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  • Alexander Hamilton

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 35 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 211
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193

Alexander Hamilton was an illegitimate, largely self-taught orphan from the Caribbean who overcame all the odds to become George Washington's aide-de-camp and the first Treasury Secretary of the United States. Few figures in American history are more controversial. In this masterful work, Chernow shows how the political and economic power of America today is the result of Hamilton's willingness to champion ideas that were often wildly disputed during his time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • BrilliNT

  • By jacqueline bain on 03-01-18

Great man of his era

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Reviewed: 11-06-18

A life to be remembered and emulated... it's a shame he dies so "young"... more people should know about this man

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  • Principles

  • Life and Work
  • By: Ray Dalio
  • Narrated by: Ray Dalio, Jeremy Bobb
  • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,436
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228

Ray Dalio, one of the world's most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he's developed, refined, and used over the past 40 years to create unique results in both life and business - and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A life changing boom

  • By Thomas Sichel on 30-09-17

Great knowledge

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Reviewed: 12-10-17

need to put this into practice... they say months to form a habit?!? thought it was 6

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  • The Everything Store

  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 899

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

One word...Scary!!

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Reviewed: 21-09-17

Jeff bezos vs Rockerfeller .. only time will tell but it seems like he's sucking up "everything"

  • Napoleon the Great

  • By: Andrew Roberts
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 37 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 658
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 611

Napoleon Bonaparte lived one of the most extraordinary of all human lives. In the space of just 20 years, from October 1795, when as a young artillery captain he cleared the streets of Paris of insurrectionists, to his final defeat at the (horribly mismanaged) battle of Waterloo in June 1815, Napoleon transformed France and Europe. After seizing power in a coup d'état, he ended the corruption and incompetence into which the revolution had descended.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A brilliant history

  • By Simon on 20-08-15

Napoleon the great!!!

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Reviewed: 09-09-17

So close yet so far :((... in my opinion Napoleon should used the buy & hold stratedgy to fully legitimatimise his dynasty

  • The Science of Energy

  • Resources and Power Explained
  • By: Michael E. Wysession, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Michael E. Wysession
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

To better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehensive picture of energy resources

  • By Eoin on 17-09-16

Great intro to understanding energy systems

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 24-06-17

loved the subject.. definitely best to always view energy on macro scale to understanding true efficiencies, cost benefits and adverse effects of energy generation distribution and use. ultimately energy ìs from the sun

  • 3-D Negotiation

  • Powerful Tools to Change the Game in Your Most Important Deals
  • By: David A. Lax, James K. Sebenius
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Stuck in a "win-win versus win-lose" mind-set, most negotiators focus on the face-to-face process at the table. David Lax and James Sebenius urge bargainers to look beyond tactics at the table. Persuasive tactics are only the "first dimension" of the authors' path-breaking approach, developed from their decades of doing deals and analyzing great dealmakers.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible Narration

  • By Chris on 27-01-18

Overcome barriers

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 26-11-16

voice took some getting used to :p.. overall great book. Key lesson always do your homework and think of the other sides perspective

  • Steve Jobs

  • The Exclusive Biography
  • By: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker, Walter Isaacson (introduction)
  • Length: 25 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,721
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,437
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,424

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, this is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By Adam on 01-11-11

Good narrative of Steve Jobs. .. one word Passion!

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Reviewed: 16-06-16

long book .. 25hour listen!!!! but well worth every minute. .. live life to the fullest and live it with 100% passion.

  • Debt - Updated and Expanded

  • The First 5,000 Years
  • By: David Graeber
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 130
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

Here, anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: He shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Looking for economic and social clarity?

  • By John Hodgson on 29-05-17

Great book!

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-16

Great book, quite long & requires alot of attention but good valuable information! worth a listen (will have tp listen t it again! !)

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