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Lean In Audiobook

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO, ranked eighth on Fortune's list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business - has become one of America's most galvanizing leaders, and an icon for millions of women juggling work and family. In Lean In, she urges women to take risks and seek new challenges, to find work that they love, and to remain passionately engaged with it at the highest levels throughout their lives.

Lean In - Sheryl Sandberg's provocative, inspiring book about women and power - grew out of an electrifying TED talk Sandberg gave in 2010, in which she expressed her concern that progress for women in achieving major leadership positions had stalled. The talk became a phenomenon and has since been viewed nearly 2,000,000 times. In Lean In, she fuses humorous personal anecdotes, singular lessons on confidence and leadership, and practical advice for women based on research, data, her own experiences, and the experiences of other women of all ages. Sandberg has an uncanny gift for cutting through layers of ambiguity that surround working women, and in Lean In she grapples, piercingly, with the great questions of modern life. Her message to women is overwhelmingly positive. She is a trailblazing model for the ideas she so passionately espouses, and she's on the pulse of a topic that has never been more relevant.

©2013 Sheryl Sandberg; 2013 Random House Audio

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    Amazon Customer 12-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "must read!"

    amazing book for working moms. Very inspirational with practical advice. Sheryl is down to earth and honest. It's refreshing.

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    Bernadette 12-09-16
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    "Great content, needs a new narrator"

    Great content, but found myself forcing myself to listen or having to go back to listen when I zoned out. The narrator's voice and enunciations are not my cup of tea.

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    gg 12-06-16
    gg 12-06-16
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    "Loved It!"

    Loved this book for my professional and personal life. I have sent the title to my husband and several friends.

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    Lisa 11-29-16
    Lisa 11-29-16
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    "A must-read for women in the work force"

    Great book for bringing up many issues women face in the workforce and what we can do to overcome these obstacles. Narrator was easy to listen to.

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    O'Toole@kartiniclinic Portland, Oregon 11-19-16
    O'Toole@kartiniclinic Portland, Oregon 11-19-16
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    "Thanks"

    Enjoyed this but perhaps a little bit redundant towards the end. More case histories and concrete suggestions for those at top of their careers as well. Discuss retirement. Must we retire?

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    Kim Dushinski 11-18-16

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    "Read it now, don't wait like I did"
    If you could sum up Lean In in three words, what would they be?

    Smart, practical advice


    What other book might you compare Lean In to and why?

    Harry Potter because I waited to read that too. Thinking that Lean In was not really as good as all the hype, I put it off. Finally deciding to read it was such a good decision. It is really, really good. Practical advice and excellent stories to back it up.


    What does Elisa Donovan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She has very good inflection and makes it very fun and easy to listen to.


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

    Both. Humorous moments that are funny because they are real made me laugh. Not having this book 30 years ago when I graduated college made me want to cry.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the perfect gift for a college graduate - of either gender, but particularly for young women.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    seven 11-17-16
    seven 11-17-16
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    "how to download"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lean In to be better than the print version?

    it is the same good as the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all of them beacause it's inspiring.


    Have you listened to any of Elisa Donovan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NO.


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

    yes.


    Any additional comments?

    I want to know how to download this audiobook.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "leaned in- no regrets"

    i started reading this book around the time I was struggling At Work and with leadership. I had been sitting at the table but not really going anywhere. this book helped me get somewhere. fortune favors the bold.

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    Shellie 11-04-16
    Shellie 11-04-16
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    "Excellent voice from someone who didn't have to turn back for the rest of us!"

    Sheryl blends expertise with humility in her book. She tells the reader that to move forward, it is wise to acknowledge various aspects of female status in modern society. This book takes the work of feminism out of the shadows of rebellions into the work of servant leaders that wish to remove barriers only to serve better! Read it!

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    Taruna Aurora 11-04-16
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    "very inspiring for me, am buying the book"

    it felt like the narrator was Sheryl herself. nicely done. I loved each chapter of the book and will be buying the hard copy soon. I heard this book at a time when I moved to India from US, and was considering taking a break from work after working for 10 yrs, also bcoz am pregnant with 2nd child and it's too tiring. Sheryl has encouraged me to dream without being afraid. thanks a lot.

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  • Anita Solanke
    9/26/16
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    "As a black woman let me say this!"

    So many people who reviewed this had said it was hard to relate to her because she was Jewish and came from a middle class background. As a black woman from the lower class background I still found myself nodding and even clapping along to what was being said. This is a MUST read.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Laura
    9/8/15
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    "Fantastic!! A must read for women and men!"

    Inspiring, engaging and very interesting. Excellent narrative, uses data and information from a variety of sources to make objective points.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Patches
    6/11/17
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    "Female leading in a male world corporate"

    great perspective on how to succeed in a male dominated corporate world whilst juggling many other elements of life. Tips for both genders in how to succeed generally. Good read, well narrated.

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  • Amazon Customer
    6/9/17
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    "Fantastic book for women striving to achieve"
    Would you listen to Lean In again? Why?

    Full of facts, figures and insight that inspire, drive and encourage women to take hold of their careers with both hands and wring every drop of potential out of life as possible.


    What other book might you compare Lean In to, and why?

    It shares parallels with tarah Wheeler Van Vlacks women in tech - both books encourage women to push themselves and strive for the best


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES. But also awesome to dip in and out of


    Any additional comments?

    I am so glad I read this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • L. Mitchell
    5/3/17
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    "Incredible thought provoking and powerful"
    If you could sum up Lean In in three words, what would they be?

    A clear look at the inequality that still plagues women on everyday life and how we must look and consciously identify our own barriers as well as those that people place in our way.
    I found this book educational, with data backing up statements, thoughtful and very very powerful. By the end of this book, I found I was owning up for my own failing for not 'Leaning In' but also with a resounding commitment to 'sit at the table' and 'speak up'.

    I believer that everyone should read/listen to this book at least once in their life. I would also recommend any person - Man or Women should listen to this book to ensure that they do not fall into systemic problems that have not yet been eradicated.


    What other book might you compare Lean In to, and why?

    To shake things up, I would recommend an autobiography 'How to be a Woman' by Caitlin Morgan.


    Did Elisa Donovan do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Whilst the narrative was good, I had to speed up the narration.


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  • Amazon Customer
    4/3/17
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    "inspirational"

    I needed to hear this advice. reading this was like having high quality mentoring. Thank you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fatima
    2/8/17
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    "intresting"

    Definitely gave me a new perspective, made me look from a different angle. thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    2/6/17
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    "Fantastic"

    One if the best books I've listened to on audible, definitely read or listen to this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Martina Dvorakova
    2/1/17
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    "Great book!"

    A good narrator, great topic of the book. I have only realised how very relevant it is upon reading it. I enjoyed the own-life stories and the data support. Highly recommended!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E. Pirrie
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    1/3/17
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    "This should be school curriculum reading"
    Would you listen to Lean In again? Why?

    I have listened to it twice already. There are stories and facts and figures that I want to be able to quote to people.


    What other book might you compare Lean In to, and why?

    Shona Rhimes, year of yes. Both are inspiring books that every young person (of any gender) should read before leaving school.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Elisa Donovan?

    Yes, although her voice gets a little irritating if you listen for too long. I gave performance 3 stars simply because it would have been nice is Sheryl herself had narrated it.


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

    At many times I was shocked to hear how Sheryl and other women have been treated in the workplace.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this to understand how you could make the world a better place.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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