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  • How to Become Filthy, Stinking Rich Through Network Marketing

  • Without Alienating Friends and Family
  • By: Mark Yarnell, Derek Hall, Valerie Bates, and others
  • Narrated by: Linda Bruno
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

This is a book about reality - an unpleasant reality that no one seems to want to address. A large number of the population was hit with substantial loss of income and savings during the recent economic meltdown. Many feel that they have no way to build back their savings in order to retire comfortably and securely. Many now believe that there just isn't enough time left to turn it around. How to Become Filthy, Stinking Rich Through Network Marketing is for those who refuse to accept this nonsense.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Provocative title, Good book

  • By 1234 on 08-07-13

Provocative title, Good book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-13

Having recently gotten involved in a network marketing company this book was of interest to me. This is a lively well presented book that is easy to follow in terms of narration.
The book walks you through how to pick the right network marketing company, what to expect if you want success (hard work, dissappointment and success if enough time and effort is put into the right company). Having received excellent training from my own network marketing comany none of the concepts in this book were new. In terms of the question ''How to become filthy sticking rich through network marketing'', you deduce for yourself that the 'How to' is by picking the right company (i.e a company that fits in with your ethos and their products are supported by evidence e.g. scientifically proven) and putting in the work described in the book. Some of the sticking points that hinder network marketers from becoming rich include 'what might my friends/other people think'. The book mentions this however gives weak advice on how to overcome this.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The History of Ancient Israel

  • From the Patriarchs Through the Romans
  • By: Professor Eric H. Cline
  • Narrated by: Eric H. Cline
  • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Israel conjures up myriad associations for peoples of all cultures and religious backgrounds. Inextricably associated with the world's three most prominent religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), Israel is steeped in history and conflict, much of which is known through the tales of biblical figures such as Moses, David, Solomon, and, of course, Jesus Christ.But how much of the Bible can be relied upon as accurate history? And how much of the biblical record can be verified through archaeology?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • bringing ancient traditions to reality

  • By 1234 on 27-05-11

bringing ancient traditions to reality

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-11

This is great for anyone that has ever wondered how much evidence we have about some of the biblical characters and stories we are familiar with. I found it fascinating for example that we have zero archeological evidence that Moses and Abraham ever existed, while David and Jesus are more evident. As the author points out, the lack of evidence may be a sign that archaeologists just need to keep digging! I'd recommend this book, a long with Jerusalem: the contested city, by Frank Peters as a perfect accompaniment.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar: The Anglo-Saxon World

  • By: Prof. Michael D. C. Drout
  • Narrated by: Michael D. C. Drout
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

Had the Angles and Saxons not purposefully migrated to the isles of the Britons and brought with them their already-well-developed use of language, Angelina Jolie may never have appeared in the movie Beowulf. Professor Michael D.C. Drout is at his best when lecturing on the fascinating history, language, and societal adaptations of the Anglo-Saxons.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enthralling

  • By Catriona on 10-08-11

Brilliant from start to end!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-11

This lecture series has the winning combination of being jam packed with information and being very entertaining at the same time!
I've been quite interested in this topic for a while but knew little to nothing about it. If only Drout had been my history teacher at school! He has a passion for the subject that definitely comes out in the narration. You'll learn a lot not only about the Angles & Saxons, but also how they fit in with other peoples interacting with England like the Danes, Vikings, Celts, Christianity, Paganism, Rome and much more!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Modern Scholar

  • The Quest: The Historians' Search for Jesus and Muhammad
  • By: Prof. F. E. Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof. F. E. Peters
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7

Esteemed professor emeritus F.E. Peters compares the similarities and differences in the dual searches for the historical Jesus and the historical Muhammad. These quests have been the focus of considerable effort since the lifetime of each of these venerated figures.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A little clumsy.. but still interesting

  • By 1234 on 21-04-11

A little clumsy.. but still interesting

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-04-11

What was good about this book is that you gain some insight into the middle eastern societies that nurtured these great figures. The narration is also free flowing and fantastic!
Unfortunately as the narrator dashes between the two stories it can be hard to keep track of whats going on. The author himself confuses their names on more than one occasion!
The book tries to achieve a style of being biography (from the believer and secular view) as well as a critical history (to separate legend from fact), but doesn't do either job particularly well. I therefore found it a little wanting in both aspects. There are one or to facts I also disagreed with. I probably wouldn't recommend this book to anyone that wasn't already very familiar with the history of both men.
I much preferred his other work, ''Judaism, Christianity & Islam''.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Think Big

  • Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
  • By: Ben Carson M.D., Cecil Murphey
  • Narrated by: Richard Allen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

After telling the story of how he overcame an inner-city background to become a world renowned neurosurgeon ( Gifted Hands), Dr. Ben Carson now gives an inspirational look at the philosophy of life that helped him meet life's obstacles - and leap over them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the world needs to THINK BIG!

  • By 1234 on 19-04-11

the world needs to THINK BIG!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-11

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Ben Carson is an inspiring doctor and his life story and philosophy is so refreshing! I've read this book as a teenager and now again as an adult too- it's been brilliant every time; there is something here for everyone.
Listen to this book- and get your children and your own parents to listen to it too!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gifted Hands

  • By: Ben Carson M.D., Cecil Murphey
  • Narrated by: Ben Carson M.D.
  • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    0 out of 5 stars 0
  • Story
    0 out of 5 stars 0

A riveting story of one man’s secret for success tested against daunting odds and driven by an incredible mindset that dares to take risks, Gifted Hands is the inspiring autobiography of Dr. Ben Carson. It takes you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world - and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great book by an inspiring man!

  • By 1234 on 19-04-11

Great book by an inspiring man!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-11

This was the first book of the ben carson series that I came across. I've since read all his books but one!
A brilliant and inspiring story! A must listen to people of all ages. This book is a perfect pick-me-up for anyone in need of a boost!
I rated it 4 stars rather than 5 because the unabridged book has a few extra details the the audio version misses

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Muhammad

  • His Life Based on the Earliest Sources
  • By: Martin Lings
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 269
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 208

This excellent audiobook is the first of its kind and has been selected by a number of organizations as a worthy introduction to the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), including Muslim Welfare House, London, and the Muslim Council of Britain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I thoroughly enjoyed this

  • By 1234 on 19-04-11

I thoroughly enjoyed this

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-04-11

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, so much so that I had to buy the actual book too (which contains a few extra details)! I would highly recommend both!

10 of 10 people found this review helpful