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Call Me Ted Audiobook

Call Me Ted

An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride.
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An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride. You'll also hear Ted's personal take on how we can save the world...share his experiences in the dugout on the day when he appointed himself as manager of the Atlanta Braves....learn how he almost lost his life in the 1979 Fastnet sailing race (but came out the winner)...and discover surprising details about his dealings with Fidel Castro, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Warren Buffett, and many more of the most influential people of the past half century. Ted also doesn't shrink from the darker and more intimate details of his life. With his usual frankness, he discusses a childhood of loneliness (he was left at a boarding school by his parents at the tender age of four), and the emotional impact of devastating losses (Ted's beloved sister died at 17 and his hard-charging father committed suicide when Ted was still in his early 20's). Turner is also forthcoming about his marriages, including the one to Oscar-winning actress, Jane Fonda. Along the way, Ted's friends, colleagues, and family are equally revealing in their unique "Ted Stories" which are peppered throughout the book. Jane Fonda, especially, provides intriguing insights into Ted's inner drive and character. In Call Me Ted, you'll hear Ted Turner's distinctive voice on every page. Always forthright, he tells you what makes him tick and what ticks him off, and delivers an honest account of what he's all about. Inspiring and entertaining, Call Me Ted sheds new light on one of the greatest visionaries of our time.

©2008 Ted Turner; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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    Armando 01-08-16
    Armando 01-08-16
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    "Amazing Story!"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It's too long to do that but definitly I would if I could. It keeps you wanting to hear more and more chapters.


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    Amazon Customer 12-07-15

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    "be creative and love what you do"

    Ted Turner shows how hard work, dedication and focus can do the impossible. From his days as a young man to now, Ted dreamed and went after it in life!

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    Al San Francisco, CA 08-03-15
    Al San Francisco, CA 08-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Honest Book"

    Great read and an honest account of his life. Just like Ted Turner showing his honest feedback on various issues either you agree or disagree it is still a must read

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    Paul Cary, NC, United States 04-11-15
    Paul Cary, NC, United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Good book though could use with more editing"

    This was a great story though I did skip the first 9 chapters or so of his childhood as I found the story of building the media business more interesting.

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    Lindsay 03-10-15
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    "Wonderful story"

    Narrated by Ted Turner, his autobiography is inspirational and very interesting to any entrepreneur or one seeking a business book.

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    Nishant Kapoor Mumbai India 03-09-15
    Nishant Kapoor Mumbai India 03-09-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Passionate, raw, honest"

    An inspiring story straight from the horse's mouth. What makes this audiobook awesome if that it's refreshingly honest - warts and all - and yet incredibly inspiring.

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    Edward Sturm 01-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Listen to this"

    The best thing on audible. Ted is an inspiration. The best autobiography I've heard. Ted is very candid. Loved it.

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    Alan SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico 01-16-15
    Alan SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico 01-16-15 Member Since 2015

    out of college I found myself hungry for knowledge and no teachers, so I got into books fast and soon was addicted

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    "Exciting and uplifting experience"

    You wanna know who Ted Turner is and why is he such an important icon in business?? Listen to this audiobook, it will hook you up from the start because it is narrated by none other than himself!!! If your into money, entrepreneurship, life lessons, business or leadership this one is a must. This leaves you asking yourself "damn, this guy did all that in his prime?? What the hell am I doing in mine??"

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    Dane SAN RAFAEL, CA, United States 05-05-14
    Dane SAN RAFAEL, CA, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice to meet Ted in this way"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I really enjoyed getting to know Ted through this audio book. He does a great job reading it and I love his enthusiasm for living and creating new things.


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    Marilyn SANTA BARBARA, CA, United States 02-15-14
    Marilyn SANTA BARBARA, CA, United States 02-15-14
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Call Me Ted to be better than the print version?

    Probably since you have the honor of listening to Ted Turner himself.


    What other book might you compare Call Me Ted to and why?

    " The Agony And The Ecstacy " since it takes you through the lows and highs of a man's life, the love in his life and almost excruciating trials and tribulations of arriving at his triumphant business deals, conquering what is almost supernatural/ superhuman, like Michaelangelo on the scaffolds at the Sistene Chapel, painting the famed frescos on the ceiling in Milan, Italy, for all of us to praise.


    Have you listened to any of Ted Turner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first, and I would not mind listening to it again.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I believe his donation to the UN and starting CNN were the most riveting, encompassing, and most inspirational.


    Any additional comments?

    I sure hope they make this into a movie.

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