©2008 Ted Turner; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
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.
out of college I found myself hungry for knowledge and no teachers, so I got into books fast and soon was addicted
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??"
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.
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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.
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