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Losing My Virginity Audiobook

Losing My Virginity

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Publisher's Summary

Losing My Virginity is an amazing memoir, a definitive business guide and an inspirational story that reveals Sir Richard's unique philosophy on business, the Virgin brand and life.

©1998 Richard Branson; (P)1998 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Grabs you on page one and never lets go... a rollercoaster ride... read what makes this brilliant and hardworking man tick." (Spectator)
"Candid and humorous." (The Times)
"An incredible man, and this is an incredible autobiography... a great read - sex, balloons, intrigue and money." (Sunday Business)
"Branson has a list of achievements unmatched by any other UK businessman. For anyone burning with entrepreneurial zeal, his reminiscences are akin to a sacred text." (Mail on Sunday)

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    Raphael 05-25-15
    Raphael 05-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the most inspiring stories ever"

    Richard Branson is a unique entrepreneur: neither a computer geek nor an aggressive businessman - but one that admires life and want to make the most out of it. An inspiring story for anyone who aspires to build a business without sacrifices an entire life.

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    Ramón 04-10-15
    Ramón 04-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Brave, Bold,, Richard Branson Means business"

    Very crazy brave man and Bold for business that is a true entrepenur
    Just like anybody else with the real life problems, push the bar to his limits just to learn that there aré no limits, follow your heart doesnt matter if you sink, crash or you find in the eye pf the storm just do it, serve your fellow Man

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    Bhanu K. 04-03-15
    Bhanu K. 04-03-15
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    "Story of a man you want to be"

    I have always admired Richard Branson. A lot to learn. How not to kick a guy once he has fallen even though he had tried to kill you. I always beleived EQ is better than IQ. This is firm proof.

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    Brent 03-05-15
    Brent 03-05-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "Great story, food for thought!"

    Great read with a story you can feel part of in a way. If you were around in the eighties an nineties so many moments in the book will trigger moments relative to your life. Very interesting. Highly recommended red.

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    Raghu 08-11-14
    Raghu 08-11-14
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    What did you love best about Losing My Virginity?

    The man and his hatred for rules.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His balloon expeditions and ability to collect proof against BA


    Which character – as performed by Richard Branson – was your favorite?

    I loved everything


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    Inspiring read!

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    Kim 02-28-14
    Kim 02-28-14
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    "I absolutely loved it!"
    Where does Losing My Virginity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was already a big fan of Branson but this book really took it to another level. It's so captivating to hear it from the horse's mouth. Quite a few laugh out loud memorable moments. A really great book narrated by a truly inspirational guy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Losing My Virginity?

    Winning a bet against his Aunt if he swam across a river as a child and getting it over British Airways - both priceless stories.


    What about Richard Branson’s performance did you like?

    He is a sensational narrator!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, unfortunately life got in the way and I was forced to split it into 4-5 sessions ;)


    Any additional comments?

    Don't hesitate - a great listen!

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    Miroslaw Giby, Poland 05-17-12
    Miroslaw Giby, Poland 05-17-12 Member Since 2017

    I +1 Books.

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    "Amazing book. Amazing Narrator."

    Richard was always my inspiration. I started a business a few months ago and decided to read/listen (finally) his book. I love it.

    Amazing stories from his childhood, first business, becoming a businessman, starting a Virgin group. And what is more important more advices from Richard. How to build, how to scale, how to have fun.

    What is THE most important. Richard reads this book. He smiles when reads about funny moments, he's sad when he read about sad moments (like story about Iraq).

    Short, great read, much value for your entrepreneurs.

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    Nigel Bond Auckland, Auckland, NZ 11-10-09
    Nigel Bond Auckland, Auckland, NZ 11-10-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book read by the great man"

    I grew up admiring Richard Branson and reading this makes me understand his vitality and drive. I really enjoyed listening to him read the book in particular as you could tell at points he was getting emotional. Now I just need to find another book just as good!

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    Greg Dickson 02-07-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining, Insightful, and Real"

    I listened to this book from start to finish in an evening. I've never done that before, Branson's book was just so captivating, authentic, and inspiring - I just had to finish it. Likely the best business book I've heard or read.

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    Kelly Sze 12-09-08
    Kelly Sze 12-09-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Well, not much surprise."

    It is written nicely, however if you already know the guy and his past you won't find much surprise. On the other hand, if you would like to know how he became who he is. This is the book for you.

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  • Matthew
    11/9/16
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    "couldn't stop reading"

    I love Richard Brandon. he is an incredible asset to Britain and someone to take inspiration from. after reading this I realised I know nothing about his early years. cheating. drugs. number of risks. it makes him the man he is today though. we all have history. he was a risk taker personally and in business. good read. couldn't believe the BA snooping. sounds like a film!

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  • Amazon Customer
    10/24/16
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    "Excellent autobiography"

    Really enjoyed the story and deep dive into Richard Branson's life. Really uncovered the trials and tribulations of running companies at his level and the impact on family. A must read in my opinion.

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  • Amazon Customer
    10/3/16
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    "Fantastic book I'll return to again and again"

    Everyone should read or listen to Richard's account of his tenacious approach and incredible life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rossl1986
    10/3/16
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    "A bit short"

    Good book but quite short. He doesn't go into much detail. However he is very honest.

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  • Mike Freeman
    9/19/16
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    "An exceptional entrepreneur"

    So few so called super successful people have such a great home life or are anywhere close to being as authentic and transparent as this man. If all the super rich were of his caliber we would almost certainly live in a world that works for everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A.Hewit
    9/8/16
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    "Great book!"

    I Loved this book, not usually a fan of autobiographic audio books but this one was well written and well read. Lots of humour and an insight into a very successful yet humble man. Would recommend.

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  • Anita Solanke
    8/4/16
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    "Even the successful are human"

    To hear Richard speak so honestly about the highs and lows of business has made me admire him a lot more. He is flawed just like many of us and there is really no exact guideline to business.

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  • Glen Wheeler
    7/13/16
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    "An amazing inspiring man"

    I'm so glad Richard Branson decided to narrate the book for us. You can feel the power in his voice, there's so much feeling about what he really cares about. A great book and great insight into such a great business life.

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  • Charlotte Howard
    7/13/16
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    "Brilliant, inspiring and eye opening!"

    My first audible and I listened to it within three days of downloading it. I played it in my car and ended up sitting in car parks not wanting to pause it. Highly recommended!

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  • anthony fleming
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    6/27/16
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    "a great read!"

    an added bonus: it is read by Sir Richard Branson himself! what intreguing and fascinating story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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