• What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO

  • By: Mike Lindell
  • Narrated by: Mike Lindell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (1,452 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Far more than a "business memoir", What Are the Odds? is a raw, authentic account by a man many thought would never rise above his serial, addiction-fueled failures. Mike's gripping narrative transports listeners from his small-town tavern with its colorful cast of "regulars" to Mexico and a drug deal gone awry. From Las Vegas casinos, where Mike won and lost fortunes as a professional gambler, to a jail-cell beatdown. From failed rehabs to his 20-year marriage, an ideal union decimated by addiction. And finally, to the redemption of the most shameful moment of his life.

An unvarnished account of the ravages of cocaine, crack, and gambling addiction, What Are the Odds? tells the improbable tale of how a small-town guy with a dream somehow made it a reality. More importantly, Mike opens up about the God who relentlessly chased him down, turning him from a casual believer to a passionate evangelist with an absolute, mathematical certainty that God is real. What Are the Odds? will not only speak to entrepreneurs and those struggling with addiction, but also to anyone looking for a message of hope. 

Recorded and edited at Luna Sound by Lorenzo Crescibene.

(Due to the holographic cover this will not be accepted into prisons/jails. Please choose the prison approved version.)

©2020 Mike Lindell (P)2020 Mike Lindell

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Inspiring

I’m glad Mike read this story. All signs point to that as the best option. It’s about a guy with passion and a heart who does some bad things but owns them in the end. It’s hard to admit mistakes but I love it when he leads with the fact he was an addict. He didn’t hurt anyone on purpose and I can identify with filling a painful void with drugs and alcohol even though I’ve never been an addict.

What happened to Karen and the kids? I’d like to hear more.

I’d like to hear more about the business part but the real story is his transformation.

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Inspires the Soul - Warms the Heart

Mikes story is incredible . A story of God’s redemptive power, of the power of the human spirit, of trial and tribulation and overcoming . Of salvation and family. Thank you Mike !!!!

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Strap in for a Wild Ride

The twists and turns of Mike’s life keep you tuned in to hear what happens next. It’s a powerful testimony worth the listen.

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Amazing story!

I couldn’t stop listening to this book. His stories had me on the edge waiting to hear what happened next. It clearly shows God’s hand was on Mike’s life the whole time. I loved your story Mike !
Your perseverance is astonishing.

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Only God Can

Hard to listen to at times. This is a story only God could write. Well written and holds your attention. Really makes you wonder.

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A fascinating, touching honest read. Loved the book.

This book made me want to read the entire thing in one sitting. It also has made me think about bettering my life and the ups and downs I have faced and the journey towards coming closer to God.

I will strongly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in self reflection and an amazing story

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No “F” review Here!

I can’t tell you how I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I saw a lot of similarities in Mike’s life with mine. I’ve been watching him at all the conventions since 2016 and I knew God‘s hand was on him thank you for the book I hope it helps many lives.

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Absolutely awesome

Very inspiring and eye opening book. A book everyone needs to read. God is good.

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Great. True story

Another example of how God guides our lives. I have a mini story of things that happened after the death of my son. Started before and continues today!

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Phenomenal Story

Powerful story that should impact anyone’s life that reads it. The author narrates himself. At first I thought it a poor choice to have Mike read it. He talks fast. Has poor enunciation of many words. Fails to pause between sentences. Listening accelerated my breathing as if I were trying to keep up with the exaggerated pace of reading. I slowed it down to .9x. That helped some. Having said all that, as I got deep into the book I changed my mind and realized Mike’s voice was the perfect voice to tell his personal story. His voice is so familiar I felt like I know him personally. Give this book a chance and you won’t regret it. It can change your life.

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  • 12-13-20

amazing life story,

Mike showed if you never give up and have faith anything is possible, if your looking for a hope match you will find it here 🙏

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  • mrs jayne clark
  • 02-24-21

must listen especially in these tough times

hung on his story from start to finish. listening every minute I could
the story is how someone can go so low and not realise then find a way out only to realise that God was with him at every point of the way trying to guild him but he had to take the path himself leading to helping others and becoming a CEO .
Read by the author giving it more of a real feeling

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  • A. J. Evans
  • 02-16-21

The "HOUND of heaven" chases down Mike Lindell

A marvellous account of a life full of mistakes yet overflowing with the grace, mercy and love of God.
A must read/listern to Mikes life story told with a truth and a passion that is intoxicating, you won't be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-21

Engaging

Loved it, really enjoyed it. First time ive listened to an audible story. Every time i got in my car it was time to listen to Mike

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  • Jacqui Collie
  • 08-20-21

The hope you have been looking for

It does not matter what challenges you have had in life, Mike’s story is authentic and amazing. It reminds you how important faith is and how we all have a divine plan.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-29-21

Amazing

Once you start you cannot put it down.. you can really feel Jesus Christ working his miracles.. it made me cry, sadness, laugh, feel joy, happiness ... in the end it gives you hope... a must read...