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    • Summary: Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson

    • By: Mike Anderson
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sir Richard Branson released his best-selling autobiography, Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way, in 1998. The book chronicles Branson's adventures in his business life and his personal life while offering valuable advice for others who need inspiration or want to follow in his footsteps. The book follows his life in quite vivid detail until the age of 43. This autobiography gives us the opportunity to see what made this man, who became worth 5.1 billion dollars and had fun doing it.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary and Analysis of The Crucible by Arthur Miller

    • By: Jon Towns
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692-93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government ostracized people for being communists. Miller himself was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Several mistakes, don't bother with this.

    • By Barry Dingle on 07-17-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Bill Gates

    • A Biography of the Microsoft Billionaire
    • By: Nate Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    In 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen launched Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of Microsoft Corporation, Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Discover more about this multifaceted man behind Microsoft. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good overview of iconic Tech leader.

    • By cosmitron on 05-23-18
    • A Biography of the Microsoft Billionaire
    • By: Nate Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Release date: 05-18-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Joan of Arc: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    No historical figure’s life story offers a more intriguing and insightful look at a specific moment in French - and European - history than that of Joan of Arc. Over the course of a life that sadly lasted just 19 years, Joan of Arc completely altered the course of the Hundred Year’s War. Ultimately, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake for her insistence that she received counsel from God, but what she achieved as a result of this guidance is a truly incredible story.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Summary: Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    • By: Greg Collins
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this summary of Fooled by Randomness: Randomness is everywhere and involved in almost everything, especially politics and the economy. Presidents foolishly boast about all the jobs that “he created”, when it was only the chance of the market. Our belief that we owe our success to our own abilities, instead of recognizing most of our success comes from chance, is just another primitive superstition from our ancient past, the author argues.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Summary and Analysis of 1984 by George Orwell

    • By: Scott Wallace
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Listen to this audio summary and anaylsis of the famous dystopian novel 1984 first published in 1949 by George Orwell. Set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania, it follows the actions of protagonist Winston Smith, a resident and victim of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation.  

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    • Trevor Noah: A Biography

    • By: Will Stevens
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 9
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    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for being the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central since September 2015. Noah began his career as an actor, presenter, and comedian in his native South Africa. He held several television hosting roles with the South African Broadcasting Corporation, and was the runner-up in their fourth season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008. From 2010 to 2011, Noah was the creator and host of Tonight with Trevor Noah on M-Net and DStv.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Oprah Winfrey: A Biography of the Billionaire Media Mogul and Philanthropist

    • By: Anna Williams
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first multibillionaire black person, and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • J. K. Rowling: From Welfare to Billionaire

    • A Biography
    • By: Michelle Bowen
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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    J. K. Rowling is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, television producer, and screenwriter who is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have won multiple awards and sold more than 400 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. Rowling has lived a "rags-to-riches" life story in which she progressed from living on state benefits to being the world's first billionaire author. However, she lost her billionaire status from giving away much of her earnings to charity.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very short story of her life previous to the books

    • By Alejandra García on 07-28-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Malcolm X: A Biography

    • By: Michael Berry
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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    Malcolm X was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist. To his admirers he was a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks, a man who indicted white America in the harshest terms for its crimes against black Americans; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Biography Express

    • By cosmitron on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Howard Schultz: A Biography of the Starbucks Billionaire

    • By: James Perry
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After graduating, Schultz worked as a salesman for Xerox Corporation and was quickly promoted to a full sales representative. In 1979 he became a general manager for Swedish drip coffee maker manufacturer Hammarplast, where he became responsible for their US operations, with a staff of 20. In 1981, Schultz visited a client of Hammarplast, a fledgling coffee-bean shop called Starbucks Coffee Company in Seattle, curious as to why it ordered so many plastic cone filters. He was impressed with the company's knowledge of coffee and kept in contact over the next year, expressing interest in working with them. A year later, he joined Starbucks as the director of marketing.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rags to Riches, Truly Inspirational

    • By Dave on 05-06-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Leadership Lessons from Sun Tzu and The Art of War

    • By: Matt Harrison
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sun Tzu's The Art of War is one of the world's most influential books about leadership. It has been read and utilized not only by military professionals and generals, but by CEOs of companies, by teachers and pastors, and by many in leadership positions. Those who want to be successful leaders should follow Sun Tzu's teachings. While his book is focused on war and battle, it can be translated easily to modern day life. The lessons Sun Tzu teaches are vital to manage a successful business or any venture. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good things in a small package.

    • By cosmitron on 04-17-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Henry David Thoreau’s Mindfulness Secrets: Principles from Walden for Living in the Present Moment

    • By: Matt Harrison
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    At Walden Pond, Thoreau lived an examined life and realized his full potential while simultaneously developing a spiritual view of the natural world and where humans find themselves in it. Much of Thoreau's time at Walden Pond was spent becoming more mindful, a lesson from which we could all benefit in the hectic, technologically advanced society of modern day. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightfull listen...

    • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Leonardo da Vinci: A Life From Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Creativity is in our bones. It is found in our very DNA, something not known to Leonardo da Vinci or anyone else who lived in his day and time. All he did was to uncover the hidden genius which lay within himself, and he used that inner genius to the very best of his abilities. Leonardo da Vinci is best known for some of the world's most masterful paintings, but he was so much more than merely another artist with paints and brushes. Born to a peasant woman in 1452, Leonardo would go on to astound the world he lived in with his artistry and his inventions.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Think Like Musk

    • How Elon Musk Uses First Principles Thinking to Invent the Future (And How You Can Too)
    • By: Derrick House
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4 out of 5 stars 12
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    First рrіnсірlеѕ thіnkіng, whісh іѕ ѕоmеtіmеѕ called rеаѕоnіng frоm fіrѕt principles, іѕ one of thе mоѕt effective ѕtrаtеgіеѕ уоu can еmрlоу fоr breaking down complicated рrоblеmѕ аnd generating оrіgіnаl solutions. It аlѕо might be the single-best аррrоасh tо learn hоw to think fоr yourself. The fіrѕt рrіnсірlеѕ аррrоасh hаѕ bееn uѕеd by mаnу great thinkers, including inventor Jоhаnnеѕ Gutenberg, mіlіtаrу ѕtrаtеgіѕt Jоhn Bоуd, аnd thе аnсіеnt philosopher Aristotle; but nо оnе embodies the philosophy of fіrѕt рrіnсірlеѕ thinking more еffесtіvеlу thаn the entrepreneur Elоn Musk. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Useful guide to being creative.

    • By cosmitron on 06-13-18
    • How Elon Musk Uses First Principles Thinking to Invent the Future (And How You Can Too)
    • By: Derrick House
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Release date: 06-08-18
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Charlemagne: A Life from Beginning to End

    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is possible that no man has ever dominated a time as much as Charles the Great dominated the Early Middle Ages. It is true that the era had its kings, warriors, scholars, and religious leaders, but in many ways, Charlemagne was all of these things. He conquered land for the Franks and sent in missionaries to convert the pagans to Christianity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a good overview

    • By Platooo2002 on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Francisco Franco

    • A Life from Beginning to End
    • By: Hourly History
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It has been several decades now since Francisco Franco’s passing in 1975, and yet his legacy still seems very much in the air. Depending on who you talk to, Franco was a fascist and a peacemaker, a destroyer and a savior, an idiot and a genius. Even after all this time, opinions of just who Franco was and how he contributed to modern civilization are up for open debate. 

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    • Gucci Mane: A Biography

    • By: Blake Taylor
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Gucci Mane is an American rapper. In 2007, Gucci Mane founded 1017 Records. He helped pioneer the hip hop subgenre trap music, alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy. In 2005, Gucci Mane debuted with Trap House, followed by his second and third albums, Hard to Kill and Trap-A-Thon in 2006. His fourth album, Back to the Trap House was released in 2007. In 2009, Gucci Mane released his sixth studio album, The State vs. Radric Davis, which went on to become his first gold certified album.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Jordan Peterson: A Biography

    • By: Michael David
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jordan B. Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His main areas of study are in abnormal, social, and personality psychology, with a particular interest in the psychology of religious and ideological belief and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance. He authored Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief in 1999, a work which examined several academic fields to describe the structure of systems of beliefs and myths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • On the fence with this one 🤔

    • By Mandymay💄👠👛 on 04-01-18

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    • Summary and Analysis of Animal Farm by George Orwell

    • By: Elliot Jones
    • Narrated by: Nate Sjol
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is a political fable based on the Russian Revolution. It is one of Orwell’s finest works, containing wit and fantasy. Animal Farm was published in 1945 in England and a year later was published in the United States. It created an uproar and circulated faster and wider compared to Orwell’s earlier works. Orwell experienced publication problems early on due to there not "being a market for children’s books". But that did not stop Orwell, and now Animal Farm and 1984 are some of the best literary classics of today.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 4 Legs Good, 2 Legs Bad

    • By Son of Odin on 04-04-18

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