©2008 Ted Turner; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
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.
Probably since you have the honor of listening to Ted Turner himself.
" 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.
This is the first, and I would not mind listening to it again.
I believe his donation to the UN and starting CNN were the most riveting, encompassing, and most inspirational.
I sure hope they make this into a movie.
Catirina Bonet Designs
We've been working all weekend and listening to Ted Turner's autobiography, "Call Me Ted". Brilliant, candid, thoughtful, forthright, and truly exhausting. It is a fascinating read (or listen!). I've always been a huge fan of him but I am truly in awe. It's a great read - particularly to anyone with an interest in business.
That this provocative man is so candid in the telling of his life story.
That it was Ted Turner himself. Listening to this was like having him in the room.
His life is such a compelling page turner. I iwouldn't say there is one particular part of the book that gripped me so much as just wanting more and more and more with every new development.
A very engaging and entertaining listen, detailing Ted Turner's amazing life. There is likely some self-censorship in any autobiography, but I feel it was a pretty fair account of his successes, failures, highs and lows. Some of the "quirky" stories you may have heard about the man are explained from his perspective and in good humour.
The story is very well served by being read by the author and the "Ted stories" narrated by 3rd parties are a good way to break up the segments and makes the marathon-length unabridged version easy to digest.
This is a fantastic book about business and risk taking made all the better that it's read by Ted himself. CNN, Atlanta Braves, Goodwill Games, America Cup Champion, and donated 1 Billion dollars to the UN. What a life!
To begin with, I think it adds a lot when an author of a memoir reads it himself or herself. Katherine Graham's reading of her autobiography, Personal History, is better in audio than it would be in hard cover. Likewise, Ted Turner's reading of "Call Me Ted" is great. I highly recomment this book to anyone interested in business history.
This is really interesting and brings up lots of different views of making it in Atlanta and growing a business and family.
Ted Turner's long and fascinating struggle to achieve a rich and fulfilling life is an inspiration; his story is rich and well-told. It is great that he chose to narrate it himself.
The book was excellent and inspirational. It makes me want to do more with my life.
It is a great story of a driven person making a great company and doing something positive with it. Listening to Ted read the story is great. The interview at the end of the book sums up the importance of what he did.
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