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  • Way of the Wolf

  • Straight Line Selling: Master the Art of Persuasion, Influence, and Success
  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Jordan Belfort
  • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 900

Learn from the master of sales and persuasion. Jordan Belfort - immortalised by Leonardo DiCaprio in the hit movie The Wolf of Wall Street - at last reveals how to use the Straight Line System, the step-by-step sales and persuasion system proven to turn anyone into a sales-closing, money-earning rock star.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good sales book

  • By Pod on 12-07-18

Useful pointers

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

A worthwhile listen if you're ever going to sell anything. For that matter also useful if you're going to buy anything as it gives good insight into how you may be persuaded to buy :-)

The 20 Most Powerful and Life Changing Inner Beliefs Held by the Most Successful People in the World (Billionaire Habits, Advice, Mindset, Self Help and Motivation)
    
    
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        Cameron Gates
    
    


    
    
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        Scott Clem
    
    


    
    Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    9 ratings
    Overall 3.6
  • The 20 Most Powerful and Life Changing Inner Beliefs Held by the Most Successful People in the World (Billionaire Habits, Advice, Mindset, Self Help and Motivation)

  • By: Cameron Gates
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

We take a look at quotes, tips, and advice from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, writers, entertainers, and athletes, such as Elon Musk, Mark Cuban, Usain Bolt, Apolo Ohno, Madonna, Tim McGraw, Henry Ford, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King and more. By the end of this book, you will be able incorporate the same beliefs, habits and begin to develop the same mindset as the most successful people on earth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Had to abandon due to Narrator

  • By shutterclick on 11-01-18
  • The 20 Most Powerful and Life Changing Inner Beliefs Held by the Most Successful People in the World (Billionaire Habits, Advice, Mindset, Self Help and Motivation)
  • By: Cameron Gates
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem

Had to abandon due to Narrator

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

Reviewed: 11-01-18

Would you try another book written by Cameron Gates or narrated by Scott Clem?

Definitely not.

How could the performance have been better?

The end of every sentence has a very pronounced SSSS sound. Simply too distracting. Don't know if the narrator was sitting too close to the mic or just very bad audio editing.

Any additional comments?

I can't comment on the contents as I abandoned the audio book after a few minutes.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
    The Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies
    
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        Hideki Kiyoko
    
    


    
    
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        Matyas Job Gombos
    
    


    
    Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    10 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies

  • The Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies
  • By: Hideki Kiyoko
  • Narrated by: Matyas Job Gombos
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9

Cryptocurrencies have really grown in popularity and exploded onto the scene in recent years, and have a lot of potential to grow in value and change the way other currencies around the world operate. This book will give you the good, the bad, and the ugly of cryptocurrencies. This book is not a get-rich-quick scheme and does not promise that you will do well if you engage in the CC markets. Think of this more like a textbook that goes over everything in relation to cryptocurrencies (specifically Bitcoin), and includes some helpful advice.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A useful introduction

  • By shutterclick on 13-11-17
  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies
  • The Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies
  • By: Hideki Kiyoko
  • Narrated by: Matyas Job Gombos

A useful introduction

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

Reviewed: 13-11-17

Worth a listen if you are completely new to the subject. Only downside is the narrator. a) He sounds like he is on a rollercoaster....annoying high and low pitch in every sentence. b) Speech has irregular pausing. I managed to make it to the end...but it was close.

  • Finding My Virginity

  • The New Autobiography
  • By: Sir Richard Branson
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,192
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083

Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur. In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must read! Truly inspirational

  • By shutterclick on 01-11-17

A must read! Truly inspirational

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

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Just amazing that one person can achieve so much across so many different areas....and he's still not done yet! Richard Branson should be cloned. Virgin Clones ? ;-)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • I'm Feeling Lucky

  • The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
  • By: Douglas Edwards
  • Narrated by: Douglas Edwards
  • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting and insightful

  • By Andrew on 16-08-11

An entertaining and interesting listen.

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

Reviewed: 31-08-17

Well read and enjoyable to listen to. Interesting to hear how some of the technologies we take for granted evolved...and how some of them accidentally paid dividends.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales 
    
    
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        Oliver Sacks
    
    


    
    
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        Jonathan Davis,
    
        
            
            
                
            
        
        Oliver Sacks - introduction
    
    


    
    Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    538 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: and Other Clinical Tales

  • By: Oliver Sacks
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Oliver Sacks - introduction
  • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 450
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 449

Oliver Sacks' The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing clinical cases

  • By Nik Jewell on 20-06-17

Outstanding - a compulsive listen

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

Reviewed: 02-08-17

Well written and read. Some of cases described as so bizarre that you would not think the brain was capable of such distortion and collapse. No spoilers here. My best wishes go out to those suffering similar afflictions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Idiot Brain

  • A Neuroscientist Explains What Your Head Is Really up To
  • By: Dean Burnett
  • Narrated by: Matt Addis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 868
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 788
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 778

Why do you lose arguments with people who know MUCH LESS than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing...but can't remember her name? And why, after your last break-up, did you find yourself in the foetal position on the sofa for days, moving only to wipe the snot and tears haphazardly from your face? Here's why: the idiot brain. For something supposedly so brilliant and evolutionarily advanced, the human brain is pretty messy, fallible and disorganised.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • WOW! A much needed explanation. Thank you 😊

  • By Nobby Senior on 25-02-17

A must listen

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

Reviewed: 29-06-17

Well written and well read. Just the right amount of humour in the right places to to stop it being too dry. Very interesting and definitely worth a listen.

  • The Upstarts

  • How Uber, Airbnb and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Mr Dean Temple
  • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 301
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303

Ten years ago the idea of getting into a stranger's car or walking into a stranger's home would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book online. Uber and Airbnb are household names: redefining neighbourhoods, challenging the way governments regulate business and changing the way we travel. In the spirit of iconic Silicon Valley renegades like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, a new generation of entrepreneurs is sparking yet another cultural upheaval through technology.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not for me

  • By Chewy on 07-04-17

Very interesting listen

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

Reviewed: 31-03-17

A great listen into the insight of how these two extremely successful companies grew and continue to do so. Also gives insight how they both had to overcome/bend/influence local laws to get wanted they wanted.

  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,949
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,418

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating insight but a little repetitive

  • By Andrew on 15-01-17

The real Tony Stark (Ironman)

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

Reviewed: 16-03-17

Just finished listening to this for the 2nd time. Totally inspiring - a man with an amazing vision and drive. The fact that he also had a cameo in Iron Man is ironic. A must read.

  • Born to Run

  • By: Bruce Springsteen
  • Narrated by: Bruce Springsteen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,270
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,172

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed at the Super Bowl's halftime show. The experience was so exhilarating that Bruce decided to write about it. That's how this extraordinary autobiography began. Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing to this audio the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A real 'Brucie Bonus'

  • By Philip on 10-06-17

The Boss is still the Boss

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

Reviewed: 09-03-17

A great listen read by the man himself providing a frank and open insight into the life of The Boss. Well worth listening to.