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Elon Musk Audiobook

Elon Musk

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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. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way through school by turning his house into a club and throwing massive parties.

He started a pair of huge dot-com successes, including PayPal, which eBay acquired for $1.5 billion in 2002. Musk was forced out as CEO and so began his lost years, in which he decided to go it alone and baffled friends by investing his fortune in rockets and electric cars. Meanwhile Musk's marriage disintegrated as his technological obsessions took over his life...

Elon Musk is the Steve Jobs of the present and the future, and for the past 12 months he has been shadowed by tech reporter Ashlee Vance. Elon Musk is an important, exciting and intelligent account of the real-life Iron Man.

©2015 Ashlee Vance (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    Patrick London, United Kingdom 03/07/2016
    Patrick London, United Kingdom 03/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Ashlee Vance is unable to write balanced accounts"

    Written by a fanboy for fanboys. While there was massive merit to it, Vances input was highly unnecessary and he could have at least feigned objectivity and balance but didn't, this became quite grating.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. J. Einfeldt 30/06/2016

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    "Great!"

    Inspiring and interesting. Great insight into how Elon overcame adversity and pursued his ambitions. Great read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 18/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great and inspiring "

    Very well narrated! Loved and enjoyed listening to it! Elon does a great job and it's good to know that someone in the business world cares about global warming and the future

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 14/11/2016
    Richard 14/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredible book. I feel like I have known Elon for years now."

    This is a very well presented audiobook. There are many aspects to a billionaire entrepreneur and this book shows just how complex yet brilliant Musk is.
    I hope that my company 'The Brake Caliper Specialists' is even slightly as great and earth shattering as Space X and Tesla.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jamal Khayyat uk 13/11/2016
    Jamal Khayyat uk 13/11/2016

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    "Great insight into a great mind and leader"

    Brilliantly structured book on the mind of a genius. Entertaining story on the creation of some of the most innovative and life changing companies on the planet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 07/11/2016
    Joshua 07/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!"

    A must read for all tech enthusiasts - This book really cements Musks place as one of the world's great industrialists.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Egil Myklestad Norway 04/11/2016
    Egil Myklestad Norway 04/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book of subjective facts"

    Really liked parts of the book. Interesting to get to know the details on how Musk was involved in the different projects and companies. Really frustrating sometimes that the author truly admires Musk and that he is unable to tell an objective story. Had to stop when only five hours left, couldn't take the praise of Musk anymore.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    @misterbobbyp London 30/10/2016
    @misterbobbyp London 30/10/2016 Member Since 2016

    Founder of a healthy food and drinks company Always looking to learn from others

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    "Dreams only remain that way unless you try"

    Anyone starting in business will hear you need a vision statement
    This book is he longest vision statement I have heard but when the vision is to do something our entire history has failed to do and one man leads the charge to actually do it, its amazing.
    Elon has revolutionised the internet, banking industry, car industry and space all with the aim to salvage humanity
    Superlatives of what he has achieved is not going to prepare you to listen to a story that will inspire you to dream bigger and act faster

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    Mrs 28/10/2016
    Mrs 28/10/2016

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    "Entertaining account of Musk"

    The book is a sanctioned account of Elon Musk.

    Frankly there are not too many books on the fella, but if you are looking for an entertaining read about him then this should be your first port of call. it is detailed enough and doesn't ass kiss him too much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    styles UK 28/10/2016
    styles UK 28/10/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Tony Stark?"

    SpaceX and Tesla have really captured my attention. The fabulous wealth that Elon has gathered in a relatively short period of time makes him a fascinating subject.

    This is a very interesting account of Musk and his companies. I've no doubt a warts and all with more details on his childhood will eventually be released but for now this is an interesting insight into the history of his companies and how he sees the future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Fabrice Kabongo
    12/06/16
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    "Very inspiring!"

    when you listen to this book, you know your dream of changing the world can be achieved

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lalit
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    the story is nice some time.... looks a bit cooked .... but the audio performance was excellent and fun to listen

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/11/16
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    "Awesome"

    It is one of the best book i have ever listen till date.Elon Musk is great motivation for the 1st gen entrepreneurs.

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  • Andre
    26/10/16
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    "Truth really is stranger than fiction"

    Inspiring, somewhat scary and even funny at times, Ashlee's portrayal of Elon Musk is sensitive but unbiased enough to dispel die-hard Starkian delusions. This book may leave you feeling somewhat disappointed in your own achievements, but hopefully with some momentum to do something about it.

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  • Wikus
    22/10/16
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    "Inspiring!"

    This is a phenomenal book that creates a passion for success and a understanding of sacrifice to achieve this.

    Clarity and Focus is key. The end came about a 1000 pages to soon!

    Thanks a million for a great listen!

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  • Luke
    16/10/16
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    "Inspiring"

    I loved reading this book and wished these types of books were recommended in school. We were only so naughty in school because we were bored.

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  • Rithvik
    19/09/16
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    "superb Musk "

    narrator was good. story very inspiring. hope Musk will give more futuristic enivronment friendly products

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  • RITWIK
    29/08/16
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    "Loved it...Inspirational...well narrated"

    Loved it...Inspirational...well narrated S u p e r b b b b b b b b b b b b b b

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  • Manoj
    24/08/16
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    "An inspiration"

    I have read the book also, but audio feels different. An inspiration story but narrative can be even better.

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  • Amazon Customer
    22/08/16
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    "Awesome inside story"

    An inside look at the mind of an accentric CEO and his ups and downs. Very motivating!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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