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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 3,551
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,106

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An underwhelming narrative of a really cool guy

  • By Michael on 17-06-2016

Fascinating, but sometimes disjointed

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

Reviewed: 18-04-2018

Very interesting, albeit slightly disjointed at times. The author would jump backwards and forwards in time throughout the book which although being an interesting way to tell the story , did occasionally make me get a little lost. Other than that, it was a nice raw look at a fascinating figure.

Musk is made to seem far more fallable and human than the media can often portray him and I found myself alternating between dislike and admiration. The author was very respectful of Musk and his achievements, yet never shied away from telling the audience of his faults.

Highly recommended.

  • Depends What You Mean by Extremist

  • Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables
  • By: John Safran
  • Narrated by: John Safran
  • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 300

No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure, he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John’s own Jewish suburb?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • That wiley jew! As predicted, worth a listen.

  • By Ben on 17-07-2017

Excellent!

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

Reviewed: 23-07-2017

A fascinating dive into Australia's extreme ish political movements and the interesting characters involved.

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