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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

    Engineer in St Louis, Missouri, United States

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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.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Cornelius Wallace 03-12-17 Member Since 2017

    Just your average dingo who loves listening to books on Audible.

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    "Provides Great Insight"

    Provides a lot of insight into the mind of Trump. The narrator, Kaleo Griffith, does a great job sounding like Donald Trump. Hopefully he does another one called the art of the election.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey D. Sprechini Northeast US 06-05-17
    Jeffrey D. Sprechini Northeast US 06-05-17

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    "great service!"

    it works the way it should. very intuitive and convenient. lots of car time, love it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Great overview into the way the man thinks"

    Great book to learn the way the man thinks and his love for making great deals. The deals are not only beneficial for himself and his image, but for the community, workers, and local government officials in the areas he does business. It is a must listen for anyone skeptical about his way of thinking and experiences that will help move this country forward.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't put it down...!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Trump: The Art of the Deal to be better than the print version?

    Well written and narrated, but more than that, it shows what the power of persistence and negotiation can help one in his/her journey in life achieve... As Confucius said, "success is built on prior preparation...without said preparation, there's sure to be failure..."


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JRT 06-04-17
    JRT 06-04-17 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Bravo!! Basic Common Sense"

    DJT's Life is Simply Grand.

    This book shows the reader how getting things done with a patient but positive attitude is far greater than working hard at NOT working as we have seen from the Clinton's.

    God has Blessed Trump over and over. Now, the people finally have one of its own tax payers running our Country...

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    The BW Woodbridge, VA United States 06-02-17
    The BW Woodbridge, VA United States 06-02-17 Member Since 2012

    Recent graduate New York Institute of Photography. Love SciFi and mystery.

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    "Great insight"

    Everything you need top knows about the strategy and drive that gut Donald J. Trump into the white house.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Benedict SANTA ROSA, CA, United States 06-01-17
    Benedict SANTA ROSA, CA, United States 06-01-17 Member Since 2011
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    "a compilation of anecdotal learning points."

    The book was not about how to be rich like DT. It was several of his succsess stories. if you listen closely, and pay attention, there are some great lessons to be learned. anecdotes and lessons learned.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    emma saylor 05-30-17
    emma saylor 05-30-17
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    "love it, a great story"

    A story about a hard-working man and how he made his money despite living under his father's shadow.

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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.

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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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    "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
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    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".

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Omotola Alade
    10/31/16
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    "great book. shows very little about trump though. "

    many points glossed over but i enjoyed it anyways. he mostly bragged about how awesome he is but many of his deals were spectacular in nature and scope . i think he was a great man. Senile now but he used to be great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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