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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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    Daniel 08-16-17
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    I thought this was a great insight into the founding of Amazon. this book really makes it sound like Jeff Bezos put everything into Amazon and was able to come out on top

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    Steve 08-13-17
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    "Mediocre story, mediocre narrator"

    This narrator seemed to have almost no access to this subject, Jeff Bezos. I felt as if this story was told through the eyes of people that really didn't care much about him one way or another. Very little attention was given to describing the mechanics behind the company, but there was plenty of time spent talking about door desks and the hiring and firing of seemingly interchangeable people. Also, the author jumps around in time far too much, which is very annoying and unnecessary. Tell a story, don't give us a compilation of interviews.

    Also, the narration was average. But on thing really disappointed me; the narrator seemed to take breaks during the middle of paragraphs or in the middle of a continuing narrative, and it was jarringly noticeable when he did so. He would end on sentence in a low key gravely voice, and the next sentence would sound as if he just downed a quart of coffee....very distracting. If I was the narrator, I would listen to the last few paragraphs of my last session so as not to upset the flow of the tone.

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    Luciano 08-10-17
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    "Very interesting and well done"

    My only criticisms is that I would have liked the book to be more in chronological order. There was a bit of jumping around which made it hard to visualize the timeline. Overall it was very entertaining and motivating! Thank you Brad Stone.

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    Stefano - Top reviewer 2017 los angeles california 07-30-17
    Stefano - Top reviewer 2017 los angeles california 07-30-17
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    "Good book - last chapter's predictions are scary!"

    Great book. Really informative.
    If you are involved in e commerce you will get insight on how Amazon's CEO Jeff B. approaches problems and solutions.
    "Fight to the death, winner takes all"

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    Rakesh 07-29-17
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    Very well presented. Great insight the mind of Jeff and growth of Amazon. Must read.

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    Colin Thain Ontario, Canada 07-26-17
    Colin Thain Ontario, Canada 07-26-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Very interesting"

    I enjoyed the overall story of this book as well as the business details and operations.

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    Jorge 07-23-17
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    It's motivational and scary at the same time. It's amazing how one person can shift and dominate so many industries.

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    Drew H. 07-21-17
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    "inside the mind of Jeff Bezos"

    Great look at the real story of what it actually takes to run a successful business... Total obsession.

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    Ashley Kuhn Omaha, Ne 07-12-17
    Ashley Kuhn Omaha, Ne 07-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Everything Store to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What other book might you compare The Everything Store to and why?

    Snowball by Alice Schroeder because it gives you a good glimpse in to the business and the decisions that were being made on a day to day basis.


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    Tony 07-11-17
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    "Great Read!"

    if you run your own company or plan on starting one or work for a fast-growing company, you will enjoy this as much as I did!

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