the King.""An Odyssey of the North."

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Justice Campbell on 05-23-18

Excellent

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

Reviewed: 05-23-18

John Chatty’s narration of these tales of rugged places and times is fantastic. His voicing of the various characters and gravelly tone are perfect. The stories themselves stir the heart of men - back to nature, endure the wilderness, the nature of relations between man and woman, and the goodness and depravity in men’s hearts are themes explored.
*It is unfortunate though that the final story, which is an hour long, is voiced by Jim Roberts - my personal choice for worst ever narrator - lifeless, queerly accented - his reading makes the last tale unlistenable - at least to me.
Nonetheless, this story set is well worth the addition to any collector whom enjoys tales of the old west or mans struggles in the wilderness.
Although not at all like these tales, Jack London’s book “Martin Eden” should not be missed - it’s phenomenal and unforgettable. A must for anyone interested in what made Jack London one of the highest selling and best authors of the 20th century.

  • Martin Eden

  • By: Jack London
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67

Martin Eden, Jack London’s semiautobiographical novel, is about a struggling young writer. It is considered by many to be the author’s most mature work. Personifying London’s own dreams of education and literary fame as a young man in San Francisco, Martin Eden’s impassioned but ultimately ineffective battle to overcome his bleak circumstances makes him one of the most memorable and poignant characters Jack London ever created.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favorite Jack London book.

  • By j daly on 11-26-14

Amazing

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

Reviewed: 05-20-18

A masterpiece. Happy. Sad. Inspiring. Dooming. A man lives by purpose and what is to happen once purpose is realized? A book you will never forget. Plumbing the depths and heights of a life.