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The ONE Thing Audiobook

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

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The number one best-seller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results is the unabridged audiobook written by co-authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan with an expert narration by Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton. The ultimate guide to de-cluttering your life can be found in this book. Learn how to focus on tasks without your mind wandering and rid stress from your life entirely. Find out that ONE thing that you are really good at and love doing and make a career out of it. Let this book change your life for the better. Available now from Audible.

Publisher's Summary

This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you. Unabridged version includes:

  • A special foreword by Gary Keller. Interludes by legendary guitarist Monte Montgomery.

What’s your ONE Thing? For more information on The ONE Thing, events, coaching, and tools, visit www.The1Thing.com.

©2012 Rellek Publishing Partners, Ltd. (P)2013 Rellek Publishing Partners, Ltd.

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    Mark B 18/07/2014
    Mark B 18/07/2014
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    "A re-hash of the original '7 Habits' !"
    What made the experience of listening to The ONE Thing the most enjoyable?

    Well structured.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The ONE Thing?

    It focuses on 'one thing'


    What about Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton ’s performance did you like?

    Yes. Easy to listen to, although Claire Hamilton's accent is a little too 'Cheesy American' for this Englishman.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Probably not. But possible.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a rather shameless duplication and re-hash of 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'. If you have read '7 Habits' then it's an OK revision of the principles, stated slightly differently. If you haven't. forget this and read '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Dr Stephen Covey. It is much better.

    They refer to several studies and findings from other books on the same subjects, but in the audiobook they don't refer to the studies or credit other authors. Whereas 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg addresses this subtopic of the power of Habits in much more detail and complete with properly referenced source material.

    Perhaps I should nick a bit from all the authors I have read and re-publish it under a catchy name!

    39 of 44 people found this review helpful
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    Graham Keegan UK 08/03/2014
    Graham Keegan UK 08/03/2014 Member Since 2017
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    "5 out 5"
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    This is my 5 question system for appraising business and management books. It isn't perfect but it works for me, I hope you find it useful...
    Have I incorporated in my business or how I run my business any learnings from this book? Yes.Did feel I wa nted to understand really understand the book in depth, make notes and apply the content? Yes.Is it a book I’ve gone back to in order to check I really get the ideas and concepts so I can apply them? Yes.Is it a book I keep to hand on my mobile, where space is at a premium, so I can re-listen as and when? Yes.Finally, is it a book that has brought insights and moved me forward? Yes.Comments...Stick with it - I found it was literally 2 hrs in before it really got going. I have changed my goal setting system based on insights from this book. The narration is a touch irritating and the "musac" jingle but don't that put you off.

    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Jason Denison 23/08/2015
    Jason Denison 23/08/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant"

    Like many other books, you just need to find that one golden nugget that will make it worth your while. This book has a few hidden treasures inside. Highly recommend it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Al Boxall-Gordon 16/06/2015
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    "Excellent book"

    At first I thought how can you write so much about 1 thing. This really has got me focused and highly productive. It's helped me focus on what matters most in the day, so the rest of the day is clear. Highly recommended

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michal Dybowski 21/07/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome"

    No words to describe how amazing and life changing this book is ! Worth dozen of listenings

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ch3nz 20/05/2015
    Ch3nz 20/05/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "inspiring to think differently"

    this book, recommended by a colleague has definitely made me think and question how I think and live my life.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. Lord 30/04/2015
    M. Lord 30/04/2015
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    "Inspiring"

    I found the author's personal experience more inspiring than most of the anecdotes. Worth the listen. Worth every penny spent

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cool Customer 29/04/2015
    Cool Customer 29/04/2015
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    "Learn how to set your priority!"

    Explains how to focus and set your priority and gives you examples to start you thinking along the right path!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    shane carr rotherham uk 27/04/2015
    shane carr rotherham uk 27/04/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Very inspiring."

    helps to bring focus and shows how to achieve success without being overwhelmed, really well structured and entertaining as well educational

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BDM 29/07/2014
    BDM 29/07/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "Cringeworthy"

    This book made me cringe from the outset with cheesy management and platitudes. Big Goals, Big Question, Mastery is a path not a destination. To get the right answers ask the right questions......uurgh

    18 of 25 people found this review helpful
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  • Karryn Ransom
    24/01/17
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    "Good ideas, but.. production poor."
    What made the experience of listening to The ONE Thing the most enjoyable?

    The narration sounded like he was trying to 'act' his way through an informational book. His intentions were clear; he wants to entertain us, but it detracted from the text, and ultimately annoyed me.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Simple ideas are usually the best ones.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Don't separate chapters with music. It's the same musical interlude 24 times. Please don't.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. The book contains valuable wisdom, but the production (narrator, music) annoyed me so much that I had to listen in stages.


    Any additional comments?

    Any audio book that includes graphics, graphs, figures etc, should come with a warning in the description. I've returned books before simply because I want to learn while listening, and would have bought the hard copy book if I need reference materials. "In figure nine, you'll see a blah blah blah..." This drives me crazy because, no, I DON'T see it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jan Sapper
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    "obligado"

    Un libro que dibuja claramente el camino para la construcción de una vida próspera. la prosperidad incluye abundancia material, en salud física, mental, relaciones personales y familia. provee una guía que puede imprimirse para seguirla. explica por qué el multi tasking se torna ineficiente y un ladrón de efectividad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shakti Chauhan
    31/07/15
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    "Best towards the end. Overall a great book"

    It could have been short. Gets a little monotonous in the middle. The beggining is enlightening ofcourse. It gets really good and inspiring towards the end. I was considering not finishing the book in the middle. But really glad I finished it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeanette Macleod
    11/12/17
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    "Life changing "

    This book was incredible to listen to. The narrator was good and the content fantastic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A_Man
    03/12/17
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    "Excellent !"

    Excellent is the only word I can describe this book. Must have for every man of purpose.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rob
    28/11/17
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    "Very basic "

    This book is very repetitive and drawn out. The Author clearly didn’t have enough content for a full length book so he over explains things and often repeats “what’s the one thing”. Save yourself the time and get the summary

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • SA
    05/11/17
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    "True to it's form. Keep repeating its contents."

    My One thing review - don't buy.

    It keeps repeating about focusing "the one thing".
    Tells you not to multitask and says everyone cannot multitask.
    Cherry pick examples of "multitasking" to send a message of "the one thing"
    Tells you to focus on "one thing" every single chapter, every other paragraph. It does not tell you how to or give you suggestion on how to achieve it.

    I am not sure why the review is so good. It's not impressive. I hope I save you a penny - my one thing!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • vikas
    16/10/17
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    "positive thinking"

    i loved this book beoz its clearly described many thing that makes my life easy and give me extraordinary result for deeply focusing on one thing to different aareas of my life ...n domino effect technique is really life changing experience..thank u so much to author those who written this awesome book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • AbdelRahman
    14/10/17
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    "A corner stone toward excellence"

    Very logical master one a skill at time and build upon it
    Highly recommended to read more than one time or bring you pen and paper to take note

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Akshat B.
    09/10/17
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    "excellent book. would surely relisten it."

    excellent book, would surely again listen it as I think we all know the concept a bit but we need to remind ourselves of it again and again. super book. simple and easy to understand and implement.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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