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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
Narrated by: Richard Banks
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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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

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10 x 30min chunks

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

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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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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.

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  • Nicholas Vu
  • 06-10-2017

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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  • elizabeth ann drew
  • 22-03-2018

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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  • Gustavo
  • 07-05-2018

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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  • Marc Leon God
  • 24-02-2018

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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  • Krish
  • 23-04-2018

Clear and crisp presentation

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

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  • Sam Shockley
  • 06-02-2019

the most valuable use of my time.

I enjoyed this book thoroughly. it was a valuable use of my time. I can't wait to review it again.

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  • Vimby 210
  • 05-02-2019

opinions

We just have to remember books are opinions, and some of his comparisons are way out there.

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  • Yvette
  • 15-01-2019

Awesome..

loved it..
what a great narrator, can't wait to listen to more
what an amazing book..

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  • Annette Baird
  • 14-01-2019

Excellent! Very interesting, well written!!

Unbiased& objectively written, I couldn't stop listening! I wish you'd write others- Thank you for putting this together!

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  • Daryl Pao Lindo Ins Agency Inc
  • 16-12-2018

outstanding

outstanding... great summary version of so many lives... nothing replaces a full biography but this summary was worthy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-11-2018

Great snapshots in a book

Loved this book. Provided the biographies in an efficient way, so it was a "quick listen", which I like. Learnt a lot from the stories since it's my first exposure to biographies. Thanks!

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  • Filippo
  • 13-10-2018

A Nice Overview Of 10 Lives.

I enjoyed listening to this audio book. I found it fun and very interesting. This audio book is good if you want to get a synopsis of these 10 extraordinary lives. Of course you can go deeper into it later by diving into other resources, but listen to this one first.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-2018

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Very informative conclusions of interesting biographies. A lot of information put in small amount of time.