• Biography: 10 Biographies and Memoirs

  • Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Sam Walton, Howard Hughes, Nikola Tesla, Walt Disney, Benjamin Franklin, Genghis Khan, Abraham Lincoln
  • By: Knight Writer
  • Narrated by: Richard Banks
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-01-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Knight Writer
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

Regular price: $19.95

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Publisher's Summary

This program includes the following biographies:

  • Richard Branson
  • Elon Musk
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Sam Walton
  • Howard Hughes
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Walt Disney
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Genghis Khan
  • Abraham Lincoln

Each biography is approximately 30 minutes.

©2017 Knight Writer (P)2017 Knight Writer

What members say

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Great Biographies

Very interesting facts that I didn't know! I have learned a lot and find biographies so intriguing since they're real stories.

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Poorly written, poorly performed

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I am not sure who would enjoy this book. At times I thought I was not listening to a real person read. The narrator sounded very stiff and mechanical much of the time. Each biography was oversimplified and ended up being a list of accomplishments with very few details to enrich the story. I realize this had to happen to an extent, with such short biographies, but I didn't feel like the author at all captured the personalities or the minds of these great men. There were also grammar errors in the writing. That is a real distraction and a big turn off to me.

What do you think your next listen will be?

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

How could the performance have been better?

Different narrator, more depth in the biographies, even if they had to be longer.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Biography: 10 Biographies and Memoirs?

I wouldn't have cut any scenes, but would have rewritten many, to include at least one well-developed scene in each biography.

Any additional comments?

Save your money. Get a longer, proven biography on the person you really want to learn about.

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10 Captivating Life Stories Condensed Without Losing Their Essense and Storylines

It’s amazing how Knight Writer has been able to summarize these 10 bigger than life personalities in a way that captivates you as if you have read their full biographies. A highly recommended masterpiece.

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  • Gustavo
  • BOYNTON BEACH, FL, US
  • 05-07-18

History 101

I loved this book! Perfectly well written. Gave just enough insight to get your interest peeked. Pick your favorite success story and dive into learning more about them. My only suggestion is to add female success stories or write a book on women with high impact in our society.

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Clear and crisp presentation

Very nice narration of the facts and statements from the elites
Love more such audiobooks

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great selection of biographies

These are perfect length summaries. The selection is interesting, very diverse, with people of different parts of the world and times.

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great book

great book! thanks, hope to hear more of your book in the future.. good work

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Great variety on diverse individuals

This book did a great job of providing insightful information on multiple people whom I wouldn't take time to go through in-depth biographies about. I recommend it for bipgraphy-lovers to expand the type of people they learn about. It's also ideal for those who don't open biographies yet their curiosity has been piqued for a taste of how relevant it is to learn about the lives of others

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  • Tsutsujigaoka
  • 02-13-18

very very interesting stories

narration was good and stories interesting and compact. sometimes I felt they were too compact and summarized, but that could also be a good point too

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Returned this book.

Cursory overview of these historical figures. Anything you could learn from this book is just as easily found on Wikipedia. Not the best writing with some strange, albeit brief, opinionated tangents and odd analogies. (Paraphrasing: “Attempting to transmit wireless energy across the Atlantic was like building a house at a colossal scale, and that’s why it just couldn’t work.” And “Genghis Khan was progressive but gets a bad rap in the West, all because of racism. Napoleon and Colombus were bad too.” ) Yes. Um, thank you. Let’s get back on topic...

In addition, there are some errors in the narrated audio (some stutters and repeats), and a general monotonous tone. It would seem that even the company contracted to narrate the book did not feel that the text was worth the time or effort. After noticing the stark lack of quality I looked up other works by the same author, and found a number of books on wide variety of “low hanging fruit” topics. I probably should have done such a search prior to purchasing. Thanks to Audible for allowing me to return this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-13-18

Great read

loved the short stories with very interesting facts. Was happy with the selection of chapters, each chapter was something different about a new person.

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  • Mico
  • 05-05-18

10 x 30min chunks

Brilliant 30min historical polyfillers. Even as a break from other books if you become saturated.

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  • Suesy
  • 11-04-17

Enjoyable and Interesting

The narrator was enjoyable to listen to and the content provided me with enough information on each person for me to gain knowledge I was unaware of and encourage me to further continue learning more.