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The Secret to Success Audiobook

The Secret to Success

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Personal Development, 2014

Reknowned speaker, educator, author, activist and minister, Eric Thomas is rising to national prominence by delivering a high energy message that tells youth through first hand experience how to live up to their full potential and greatness and by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic and inspiring. When coupled with his own cycle-breaking experience, his blunt essays on reality and remarkable ability to reach even the most jaded of minds, has helped thousands of youth nationwide become peak performers academically, spiritually and personally.

Eric has electrified audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to urban educators, collegiate athletic programs and inner-city youth development agencies with the message of his own life's struggles and the principles, insights and strategies he used to overcome them. Eric is no stranger to the ills that plague our communities as he was born in Chicago, IL and raised on the streets of Detroit, MI. His childhood and adolescent years were difficult, and his life struggles and personal identity issues were intensified because like so many, he did not establish a relationship with his biological father until his early thirties.

©2011 Eric Thomas (P)2013 Eric Thomas

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    Todd 27/07/2017
    Todd 27/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspiring"

    An incredibly inspiring story of perseverance, and dedication to achieve goals. Rising up out of hardship to achieve personal greatness and give back. A great read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew 05/07/2016
    Andrew 05/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "ET rocks!"

    EVERYONE needs to listen to this book by ET if they want to experience the success that they need and deserve.

    We have it so easy, and our lifestyle and environment tends to make us lazy. It's hard to imagine the courage and commitment that it takes for those less fortunate to succeed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan 02/05/2016
    Nathan 02/05/2016
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    "Awesome! A must listen"

    This a great underdog story, a must read!
    Its brilliantly narrated, and leaves an inspiring in print.

    Thanks Dr. Eric Thomas

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Corey 20/04/2016
    Corey 20/04/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book"

    Excellent narration, very educational and full of relatable information. Highly recommend giving this book a read/listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    izaak 05/10/2015
    izaak 05/10/2015
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    "Thank you"

    I listened to so many of your videos on YouTube prior to buying your audio book. But the book pieces everything together. Like you say, I need to find that dream and work for it! Do what ever it takes to get there.
    Your book is exactly what I needed to take my next step.
    Thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mully 02/01/2015
    Mully 02/01/2015
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    "All in one sitting"

    Great story about true loyalty, bonafide relationships and overcoming adversity. The universe truly has a way of giving in to the man who doesnt give up! inspired

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Shamar
    MARIETTA, GA, United States
    4/07/13
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    "Excellent Book!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to Success to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version but this is the best audio book I have EVER heard.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eric Thomas. He gives hope to those who never believed they could never achieve greatness.


    What does Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Passion


    What did you learn from The Secret to Success that you would use in your daily life?

    The fact that a set back is just a setup for a greater opportunity, and to keep believing in your dreams and most of all keep believing in yourself.


    Any additional comments?

    Most audiobooks I listen to are normally the same, where the narrator is basically reading the words on the page. With Eric Thomas, I don't think this man knows what the word normal means. This was the most interesting book I have ever listened to in my life. He brought a level of energy and passion to this book that GREATLY exceeded what I was expecting.This is the ONLY book that I have finished the same day I got it. Excellent job E.T. and I look forward for the next one.

    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    Buena park, ca, United States
    11/07/13
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    "Thanks"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to Success to be better than the print version?

    I love reading books, but to hear ET's words directly out of his mouth was a good touch, so in this case I would say YES!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that ET was such an open book with his life. I have started to watch at least one video a day on you tube, to keep myself in a good head space. However, I really wanted to know more behind the man he is, so the book answered a lot of those questions.


    What does Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Goosebumps=) for example when ET was talking about when he found out he passed the GED. I felt so excited for him, in a way that I would not have if I was just reading it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book, these words have helped me. I have been going to college for a major I wasn't happy with, today I changed my major. I want to work on truly making myself happy by doing what I believe only I can do.


    Any additional comments?

    Thanks, for sharing your experiences, and touching my heart. Please keep posting on You Tube, I absolutely love what your doing!! I am sure you will get to Oprah=)

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Todd
    14/11/14
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    "A must read book."
    Any additional comments?

    Eric Thomas has outdone himself with this one. I have watched what I believe was over half of the ET videos that I could find on YouTube for free, but I decided it was time to buy the audio book so support ET and man, this book changed my life. I found myself cheering and giving Eric an "atta boy" shout or cry throughout many parts of this book. This is a must read.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Eran
    colorado
    11/07/13
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    "you SHOULD buy this"
    Would you listen to The Secret to Success again? Why?

    awesome awsome book, great listen and Eric Thomas really tells it best I think its much better than words on paper.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • jana Arellano
    5/12/14
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    "A Success Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Secret to Success to be better than the print version?

    The audio is emotionally moving. The story is real and presented in a way that allows the listener to understand the struggles and successes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Secret to Success?

    Eric Thomas had accomplished his GED and their were many individuals that had his similar struggle. His willingness to help the young and the future of our country is very moving.


    What about Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas ’s performance did you like?

    They were able to have the listener feel the emotions. I found myself cheering for moments of victory.


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    /my comments were very focused on the story, As far as the secrets to success, the points that he make are embellished in story. The points are recapped at the send of the chapter.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Vince
    france
    30/01/16
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    "honest but I was expecting something else."

    This book is more of a biography. I thought it would more motivational oriented.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Crices
    15/12/14
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    "Exceptionally Amazing!!!"

    I Finished The Book In 2 Days!! Thanks!! It Just Goes To Show That With Faith, Perseverance, Determination All Things Are Possible.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Julia
    Dallas, Tx, United States
    28/06/13
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    "Cant Wait to Finish"
    What did you love best about The Secret to Success?

    Eric has a way of making you listen. Especially when you are fed up with the same lifestyle that leads nowhere, he'll jerk you up and make you stop feeling sorry and actually do something. Thank you for being transparent and letting other people see how to make it from the bottom.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Duane
    Pittsburgh, PA, United States
    1/11/13
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    "Title is misleading"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book is about Eric"s personal success from getting out of the hood, into college, then becoming a teacher. Its NOT a book to teach the reader how to become successful.


    Would you recommend The Secret to Success to your friends? Why or why not?

    I like Eric's tgim on youtube, So I felt compelled to purchase this audio book


    What three words best describe Charles Arrington and Eric Thomas ’s performance?

    well spoken


    Do you think The Secret to Success needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Absolutely not, everything about his life was told in this audio book.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like ET work on youtube, this book isnt that. If you wanna know ET's story from beginning to end. This book is for you.

    25 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    28/04/17
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    "truly amazing!! the story is outstanding!!"

    the guru story is really motivated and inspirational. I love how when one whats change all they have to do is change thiere mind set for changing towards a future to look forward to, a future to enjoy and to love positively. I love how E.T. refered to his own negative thoughts as the other voice and seen it as a challenge good or bad. only to improve the him that he once was at that very moment. If he can do why can't i? It all starts with YOU!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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