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Author: Joe Massengale, David Clow Narrator: various narrators, Jojo Walker, Mitch Faulkner, Vince Bailey, Monalisa Wilson, Rob Webb, Juan Romero Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781481581424
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Joe Massengale grew up a poor African American boy in Depression-era Texas, never imagining that he would one day be a successful businessman, racehorse owner, and father. In this book, Massengale distills his success into six learned principles: confidence, fortitude, pride, persistence, fearlessness, and focus. Each chapter elucidates one of these principles through tales from his own experience, reflections from prominent persons, and perspectives from his sons on the ways these values have shaped them.

Part inspiring memoir, part practical motivation for building strong families and careers, Six Lessons for Six Sons is the rags-to-riches story of an exceptional father and the principles that helped him raise himself and his family from poverty in post-slavery America a century ago to thriving careers all over the United States today.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If you want to be inspired to live an extraordinary life—honestly, ethically and morally—read this great book.”

    Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the number one New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul

  • “The book is inspiring, and Massengale’s ‘regular guy’ voice and emphasis on honesty and values will resonate for many readers.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Not burdened by sentimentality or vanity, the powerful lessons work for all people trying to serve their children, their customers, and the broader community. The talented readers add their own texture to this satisfying lesson. With smooth speaking voices, they sound as connected to the material as readers could be.”


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    " Some interesting historical references, but generally awful. Avoid. "

About the Narrators

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Vince Bailey began his career as a United Way volunteer reader for the blind. He has been a news editor and morning radio personality and has held various management positions in television.