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  • The Everything Store

  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now...

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good, worth a listen

  • By Anonymous User on 22-02-2019

Fascinating insight into the beginning and current operations of Amazon

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-09-2017

Highly recommended for anyone who has ever bought anything from Amazon or has an interest in the company and its operations. The narration follows the early stages of Amazon's development and how they led and evolved as e-commerce developed. This book has a wealth of insights for business leaders and consumers alike.

  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,675
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,210

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

A look under the hood of Tesla, Space X and Solar City

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-12-2016

A must read for anyone who has an interest in the challenge to push yourself to do what others think is impossible. The story of Elon's childhood, the torments and challenges and his unwavering vision to bring life to Mars. Not only an insight into the man but also the businesses and how they challenged and conquered two of the most competitive and government subsidised industries of Automotive and Space Transport. Highly recommended.