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Trump: The Art of the Deal Audiobook

Trump: The Art of the Deal

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Publisher's Summary

President-elect Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America's foremost deal-maker.

"I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big." —Donald J. Trump

Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight.

Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." —The New York Times

"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." —Chicago Tribune

"Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." —Boston Herald

"A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography." —New York Post

©2009 Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz (P)2016 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again." (The New York Times)

"Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet." (Chicago Tribune)

"Fascinating...wholly absorbing...conveys Trump's larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader's attention is instantly and fully claimed." (Boston Herald)

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    John 03/04/2017
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    "not impressed"

    it's basically just a list of deals done by Donald Trump. too much of an overview and not enough in depth KNOWHOW

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patrick London, United Kingdom 01/04/2017
    Patrick London, United Kingdom 01/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent must read view into mindset of Trump"

    I was fascinated to read this book because I wanted to know about the decision making processes of the greats. This book Gave it all. a little more detail than I'd like at times but some people might want that. Worth a read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    P Camberley, United Kingdom 17/02/2017
    P Camberley, United Kingdom 17/02/2017
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    "For those who are seeking the Truth"

    I bought this and listened after a reporter summarised this after reading. What I heard was the opposite of the reporter summary. For those who want to learn about Trump it is worth considering. His wife and business ethics in particular.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James 13/07/2017
    James 13/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "autobiography of Donald trump"

    brief description of Donald's method, but the rest is autobiography. interesting, but not as expected.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AS 12/06/2017
    AS 12/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Not impressed"
    What disappointed you about Trump: The Art of the Deal?

    The book did not resonate with me the way I thought it would. Nothing surprised or impressed me.


    What could Donald J. Trump and Tony Schwartz have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Perhaps more dark truths and less of the sugard-coated, glitzy stories.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cosmin 29/03/2017
    Cosmin 29/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow! High Business Intelligence"

    One of the most wealthy and powerful man alive is sharing the way how is doing the business.
    This audio book has great lessons about the best quality of business .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MR G PARKINSON 01/01/2017
    MR G PARKINSON 01/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Immeasurably insightful and enjoyable"

    Best biography I've listened to.This book produced a great perspective in to deal making on a large scale.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Suhair dubai, United Arab Emirates 05/12/2016
    Suhair dubai, United Arab Emirates 05/12/2016 Member Since 2010
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    "Really Good Book on Business"

    I know that Donald Trump gets flak on Politics but guys trust me when i tell you that on business he gets it so right. For years i spend in the corporate world observing behaviours that would make your skin crawl and the amount of business books I read, none have made sense to the point of what really happened except when I read Donald's books. This is the second one. If someone happens to have him as a mentor then you are very lucky. He really knows people-operations in business and is an exceptional business mind. i honestly wonder why he ventured in politics because business is clearly his thing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lance Johnson 19/11/2016
    Lance Johnson 19/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Dear Donald, I love you. Love Donald - summary"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - absolutely great listen to the person who will the next President of the USA.


    What other book might you compare Trump: The Art of the Deal to, and why?

    Trumped - by Jack O'Connell - a former employee of Trump working at Trump Plaza- gives an alternative perspective of the book - definitively listen to this (available on Audible) after listening to Art of The Deal. Also I am currently listening to the "Making of Trump" also available on Audible.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The way Trump described and managed the Ice Rink in NY City


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

    No. But it gave me insight on Trump - he writes this book to build his public persona- essentially that he is great.


    Any additional comments?

    The originally story behind this book was that Trump in the 80s wanted to do a bio of himself. The co-author convinced him that rather than that, do a book about a typical week in his life (his bio would not be interesting) - which the book is essentially how he does business and what he does on a day to day basis. Interesting, however, like every good story the Hero should have a flaw - unfortunately Trump is apparently flawless. It would have been good to hear about some of his greatest failures - often having a more deeper impact learning lesson, than one's success. I would describe the book as a "Love Letter" Trump wrote to himself. There are a few good business points, but if u want to know how to become a Millionaire - listen to the "Millionaire Next Door" or Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad "Financial IQ" and finally Felix Dennis "How to be Rich".

    If you are looking for good business pointers - this is not the book. If you want to have some insight into Donald's character than this book with a critical eye gives u some insight. I also recommend as above Trumped by Jack O'Connell.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Omotola Alade 31/10/2016
    Omotola Alade 31/10/2016
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    "great book. shows very little about trump though. "

    many points glossed over but i enjoyed it anyways. he mostly bragged about how awesome he is but many of his deals were spectacular in nature and scope . i think he was a great man. Senile now but he used to be great.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • David Hein
    05/06/17
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    "doest tell how to make deals,."

    doest tell how to make deals, just what deals he made. interesting, but you have to establish your own lessons based on the stories. Bottom line is you have to be willing to walk away from any deal and be patient.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • jose
    20/03/17
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    "Understanding the President of the USA!"

    Donald Trump is a Honey Badger! This book explains how Trump hustles and creates opportunity where others only see complexity and futile battle. He sees value in abandoned property, distressed hotels, managing total value, managing details, hiring the best people, and waiting for the "right" price.

    He built a staking rink that the NYC government could not. He got Casinos built in Atlantic City that others could not. He fought rent-control fraud. He transitioned from a background in residential construction into into major, iconic construction. The easy thing was probably to quit or never try, how many of us challenge Mayors, Celebrities, and the press on a routine basis.

    After reading this book, you will see that Trump is tough as hell and can usually out-last the opposition. Also, there is much of the Cornelius Vanderbilt in Trump. In the book, he is 40, today he is 70, this dude has incredible energy, toughness, and drive - just like Vanderbilt.

    Book was written in 1987, he already talks about hiring/promoting women, accepting a gay friend, being bi-partisan, doing business globally. and renting to black people. These were not universal principles back then and show he is much different than the media want to frame him today.

    The narrator is awesome, after a while, you actually think it's Trump talking. It's really well done.

    23 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • W. McGeeney
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    17/05/17
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    "Vague, lacking detail, pointless bloviating"

    Not many take aways here except that Donald Trump is always right, always smarter than everyone else, and always gets his way. If there's an Art to the Deal, he may want to actually talk about that next time instead of rambling on about how awesome he is at every turn. Self indulgent with little useful data.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    22/03/17
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    "Potus"

    After listening to this book I feel Trump will make a great President for all Americans.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Neal
    12/02/17
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    "This Explains It"
    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book after Trump was elected POTUS. It's basically the blue print for his campaign.

    The guy is crass, unapologetic, manipulative, and relentless in his quest to get a good deal. Manipulate tax laws or leverage the media to put pressure on others like he did with the Woolman Ice Rink renovation. Trump is Trump. This book was written in the 80s. If you're looking for him to pivot... it's not going to happen.

    This book gives you a good explanation of how he operates and I was slightly more optimistic about his presidency.

    Full disclosure: I didn't vote for him or his opponent Hillary Clinton; I considered both to be a disaster but since this is the disaster we're living with... the book gives you insight into how Trump operates.

    Narration is good, too with a pompous northeast accent.

    21 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Bucherl
    21/04/17
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    "Great Insight into our Deal Maker in Chief"
    Where does Trump: The Art of the Deal rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This isn't among my regular reading choices, but upon Mr. Trump's election (and after reading Coulter's "In Trump We Trust"), commentators I read recommended this book for a look into President Trump's mind.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked this book in the same way I liked the Reagan Diaries - its an assembly of working day vignettes on activities and perspectives, and Trump's approach to business and people. It really provided insight into his deal making proclivities, his involvement -- and clashes -- with governmental entities and people, and his sense of style and accomplishment.


    What about Kaleo Griffith and Donald J. Trump ’s performance did you like?

    Kaleo's voice is well suited and very Trump-like in delivery, I thought.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Battles with bureaucracy and the making of the 45th President


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Sobhi Akbik
    Dubai
    27/03/17
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    "Very Inspiring"

    An excellent success story by a Great Visionary Leader
    The Narrator is very professional that you can't stop listening to him and enjoy his reading.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Cornelius Wallace
    12/03/17
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    "Provides Great Insight"

    Provides a lot of insight into the mind of Trump. The narrator, Kaleo Griffith, does a great job sounding like Donald Trump. Hopefully he does another one called the art of the election.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Cameron B. Rankine
    ottawa, Israel
    24/06/16
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    "This is who Trump was 30 years ago"

    It is sobering to read this and hear the events he is describing in here as being last week occur more than 3 decades ago. The book has a good tone, offers good vibes and is an overall a good read written by a real estate developer going thru hard times by chronically get his past successes. Now if the stories in here are actually true is a matter of diving to actual untainted sources of history, aside from this book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Joshua Coronado
    06/06/16
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    "Great Book!"

    Great story about patience and never settling for less than what you want. I like how he never jumped into a deal to fast he had several steps he would make before getting completely involved in anything.

    25 of 42 people found this review helpful

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