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Losing My Virginity Audiobook

Losing My Virginity

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Publisher's Summary

Losing My Virginity is an amazing memoir, a definitive business guide and an inspirational story that reveals Sir Richard's unique philosophy on business, the Virgin brand and life.

©1998 Richard Branson; (P)1998 Random House Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Grabs you on page one and never lets go... a rollercoaster ride... read what makes this brilliant and hardworking man tick." (Spectator)
"Candid and humorous." (The Times)
"An incredible man, and this is an incredible autobiography... a great read - sex, balloons, intrigue and money." (Sunday Business)
"Branson has a list of achievements unmatched by any other UK businessman. For anyone burning with entrepreneurial zeal, his reminiscences are akin to a sacred text." (Mail on Sunday)

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    Mr. Dr. Fowler Belfast, UK 27/09/2009
    Mr. Dr. Fowler Belfast, UK 27/09/2009 Member Since 2016

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    "Well worth the Credit"

    Interesting and inspiring, a must read for all budding entrepreneurs

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Neil Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom 12/04/2009
    Neil Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom 12/04/2009
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    "A fasinating insight..."

    Whether you?re a person who admires him or not, Sir Richard is and continues to be one of Britain?s top business personalities. In this book Richard personally delivers his story from beginning to date. It?s a remarkable insight into the man, and really goes a long way to explaining how things came to be and why. One of the things I find most compelling about the story is the intimacy, the personal elements, at some points you smile, even laugh, and then suddenly you?re right there in the heart of the moment as he describes a crises or personal tragedy.

    I?m reminded just why I love self narrated biographies when I listen to this, Sir Richard to me has always been one of the greats, and this book offers a close up personal look at his life and story. It?s not so much about the business itself, but more about Richard, his life, the people around him, and how the events and people close to him empowered him to become the person he has.

    A fantastic listen and highly recommended, shall certainly listen to again. If you?re looking to know more about the business and what Richard looks for in a person and the traits that outline Virgin then another title well worth listening to is Richard Branson?s Business Stripped Bare. Which to is an excellent listen and scores 5/5.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Arthur Gympie, Australia 09/08/2012
    Arthur Gympie, Australia 09/08/2012 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Good Read"

    All the 'Persona' hype aside, this is still a very worthwhile read, even when he jumps out of the helecopter !! Read by the man himself, anyone who takes on B.A. and wins gets my vote.

    Arthur . Australia

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martina A Foreman United Kingdom 01/06/2012
    Martina A Foreman United Kingdom 01/06/2012

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    "Exciting, insightful and honest"

    I was addicted to listening to Richard talk about his life, trials, tribulations, loves and his businesses. It's made me love him for who he is and what he stands for: fun, honesty, hard work and adventure.

    I recommend this audiobook very highly. It is exciting from the start, and is very entertaining. I now understand what happened with the record company and with Virgin Atlantic which I was not able to fathom at the time.

    It's a stunningly candid listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L LITTLEHAMPTON, United Kingdom 03/02/2012
    L LITTLEHAMPTON, United Kingdom 03/02/2012

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    "Pleasantly Surprised"

    Not at all what I was expecting. A very intimate account of Mr B's life made all the more poignant because it is read by the man himself. Here is a man who has lived by the seat of his pants! Morally questionable, yes and yet wonderfully honest and down-to-earth. A real emotional rollercoaster where we are mercifuly spared spoonfuls of Virgin PR. For the most part, Richard manages to leave his ego out of the equation and leave us with a well-rounded overview of how he got to where he is. Hugely inspiring to be who we are. I'd like to add, he cooks a very nice pizza :-) Thanks RB.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christian Dublin Ireland 23/10/2009
    Christian Dublin Ireland 23/10/2009 Member Since 2016
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    "Very good book"

    Really liked this book learned a lot about Richard and how he grew up and what is life story is about, i laphed and cried during some of the book and very happy i bought it. A++ for this book always keeps your attention throughtout the book.

    Very glad i got this book

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Mike Freeman 19/09/2016
    Mike Freeman 19/09/2016 Listener Since 2005
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    "An exceptional entrepreneur"

    So few so called super successful people have such a great home life or are anywhere close to being as authentic and transparent as this man. If all the super rich were of his caliber we would almost certainly live in a world that works for everyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A.Hewit 08/09/2016
    A.Hewit 08/09/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    I Loved this book, not usually a fan of autobiographic audio books but this one was well written and well read. Lots of humour and an insight into a very successful yet humble man. Would recommend.

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    Anita Solanke 04/08/2016
    Anita Solanke 04/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Even the successful are human"

    To hear Richard speak so honestly about the highs and lows of business has made me admire him a lot more. He is flawed just like many of us and there is really no exact guideline to business.

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    Glen Wheeler 13/07/2016
    Glen Wheeler 13/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "An amazing inspiring man"

    I'm so glad Richard Branson decided to narrate the book for us. You can feel the power in his voice, there's so much feeling about what he really cares about. A great book and great insight into such a great business life.

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  • Sean Fitzpatrick
    31/10/09
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    "Great book about Virgin and the Branson"

    This was a fun book to listen to. As an entrepreneur dealing with the constants ups and downs of business - it is temping just to say "screw it" and through in the towel. The listener learns about the ups and downs of Virgin, how it got started and its constant struggle with cash flow. You hear about Virgin's success and its failures. In its early years Virgin often took 2 steps forward and then one step back to grow. I can relate.

    Branson also does a great job at revealing enough about his life and character to make the whole book work.

    Love the book and would recommend it to any entrepreneur trying to grow a business.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
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    27/04/09
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    "Humorous, Educating and Enjoyable"

    I will keep this short and brief.

    Losing My Virginity is a great book and is a good way to be entertained for a couple hours. Branson is quite ambitious and this book shows how he lived his life the way he wanted to and one of these outcomes was an incredible company. His stories are both educating and humorous. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn the type of life Richard Branson lived.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dhruv Shah
    16/09/16
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    "Very different from the actual book."

    I was looking forward to the same as book but this looks like an incomplete one. Hope I get the actual audio of the book like how Steve Jobs or Elon Musk books are.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fawn Harris
    12/08/16
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    "Inspiring"

    Loved this book. Couldn't put it down. air will most likely listen to it again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    24/07/16
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    "An inspiring line of digestible experience stories"

    Audio isn't great but the stories told are engaging and contain a lot of useful experience knowledge. I now admire how Mr Branson has lived his life and and done business. I'd say this book contains the first glimpses of modern day business ethics that we are seeing more and more in startups around the world. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Mr.
    26/06/16
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    "An incredible life"

    Richard Branson is at once sincere, inspiring, relatable and humble. A very enjoyable listening experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • stuart worringham
    31/03/16
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    "Great insight into the world of Virgin"

    Great story of Virgin history and growth which is well told and left me wanting to hear more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janis
    25/06/15
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    "Really interesting book"

    Really interesting story from Richard Branson. Now we know his story on how he built his empire.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raphael
    25/05/15
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    "One of the most inspiring stories ever"

    Richard Branson is a unique entrepreneur: neither a computer geek nor an aggressive businessman - but one that admires life and want to make the most out of it. An inspiring story for anyone who aspires to build a business without sacrifices an entire life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ramón
    10/04/15
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    "Brave, Bold,, Richard Branson Means business"

    Very crazy brave man and Bold for business that is a true entrepenur
    Just like anybody else with the real life problems, push the bar to his limits just to learn that there aré no limits, follow your heart doesnt matter if you sink, crash or you find in the eye pf the storm just do it, serve your fellow Man

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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