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  • First Man In

  • Leading from the Front
  • By: Ant Middleton
  • Narrated by: Ant Middleton
  • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,051
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,090

No one is born a leader. But through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant Middleton has come to know the meaning of true leadership. In First Man In, he shares the core lessons he’s learned over the course of his fascinating, exhilarating life. Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict, and they make sure you learn the hard way, pushing you beyond the limits of what is physically possible. There is no mercy. Even when you are bleeding and broken, to admit defeat is failure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible book. Strong, powerful and inspiring

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-07-18

Delivered.

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

Reviewed: 29-10-18

Good book on leadership.
Not much of a war story but engaging and interesting.
Kind of biography - yet fully relevant to the point he is making on leadership and qualities of a good leader.
Easy to listen and anything but boring.

  • Resilience

  • Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life
  • By: Eric Greitens
  • Narrated by: Eric Greitens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

You cannot bounce back from hardship. You can only move through it. There is a path through pain to wisdom, through suffering to strength, and through fear to courage if we have the virtue of resilience. In 2012, Eric Greitens unexpectedly heard from a former SEAL comrade, a brother-in-arms he hadn’t seen in a decade. Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough. But ever since he returned home from war to his young family in a small logging town, he’d been struggling. Without a sense of purpose, plagued by PTSD, and masking his pain with heavy drinking, he needed help. Zach and Eric started writing and talking nearly every day, as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding book

  • By Andrew Ramwell on 22-07-15

I wish I would listen to this book 25 years ago.

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

Reviewed: 08-11-17

So far I've listened to this book twice and I know I'll come back to it soon. It is so helpful and true it's difficult not to get emotional at times.
Listening to it I feel like I'm very late to start living my life, but as Greitens say - a good story doesn't start at the beggining, it starts when it gets interesting.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Everything Store

  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,084
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 941
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 937

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...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Force for good or for evil?

  • By iLard on 16-06-14

I was expecting something a lot more educational.

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

Reviewed: 27-01-17

Not as educational as I expected and not entertaining enough to compensate for that fact.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Managing Oneself

  • By: Peter F Drucker
  • Narrated by: uncredited
  • Length: 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 120

Today's successful careers are not planned out in advance. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they have asked themselves the right questions and have rigorously assessed their unique characteristics. This article challenges listeners to take responsibility for managing their futures, both in and out of the office.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent advice for now and the future

  • By A O Olushola on 16-01-19

must read to everyone!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-05-16

Quite short and to the point, exactly how a book like this shouldn've been written.