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  • Transformed

  • A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds
  • By: Remi Adeleke
  • Narrated by: Remi Adeleke
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 232
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 231

Author Remi Adeleke takes listeners back to stories from his childhood as Nigerian royalty to losing his father early in life and being financially stripped of everything by the Nigerian government. He delves into being raised by a single mother in the Bronx and doesn’t shy away from the illegal activities that threatened to derail his future. Having gone through times of intense struggle, pressure, and failure, Adeleke shares his inspiring story of overcoming the odds, even when it didn’t make sense; and ultimately experiencing true personal transformation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An inspiration

  • By jamesveylupek on 05-17-19

Remi Adeleke

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-15-19

Very good story of a lost young man that has found his way with the help of some keep individuals or at least that’s what Remi thinks. Remi has had this inside him his entire life. Remi like many of us had to go to the school of Hard Knocks and poor decisions. Remi allowed his higher power to help him after hitting rock bottom. His higher power gave him the option to let Remi blossom into the fine man home was destined to be. We all have a greatness, some choose to pursue it and some choose to ignore it.
Well done Remi, well done.

  • Gump & Co.

  • By: Winston Groom
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 98

The lovable man for all ages, who captured America's heart in the #1 best-selling novel Forrest Gump and in the blockbuster film, returns in the long-awaited sequel to the book hailed by Larry King as "the funniest novel I have ever read." A little older, and wiser in his own unique way, he is still running through the kaleidoscopic events of our times -- and straight into the age of greed and instant gratification known as the 1980s.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Smedley on 07-30-12

Money grab follow up book. Everything is rushed in 4 short chapters

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-18

Money grab ad a follow up. Everything seems forced. Does not do justice to the first book.