Totally Digging Audible.com

August 25, 2013 · 0 comments

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Last Updated: 7/11/2016

I used to have a fairly long commute to work. My daily drive equated to seventy miles round trip or roughly one hour and thirty minutes. And, I had been doing this for just a bit longer than ten years.

At any rate… for the majority of this time I, like many of you, tuned into my favorite morning radio show without much complaint. But, something changed about a year ago. I found myself becoming just plain disgusted with the topics of conversation and equally irritated by the blathering, brain-numbing banter I was being subjected to. Yes, I know that I could have simply changed the station or put in a CD. I did this for a while, but became bored.

Finally, in July of 2013 I made a big change. Enter Audible.com!

I did a bit of research and found a few very, low cost options to try Audible. You can even download two free Audiobooks right now.


If you believe Audible sounds like something you’d like to try for free or at a reduced price, click on one of the ads or links to go to Audible’s website to get started. By the way, I chose the option of paying $7.49 per month for the first three months (which includes one monthly credit to buy an audio book).

What I am listening to right now:

  • The 10X Rule – by Grant Cardone

What I’ve listened to (in order from the top):

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People + The 8th Habit – by Stephen R. Covey
  • The Cluetrain Manifesto 10th Anniversary Edition – by Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls & David Weinberger
  • The Personal MBA – by Josh Kaufman
  • Blink – by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Venture Deals – by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
  • Blue Ocean Strategy – by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
  • Financial Statements – by Thomas R. Ittleson
  • Warren Buffet and the Interpretation of Financial Statements – by Mary Buffet and David Clark
  • Seeing What’s Next – by Clayton M. Christensen, Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth
  • Startup CEO – by Matt Blumberg
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship – by Peter F. Drucker
  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich – by Ramit Sethi
  • Financial Literacy for Managers – by Richard A. Lambert
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things – by Ben Horowitz Special Note: This Audio Book is awesome!
  • The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal (The Great Courses series) – by Professor Seth Freeman; New York University Stern’s School of Business – Columbia University Note: This has become on of my new favorite tools.
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People – by Dale Carnegie
  • Zero to One – by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
  • Scrum – by Jeff Sutherland
  • The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership – by Jeffrey K. Liker and Gary L. Convis
  • Made to Stick – by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Outliers – by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Tipping Point – by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Bold – by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
  • Do the KIND Thing – by Daniel Lubetzky
  • Good to Great – by Jim Collins
  • Traction – by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares
  • Good to Great – by Jim Collins
  • The 4-Hour Workweek – by Tim Ferriss
  • Virtual Freedom – by Chris Ducker
  • Scaling Up – by Verne Harnish
  • and a few others

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With regard to retaining the material being presented, I must admit that it takes a bit longer via ear than by eye. Personally, I need to listen to audio books style= three or four times to allow the learning osmosis to take place. It’s all good! I enjoy it and it makes my commute more enjoyable.

I will update this post as I continue along with Audible.com.

If you have any commentary on your experience with Audible, please feel free to share it by commenting.

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