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    • The Airbnb Story

    • How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions…and Created Plenty of Controversy
    • By: Leigh Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 266

    This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that has become, in under a decade, the largest provider of accommodations in the world. At first just the wacky idea of cofounders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb has disrupted the $500 billion hotel industry, and its $30 billion valuation is now larger than that of Hilton and close to that of Marriott.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Irritating voice

    • By Marcus on 05-16-17
    • How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions…and Created Plenty of Controversy
    • By: Leigh Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 295 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The End of the Suburbs

    • Where the American Dream is Moving
    • By: Leigh Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Jessica Geffen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    For nearly 70 years, the suburbs were as American as apple pie. But in recent years things have started to change. An epic housing crisis revealed existing problems with this unique pattern of development, while the steady pull of long-simmering economic, societal and demographic forces has culminated in a Perfect Storm that has led to a profound shift in the way we desire to live. In The End of the Suburbs journalist Leigh Gallagher traces the rise and fall of American suburbia from the stately railroad suburbs that sprung up outside American cities in the 19th and early 20th centuries to current-day sprawling exurbs.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Informative, but the title is a lie

    • By Marie on 08-27-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Fortune Zoom

    • Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career
    • By: Daniel Roberts, Marc Andreessen, Leigh Gallagher, and others
    • Narrated by: Matthew Kugler
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    With Zoom, Fortune magazine extends one of its most successful franchises, 40 Under 40, to bring you original insight on the best-kept secrets of top entrepreneurs, business leaders, and rising tech stars. Discover how Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh built a uniquely attractive corporate culture, how Under Armour founder Kevin Plank took on Nike, and what Marissa Mayer told herself before leaping from a safe post at Google to the high-risk top job at Yahoo. Zoom features the fascinating profiles of these and other young innovators and provides listeners with tips to fast-track their own career success.

    Regular price: $19.95