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    • Summary of Steven R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Don Hoeksema
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    Considered one of the most inspiring books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has guided generations of readers for the last 25 years. Presidents and CEOs have kept it by their bedsides, students have underlined and studied passages from it, educators and parents have drawn inspiration from it, and individuals of all ages and occupations have used its step-by-step pathway to adapt to change and to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • better than nothing, short, poor structure

    • By Michael on 04-09-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Mark H. McCormack's What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School: Notes from a Street-Smart Executive Summary

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Tony Armagno
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    Mark McCormack, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American business, is widely credited as the founder of the modern-day sports marketing industry. On a handshake with Arnold Palmer and less than 1,000 dollars, he started International Management Group and, over a four-decade period, built the company into a multimillion-dollar enterprise with offices in more than 40 countries. To this day, McCormack's business classic remains a must-listen for executives and managers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it

    • By juan on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Marcus Buckingham's First Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently Summary

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Michael Piotrasch
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-listen for managers at every level. The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet, despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Management book.

    • By Les on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary: Cal Newport's Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Doron Alon
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29

    One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you'll achieve extraordinary results. Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just enough to make me want to buy the whole book

    • By Michael on 02-28-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary: Barrett & Allison's Trim Healthy Mama Plan

    • The Easy-Does-It Approach to Vibrant Health and a Slim Waistline
    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Chrystianna Robinson
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The time for counting each calorie that goes into your mouth is over. There are no food groups that need to be excluded, and losing weight and improving your health no longer means deprivation or discomfort. This is a summary of the original book: Trim Healthy Mama Plan, a revolutionary program that can be tailored to all age groups and allows you to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy manner. If you can't find time to listen to the original, a well-written summary enables you to know the unique ideas presented in the book clearly and precisely.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By April B. on 04-18-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Peter Senge's The Fifth Discipline Summary & Analysis

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Dominic Carlos
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Peter Senge utilizes the method of systems thinking to facilitate companies to have more success. In a learning organization, a community of the total workforce is created, and the team members learn together and share their opinions. This creates thinking that is interconnected, bringing them on a similar wavelength. It promotes more openness, productivity, and communication through shared and organized learning, resulting in more progress for the team.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • poor reader, didn't check big-boy dictionary

    • By Richard Colby on 04-22-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary Michael D Watkin's The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Tristan Wright
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not A Lot of Take-a-ways

    • By Tooner on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Dave Ramsey's The Total Money Makeover | Summary & Review

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Pete Ferrand
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    The book summary gives all the advice in a no nonsense and quick format, enabling the person to get through it quickly. The Total Money Makeover presents all the salient points in short so that the listener does not have to wade through the entire book - and spend a lot of time doing so - and still reap all the benefits, without spending too much time on the entire book.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Sound quality very bad

    • By David on 06-09-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance: A Memoir of a Family and Culture In Crisis

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Michael Piotrasch
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    This is a summary of J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Tony Robbins' Awaken the Giant Within

    • How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Commodore James
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    Wake up and take control of your life! This is a Summary of Tony Robbins' Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! Tony Robbins is a best-selling author, and the nation's leader in the science of peak performance. With this book he shares his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Yuck.

    • By Laura Michelle on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary: Robert Cialdini's 'Influence'

    • The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition
    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Chrystianna Robinson
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80

    This is a summary of the original book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini. The book is an authoritative work on the art of persuasion. It discusses the mental attitudes that make you say "yes", and, more importantly, explains how to use these. The author walks you through six universal principles and explains how to be a skilled influencer, while at the same time knowing how to shield yourself from negative persuasions.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The narration is terrible

    • By SRF on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary: Susan Cain's Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Lori J. Moran
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    This is a summary of Susan Cain's Quiet, the book that started the Quiet Revolution. At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts - Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak - that we owe many of the great contributions to society.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Summary of Vishen Lakhiani's The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redfine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Daniel Hawking
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    This is a Summary of Vishen Lakhiani's New York Times best seller, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, irreverence, and a brilliant teaching style, Lakhiani reveals the 10 powerful laws that form a step-by-step process that you can apply to life to shed years of struggle and elevate yourself to exceptional new heights.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Brian Tracy's Eat That Frog!

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Commodore James
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Eating the ugly frog is the worst thing you can imagine to do on any day. The frog here stands for the most important thing that we put off doing, as it seems the most challenging one. In the list of your priorities, it is the most important thing that often gets neglected and delayed. Brian Tracy prompts us to action with his insightful methods that have stood the test of time. The sky is the limit for your success, if you have trained yourself to eat that frog first every day.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too short

    • By Robert J. Nelson on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Giulia Enders' Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Norma Jean Gradsky
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Giulia Enders provides a complete guide to the latest advances science has made in terms of our digestive system. The whole digestive process, from the time the food enters your mouth to when it is finally digested, is covered. Enders begins with an introduction to the system's overall structure and goes on to explain what role each part of the system plays and how each part interacts with the others in order to promote effective digestion.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Daniel H. Pink's 'Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us'

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Scott Clem
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30

    This is a summary version of Daniel H Pink's Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. The summary provides much food for thought in presenting concepts that can change how we see work. It illustrates new and more effective ways of managing workers that result in a happier and more productive environment. By adopting the principles of autonomy, mastery, and purpose, we can see positive transformation in the workplace.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • to short

    • By Miguel on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary of Dr. Jason Fung's The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Norma Jean Gradsky
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This is a summary of Dr. Jason Fung's The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight. Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones - in everyone - and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this absorbing and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pointless

    • By Mary on 10-31-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Kim, Behr & Spafford's The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win | Summary

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Tristan Wright
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in 90 days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Free and short

    • By DiverseInterests on 11-18-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • James R. Doty MD's Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart | Summary

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: Gerald Zimmerman
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
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      1 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 2

    Jim Doty's life was at a dead end until, at 12, he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart. Doty would go on to put Ruth's practices to work with extraordinary results.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit | Summary & Analysis

    • By: Ant Hive Media
    • Narrated by: John Leary
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit is a comprehensive analysis of different cases showing the impact habits have on everyday life. It uses examples of companies, corporations, and individuals to describe the formation of habits, how to alter them, their use in making businesses profitable, and the damage poor habits can cause.

    Regular price: $3.95

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