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Like a Virgin

Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School
Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson?

In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world's most recognised and respected entrepreneurs. From his 'Top 5 Secrets of Business Success', to hard-hitting discussions about the global financial crisis, this book brings together his best advice on all things business.

It's business school, the Branson way.

©2012 Richard Branson (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd, Random House Audiobooks 2013

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Everyone in business should read this.

Excellent book, easy to listen to. Inspiring me to create the type of business that I want, with my values.

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  • kariem sobh
  • 06-12-2017

Narrative of the Branson stories

Well laid out examples of why you should start a company, or pursue your dreams, in a Q&A format. Very good for people needing a push, and a fun read of some of his life’s work/achievements.

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  • Arnaud
  • 23-02-2014

Light but inspiring book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

definitely, I got a lot of inspiration from it

What other book might you compare Like a Virgin to and why?

no idea

Which character – as performed by Adrian Mulraney – was your favorite?

Richard Branson

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

No, although I did listen to it in consecutive days

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-02-2016

Good content, not particularly animated reading

Interesting stories and articles but not overly engaging reading. Not read by Branson as the description suggests.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-04-2017

Don't listen whilst driving

What disappointed you about Like a Virgin?

Narrator had a very monotone voice -didn't keep me engaged

How could the performance have been better?

I thought it was going to be narrated by Richard Branson -hopefully he might have made it a little more interesting

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Don't know if it was just the narrator but it definitely didn't live up to expectations

Any additional comments?

This has put me off reading/listening to any other books by Branson

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  • hippy
  • 24-03-2016

Ok but nothing new

If you have read/listened to the other Branson books then there won't be much new in here for you.

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  • Mr. Downey
  • 18-02-2014

Shame it isn't Richard Branson narrating it

The book is very good but sadly the narrator is about as far removed from the sound of Richard Branson as you could imagine - he sounds like a sort of slowed down and deflated Clive James - who thought an Australian accent would be a good idea? If you can get over the sound of the narrator the content is good and you can try and imagine it in your mind as the great man himself would.

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  • Ace Ken
  • 04-08-2018

it was ok

it felt like a Q and A with a lot of repetition with nothing new or insightful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-02-2018

not the best by RB

the previous books were, for me, far more engaging.. this one I struggled to finish and for me there were far too many references to stories covered in the previous books. would I have purchased this one if I'd known what I would be listening to.... no.

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  • Rodrigo
  • 20-01-2018

A great listen

Very interesting and valuable lessons for every person willing to become a better leader, manager or entrepreneur.

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  • jenny paltanwala
  • 13-01-2018

Great relaxing read

An enjoyable book. Lots of interesting Tips and insights into business. Positive and encouraging book.

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  • Brian
  • 07-01-2018

Interesting enough to keep me listening

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I'm pleased I bough the book and enjoyed listening to it even though some of it is a bit of a Richard Branson/Virgin advert. Worth a listen though.

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  • Keith B Cook
  • 01-01-2018

Same Story, different title

Would you try another book written by Richard Branson or narrated by Adrian Mulraney?

The narration is top class, and the best bit about this book

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I'd cut out the name checks and repetition from other books. He has a BRILLIANT story to tell, and I love it, but it was all in the first couple of books - thereafter it's just the same re scrambled, like a scratched record (Ironic that!)

What does Adrian Mulraney bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He brings the book to life, and for me, spending a lot of time in the car, I need to have a book read to me and the narrator can make or break my connection with the content. Adrian is one of the VERY best!

If this book were a film would you go see it?

All of hos books make ONE film, and I'd see that ONE film

Any additional comments?

Just stick to the first books, and don't wast money/credits on this.