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Publisher's Summary

In The Go-Getter, Bill Peck, a war veteran, persuades Cappy Ricks, the influential founder of the Rick's Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself by selling skunk wood in odd lengths - a job that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck goes on to beat his quota, Rick hands Peck the ultimate opportunity and the ultimate test: the quest for an elusive blue vase.

Drawing on such classic values as honesty, determination, passion, and responsibility, Peck overcomes nearly insurmountable obstacles to find the vase and launch hia career as a successful manager.

In a time when jobs are tight and managers are too busy for mentoring, how can you maintain positive energy, take control of your career, and prepare yourself to ace the tests that come your way? By applying the timeless lessons in this compulsively listenable parable, employees at all levels can learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.

©2012 ABN (P)2011 ABN

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Amazing.

Amazing story of inspiration and courage to go beyond the norm and be a go getter!! Thanks for a great read! Speaker was a little fast for some of the old English, but overall the content made me give it 5 stars!

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  • drzuhc
  • OXON HILL, MD, United States
  • 07-09-15

Moving

Only you can choose to give up. Life offers one guarantee if you quit. YOU LOSE.

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Great motivational book.

Short, but motivational. The tell of man who went quit and who never gave up. We should all be so tenacious.

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good short story

If you listen to the story there is a man that is a go getter and you can follow his actions of doing everything he can to be successful. Pushing, pushing and pushing. It got lower stars from me because it was not that entertaining or interesting or Suspenseful.

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Great Story!!! Great Message!!!!

Narrator used same tone so you couldn't tell one from another.
The message was GREAT!!!

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I always enjoy this classic.

Thiis book is highly recommended for anyone who needs to get things done. if you are in sales, you need this information

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Loved it!

So glad I read this book. A little surprised by the stories. Great book, a classic!!!

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inspirational read

it was a good story had a point but I felt it could have went more in depth but I'm smart enough to get it and I did . thanks for taking the time to write the book.

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By the holy pink toed profit....

This book is over all ok but the first 15 minutes had my guessing and trying to figure out what was going on. But overall it was a great little read.

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  • Sean
  • United States
  • 06-25-14

Go get it...even if it takes breaking the law.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not exactly for a couple of reasons. One, the implied message that breaking the law/social norms is permissible. Two, blind loyalty to the service of another is not always a good thing; The story's message is blind loyalty is expected. I could appreciate the message it was trying to convey, but the manner it which the message was being presented was not to my liking.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I figured that would be how the story ended. The path the main character took was a bit contrived and over-the-top.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jason McCoy?

I'm not "in-the-know" on the narrator's out there, so I couldn't recommend another one. Jason McCoy has a good voice, but his reading of the story was painful. The one thing that was bothersome about his style was his literal reading of every word, specifically non-verbal, vocalizations. Two examples would be "tut tut" and "harumph". He actually read those words instead of vocalizing them. It was annoying and made the reading of the story less warm and authentic.

Was The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How to Be One worth the listening time?

No.

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