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  • "Excellent & Engaging"

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    Excellent, engaging easy to follow well read. An excellent study of ideas and messages and how they stick with some great examples. Highly recommend

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    Made to Stick

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    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated By Charles Kahlenberg
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    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    Ralph says: "One of the best communication books ever written"
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A Peek at John Nichols's Bookshelf

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John Nichols's greatest hits:
  • The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living

    "An interesting concept in todays world."

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    This is an amazing book, written by Mark Boyle, who lived moneyless for a year on a farm in Bristol. Mark is an inspiration to us all and how we live our lives. Do we really need all these possessions? Do we really need all the food we buy or are there alternatives? In a craze that is sweeping the nation, in living cheaper and getting something for nothing, this book gives a real insight in how we can all reduce our outgoing costs.

    Full of useful information and anecdotes from the ups and downs of living without money, this book is a must read/listen. You won't be disappointed.

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James London, London, United Kingdom 17/08/2010
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  • "So simple, so helpful, already appl..."

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    A large part of my job is synthesising data into succinct PPT decks and this book is exactly what i needed. They explain exactly how to get your point across. I've read loads of business and self help books but this is my favourite by far - so action orientated.

    Finished this morning and might start listening again tomorrow...

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    Made to Stick

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated By Charles Kahlenberg
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    (154)
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    (66)
    Story
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    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    Ralph says: "One of the best communication books ever written"

What's Trending in Commerce & Economy:

  • 4.8 (12 ratings)
    Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets (






UNABRIDGED) by Jim Rogers Narrated by Michael Bybee

    Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jim Rogers
    • Narrated By Michael Bybee
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    In his engaging memoir Street Smarts, Rogers offers pithy commentary from a lifetime of adventure, from his early years growing up a naïve kid in Demopolis, Alabama, to his fledgling career on Wall Street, to his cofounding the wildly successful Quantum Fund.[omit George Soros] Rogers always had a restless curiosity to experience and understand the world around him.

  • 4.4 (373 ratings)
    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Michael Lewis, Jesse Boggs

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael Lewis, Jesse Boggs
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    The long-awaited follow-up to the global best-seller Liar's Poker, The Big Short tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international best seller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts.

    Chris Downing says: "What went wrong, in a way you'll understand."
  • 4.3 (319 ratings)
    In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives (






UNABRIDGED) by Steven Levy Narrated by L. J. Ganser

    In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Steven Levy
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

    Mrs says: "Great listen"
  • 4.4 (160 ratings)
    The Naked Trader: Second Edition: How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares (






UNABRIDGED) by Robbie Burns Narrated by David Ryder

    The Naked Trader: Second Edition: How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Robbie Burns
    • Narrated By David Ryder
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    Robbie, aka the Naked Trader, is your expert and highly entertaining guide to the often baffling world of the stock market. In between cups of tea, rounds of toast and the occasional 'cuddle' with Mrs Naked Trader, he describes the straightforward techniques that have enabled him to succeed in the markets, escape the rat race and make a lot of money.

    Nathan says: "a must read for all investors"
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  • 4.3 (122 ratings)
    I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 (






UNABRIDGED) by Douglas Edwards Narrated by Douglas Edwards

    I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Douglas Edwards
    • Narrated By Douglas Edwards
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    Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to an Edsel. No academic analysis or bystanders account can capture it. Now Doug Edwards, Employee Number 59, offers the first inside view of Google, giving readers a chance to fully experience the bizarre mix of camaraderie and competition at this phenomenal company. I'm Feeling Lucky captures for the first time the unique, self-invented, yet profoundly important culture of the world's most transformative corporation.

    Andrew says: "Interesting and insightful"
  • 4.3 (102 ratings)
    The Ascent of Money (






UNABRIDGED) by Niall Ferguson Narrated by Hugh Ross

    The Ascent of Money

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Hugh Ross
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    Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labour. But in The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What's more, he reveals financial history as the essential back-story behind all history.

    Tim says: "Excellent Car Journey Material"
  • 4.3 (93 ratings)
    Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Dylan Baker

    Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
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    Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really? Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his storytelling genius.

    R says: "Sharp, fun and informative"
  • 4.3 (85 ratings)
    Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay (






UNABRIDGED) by John Lanchester Narrated by Jonathan Iris

    Whoops!: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By John Lanchester
    • Narrated By Jonathan Iris
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    In 2000, the total GDP of Earth was $36 trillion. At the start of 2007 it was $70 trillion. Today that growth has gone suddenly and sharply into decline. John Lanchester travels with a cast of characters - including reckless bankers, snoozing regulators, complacent politicians, predatory lenders, credit-drunk spendthrifts, and innocent bystanders, to understand deeply and genuinely what is happening and why we feel the way we do.

    judith says: "Elegance and charm, jazzing on a well-known theme"
  • The 4-Hour Work Week (






UNABRIDGED) by Timothy Ferriss Narrated by Ray Porter

    The 4-Hour Work Week

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Timothy Ferriss
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
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    Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. Includes more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point.

    Talal says: "Good book but I wish Tim Ferriss was reading it"
  • The Undercover Economist Strikes Back (






UNABRIDGED) by Tim Harford Narrated by Cameron Stewart, Gavin Osborne

    The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Tim Harford
    • Narrated By Cameron Stewart, Gavin Osborne
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    A million listeners bought The Undercover Economist to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? What would happen if we cancelled everyone's debt? How do you create a job? Will the BRIC countries take over the world?

    Alistair says: "The perfect book for that business flight"
  • Capital in the Twenty-First Century (






UNABRIDGED) by Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator) Narrated by L. J. Ganser

    Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer (translator)
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from 20 countries, ranging as far back as the 18th century, to uncover key economic and social patterns.

    David says: "The most talked about non-fiction book this year"
  • The Everything Store (






UNABRIDGED) by Brad Stone Narrated by Pete Larkin

    The Everything Store

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Brad Stone
    • Narrated By Pete Larkin
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    Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now...

    F. I. Nance says: "You must read this one, if you shop here..."
  •  
  • Made to Stick (






UNABRIDGED) by Chip Heath, Dan Heath Narrated by Charles Kahlenberg

    Made to Stick

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Chip Heath, Dan Heath
    • Narrated By Charles Kahlenberg
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas (business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others) struggle to make their ideas "stick". In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds draw their power from the same six traits.

    Ralph says: "One of the best communication books ever written"
  • The Naked Trader: Second Edition: How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares (






UNABRIDGED) by Robbie Burns Narrated by David Ryder

    The Naked Trader: Second Edition: How Anyone Can Make Money Trading Shares

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Robbie Burns
    • Narrated By David Ryder
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (44)

    Robbie, aka the Naked Trader, is your expert and highly entertaining guide to the often baffling world of the stock market. In between cups of tea, rounds of toast and the occasional 'cuddle' with Mrs Naked Trader, he describes the straightforward techniques that have enabled him to succeed in the markets, escape the rat race and make a lot of money.

    Nathan says: "a must read for all investors"
  • The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (






UNABRIDGED) by Michael Lewis Narrated by Michael Lewis, Jesse Boggs

    The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Michael Lewis
    • Narrated By Michael Lewis, Jesse Boggs
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (89)

    The long-awaited follow-up to the global best-seller Liar's Poker, The Big Short tells a story of spectacular, epic folly. It has taken the world's greatest financial meltdown to bring Michael Lewis back to the subject that made him famous. His international best seller Liar's Poker exposed the greed and carnage of the City and Wall Street in the 1980s; he wrote it as a cautionary tale, but people seem to have read it as a how-to guide. Now, he wants to settle accounts.

    Chris Downing says: "What went wrong, in a way you'll understand."
  • The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups (






UNABRIDGED) by Randall Stross Narrated by Rene Ruiz

    The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Randall Stross
    • Narrated By Rene Ruiz
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    Twice a year in the heart of Silicon Valley, a small investment firm called Y Combinator selects an elite group of young entrepreneurs from around the world for three months of intense work and instruction. Their brand-new two- or three-person start-ups are given a seemingly impossible challenge: to turn a raw idea into a viable business, fast. Each YC session culminates in a demo day, when investors and venture capitalists flock to hear pitches from the new graduates. Any one of them might turn out to be the next Dropbox (class of 2007, now valued at $5 billion).

    Tatiana says: "Must Read for Startups"
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  • The Ascent of Money (






UNABRIDGED) by Niall Ferguson Narrated by Hugh Ross

    The Ascent of Money

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Hugh Ross
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    (102)
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    (38)
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    Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot: Call it what you like, it matters. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labour. But in The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What's more, he reveals financial history as the essential back-story behind all history.

    Tim says: "Excellent Car Journey Material"
  • The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Best Seller on Value Investing (






ABRIDGED) by Benjamin Graham Narrated by Bill McGowan

    The Intelligent Investor: The Classic Best Seller on Value Investing

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Benjamin Graham
    • Narrated By Bill McGowan
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    The classic best seller by Benjamin Graham, perhaps the greatest investment advisor of the 20th century, The Intelligent Investor has taught and inspired hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Since its original publication in 1949, Benjamin Graham's book has remained the most respected guide to investing, due to his timeless philosophy of "value investing".

    Matthew says: "Corked!"
  • Economics: Making sense of the Modern Economy: The Economist (






UNABRIDGED) by Saguao Datta (editor) Narrated by David Thorpe

    Economics: Making sense of the Modern Economy: The Economist

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Saguao Datta (editor)
    • Narrated By David Thorpe
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    A radically revised new edition of this highly readable, popular guide aimed at everyone from students to statesmen who want to make sense of the modern economy and grasp how economic theory works in practice. It starts with the basics, and from the underlying theory it moves to the specifics of the world economy, including an analysis of the recent recession. The closing part puts the usefulness and the failings of economics under the spotlight, and looks at the innovative approaches being developed to address these failings.

  • The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few (






UNABRIDGED) by James Surowiecki Narrated by Grover Gardner

    The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By James Surowiecki
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.

    Jim says: "All of us are smarter than any of us"
  • Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers (






UNABRIDGED) by Robert Sher Narrated by Walter Dixon

    Mighty Midsized Companies: How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Robert Sher
    • Narrated By Walter Dixon
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    Drawing upon his own experience and interviews with more than 99 companies, author Robert Sher runs through seven "silent growth killers" that plague midsized companies which, if not addressed, eventually cripple growth. Mighty Midsized Companies offers clear, tangible, actionable advice about dealing with these killers and growing despite them.

  • Organizational Behavior: The Basics (






UNABRIDGED) by Trevor Clinger Narrated by Jay Prichard

    Organizational Behavior: The Basics

    • UNABRIDGED (18 mins)
    • By Trevor Clinger
    • Narrated By Jay Prichard
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    This final essay for an organizational behavior 300-level class explains the basic concepts involved with organizational behavior. Organizational behavior is extremely important to understand, because the behavior of a business's employees, customers, or suppliers can make or break the business. There are various main concepts that are important to identify when understanding an organization's behavior.

  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (






UNABRIDGED) by Naomi Klein Narrated by Ellen Archer

    This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Naomi Klein
    • Narrated By Ellen Archer
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    In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn't just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It's an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies.

  • The Lords of Creation (






UNABRIDGED) by Fredrick Lewis Allen Narrated by William Hope

    The Lords of Creation

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Fredrick Lewis Allen
    • Narrated By William Hope
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    An acclaimed classic detailing the economic history of America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and exposing the capitalist giants who changed the world. Frederick Lewis Allen's insightful financial history of the United States - from the late 1800s through the stock market collapse of 1929 - remains a seminal work on what brought on America's worst economic disaster: the Great Depression.

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  • Forbes, September 15, 2014  by Forbes Narrated by Ken Borgers

    Forbes, September 15, 2014

    • HIGHLIGHTS (1 hr and 13 mins)
    • By Forbes
    • Narrated By Ken Borgers
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    Welcome to Forbes for September 15th, 2014 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we'll tell you about, "Medicine's Manhattan Project: Can the World's Richest Doctor Fix Health Care?" Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong is using a multi-billion-dollar war chest and massive amounts of data to fix health care and cure disease. His biggest enemy might be his own hype.

  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis - A 30 Minute Summary (






UNABRIDGED) by Instaread Summaries Narrated by Jason P. Hilton

    Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis - A 30 Minute Summary

    • UNABRIDGED (46 mins)
    • By Instaread Summaries
    • Narrated By Jason P. Hilton
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    With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience. This is an Instaread Summary of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis.

  • Straightforward Corner Riches (






UNABRIDGED) by Jeff Michaels Narrated by Joe Farinacci

    Straightforward Corner Riches

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jeff Michaels
    • Narrated By Joe Farinacci
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    Learn to find riches in many unknown places on the Internet!