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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.

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Struggled to finish :-(

After listening to a few of Eric's videos on You Tube, I went online to see if he has written any book. and was super excited when I found this audio book and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Unfortunately, the book failed to capture the same motivation and inspiration one gets from watching his motivational talks. Sorry to disappoint but this book sounds more like a personal diary than a motivational/ inspirational material.

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  • Shamar
  • 04/07/2013

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.

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  • Michelle
  • 11/07/2013

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=)

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  • Todd
  • 14/11/2014

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.

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  • Eran
  • 11/07/2013

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.

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  • jana Arellano
  • 05/12/2014

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.

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  • Vince
  • 30/01/2016

honest but I was expecting something else.

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

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  • Crices
  • 15/12/2014

Exceptionally Amazing!!!

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

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  • Julia
  • 28/06/2013

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.

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  • Duane
  • 01/11/2013

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.

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  • AQM
  • 28/08/2017

Different from his online content

This book is more autobiographical than self help. If you are familiar with his motivational videos this book is different from that. This is more of a recap of his life and journey.

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  • Stefanie Sonnleitner
  • 03/04/2015

Loving it!

ET is really great! Just what I needed. When I feel down, I come back to him & he always picks me up.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 29/11/2017

Life Rolemodel

Absolutely inspirational, moving and life changing.

Changed my way of thinking and my degree of success.

ET definitely made himself THE rolemodel of living successful.

Thanks.

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  • Abdourahim
  • 13/12/2016

Wonderful Story!

This was a stunning Story ! Starting today I will apply his Philosophy into my life!

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  • Fischer
  • 24/10/2016

Videos are way more powerful

Was hat Ihnen das Hörerlebnis von The Secret to Success besonders unterhaltsam gemacht?

I was kind of disappointed in this audiobock bei E.T. Although I love him as a motivational speaker and have seen many of his videos, this book is not helping me much.
When he reads his book, it is not nearly as passionate. Sure, it has its moments and very good advide but overall I believe it to be rather mediocre. By reading his book, instead of speaking freely, he loses much of his strength.