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Elon Musk Audiobook

Elon Musk

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Publisher's Summary

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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    MJK Entreprises 01/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Great insight into Musk's worldview"

    Really enjoyed this background on the vision and drive of Elon Musk. Puts a lot of things in perspective and tells an amazing story. Well worth a listen.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    dragos sucea 10/09/2016
    dragos sucea 10/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    Very good book, highly recommended. It shows what it really takes to be successful if you translate it to whatever it is you would like to do

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J. Tyler UK 17/01/2017
    J. Tyler UK 17/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good"

    Good narrator, great insight into Elon Musk and overall a very good book. Incredibly interesting!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ahmed K 17/01/2017
    Ahmed K 17/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Extremely interesting and eye opening biography!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. Gets really deep into what makes Musk and his companies what they are now. More than just a way to learn more about Musk, it shows some of what's necessary to accomplish such successes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    O. B. Charity Dundee, UK 16/01/2017
    O. B. Charity Dundee, UK 16/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it"

    Very interesting book, many things I hadn't heard before. Nicely explained and entertaining. Would recommend.

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    Andrew 15/01/2017
    Andrew 15/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Fascinating insight but a little repetitive"

    Well written book with a good relatively independent view of the history of Musks companies. Issue is repetitive nature of second half of the book- lots of the same principles come up time and again without really developing much further insight into the direction or the individual.

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    Ed R London, UK 05/01/2017
    Ed R London, UK 05/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Inspirational story"

    Being an engineer myself I found learning about Musk's approach and achievements fascinating and inspiring. Would highly recommend for anyone interested in technology or business.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    S. Baker 01/01/2017
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    "Now I Know About Elon Musk"
    What made the experience of listening to Elon Musk the most enjoyable?

    In general, the man thinks big. Massive. He's a genius without care and a man with a mission. It's awe inspiring to hear his achievements. As mentioned in the book (paraphrasing), he's a love child of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Knowing we have people like Musk in the world is reassuring that we're not completely doomed.


    Have you listened to any of Fred Sanders’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a one-time read, to get a history of Elon Musk. Once you're up to date, you can follow his current adventures outside the book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Arvin Seeva 26/12/2016
    Arvin Seeva 26/12/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "An eye opening insight into the future."

    A recommended biography of a person that sounds like a slave driver, but driven by passion for a better future and humanity.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Sephton 22/12/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Good"

    This story was an interesting listen. Musk is a real genius and the things he has achieved in business seems unreal.

    2 of 2 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
  • Devon
    15/02/17
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    "Amazing story! Inspiring man. Appendix downfall. "

    Loved every moment of learning more about this man's story. Surely the ripples of what he is doing will be felt for decades to come. Looking forward to following more.

    The audio book was wonderful. The only downfall being that the appendixes were only read out at the end, rather than where they were relevant to the story ... detracting from the end of the book somewhat.

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  • MREB
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    04/02/17
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    "What a great book"

    I listened to this on audible over the last month while at the gym. My brain got bigger at the same time that my muscles got bigger!

    Well written, interesting, inspiring

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  • Marek
    08/01/17
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    "Must read for every engineer"

    Albeit a bit long at the beginning the middle section about how Elon got his ventures started is incredible and inspiring!! Listening to it makes you want to work 150h/week

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  • Uelese
    21/12/16
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    "an inspiring story"

    an inspiring story by one of the great minds in business and someone that should be celebrated. highly recommend this book loved it

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  • lalit
    21/11/16
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    "ok one"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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