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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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    Oscar Elmahdy 16/06/2016
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    "No. 1 Best seller for a reason"

    Great insight into the mind of Donald Trump. Teaches you good principles using examples from his own experience

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    moises 28/02/2017
    moises 28/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Background to who is Donald Trump"

    A collection of lessons and behind the scenes look at a man who commands leadership.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aleks 22/02/2017
    Aleks 22/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Property developers will enjoy this. Great value."

    For anyone interested in real estate, I think you will really enjoy this book. I got a lot out of the lessons learnt, the very candid conversation in development and an interesting perspective on development and investing. One to definitely add to the reading list.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Johann 08/02/2017
    Johann 08/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "DJ Trump is a Legend"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Trump: The Art of the Deal to be better than the print version?

    Only because I can listen and learn whilst driving long distances


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

    I have no comparison and after listening to this book, I don't feel I need to listen to anything similar.


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

    It;s good to hear an updated intro by DJT and Kale narrated the story well


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

    Absolutely as it needed focus


    Any additional comments?

    I never knew much about DJT here in Australia, but now I do. He is very consistent in all aspects of his personal and business life. I believe he will lead the US out of the social and financial mess that he has just inherited as president.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jason V. 20/04/2017
    Jason V. 20/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Interesting insight into Donald Trump's life"

    Trump is a brawler in negotiations but he has a big heart, i found the last few sentences as inspiring quotes, anyone can be generous with money, but its your time that has the most value

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 17/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "good yarn"

    but only the first chapter had any substance. the rest was his recount of a dozen or so deals.

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    Kindle Customer 31/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Outstanding view into the wanker running America"

    All round amazing.
    Absolutely recommend this to anyone.
    the bloke has horrible ethics but he can absolutely make a deal.
    narration was on point too!

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    Stephen 11/11/2016
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    "Waste of money"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The book is complete arrogance with little structure.


    Has Trump: The Art of the Deal put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes


    What didn’t you like about Donald J. Trump and Kaleo Griffith ’s performance?

    Not bad reading by Kaleo captured the books theme


    What character would you cut from Trump: The Art of the Deal?


    Any additional comments?

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • 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.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Jakub
    17/04/17
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    "Brilliant insight to the life of Donald Trump"
    What did you love best about Trump: The Art of the Deal?

    I enjoyed the unique perspective on business and dealing this book comes with. The personal stories of Trump meeting people and doing business with them are both entertaining and educating.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The best scene was how Trump has shown how incompetent the government is after failing to build a simple ice rink, even after wasting $13 million taxpayer dollars and 6 years of time. Trump has built it well in less than $3 million and in 4 months, and embarrassed the mayor for his incompetence.


    Any additional comments?

    I definitely do not regret getting this book, and I thoroughly recommend it to everyone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • HunterG
    29/05/17
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    "Stopped all other books to finish this one"
    Any additional comments?

    I have a tendency of listening to 3-4 books (on completely separate topics so I don't get them crossed) at a time. Ended up starting this one and didn't listen to another until it was over with.<br/><br/>A great book, a great narration, and a great motivation. No wonder it's a classic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    Travel all over North America all the time.
    4/05/17
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    "captivating. An easy listen."

    Yes, I really loved it. The narrator was fantastic, super smooth with a great tone!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    24/04/17
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    "inspirational"

    I loved it. I now understand better the mindset of this man.
    The narrator did a great job.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Chad Glasscock
    23/04/17
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    "Amazing"

    Absolutely wonderful book. The concepts discussed and the content is incredible. I would highly recommend to anyone.

    1 of 1 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


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • MJ
    19/04/17
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    "very good read"

    I know a lot of people don't like Donald Trump because he says what is on his mind and he is not always politically correct but he is an amazing business man and it shows in this book. he has probably done more big deals and has followed through on it then anyone else in the world. he knows what he is doing and he creates big ideas.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Adam Mitchell
    17/04/17
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    "Mr. President"

    Awesome book Mr. President! The stories were well read and outlined a very good point; never give up!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • BS
    17/04/17
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    "READ IT, UNDERSTAND THE MAN"

    I read this book hard copy when it first came out years ago. Listening to it was a much more rewarding experienc....although I liked it then, too. I like the way its presented...kind of like sitting down at lunch & he's just telling you his story. He explains how he made certain decisions, some not so good....but the lessons learned. He is NOT giving a bullet point presentation telling you to be like him.....just how he did it. Insight into relationships, family, politics, etc. I wish he would do an UPDATE version. I've read his others, now I think I'll listen to those, too. This reader was great....almost sounded like The Donald!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • John
    3/04/17
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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
  • Patrick
    London, United Kingdom
    1/04/17
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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
  • P
    Camberley, United Kingdom
    17/02/17
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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
  • MR G PARKINSON
    1/01/17
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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 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    13/07/17
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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
  • AS
    12/06/17
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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
  • Daniel T.
    2/06/17
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    "Amazing book"

    Loved it!
    Great book, good read.
    I plan on reading it again. Alot of tips of structuring a deal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cosmin
    29/03/17
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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
  • Suhair
    dubai, United Arab Emirates
    5/12/16
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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
  • Lance Johnson
    Ilford, United Kingdom
    19/11/16
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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". <br/><br/>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.<br/><br/>

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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