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Trump: The Art of the Deal Audiobook

Trump: The Art of the Deal

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Publisher's Summary

President-elect Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal-maker.

"I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big." —Donald J. Trump

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.

Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." —The New York Times

"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." —Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." —Boston Herald

"A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography." —New York Post

©2009 Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz (P)2016 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." (The New York Times)

"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." (Chicago Tribune)

"Fascinating...wholly absorbing...conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." (Boston Herald)

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    jose 03-20-17
    jose 03-20-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Understanding the President of the USA!"

    Donald Trump is a Honey Badger! This book explains how Trump hustles and creates opportunity where others only see complexity and futile battle. He sees value in abandoned property, distressed hotels, managing total value, managing details, hiring the best people, and waiting for the "right" price.

    He built a staking rink that the NYC government could not. He got Casinos built in Atlantic City that others could not. He fought rent-control fraud. He transitioned from a background in residential construction into into major, iconic construction. The easy thing was probably to quit or never try, how many of us challenge Mayors, Celebrities, and the press on a routine basis.

    After reading this book, you will see that Trump is tough as hell and can usually out-last the opposition. Also, there is much of the Cornelius Vanderbilt in Trump. In the book, he is 40, today he is 70, this dude has incredible energy, toughness, and drive - just like Vanderbilt.

    Book was written in 1987, he already talks about hiring/promoting women, accepting a gay friend, being bi-partisan, doing business globally. and renting to black people. These were not universal principles back then and show he is much different than the media want to frame him today.

    The narrator is awesome, after a while, you actually think it's Trump talking. It's really well done.

    14 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    shopgw 08-17-17
    shopgw 08-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Narcissistic Drivel"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I doubt that is possible. There are so many bad things.


    What could Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    So many things! First of all, edit all the "very"s used.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kaleo Griffith and Donald J. Trump ’s performances?

    Hell no.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Trump: The Art of the Deal?

    All of it.


    Any additional comments?

    Crap.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "inspirational"

    I loved it. I now understand better the mindset of this man.
    The narrator did a great job.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    MJ 04-19-17
    MJ 04-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "very good read"

    I know a lot of people don't like Donald Trump because he says what is on his mind and he is not always politically correct but he is an amazing business man and it shows in this book. he has probably done more big deals and has followed through on it then anyone else in the world. he knows what he is doing and he creates big ideas.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Hayden 04-05-17
    Hayden 04-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "First Audible Book"

    Wow, what can I say. Instant addiction between the book and the performance of the book reader. I can tell I am going to love this easy to use business! Thank you!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sobhi Akbik Dubai 03-27-17
    Sobhi Akbik Dubai 03-27-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Inspiring"

    An excellent success story by a Great Visionary Leader
    The Narrator is very professional that you can't stop listening to him and enjoy his reading.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03-22-17
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    "Potus"

    After listening to this book I feel Trump will make a great President for all Americans.

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    J.B. Los Angeles, CA United States 02-23-17
    J.B. Los Angeles, CA United States 02-23-17
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    "Boring.."

    It's pretty redundant.. not sure what the point is or why it was ever popular.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cameron B. Rankine ottawa, Israel 06-24-16
    Cameron B. Rankine ottawa, Israel 06-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "This is who Trump was 30 years ago"

    It is sobering to read this and hear the events he is describing in here as being last week occur more than 3 decades ago. The book has a good tone, offers good vibes and is an overall a good read written by a real estate developer going thru hard times by chronically get his past successes. Now if the stories in here are actually true is a matter of diving to actual untainted sources of history, aside from this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Neal 02-12-17
    Neal 02-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This Explains It"
    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book after Trump was elected POTUS. It's basically the blue print for his campaign.

    The guy is crass, unapologetic, manipulative, and relentless in his quest to get a good deal. Manipulate tax laws or leverage the media to put pressure on others like he did with the Woolman Ice Rink renovation. Trump is Trump. This book was written in the 80s. If you're looking for him to pivot... it's not going to happen.

    This book gives you a good explanation of how he operates and I was slightly more optimistic about his presidency.

    Full disclosure: I didn't vote for him or his opponent Hillary Clinton; I considered both to be a disaster but since this is the disaster we're living with... the book gives you insight into how Trump operates.

    Narration is good, too with a pompous northeast accent.

    18 of 29 people found this review helpful
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  • John
    4/3/17
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    "not impressed"

    it's basically just a list of deals done by Donald Trump. too much of an overview and not enough in depth KNOWHOW

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Patrick
    London, United Kingdom
    4/1/17
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    "Excellent must read view into mindset of Trump"

    I was fascinated to read this book because I wanted to know about the decision making processes of the greats. This book Gave it all. a little more detail than I'd like at times but some people might want that. Worth a read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    2/17/17
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    "For those who are seeking the Truth"

    I bought this and listened after a reporter summarised this after reading. What I heard was the opposite of the reporter summary. For those who want to learn about Trump it is worth considering. His wife and business ethics in particular.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MR G PARKINSON
    1/1/17
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    "Immeasurably insightful and enjoyable"

    Best biography I've listened to.This book produced a great perspective in to deal making on a large scale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/22/17
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    "Superb sales book"

    By far the best sales book, high class advices. Super!!!! Very good yes very good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James
    7/13/17
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    "autobiography of Donald trump"

    brief description of Donald's method, but the rest is autobiography. interesting, but not as expected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AS
    6/12/17
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    "Not impressed"
    What disappointed you about Trump: The Art of the Deal?

    The book did not resonate with me the way I thought it would. Nothing surprised or impressed me.


    What could Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Perhaps more dark truths and less of the sugard-coated, glitzy stories.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Daniel T.
    6/2/17
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    "Amazing book"

    Loved it!
    Great book, good read.
    I plan on reading it again. Alot of tips of structuring a deal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cosmin
    3/29/17
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    "Wow! High Business Intelligence"

    One of the most wealthy and powerful man alive is sharing the way how is doing the business.
    This audio book has great lessons about the best quality of business .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suhair
    dubai, United Arab Emirates
    12/5/16
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    "Really Good Book on Business"

    I know that Donald Trump gets flak on Politics but guys trust me when i tell you that on business he gets it so right. For years i spend in the corporate world observing behaviours that would make your skin crawl and the amount of business books I read, none have made sense to the point of what really happened except when I read Donald's books. This is the second one. If someone happens to have him as a mentor then you are very lucky. He really knows people-operations in business and is an exceptional business mind. i honestly wonder why he ventured in politics because business is clearly his thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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