Both of these charming bloggers and entrepreneurs speak at a pace that sounds assertive but not overwrought. As they alternate reading paragraphs or segments, their performances exude a desire to help that will open minds to the joys of creating your own business. Their vocal pacing is perfect for the rapid stream of ideas and encouragement they dispense, which revolve around... Read More
If absolute power corrupts absolutely, then what of the seductive power of money? This compelling audiobook tells a tale we've heard before: In 2009, a creative genius named Jho Low uses his abilities and position to steal billions of dollars from investment funds that are supposed to be built to repel such efforts. Narrator Will Collyer has an expressive, spirited voice that... Read More
Ray Porter is an outstanding choice to narrate this economic history. His voice lends authority, and his energetic delivery suits the subject well. For this is an audiobook with a most singular idea of what and who have shaped our economic history. The authors' admiring portraits of the giants of industry--Rockefeller, Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan, a trio more often denigrated as... Read More
Narrator Graeme Malcolm's performance creates a calming space for the inspiring ideas in this audiobook to unfold. His phrasing and relaxed enunciation have the quality of someone reflecting on his life journey, which is part of what author Nigel Travis does as he describes his quest to make the rank and file of any organization feel comfortable questioning leaders, challenging... Read More
Narrator Matt Amendt puts his Shakespearean acting roots to good use in this sweeping broadside on the value of business cooperatives. His phrasing, including his deft use of pauses and vocal intensity, draws attention to the ideas that matter and adds a melodic gravitas to the audio that makes listening a joy. Author Nathan Schneider shows how cooperatives like mutual... Read More
The author of a guide to effective TED speaking, Carmine Gallo narrates this broader discussion of communication with a flinty clarity that calls to mind the tone and assertive delivery of some early TV pitchmen. But he's more than that--he's a gifted writer and teacher who sounds engaged with his audience and who believes deeply in his ideas. Gallo argues that robots and... Read More
An ensemble cast narrates the stories of more than 60 people who left monotonous, confining jobs to pursue careers as writers, restaurateurs, scuba diving instructors, travel consultants, and many other expressive careers. The performances are all wonderful. Alive and engaged, these narrators embody the required courage and excitement of breaking free and expressing yourself in... Read More
Drew Dudley's captivating vocal personality conveys an earnestness that makes people pay attention without feeling like they're hearing a performance or sales pitch. His precise enunciation and dramatic phrasing may sound intense but never get in the way of his gentle and empowering message: No matter how much our culture and peers discourage us from stepping up and standing... Read More
If you're acquainted with marketing guru Seth Godin's work, this audiobook will sound familiar. That's because it's a synthesis of his key marketing concepts. But it's far from just a rehash. Godin argues compellingly that most marketers still have a backwards approach to marketing. Give this audiobook just five minutes, and he'll have you seeing the right way around. Godin has... Read More
Though entrepreneur Chip Conley occasionally sounds like he's reading, his overall performance sounds believably optimistic and youthful. He keeps listeners connected with his refreshing ideas about what a mature manager can contribute and learn when collaborating with the boy wonders who are running many of today's tech companies. The 50-something author, who took a... Read More
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