The Go-Getter

A Story That Tells You How to Be One
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (573 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This classic motivational parable (over 500,000 copies sold worldwide) shows you how to make your own opportunities in life. Ever since its first printing, in 1921, The Go-Getter has inspired employees and entrepreneurs to take initiative, increase their productivity, and excel against the odds. In this audiobook, Bill Peck, a war veteran and double amputee, not only fights to find employment, but continually proves himself more than competent at the many difficult tests that are thrown his way. Peck persuades Cappy Ricks, the crusty founder of the Ricks Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself with a sales assignment that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck, to everyone's surprise, beats his quota, Ricks hands him 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 his career as a successful manager. In a time when jobs are tight and managers lack the time 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 wonderfully read parable, employees at all levels will learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.

©2014 Gildan Media LLC (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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very good script

entertaining, engaging and very well paced. Enjoyed the well thought out story line. loved it

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My Favorite Book of all Times

This is by far the most motivating book I've ever read. I strive to pattern my life after this book.

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Oldie but goodie.

This is a quick listen but a powerful message. The language certainly is somewhat dated to the early 20th century which in my opinion makes it somewhat entertaining, however the message that portrays is timeless. Don't give up on it after the 1st several minutes as it does start slightly slow and can be somewhat confusing but it ends up being excellent. I would highly recommend As the thought process in this book is priceless.

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Great Short Read

This will get you motivated! Thus brought back my go-getter attitude I had while a young private as well.

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Spellbound!

The Go Getter had my attention to the very end. What a story and pattern for life!

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Joseph

Great story, it shall be done, Lets us know that we should never quit a job until a job done to the best of our ability.

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best short inspirational book I have ever listened

I have read this book countless times and to now listen to it brings it to life. I recommend this book to anyone that is or wants to become a great leader.

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Great American Story

It's a bit dated (to say the least) with references and situations going very far back, but that gives this "little story" that much more charm.
For .69c if u can't find the BIG lesson here being worth the "financial" investment then there's something wrong with you.
One hour and 69c, that's all you need to invest in order to learn how to become a GO-GETTER,
(a term not used much anymore, but everyone knows what it means)
GO GET GO GETTER

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A Must Read

I read this many years ago. It was great then. It was great again at a different age. I highly recommend this to you, young and old.

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So Encouraging and We'll Written

The robust vocabulary and great story were so enjoyable, especially in contrast to so much of the poorly written materials coming out today. Timeless encouragement, though, and inspiring tenacity.

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  • Mario J. Pav
  • 07-14-19

love this story and the narrator is wonderful

I listen to it every week as a reminder to never give up.

great story and I love this book. narrator is wonderful and preformed it 11/10

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  • Sleigh1love
  • 10-23-17

Love it

Very inspirational and heart warming. My children need to listen to this and I'm gonna also get my team to read it

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  • A Smith
  • 08-11-16

Fantastic story

I picked this book on the recommendation of Dave Ramsey and I wasn't disappointed. The story brought tears to my eyes - if you want to know what dedication, persistence and going through trials without giving up looks like, look no further. I shall remember this story for a long time to come. Highly recommended!