After listening to motivational and business books, I needed something light. Unfortunately, I found myself driving around a lot more just so I could listen to this book...instead of working! It was just fun to hear from Penny after all these years. A fun listen because it was her telling us about her life. It sound just like Penny, but older. Some may say it was a book about all the names she dropped...well...that was her life and it was fun to hear!
I liked how she came from meager roots, didn't have much direction really, and just fell into her life. She never seemed to go after anything, it just came to her. If it worked, great. If not, well...on to the next. Kind of like me...no idea what I want to be when I grow up, I just move from one day to the next and take care of whatever comes along.
I loved that she still sounds just like Laverne. Which she said she played just like herself.
Yes, there are moments when you cry and moments when you laugh. Plenty of moments I didn't even know happened (why would I??). It was fun to have an insider view of Hollywood.
If you love New Yorkers, loved Laverne, like hearing backstage Hollywood stuff that is not on a tabloid, want to be entertained, laugh some, cry some, buy the book. You will enjoy.
Story took awhile to get going & was confusing to listen to - but once I got the hang of what was happening I loved it. The end was not what I expected.
I have this on CD, now I can just play it on my iPod or in my car when I need a good story. There are always golden nuggets you can pick up when you give this one a listen!
I was hoping for nuggets of wisdom on how to run a business. You got a few, but mostly it was Richard Branson patting himself on the back for what a success he is and how much fun he has. The book takes you through each of his business enterprises and shows you how they started, how some failed and how most succeeded. He is a good guy, I really like him, but this is the second book I listened to and both seem like a giant soap box of a commercial to get you to fly Virgin, or buy Virgin. Too bad Gildardt Jackson didn't narrate this one. I feel he could capture Sir Richard's essence better than Adrian Mulraney. Jackson also had much more emotion. Mulraney was just plain boring at times, combined with the content of this book (which I already got from the first book I listened to) was just putting me to sleep!
The voice is boring. The story is boring. It should have been so much better than it was. I couldn't get past 2 chapters. Maybe it was nothing I could relate to or understand. Maybe it was just a boring read. I will be returning this one.
I do love reading about Wall Street - especially during the crash of recent years. It is just fascinating to me to hear how great it all was, how high everyone was, and how everyone was so devastated when it fell. So few believed it could happen. Greg Smith tells his story, the rise from nothing, to greatness, to the great fall. His accent helps deal with the monotony of his voice. He really could have added more emotion into this, It is HIS story after all. But you can get through it. Still a good book. I would recommend it to those that like the Wall Street Fairy Tales that were...
The book is sooo much better than the movie! But then, don' we always say that?? Narration is great and story is wonderful. What more can I say?
Being a realtor, I have a love/hate relationship with Zillow. Mostly hate. But most of my clients come to me with info they found on Zillow, so I thought I would read this and see what I think. I think the book is a great commercial for Zillow...the know all, tell all, real estate website that everyone should go to for their information. Unfortunately, as powerful as it may be, it still can't tell you everything because it just knows what data is sent to it. Sometimes that data is not correct because someone skewed the numbers. Many times something happened in data transfer and what Zillow shows as "for sale" has been sold for years and is not really for sale. I found myself wanting to sit down with the creators of Zillow to have a conversation with them going over point by point everything in this book, because I feel like even in this book they did not tell you everything. They told you what they wanted you to know...just like what they show on their website.
It was over too fast! I just realized it was the abridged version...maybe that is why! John C Maxwell always has insightful words for future success. This was just as fabulous as the rest of his works. Just do it! Stop procrastinating and waiting for everything to be done and perfect, JUST DO IT! Then fix what didn't work...fail forward. Makes sense. Now I only have to JUST DO IT! LOL
Narrator is deadly boring. I tried hard to listen, but it seemed the content wasn't relevant to me either. Or was it just that the narrator was dead boring? Don't know, but I got zero out of the 2 chapters I forced myself to listen to.
Loved the narrator, I know some didn't. I enjoyed learning about Sir Richard Branson. He sounds like someone I would like to meet some day and I put him on my list of people I most admire. Many of the ideas I have heard before, but it never hurts to hear them again from someone else in a different context. I still picked up new tidbits here and there. Mostly I get that I have to have more fun in business. I do take things way too seriously! Smile, laugh and enjoy the process!
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