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  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 608
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 612

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating insight

  • By innovate risk on 10-26-17

Facinated by Musk

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

Reviewed: 12-06-17

The book gives insight into the determination of the visionary master that Elon Musk is.

  • Born a Crime

  • Stories from a South African Childhood
  • By: Trevor Noah
  • Narrated by: Trevor Noah
  • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,109
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,019
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,020

The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Moving, hilarious, surprisingly informative

  • By Crystal on 04-11-17

A must-read for South Africans

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

What a wonderful book. Trevor does amazing voice impressions so I'm glad I listened to the audiobook read by him instead of reading it. Beautiful and vividly told stories, both comical and sad.

  • To Pixar and Beyond

  • My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History
  • By: Lawrence Levy
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
  • Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 314

After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple, he turned his attention to a little-known graphics art company that he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and Silicon Valley executive to whom he had never spoken before, in the hope of persuading Levy to help him get Pixar on the right track. What Levy found in Pixar was a company on the verge of failure. To Pixar and Beyond is the extraordinary story of what happened next.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet and Lovely

  • By Emielke on 04-22-17

Sweet and Lovely

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

Reviewed: 04-22-17

Lovely insight into the beginning days of Pixar. Insightful with heart. Pleasant narration to listen to.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Mahatma Gandhi: The Life and Legacy of the Father of India

  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Scott R. Pollak
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or Mahatma Gandhi as he is more popularly known, is widely considered the father of India, the preeminent leader of the Indian struggle against British imperialism, and one of the most influential minds of the 20th century, Gandhi emerged to become one of the greatest advocates of peace and nonviolent resistance that the world has known. Gandhi became one of those rare leaders who preached through his own practices, motivating millions of people to follow his principles of freedom and peace.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A very superficial overview of Gandi

  • By Emielke on 03-11-17

A very superficial overview of Gandi

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-17

Rather read Gandhi's own autobiography. This was more like a Wikipedia entry. It's a quick listen it you just want a brief introduction to who Gandhi was.




  • Holy Cow!

  • An Indian Adventure
  • By: Sarah Macdonald
  • Narrated by: Kate Hosking
  • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 798
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 335
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 338

After backpacking her way around India, Sarah Macdonald decides she hates the country with a passion. When a beggar at the airport reads her palm and insists she will one day return, and for love, she screams "Never!" and gives the country, and him, the finger.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring and witty

  • By Meredith on 08-09-05

Enjoyable Read

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

Reviewed: 11-12-16

If you could sum up Holy Cow! in three words, what would they be?

A colourful and vividly described journey

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed a lot and cringed a bit.

Any additional comments?

Kate Hosking's voice took a while to get used to.