Sam Walton

Made in America
Narrated by: Henry Strozier
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late 20th century, Sam never lost the common touch.

Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure of his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style. In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.

©1992 The Estate of Samuel Moore Walton (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Capitalism Is The Way

Sam Walton was a man who loved his country, company, employees, customers, and family. He showed his love mostly in his actions. A giant of giants, yet humble from beginning to end. He ran purely on love of what he did. Wonderful book, with good insight into his life.

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A great story of a great man and a great company

The performance was outstanding. The narrator demonstrated the energy and enthusiasm of the author himself. It felt like the author was reading the book. The best performance by a narrator other than the author that I've listened to in my 15 years as an audible platinum subscriber. And the story was incredible.

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An inspirational biography of a once in a lifetime

This is one of the best books I've read. Takes you on a journey through the iconic Sam Walton and how he overcame great odds to succeed on his terms. Highly recommend!

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Worth Reading

Sam Walton’s words give excellent insights on what he thought was important in the success of his company. He gives good examples of the values and traits that are required to take a business to the level that his achieved.

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Remarkable man.

This book inspired me. You just fall in love with the man. And later he brings a tear to your eye.

He is a true leader and I wish i had the chance to meet him. God bless that man.

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great read

Very happy Sam wrote this before he left us. Book is easy to follow and shows he was well educated and a hard worker, not just a novel fluke.

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Simply Incredible!

Loved every moment of it and it has inspired me more than any book I have ever read or listened to.

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Great Book

Very good has everything through his journey, i cried at the end recommended this very good

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A story of America

This is a story of America. There are Thousands of stories about individuals who achieved success in this great country, Sam started with nothing to become the top of his industry. Most important he never forgot where he came from and wasn't afraid to bring others along as long as they worked hard and had high morals.

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A masterpiece! Awesome!

Great narration and amazing insight into Sam Walton and the Walmart story. Listen to this as it's as good today as it would have been when it was published in the early 90's.