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The ONE Thing Audiobook

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

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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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    Ruby America 16/05/2015
    Ruby America 16/05/2015
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    "Good book"

    It has meet my expectation. Although there is no wow moment, this book does give some good practical advices! The narrator is good!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Eve 27/10/2016
    Eve 27/10/2016
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    "Speed it up"

    The only issue I found was the speaking was a little slow to keep me engaged, so I sped it up to 1.25x and it was fine. That's my only gripe. Great insights and useful tips.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nick 29/07/2015
    Nick 29/07/2015
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    "A solid concept, but lacked constant impact."

    The book is well put together and is a very convincing mantra to be used when operating going forward. It could have been summed up a lot quicker and there are some sections that are a little too repetitive. Overall, a worthy investment of time and money.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Logan 21/05/2015
    Logan 21/05/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Great lessons, slightly repetitive."

    Great book, and super insightful. Definitely learned a lot.

    But...think it could have been summarized. After all, "Brevity is power" ;)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shamarie 05/01/2015
    Shamarie 05/01/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Okay but overly repetitive"

    I got some good concepts from
    You'd book in the early chapters and then it became too laboured after that. Still worth reading though

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    troy mcguane 22/03/2017
    troy mcguane 22/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Simple yet Applicable message. Awesome "

    loved it. reiterated what we already know, life without distraction equals success and true satisfaction

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathanael Wallis 12/03/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Get focused."

    easy to listen too and how you can apply to your life.
    well presented and documented.
    would recommend for all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    sj 20/02/2017
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    "good but not better book"

    good concept overall but gets to know it all approach which undermines main concept. worth quick read.

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    Tracy 24/01/2017
    Tracy 24/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Clear on topic"

    Dual Narrators are easy to listen to.
    Anecdotes tie into theory well making remembering concepts easier understand

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    Lloyd 07/11/2016
    Lloyd 07/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "worth reading"

    Makes s lot of common sense and good advice.
    I will apply what I have learnt in to action.

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jan Sapper
    Hamburg
    7/12/16
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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
  • Catarina
    24/04/17
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    "Made me realize lot of things I was failing to do!"

    Made me realize lot of things I was failing to do! I'm now more focused than ever, thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    24/04/17
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    "Great all-around"

    A great all-around self help book. Well told and easy to follow. The one thing is real and I highly recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • joel d
    19/02/17
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    "pretty good!"

    Really good, simple insight to clarifying what makes forward movement happen in an efficient way !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adriaan
    8/01/17
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    "A classic in the making"

    I believe that this book gives extremely valuable information for making significant change in your life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bob
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    29/08/16
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    "extraordinary"

    extraordinary achievement that resonates with your inner feelings. it was always one thing and one thing only

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara M
    6/06/16
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    "Love it"

    I love the book. I finished it in 2 days. What's the one thing I can do to make everything else easier or unnecessary? I probably have to listen to the book on a regular basis when I get lost in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cindy
    26/04/16
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    "Really Hit Home"

    Sometimes you just need a reminder of what's important in life, work and health. Middle was a bit drawn out but glad I listened to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Courtney Kenobi
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    14/02/14
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    "Interesting, educational and a great listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The ONE Thing to be better than the print version?

    I found the audio edition much more engaging than reading a print version, it kept me interested from start to finish!


    What does Timothy Miller and Claire Hamilton bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    They kept me interested and made the stories flow nicely!


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Mark B
    Worcester, UK
    18/07/14
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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!

    34 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • Graham Keegan
    UK
    8/03/14
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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.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Jason Denison
    23/08/15
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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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • kurtis pottinger
    2/08/15
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    "Excellent!"

    A truly excellent book with brilliant ideas for better productivity, a must-read. You won't be disappointed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Michal Dybowski
    21/07/15
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    "Awesome"

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Al Boxall-Gordon
    16/06/15
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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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ch3nz
    Harlow, United Kingdom
    20/05/15
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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Cool Customer
    29/04/15
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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
  • BDM
    Germany
    29/07/14
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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

    16 of 23 people found this review helpful

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