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  • The Climb

  • The Autobiography
  • By: Chris Froome
  • Narrated by: Patrick Doherty
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 360
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 331
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of the revealing, inspirational memoir from the British winner of the Tour de France. The Climb tells the extraordinary story of Chris Froome's journey from a young boy in Kenya, riding through townships and past wild animals, and with few opportunities for an aspiring cyclist, to his unforgettable yellow jersey victory in the 2013 Tour de France.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By Amazon Customer on 02-23-17

A true insight into grit leading to success

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-18

If you could sum up The Climb in three words, what would they be?

Tenacity chasing down a dream

What did you like best about this story?

Related incredibly well to the joys of growing up and living in Africa and the embracing of pain for success

Which scene was your favorite?

The chapters in the lead up to TDF - the Vuelta

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

Yes - I was memorised. Absolutely gripping story

Any additional comments?

If you love cycling and a story of determination, this story is worth listening to

  • In the Plex

  • How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
  • By: Steven Levy
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,866
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,874

Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted unprecedented access to the company, and in this revelatory book he takes listeners inside Google headquarters - the Googleplex - to explain how Google works.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally, I get Google

  • By Gwozdz on 09-13-11

Fantastic Insight with Amazing Detail

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-22-12

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes - if you like tech, how companies are built and like the values of Google, you will love this book

What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Plex?

The China decisions based on the debate as to which was the greater evil

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

Yes but it is very long - did it over a few days

Any additional comments?

BRILLIANT!

  • Outside In

  • The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business
  • By: Harley Manning, Kerry Bodine
  • Narrated by: Mel Foster
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 127
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

The solution in each case was a focus on customer experience, the most powerful - and misunderstood - element of corporate strategy today. Customer experience is, quite simply, how your customers perceive their every interaction with your company. It’s a fundamental business driver. Here’s proof: over a recent five-year period during which the S&P 500 was flat, a stock portfolio of customer experience leaders grew 22 percent.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • thank you

  • By joan on 03-23-16

101 Customer Experience Management

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-12

Would you try another book from Harley Manning and Kerry Bodine and/or Mel Foster?

Not likely

Would you recommend Outside In to your friends? Why or why not?

As a starter for customer experience it provides a good context but there is little groundbreaking thought leadership

Did Mel Foster do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

It is a text book - delivery was fine

What did you take away from Outside In that you can apply to your work?

To an extent - more re-enforcement than new learnings

Any additional comments?

Good intro but fairly basic CEM book