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  • Business for Punks

  • Break All the Rules - the BrewDog Way
  • By: James Watt
  • Narrated by: James Watt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 183
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 162

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Business for Punks, written and read by James Watt. Don't waste your time on b*******t business plans. Forget sales. Put everything on the line for what you believe in. These mantras have turned BrewDog into one of the world's fastest-growing drinks brands, famous for beers, bars and crowdfunding.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Must read - engaging, great story, useful advice

  • By Jamie on 13-03-16

Selfishness stinks

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

Reviewed: 18-07-17

Listening about how the owner of Brew Dog thinks has actually put me off the company.

If everyone showed such disregard for rules and others the world would be am even worse place.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Key Person of Influence

  • The Five-Step Method to Become One of the Most Highly Valued and Highly Paid People in Your Industry
  • By: Daniel Priestley
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 988
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 881
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 876

Every industry revolves around Key People of Influence. Their names come up in conversation. They attract opportunities. They earn more money. Many people think it takes decades of hard work, academic qualifications and a generous measure of good luck to become a Key Person of Influence. This audiobook shows you that there is a five-step strategy for fast-tracking your way to the inner circle of the industry you love. Your ability to succeed depends on your ability to influence. Start now by listening to this audiobook.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Undiluted snake oil

  • By Kris Peeters on 16-11-16

Didn't find this useful!

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

Reviewed: 03-09-16

This simply restates what is fairly obvious or already written in other books. Not what i expected at all.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Influence

  • Science and Practice, ePub, 5th Edition
  • By: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Narrated by: Lloyd James
  • Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 403
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 347

Widely used in classes, as well as sold to people operating successfully in the business world, the eagerly awaited revision of Influence reminds the listener of the power of persuasion. Cialdini organizes compliance techniques into six categories based on psychological principles that direct human behavior: reciprocation, consistency, social proof, liking, authority, and scarcity.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting but flaws in recording

  • By C. Saba on 12-02-15

Spoilt alittle by Audible being lazy

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

Reviewed: 15-07-16

Very informative book overall. Enjoyed but couldn't help but wonder why Audible didn't bother to remove "end of cd 1....2....etc " prompts! Otherwise I would recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Art of War [Blackstone Version]

  • By: Sun-Tzu, translation by John Minford
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver, Ray Porter
  • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 30
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 30

For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-Tzu's text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A so-so read that could of been improved

  • By Francis on 30-05-06

Narrative very repetitive

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

Reviewed: 06-07-16

The reading of the Art of War itself was good but narrative seemed very repetitive. Had alot of dejavu moments!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Richest Man in Babylon

  • George S. Clason's Bestselling Guide to Financial Success: Saving Money and Putting it to Work for You
  • By: George S. Clason
  • Narrated by: Jason McCoy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8

The Richest Man in Babylon is Geroge S. Clason's classic financial and motivational guide that has lead generations to personal and monetary success. Invaluable lessons of finance are relayed through legendary tales set in ancient Babylon. Learn how to acquire money, keep it, and put it to work to make more money for you. It's one of the bestselling financial books of all time, having sold millions of copies, and now you can put it to work for you

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't really get it

  • By Big BoBo on 25-02-15

Didn't really get it

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

Reviewed: 25-02-15

Odd book for me. I may have missed the point though. Normally if I feel like that I listen to book again. In this case I have no desire too!

  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect to listen to on a dark December evening

  • By Nigel on 06-01-18

Amazing production

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

Reviewed: 11-02-15

I expected an audio book but got a full production so well done. What a great surprise. Would love to hear more like that. Recommend to anyone to have a listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • When Buyers Say No

  • Essential Strategies for Keeping a Sale Moving Forward
  • By: Tom Hopkins, Ben Katt
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 7

This is a complete and practical guide which highlights the authors' new strategic approaches to selling when the buyer initially declines or is resistant on a sales opportunity. The authors introduce a novel concept called the Circle of Persuasion which offers sales reps a new approach in this potentially tricky process. Along the way, When Buyers Say No details prescriptive steps and even sample dialogues that will instruct and guide sales professionals on how to best cultivate buyer-seller relationships.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • For beginners only

  • By ben on 04-08-17

All abit linear!

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

Reviewed: 25-01-15

If only sales process were so linear. Worth a listen/read. Did learn from it but you will need to learner wider to benefit.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Awful Auntie

  • By: David Walliams
  • Narrated by: David Walliams, Maggie Steed, Nitin Ganatra
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 667
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 528
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 524

National Book Awards Audiobook of the Year 2014. From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure. Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hilarious, touching David Walliam's book

  • By sally on 12-10-14

Very funny modern story

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

Reviewed: 11-01-15

Listened to this with my 8 and 6 year old girls. All of us enjoyed with it and stayed engaged. Will be getting other books from David Walliams. His story telling particularly good for an audio book. Liked the sound effects and music too.

My daughter said she would have liked a girl to have done Stella's voice though.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Chimp Paradox

  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,486
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,285
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,177

Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Should be taught in Primary Schools!

  • By ChloetheMum on 17-07-12

An eye opener I wish I had read/listened to before

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

Reviewed: 03-01-15

Would recommend this to anyone and everyone. Listen to it as a key to managing yourself.

I have just finished the first reading and will be coming back to this book again and again.