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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,417 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Sanborn Narrator: Jorge Pupo Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Motivational speaker Mark Sanborn has changed thousands of people's lives for the better. Here he shares the true story of Fred, a mail carrier who constantly goes the extra mile. While others may see a job like his as monotonous, Fred sees the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 I ♥ Bookie Nookie | 2/20/2014

    " great short business read. it talks aboutwhy it is important to have passion about whatever you do. The results of passion, leadership and ownership can be rewarding personally and professionally. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie Rhines | 2/9/2014

    " An easy feel good book about how to live your life to the fullest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chantel | 1/27/2014

    " Inspiring book for anyone that works with people. It makes work more enjoyable and made me appreciate the "Freds" I come in contact with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph Iliff | 1/25/2014

    " A great read about the power everyone has to deliver excellent customer service. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannan | 1/25/2014

    " As business books go, this one is easy to read and fairly inspirational. Fred was a great postman, and we should all strive to be the best at whatever we do. The end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/14/2014

    " I read this book for school, and I think if we were a little more like the freds, we would be in a better place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Smith | 1/5/2014

    " This book was very good! It reminds us all about having passion for the work we do everyday and how our interactions with people have an impact(positive or negative). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheree | 12/31/2013

    " This book has helped me become better at what I do. Great book about going the extra mile. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Violet | 12/30/2013

    " How to give great personnel service in every aspect of your life. Some of this is just to good to be believed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Buffy | 12/28/2013

    " Incredible book. Very inspiring. Anybody in customer service, or really ANY service field, should read this book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carole | 12/18/2013

    " Good little motivational read. Quick to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 12/5/2013

    " This is a very interesting book about making the most out of work and life, all inspired by a postman named Fred. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kedre Washington | 11/15/2013

    " I enjoyed the book and found the points to be valid, but I got a little bored because it was very repetitive. Treat others like you want to be treated, regardless of how they treat you is basically what he's saying. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gayle Sanders | 11/14/2013

    " Pablum...if you don't have the initiative or motivation to do your best at your job and in your life then you probably won't pick this book up anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 10/21/2013

    " Inspires you to put all you've got into whatever you do. Quick read with lots of great examples of "Freds". Very relatable and conversational style of writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 3/1/2013

    " Very inspirational. Must read regarding life and work "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 11/13/2012

    " This book was okay -- not great -- but okay. Quite a few good take aways, but didn't get too deep into the issue, kept it very surface level. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Baack | 9/14/2012

    " Short book. Good ideas about creating a life of value by giving all you do a little extra tlc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Malik | 9/12/2012

    " This is such an easy read and really great for service-driven companies out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms. Lawson | 7/7/2012

    " Inspirational while practical- I finished it in one sitting...it's that good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarahcofer | 4/23/2012

    " This had good examples of people that make a difference, but was a bit light on how to implement or change... was easy reading, and fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 2/11/2012

    " I read this in less than 45 minutes. Upbeat. I liked the author's challenge to do one extraordinary thing a day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 10/10/2011

    " Ok my bosses gave this to me to read so why not it seems like an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy | 6/20/2011

    " My boss gave us each a copy- fast read, good content "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 5/12/2011

    " Very quick read. It was refreshing for a book like this not to be needlessly bulked up. Tries a little too hard to franchise the Fred concept. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cameron | 5/1/2011

    " This is one of those "quick read" books that can honestly change how you interact with and view the world! I have given it time and again to friends, collegues, teachers(my child's), family and anyone else that stands still long enough to allow me. Very highly recommend for anyone and everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvette (hooked on the nook) | 4/29/2011

    " This book that tells the story of an "ordinary" man named Fred that makes an extraordinary difference by just going the extra mile both in life and his occupation. This is a must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/27/2011

    " Easy read and a great story for everyone in the workplace. A good book to give team members as a gift. In fact I received it as a gift from one of my bosses back in the day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Violet | 4/16/2011

    " How to give great personnel service in every aspect of your life. Some of this is just to good to be believed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony | 3/2/2011

    " The Fred Factor is a very simple but yet very interesting book that doesn't bore you but refreshes your mind about little things that make a big difference.

    I recommend it to social or customer care/service people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 3/1/2011

    " I couldn't choose between 2 or 3 stars. For me it was just OK, but I had to read it for work, and I am so not into this sort of thing. People who enjoy this kind of book will probably really enjoy it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 2/21/2011

    " Ok my bosses gave this to me to read so why not it seems like an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/19/2011

    " Terrific concept of bringing passion into your work "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margy | 2/11/2011

    " This was a book club read...books by motivational speakers aren't really my thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhona | 1/14/2011

    " Great motivational book. If we could all be a "Fred" in our everyday activities, this world would be an amazing place to live :)!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/14/2010

    " Great concept of making a difference to those you work with - and life in general. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 10/20/2010

    " Short easy read with an important message for all of us - whatever you do, do your best and then some. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 10/20/2010

    " Good short book for both employees and employers. A good reminder on the importance of personal responsibility for us in the service industry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Val | 10/12/2010

    " This book was really inspirational and a quick read. It is useful for everyday life. At times, the author was very repetitive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 10/7/2010

    " Quick read. Customer service oriented. You will find yourself picking out "Freds" everywhere you go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 9/6/2010

    " This is such an easy read and really great for service-driven companies out there. "

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About the Author
Author Mark SanbornMark Sanborn is an international known author, motivational speaker, and the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio for leadership development. He gives nearly one hundred presentations each year on leadership, team building, customer service, and mastering change. Mark and his family live near Denver, Colorado.
About the Narrator

Jorge Pupo is an Cuban actor and voice actor who has appeared in television shows as Courage the Cowardly Dog, The Sopranos, Dora the Explorer, Law & Order, Sesame Street, Hard Copy, Miami Vice, and Another World. Jorge has also narrated the Spanish versions of many award winning children’s stories.