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The Secret to Success Audiobook

The Secret to Success

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, 2014

Reknowned speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric Thomas is rising to national prominence by delivering a high energy message that tells youth through first hand experience how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic and inspiring. When coupled with his own cycle-breaking experience, his blunt essays on reality and remarkable ability to reach even the most jaded of minds, has helped thousands of youth nationwide become peak performers academically, spiritually and personally.

Eric has electrified audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to urban educators, collegiate athletic programs and inner-city youth development agencies with the message of his own life's struggles and the principles, insights and strategies he used to overcome them. Eric is no stranger to the ills that plague our communities as he was born in Chicago, IL and raised on the streets of Detroit, MI. His childhood and adolescent years were difficult, and his life struggles and personal identity issues were intensified because like so many, he did not establish a relationship with his biological father until his early thirties.

©2011 Eric Thomas (P)2013 Eric Thomas

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    Wyteria Wilson 04-27-17
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    "Great book. it's a must read"

    I loved it. I finished it in two days. such a huge fan of ET and this book has motivated me not to give up on my dreams. He stood steadfast in his faith and God definitely did his part.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Quinn 08-16-16
    Quinn 08-16-16
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    "Great example of perseverance."

    This book is a great example of how your life can be great if you keep getting up. Because you will be knocked down.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J.Gomez 07-07-15
    J.Gomez 07-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best self improvement/ motivational book ever"

    Down to earth real life rags to riches.
    entertains, motivates, teaches, and if you apply its principals it can transform your life... I'm on my way.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael F Middle Tennessee United States 08-05-13
    Michael F Middle Tennessee United States 08-05-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome Book!!!"
    If you could sum up The Secret to Success in three words, what would they be?

    This was an awesome story, Eric Thomas inspires you to do greater things in your life based on his testimony!!!


    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kullinan 05-18-17
    Kullinan 05-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "YES!"

    I found it Impactful and Applicable. It is a book that can motivate and move you. The infomation can be ised and applied wherever you are right now. It is a great work.

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    DOREEN KENNIE 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Make The rest of my life the Best of my life"

    Make The rest of my life the Best of my life
    Thanks ET&DeDe. This came in my life at the right time..Miracle Territory

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    Steve 05-03-17
    Steve 05-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "love it"

    Life changing book I've been following et on YouTube and facebook for years now and he always inspires me, and the book is just amazing as the videos.

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    Bobby Rogers 05-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Very inspiring."

    Eric Thomas uses real world life scenarios even from his own life and illustrates the principles that life taught him through out his journey.

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    Amazon Customer 05-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Practical Information"

    The thing I like about this book is that it's extremely practical information. The book is written in such a way that it's easy to understand and you want to continue to listen. I appreciate that E.T. is actually reading the book and he's reading it just like he talks.

    The greatest plus about this book for me was the relatability. Being an African American man, I can relate to several of the obstacles and challenges he faced in his life. It was reassuring to know that I am not the only one who has experienced such things and even more encouraging to know that E.T. was able to navigate his way to a successful life. The book is also cool to listen to because of the sound effects that really help to place you in the setting of each experience. I would recommend this book to anyone especially young black men seeking wisdom on how to take ownership of the life you live.

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    Demetrius 04-24-17
    Demetrius 04-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "amazing"

    If you truly listen, it can change your world and view on dreaming and life.

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  • MR
    7/14/15
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    "What you would expect from your boy ET"

    Close your eyes and listen, the story is told so well and in so much detail that you are taken on a journey.
    Brilliantly inspiring, funny and interesting. I could listen to ET speak all day long!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    4/11/15
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    "Incredible!"

    This audiobook is incredibly inspiring & chuck full of useful mindset a crucial for success in any endeavour! Definitely worth the investment of time, effort, energy.

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  • Warren
    3/3/15
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    "wow"

    Not much to say really apart from wow very inspiring thank you ET I'm glade I found your book.

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  • Simone
    1/15/15
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    "Successfully encouraging and motivational!"

    The energy that comes from Eric Thomas narrating this book is great!

    I loved the interesting, inspirational and mind opening quotes that are included.

    There were some 'cringe' moments for me but on the whole - excellent delivery.

    I wish I could speak to this man.....

    Good job E. T!

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  • Kieran O'Regan
    1/6/15
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    "A Success"

    Incredible life changing experience story. Well narrated and to the core material, truly inspiring. I Would strongly recommend to anyone

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seamus Feeney
    6/17/14
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    "Great Values and Principles to live by"
    Where does The Secret to Success rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the way Eric has made the book around his life and related it to his successes and failures... by applying what he had learned from these life events. He then translates this in simple to understand methods, and again relates it to his life. This makes it easier to relate this to my own life the fact that he's given a example makes the learning experiences more visual.
    I have taken note of the principles and values and going to live by them as I work on my own dreams and success.


    What about Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington ’s performance did you like?

    Great performances by both.
    I liked Eric's tone and drama that he added to make it real and in the moment as if it was happening right then.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Face your fears" or "The push towards Greatness"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    DERBY, United Kingdom
    1/23/14
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    "Inspiring"
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    This story of sheer inspiration has filled me with the tools to motivate myself even when I feel like I'm all out of trying. Eric has been through a tough journey to greatness, thanks for sharing it with me. I wish I could meet you personally.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Arnis Seleznevs
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    12/1/13
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    "Inspiring story"
    Where does The Secret to Success rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love books like these with a real story and complex personality. It is in my top 10.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is Erics life story and he is the main character in this book. He has had many struggles in his life, but it is his strength and persistence that has brought him success.


    What does Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Eric tells his own story, it feels much more immersive and real. I cannot imagine anyone else telling this story with such a great passion.


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

    Absolutely, it is so immersive that you want to know the whole story and where it has taken the character.


    Any additional comments?

    It is relatively short book in comparison with others, but it is a real example where hard work brings amazing success to a person with a very sad background a many struggles.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    Isleworth, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "ET Epic Journey"
    What did you like most about The Secret to Success?

    Eric drew from very personal experiences to give reader the best examples of how to structure personal growth


    What other book might you compare The Secret to Success to, and why?

    The Shadow of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Anyone has the ability to achieve greatness


    What about Eric Thomas and Charles Arrington ’s performance did you like?

    Having listened to Eric previously it gave a realistic depth to the book, it was like he was sat next to me talking.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Eric realised that investing in himself would prove to be the greatest investment of his life.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly reccommeded to all

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/15/16
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    "Easy to switch off"

    I found it a bit boring if im honest, expected a motivational piece but instead found a story about the authors family, shame really as I am a fan of Eric Thomas but was let down by this material.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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