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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

  • By: Jordan Belfort
  • Narrated by: Eric Meyers
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Stock market multimillionaire at 26, federal convict at 36, he partied like a rock star, lived like a king, and barely survived his rise and fall as an American entrepreneurial icon. By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, great narrator. . the best narrator

  • By ester on 29-09-2015

Cool story, even when you read it with a pinch of salt

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-2018

Jordan Belfort obviously loves himself but it is a hell of a story. Would love to know how much money he hid from the authorities and the carnage he would have got up to if cryptocurrency was around when he was relevant

  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,784
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,150
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,130

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thought-provoking

  • By Anonymous User on 30-08-2017

Awesome book

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Reviewed: 26-02-2018

Very well researched and analytical. Great to know more about humankind and understand Sapiens better.

  • Zero to One

  • By: Peter Thiel, Blake Masters
  • Narrated by: Blake Masters
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 657
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 562
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 558

What valuable company is nobody building? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to 10, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from zero to one. This book is about how to get there.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • OK, partly useful

  • By Andrew on 06-07-2015

Incredible, this should be mandatory reading!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-2018

This book is incredible, informative, insightful and relevant. It should be mandatory reading for all university students! Very short and to the point

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

  • By: Jack Weatherford
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis, Jack Weatherford
  • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

The Mongol army led by Genghis Khan subjugated more lands and people in 25 years than the Romans did in 400. In nearly every country the Mongols conquered, they brought an unprecedented rise in cultural communication, expanded trade, and a blossoming of civilization.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Surprisingly good

  • By Amazon Customer on 25-09-2017

Entertaining and insightful

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-2018

Great presenter, awesome story and compelling evidence to the claims made in the book. The story of Ghenkis Khan is not what you think

  • 48 Laws of Power

  • By: Robert Greene
  • Narrated by: Richard Poe
  • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 282
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws. This bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other infamous strategists. The 48 Laws of Power will fascinate any listener interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just try 3 Laws

  • By Tom on 23-04-2018

Too long, not interesting enough

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-2017

Pretty good but not great. 24 hours is a long time to hear about laws of power. I wouldn't recommend it

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  • A Brief History of Seven Killings

  • By: Marlon James
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean, Cherise Boothe, Dwight Bacquie, and others
  • Length: 26 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 82

On 3 December 1976, just weeks before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert to ease political tensions, seven gunmen from West Kingston stormed his house. Marley survived and went on to perform at the free concert. Not a lot was recorded about the fate of the seven gunmen, but much has been said, whispered and sung about in the streets of West Kingston.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a great book!

  • By Dylan Harvey on 28-07-2017

Just boring.

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1 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-2016

The book was way too long and just boring. Don't waste your time unless you study literature.