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Random House presents the unabridged audiobook edition of Finding My Virginity by Sir Richard Branson, read by Steve West.

Fifty years ago, Sir Richard Branson started his first business. In his new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, the Virgin founder shares his personal, intimate thoughts on five decades as the world's ultimate entrepreneur.

In Finding My Virginity, Sir Richard Branson shares the secrets that have seen his family business grow from a student magazine into a global brand, his dreams of private citizens flying to space develop from a childhood fantasy to the brink of reality and his focus shift from battling bigger rivals to changing business for good. Following on from where best-selling Losing My Virginity left off at the dawn of the new millennium, Finding My Virginity takes the listener on a roller-coaster ride with the enigmatic entrepreneur. Learn how Branson created 12 different billion-dollar businesses and hundreds more companies across dozens of sectors, going from a houseboat to his own private island.

But this book goes far beyond the numbers - it is a journey into the heart and mind of Britain's best loved businessman. Join Sir Richard as he juggles working life with raising his children, Holly and Sam; building a marriage with his wife, Joan; and creating a unique company culture. Discover how he created a new life on Necker Island while continuing to grow the Virgin brand into all corners of the world. Get the real story behind adventures and run-ins with everyone from Bill Gates and Kate Moss to Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama. Go behind the scenes as Sir Richard Branson creates the world's first commercial spaceline, Virgin Galactic, and handles the biggest crisis he has ever faced. Get under the skin of world record attempts on land, sea and air, and see how the original business hippy adapted to becoming a doting 'grand-dude' to his four grandchildren, Eva-Deia, Etta, Artie and Bluey.

This is the true account of how the Virgin founder reinvented himself and his brand for the 21st century while continuing to push boundaries, break rules and reach for the stars in more ways than one. This is the story of the man behind the beard, the business, the bravado and the brand. Find out how the ultimate entrepreneur did it for the first time - all over again.

©2017 Richard Branson (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Listened to it in one go.

I was waiting for this book for ages. Did not disappoint at all. Can not wait for the “finding my virginity”. Please please Richard, do not dare to do something stupid to kill your self. This world needs you. Love Martin.

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breathtaking

A must Reading for every dreamer who aspires to change the world. Thanks a lot Richard

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Another good book from branson

I am a huge Richard Branson fan and this book definitely didn’t disappoint. I enjoy his honesty and the fact he can be critical of himself.
Inspired me to right down more ideas. I now always keep a notebook with me.

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Excellent biography

I loved it! Very captivating story and clean narrative. I recommend to everyone this book.

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Waiting for verginty found

great book for great bio would love to read it again and again also I can't wait till I read next in bio series virginity found

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Great, must read!

Branson is a great story teller with some stories to tell... Inspired me to adventure more!

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Incredible Read!

I hope makes a movie from it. It would be Spectacular. Best Book I've ever read!

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  • shutterclick
  • 11-01-17

A must read! Truly inspirational

Just amazing that one person can achieve so much across so many different areas....and he's still not done yet! Richard Branson should be cloned. Virgin Clones ? ;-)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-22-17

Rollercoaster ride

This is a fascinating, open and honest account of his personal and business life spanning from the beginning and looking into the future. His laid back approach to life and business is something we should all adopt. So many pearls of wisdom and take homes from this book and I thoroughly recommend. Thanks for sharing RB!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-21-17

Not bad. Not great.

Easy reading/listening. A bit too personal and not enough business insight. Would have been nice to hear about tips / formulas Richard follows. Daily routines etc etc. Was lacking in real substance and value I feel. Had hoped to take lots of notes. Didn't.

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  • Shaun R
  • 10-18-17

Honest and inspiring - the antidote to 2017.

If you've ever wondered why the Virgin brand walks, talks and acts in the way it does, then this book is for you. Gripping, entertaining, and honest. Start to finish I was hooked. It's like having a conversation with Richard - wonderful.

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  • Filippo
  • 10-17-17

A Must-Listen For Richard Branson Fans.

Listen! You're going to love this audio book! If you're not that much into reading a book (the book is bigger than you think) then listening to the audio will suit you. Steve West is an amazing narrator! When you listen to him it sounds like Sir Richard Branson himself is reading the book. A great choice for a narrator.

Without boring you with too much info, this autobiography basically picks up from where it left off. Anyway... enough of me scribbling words. Go out and buy it and check it out for yourself. Screw it! Just do it! ;)

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  • Charli
  • 12-11-17

Inspiring

I didn't really even know who Richard Branson was or what Virgin was so I can't explain why I picked up this book, but I am so glad I did! what an exciting life and what an inspiration! I feel like I've learnt loads and I'm motivated to do loads!

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  • Daniel
  • 12-08-17

Wow!

The heading says it all! What a life and he's still going... Quite the inspiration.

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  • James
  • 12-05-17

A wonderful listen, I would soul hearlty recommend

This is a brilliant story from Richard about he's life, very inspirational and excellent advice on business and life

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  • Anthony
  • 12-05-17

Amazing and inspiring

This book is a fantastic listen. From the early days of business to the current day. This is a book about Richard Brandon's life. Not so much about business success tips but still great to learn about his philosophy of life and business.

The choice of narrator is excellent too. Really matches the content with his style. At times I had to remind myself that it wasn't read by the author.

I would recommend this to anyone interested in the virgin business brand and also to anyone who wants to know what life behind the brand is like.

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  • Alex Dixon
  • 12-04-17

The story comes full circle.

Having listened to both of Richard's books in quick succession, I feel truly inspired by his approach and outlook to life. Pehaps unsurprisingly, the tone of the second book is more mature and considered and follows on from his first beautifully (with minimal repetition).

I have to confess, originally I'd chosen Richard's books in the hope to obtain some of his business nous, however, I feel I've taken something a lot more meanful away.

Both Losing & Finding my virginity are engaging listens from start to finish, one can only hope to experience such a varied and exciting life.

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  • Suraj
  • 12-12-17

Replay speed

Played at 1.5 speed the author sounds a bit like Branson. A good listen for sure

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  • Tanya
  • 11-29-17

Easy to 'read' inspiration

If you could sum up Finding My Virginity in three words, what would they be?

Inspirational, funny, heartwarming

What about Steve West’s performance did you like?

Authenticity. Steve performed this story like it was his own

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

So many!

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It's a brilliant book full of eccentricity, courage, and a deep sense of family. Richard certainly seems to have struck the balance of living life to the full by his own definition of success

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  • Ross
  • 11-25-17

Great stuff!

Truly amazing story from an incredibly inspirational human. Looking forward to the next installment Richard.

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  • Jayne Pinamonti
  • 10-31-17

So much more respect for RB

I really enjoyed this book. The narration was excellent too. My admiration for Richard Branson, his wife and kids is now through the roof. Such an inspiration!

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  • Joel
  • 10-30-17

Legend

Would you consider the audio edition of Finding My Virginity to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version but Steve West did a great job narrating.

What about Steve West’s performance did you like?

Great performance by the narrator. It would be very difficult to make a story of Richard Branson boring but Steve West read the book extremely well.

Any additional comments?

A long time fan of Richard Branson. <br/><br/>This to me is his best book since Losing My Virginity. Not sure if it is the perspective provided but I found it a lot easier to listen to than some of Branson's other Titles he has released since 1998.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-17

fantastic book

I loved it. What an amazing life. What an inspirational leader. Narrator's british accent was a good idea.

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