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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.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Taylor Cohea 05-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Genius"

    I really enjoyed this marvelous book. It shows the struggle of NYC land development. Donald Trump is quite a genius when it comes to constructing buildings and he shows every bit of it in this fascinating book. If you are in the real estate business than this book is for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alton 05-29-17
    Alton 05-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A amazing tale of a businessman."

    Donald Trump has proven to be a smart businessman by learning from numerous mistake or lessons throughout his career. As I listen to him , i thought about my own business experience and how it relates.

    This book will be a guide for me as i continue to grow myself and my business.

    Outstanding book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HunterG 05-29-17
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    "Stopped all other books to finish this one"
    Any additional comments?

    I have a tendency of listening to 3-4 books (on completely separate topics so I don't get them crossed) at a time. Ended up starting this one and didn't listen to another until it was over with.<br/><br/>A great book, a great narration, and a great motivation. No wonder it's a classic!

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    "Entertaining to Listen!"

    The narrator sounds like DJT and tells the story in an entertaining way! Loved It!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Bleil 05-12-17
    Keith Bleil 05-12-17
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    "A good background on Trump"

    I purchased all three formats of this book. Paper Back, Audio, and Kindle. Reading along with the audio helps me to push through when my attention strays.

    I thought the book gave me a better understanding of Donald Trump which is what I was hoping to get out of the book I will probably read one or two more of his books. I now have a basic idea of how Donald Trump got started.

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    Lisa Travel all over North America all the time. 05-04-17
    Lisa Travel all over North America all the time. 05-04-17
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    "captivating. An easy listen."

    Yes, I really loved it. The narrator was fantastic, super smooth with a great tone!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carlos D. Reinoso 04-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "There are some great take aways here if you read.."

    There are some great take aways here if you read or listen between the lines.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Ann 04-26-17
    Mary Ann 04-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Boastful with good tips"

    boastful with good tips and insights on negotiations. We'll delivered presentation, even sounds like Trump sometimes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    skyler 04-25-17
    skyler 04-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    I wish the book was longer. Excellent book. Great President. I canto wait to read his next book.

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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
  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Lance Johnson
    Ilford, United Kingdom
    11/19/16
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    "Dear Donald, I love you. Love Donald - summary"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - absolutely great listen to the person who will the next President of the USA.


    What other book might you compare Trump: The Art of the Deal to, and why?

    Trumped - by Jack O'Connell - a former employee of Trump working at Trump Plaza- gives an alternative perspective of the book - definitively listen to this (available on Audible) after listening to Art of The Deal. Also I am currently listening to the "Making of Trump" also available on Audible.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The way Trump described and managed the Ice Rink in NY City


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. But it gave me insight on Trump - he writes this book to build his public persona- essentially that he is great.


    Any additional comments?

    The originally story behind this book was that Trump in the 80s wanted to do a bio of himself. The co-author convinced him that rather than that, do a book about a typical week in his life (his bio would not be interesting) - which the book is essentially how he does business and what he does on a day to day basis. Interesting, however, like every good story the Hero should have a flaw - unfortunately Trump is apparently flawless. It would have been good to hear about some of his greatest failures - often having a more deeper impact learning lesson, than one's success. I would describe the book as a "Love Letter" Trump wrote to himself. There are a few good business points, but if u want to know how to become a Millionaire - listen to the "Millionaire Next Door" or Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad "Financial IQ" and finally Felix Dennis "How to be Rich". <br/><br/>If you are looking for good business pointers - this is not the book. If you want to have some insight into Donald's character than this book with a critical eye gives u some insight. I also recommend as above Trumped by Jack O'Connell.<br/><br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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