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The Everything Store Audiobook

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Business/Educational, 2014

The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos.

Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now.

Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving listeners the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. Compared to tech's other elite innovators - Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg - Bezos is a private man. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing.

The Everything Store will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

©2013 Brad Stone (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Jonathan R Beardall 05-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "a real story"

    I loved it. it really takes you on a walk of Jeff's journey. from humble beginnings, to struggling but talented entrepreneur, to "suddenly I'm a billionaire." everything happens so slowly, but eventually Amazon owns so much.

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    Asiri 05-17-17
    Asiri 05-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Poorly narrated"

    Even though the story of Amazon is interesting, the way it was told was not. Narrator also was not that great

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    Crystal Tojuola 05-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The Missionary & Mercenary"

    The value of listening to the The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon is equivalent to an MBA degree only cheaper. Highly recommended!

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    Hunter heber, UT, United States 05-14-17
    Hunter heber, UT, United States 05-14-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Not very interesting"

    This is one of the more boring biographies I've read. Lots of hard facts, very little in the way of insightful details

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    HunterG 05-13-17
    HunterG 05-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "More in depth about Amazon as a company"
    Any additional comments?

    I had just finished Elon Musk's bio when wanting to hear Jeff Bezos'. I was expecting a similar sort of in-depth documentary on him as a person versus the inside struggles of Amazon in terms of legality arguments between other companies. Though that was still entertaining, I was expecting to hear a little more about Jeff and his interest, his children, his motivations, and possibly some quotes from interviews.

    This is still a good book and I would recommend, but as a heads up, this is about 70% on the biography of Amazon and it's internal structure/problems it's overcome versus 30% Jeff Bezos' life. Still has it's moments covering him with some depth, just not over the top.

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    HeliophysicsGirl 05-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good overview of Amazon, light on Jeff Bezos"

    There was a good narrative about the Amazon store, per the title, but I was hoping for more detail on its founder.

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    Richard Vasconcelos 05-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    Its a history book of modern day retail and where we are going in the future.

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    Brent 05-08-17
    Brent 05-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "History of Amazon"

    It's an amazing company, and the founder sounds very talented. Also sounds like a horrible company to work for

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    Ted Castonguay 05-05-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Detailed account of how Amazon came to be"

    A well-done book on a rather complex subject matter
    I believe many business owners amd those interested in the business will learn and gain insight from The story of Amazon

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    Zoya 05-04-17
    Zoya 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but not as interesting as I hoped."

    Compared to other tech Biographies, I found this book to be somewhat boring. The content is great, but the story is bland and chronological.

    Specifically, important moments and interesting events are delivered without emphasis. Jeff Bezos is an incredibly interesting character in today's world, but this book missed the delivery of that message.

    Compared to the Elon Musk book, which o found to be invigorating and inspiring, The Everything Store is a more literal biography. You learn about Jeff Bezos, but there's nothing particularly inspirational about it.

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