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  • The 50th Law

  • By: Robert Greene, 50 Cent
  • Narrated by: Robert Greene
  • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 261

The 50th Law, combines the unique talents of hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) and Robert Greene, best-selling author of The 48 Laws of Power. This is a "bible" for success in life and work based on a single principle: fear nothing. Containing intimate stories from 50 Cent's life on the streets and in the boardroom; his rise to worldwide fame and acclaim after the release of his album Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sensational. .

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-06-16

could have been half the length.

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

Reviewed: 08-12-15

This book is insightful but signing up to all the philosophies would be huge mistake.

There is more to life than getting ahead at any cost.
This book could have been significantly edited down too.

  • Leading

  • By: Alex Ferguson, Michael Moritz
  • Narrated by: Alex Ferguson, James Macpherson, Simon Slater
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 653
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 651

What does it take to lead a team to world-class success over a sustained period of time?Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the few leaders who truly knows. In his 38 years in management, Sir Alex won an astonishing 49 trophies and helped grow Manchester United into one of the biggest commercial brands in the world. In this inspirational and straight-talking new book, Sir Alex reveals the secrets behind his record-breaking career..

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and inspiring

  • By Alan M. on 13-01-16

I don't follow football.

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

Reviewed: 15-10-15

i don't follow football but I had to hear the opinion and conviction of a master in the field.

very good indeed.

  • The 33 Strategies of War

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Don Leslie
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social games of everyday life, informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war. Structured in Greene's trademark style, The 33 Strategies of War is the I Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu's The Art of War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Riveting.

  • By ganiyu on 16-02-14

Riveting.

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

Reviewed: 16-02-14

What made the experience of listening to The 33 Strategies of War the most enjoyable?

It was like listening to multiple amazing books.

What did you like best about this story?

It was consistent through out regardless of the various wars and main characters. It flowed really well.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Played it whilst out and indoors. Really enjoyed it.

Any additional comments?

I have Mastery - the laws of power and 33 strategies of war.
I may skip the art of seduction though.

Buy this book.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Finding Ultra

  • Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
  • By: Rich Roll
  • Narrated by: Rich Roll
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 630
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 521

An incredible but true account of achieving one of the most awe-inspiring midlife physical transformations ever

In October 2006, the night before he was to turn forty, Rich experienced a chilling glimpse of his future. Nearly fifty pounds overweight and unable to climb the stairs without stopping, he saw where his sedentary lifestyle was taking him. Most of us look the other way when granted such a moment of clarity, but not Rich.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspirational, even for non-runners

  • By JAMES on 09-04-13

A catalyst for change

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

Reviewed: 16-02-14

Where does Finding Ultra rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 10

What was one of the most memorable moments of Finding Ultra?

Epic 5

What didn’t you like about Rich Roll’s performance?

Dreary and unprofessional narration at times.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book has served as a catalyst for changing my life.

Any additional comments?

Buy it.

  • Andrew Carnegie

  • By: David Nasaw
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 32 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

The Scottish-born son of a failed weaver and a mother who supported the family by binding shoes, Andrew Carnegie was the embodiment of the American dream. In his rise from a job as a bobbin boy in a cotton factory to being the richest man in the world, he was single-minded, relentless and a major player in some of the most violent and notorious labor strikes of the time. The prototype of today's billionaire, he was a visionary in the way he earned his money and in the way he gave it away.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A riveting book.

  • By ganiyu on 13-11-12

A riveting book.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-11-12

A well researched and insightful account of the now iconic Andrew Carnegie.

Riveting and one that you will probably come back to again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crucial Conversations

  • Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
  • By: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and others
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

"Crucial" conversations are interpersonal exchanges at work or at home that we dread having but know we cannot avoid. How do you say what needs to be said while avoiding an argument with a boss, child, or relationship partner? Crucial Conversations offers readers a proven seven-point strategy for achieving their goals in all those emotionally, psychologically, or legally charged situations that can arise in their professional and personal lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • One of the most useful books I've ever read

  • By Clarke on 28-04-07

Better to get the written book instead.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-12

Too many parts missing from the audio book. Better to get the written book instead.

  • A Message to Garcia

  • By: Elbert Hubbard
  • Narrated by: Kent McKamy
  • Length: 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

A Message to Garcia, written by legendary author Elbert Hubbard, is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of listeners. For many, A Message to Garcia is required reading (or listening) for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Elbert Hubbard is highly recommended.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Your better off reading The book of Proverbs.

  • By ganiyu on 03-11-12

Your better off reading The book of Proverbs.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-12

The point of this book is to go the extra mile. Or hire the person that goes the extra mile.

There you have it in a nutshell.



Your better off reading The book of Proverbs.

  • The Year of Living Biblically

  • One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
  • By: A. J. Jacobs
  • Narrated by: A. J. Jacobs
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 36

Our fearless author, A. J. Jacobs, tackles a new intellectual adventure, an exploration of the most influential book in the world: the Bible. He determined that the best way to explore the Bible was to live it, as literally as possible. For one year.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyed It

  • By Dave Kinsella on 26-07-15

Fantastic.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-12

Fantastic book. Riveting.



Full of wonderful insight and hilarious humour.

Couldn't put it down.



Well done A J JACOBS



A British journalist is doing something similar.



Look it up in the guardian:

The Book of Rachel

As a Christian, Rachel Held Evans was intrigued to find out what sort of advice the Bible could offer a wife in a modern relationship. So she decided to take its instructions to women 'hyper-literally' for a year. Interview by Hannah Booth

  • Teachers of The Secret

  • Recorded Live
  • By: Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, and others
  • Narrated by: Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols
  • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Now you can take lessons learned from The Secret to the next level with over five hours of practical information recorded at sold out seminars. Experience what thousands have described as the "event of a lifetime" in the comfort of your home, car, or anywhere you go, listening over and over. Share The Secret with your family, friends, and colleagues. In this astonishing program are all the resources you will ever need to understand and live The Secret.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life Changing

  • By Geraldine on 15-04-13

Talking loud and saying nothing. -1 star

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-12

My opinion in its entirety was too long, In brief i will say that there is no secret only hard work & pain after which comes the reward, it may not be the reward you wanted but a reward of some kind will manifest & that is life.

Let me give you an example



Woman falls in love with man, has baby and man leaves.

Not exactly what either of them had in mind.

Woman has to come up with a plan to support and raise her child She has to adjust fast and works damned hard to support baby with no help from man, many sleepless nights and depression occur as a result.



Woman has tried to have the right response and attitude. She has made many sacrifices and has been blessed along the way none the less her heart has hardened somewhat due to some bad choices and the over all hardship of life.

None the less somehow she has become a great woman and mother and good on her.

Woman’s baby becomes a man and respects his mother.



Man runs his own business selling toilet roll & toilet brushes. He has never been on TV for writing or rapping he is not a celebrity or sports icon in any shape or form & he does not show his wealth by wearing expensive clothes, bling and driving flash cars but he does become filthy rich.



Woman has nothing to worry about as far as money goes because her son shows her the respect & care she deserves.

That’s one of mother’s many rewards.



Hard work, planning, sacrifice, pain, small blessings here & there.

Having the right attitude & response.

Combined all these things equate to the woman’s reward at different points in her life.



That's the SECRET folks. Good old fashioned HARD WORK



All these speakers are doing is selling there books & courses.

Dangling a carrot.

It's shallow & annoying. I wouldn't waste my money on this book.



But will you?

7 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Celebration of Discipline

  • The Path to Spiritual Growth
  • By: Richard J. Foster
  • Narrated by: Richard J. Foster
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

In the 20 years since its publication, Celebration of Discipline has helped over a million seekers discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deeper understanding of God. Now you can explore the "classic Disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith and discover how only by and through these practices can the true path to spiritual growth be found. Richard J. Foster is a Quaker and the founder of Renovaré, an infrachurch movement committed to the renewal of the Church in all her multifaceted expressions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • No problem with the audio quality

  • By Jonathan on 13-08-14

Terrible recording quality.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-12

Sadly I must advise you not to buy this book.
It sounds like a recorded phone call and is completely inaudible in places.

Audible shouldn't sell books of such poor recording quality it does not reflect well on them and what they think of their customers.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful