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Jalal J. Dallo

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  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • By: Benjamin Franklin
  • Narrated by: Walter Costello
  • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
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    4 out of 5 stars 218
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    4 out of 5 stars 213

Considered to be one of the best autobiographies written in colonial America, Franklin portrays a fascinating picture of life in pre-revolutionary Philadelphia. In his own words he describes his life as a printer, inventor, scientist, and politician.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Love the man, dislike this audiobook

  • By Jalal J. Dallo on 06-03-17

Love the man, dislike this audiobook

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Reviewed: 06-03-17

Absolutely terrible audio and very dry reading of a great man's account.

Instead, I highly recommend "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" by Walter Isaacson.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You

  • Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  • By: Cal Newport
  • Narrated by: Dave Mallow
  • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,907
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,525
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,528

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed - preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work - but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping. After making his case against passion, Newport sets out on a quest to discover the reality of how people end up loving what they do.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good Counter to all the "Passion" Career Lit

  • By Erin on 06-12-13

The title was good enough

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Reviewed: 09-16-16

A huge opportunity was squandered here. Listen, entrepreneurs want to know strategies, psychological shifts, relationships we must make, etc... to be successful. We want to know HOW. Don't just tell us the "what" and then give us some stories. We need to know how to be so good. What must we do? What is someone's routine? Perhaps a wider breath of different vocations and how the entrepreneurs became great in their fields?

  • Adventures for Your Soul

  • 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential
  • By: Shannon Kaiser
  • Narrated by: Emily Durante
  • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Sometimes the one thing you need to make a change is to see things from a fresh perspective. Discover 21 innovative emotional explorations to boldly confront the habits that are holding you back in this breakthrough guide that provides the tools you need to fearlessly embrace your innermost desires.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A fresh perspective

  • By Elan Sun Star on 07-07-16

"Love yourself," "be present," and esoteric nonsense

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-16

The entire book can be summarized into "love yourself," "be present," "let your true self shine," and other woo-woo buzz words that do nothing for someone trying to develop themselves and their business acumen. The only reason I bought it because it was recommended in the top 5 reading lists for entrepreneurs on entrepreneur.com. I trusted that site, but a degree less now due to this very weak piece.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful