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This book is for you if your life is a series of shattered dreams. This book is for you if you have no dreams at all. It's for you if you've bought the lie that you'll never amount to anything. That's not true. Your life is big - far bigger than you've imagined. Inside this audiobook lie the keys to recognizing the full potential of your life. You won't necessarily become a millionaire (though you might), but you will attain a life that is rewarding, significant, and more fruitful than you ever thought possible.

The author of this book knows about hardship. Ben Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit. His mother was illiterate. His father had left the family. His grade-school classmates considered Ben stupid. He struggled with a violent temper. In every respect, Ben's harsh circumstances seemed only to point to a harsher future and a bad end.

But that's not what happened. By applying the principles in this book, Ben rose from his tough life to one of amazing accomplishments and international renown. He learned that he had potential, he learned how to unleash it, and he did. You can too. Put the principles in this book in motion. Things won't change overnight, but they will change. You can transform your life into one you'll love, bigger than you've ever dreamed.

©2006 Ben Carson, M.D. (P)2008 Zondervan

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the world needs to THINK BIG!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Ben Carson is an inspiring doctor and his life story and philosophy is so refreshing! I've read this book as a teenager and now again as an adult too- it's been brilliant every time; there is something here for everyone.
Listen to this book- and get your children and your own parents to listen to it too!

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A must read, beautiful

I absolutely enjoyed listening to this audiobook, the narrator was so engaging.
The book itself is brilliantly written, really suitable for all ages, especially teenagers. Its real, full of hope and for me, acknowledges the part God plays in Ben Carson's life.

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Did not live up to expectations

I really thought this book would me inspirational given the title. However it really did not live up to expectations. The narration was not very good and I found voice dull and boring. Unfortunately because of the aforementioned I did not finish the book. I believe Ben Carson is incredible but this book maybe does not do him justice.
I would not recommend this book.

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..which are the real riches. Talking as a nurse myself, I know the true meaning of wealth and this man deserves his 'wealth'. This book changed my perspective when I was given it as a gift from a special teacher in primary school. It set me on this path and I will forever be thankful to both my teacher and Ben Carson, who would no doubt have made a better president than Trump.

Carson shows you that anything is possible in this wonderful read. Hard work pays off, regardless of your past or your background. I urge you to spend a credit on this as you are sure to benefit from Carson's story.

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  • ANDRÉ
  • 08-12-13

A SUPERACHIEVER

I learned about Ben Carson by watching the great movie "Gifted Hands". His mother was married when she was 13 to a pastor, was a semi-illiterate woman, who discovered that her husband had another wife, ran away with her 2 small children and worked as a maid, many times in 2-3 jobs, and barely made it. When Ben, the younger kid, was in 5th grade, he was semi-illiterate himself, his best grade was a "D", couldn't do math and everyone made fun of him. Suddenly, his mother cut the TV time and made them read 2 books a week. This was the turning point to Ben and his brother. Ben Carson became the best in his class, graduated in Medicine from Yale University and went to the field of Neurosurgery in Johns Hopkins where he became the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery when he was only 33....
An excellent man, a superachiever. Read/ listen to the book and feel inspired.

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  • Alan
  • 20-10-13

Great Book! Very open and exposing

Dr. Ben Carson is an inspiring yet humble man that shares his heart throughout the book.

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  • Dillon Valderemao
  • 28-01-20

Good but not great

This book is well worth the read (listen) but it's not as breathtaking as I was expecting. On the positive side, the information is valuable and the examples interesting, and the performance is well done. On the negative side the first part of the book is simply a retelling of Gifted Hands, with almost nothing new. A little disappointing. However, the rest of the book is a bit more substantial and useful.

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  • Ida Williams
  • 16-12-18

Encouraging

This book is easy to listen to and it had practical information that I can use because it is applicable to my life,,

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  • Susanne
  • 13-11-15

Inspirational

I read this book right after reading Gifted Hands and I enjoyed both . Parts of the story was duplicated in both books , but this went into details on how to reach your potential. I think it all makes sense and I will try to put these ideas into place and encourage my children and grandkids to be the best that they can be too!

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  • Priscilla
  • 02-07-15

Loved it

Throughout the book I continually felt inspired. I couldn't wait to turn back on the book to learn more about Ben Carson's life. Ben Carson's life story is so inspiring to people of all ages; well done Mr. Carson thank you

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  • Rafael
  • 08-07-21

Great information

Love it. great information for a long term application in life. excellent for everyone that is looking to grow personally.

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  • Maxine
  • 10-02-21

very inspiring

He eloquently outlined how he god where he got to in life and made sure to let us know he didn't do it alone God along with his mom and peers in more ways than 1 propelled him into success. I took more liking for the ending

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  • Happiness
  • 11-11-18

loved it. finally finished. very thoughtful

nice narrator. the book is good. I enjoyed the flow of the stories. I learned to give my best. work hard. read more. and Put God ontop of it all. looking forward to more inspiring books

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  • 16-12-16

Not Honest

It doesn't worth more than two stars because the book lacks honesty that it perches.