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Elon Musk Audiobook

Elon Musk

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Publisher's Summary

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. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.

He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years, in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk's marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life...

Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past 12 months he has been shadowed by tech reporter Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.

©2015 Ashlee Vance (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    Fabrice Kabongo 06-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Very inspiring!"

    when you listen to this book, you know your dream of changing the world can be achieved

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sanjay Kumar 05-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "very easy to understand and clear script."

    interesting, got inspired to read more. I think Elon is the kind of person that is the need of current technical industry.

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    Guru P. 05-14-17
    Guru P. 05-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "awesome biopic..liked very much"

    loved it.. much easier to keep hearing a biography while driving or walking, and completed my first biopic of Elon Musk just in a week..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sim Aik Chun 05-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    Narrator was articulate and just the right pace for this extraordinary telling of Elon Musk

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 05-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The best book"

    @LemitedEditionMe Amazing book. enjoyed carefully all the words.

    looking forward find new and more about Elon Musk.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NIKHIL KAUSHIK 04-19-17
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    "Deep insights into the life and thinking of Elon Musk"

    The level of detailing in the life and events of Elon and all his companies especially spacex, and Tesla is remarkable. I would recommend this book to the youth because there is a lot that can be learnt from Elon.

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    Colin 04-13-17
    Colin 04-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Highly recommend"

    I enjoyed the book a lot. Just shows you what an entrepreneur can do. Motivational stuff too.

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    Tony 04-07-17
    Tony 04-07-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing guy with amazing vision and conviction"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
    I think it was as good as Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs and I have no doubt I will listen to it over and over again

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    Devon 02-15-17
    Devon 02-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing story! Inspiring man. Appendix downfall. "

    Loved every moment of learning more about this man's story. Surely the ripples of what he is doing will be felt for decades to come. Looking forward to following more.

    The audio book was wonderful. The only downfall being that the appendixes were only read out at the end, rather than where they were relevant to the story ... detracting from the end of the book somewhat.

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    MREB Brisbane, Australia 02-04-17
    MREB Brisbane, Australia 02-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "What a great book"

    I listened to this on audible over the last month while at the gym. My brain got bigger at the same time that my muscles got bigger!

    Well written, interesting, inspiring

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  • Andrew
    1/15/17
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    "Fascinating insight but a little repetitive"

    Well written book with a good relatively independent view of the history of Musks companies. Issue is repetitive nature of second half of the book- lots of the same principles come up time and again without really developing much further insight into the direction or the individual.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • MJK Entreprises
    10/1/16
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    "Great insight into Musk's worldview"

    Really enjoyed this background on the vision and drive of Elon Musk. Puts a lot of things in perspective and tells an amazing story. Well worth a listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • dragos sucea
    9/10/16
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    "Amazing"

    Very good book, highly recommended. It shows what it really takes to be successful if you translate it to whatever it is you would like to do

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • J. Tyler
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    1/17/17
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    "Very good"

    Good narrator, great insight into Elon Musk and overall a very good book. Incredibly interesting!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ahmed K
    1/17/17
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    "Extremely interesting and eye opening biography!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. Gets really deep into what makes Musk and his companies what they are now. More than just a way to learn more about Musk, it shows some of what's necessary to accomplish such successes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • O. B. Charity
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    1/16/17
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    "Loved it"

    Very interesting book, many things I hadn't heard before. Nicely explained and entertaining. Would recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ed R
    London, UK
    1/5/17
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    "Inspirational story"

    Being an engineer myself I found learning about Musk's approach and achievements fascinating and inspiring. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in technology or business.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • S. Baker
    London, UK
    1/1/17
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    "Now I Know About Elon Musk"
    What made the experience of listening to Elon Musk the most enjoyable?

    In general, the man thinks big. Massive. He's a genius without care and a man with a mission. It's awe inspiring to hear his achievements. As mentioned in the book (paraphrasing), he's a love child of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Knowing we have people like Musk in the world is reassuring that we're not completely doomed.


    Have you listened to any of Fred Sanders’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a one-time read, to get a history of Elon Musk. Once you're up to date, you can follow his current adventures outside the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Arvin Seeva
    12/26/16
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    "An eye opening insight into the future."

    A recommended biography of a person that sounds like a slave driver, but driven by passion for a better future and humanity.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Anthony Sephton
    12/22/16
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    "Good"

    This story was an interesting listen. Musk is a real genius and the things he has achieved in business seems unreal.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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