LISTENER

Anonymous

  • 1
  • review
  • 2
  • helpful votes
  • 4
  • ratings
  • Winners

  • And How They Succeed
  • By: Alastair Campbell
  • Narrated by: Alastair Campbell, Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 898
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 885

The Sunday Times number-one best seller. How people succeed and how you can, too. Alastair Campbell knows all about winning. As Tony Blair’s chief spokesman and strategist, he helped guide the Labour Party to victory in three successive general elections, and he’s fascinated by what it takes to win. How do sports stars excel, entrepreneurs thrive, or individuals achieve their ambitions? Is their ability to win innate? Or is the winning mind-set something we can all develop?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights

  • By MarkPT on 18-02-16

Often interesting but over long

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-17

I found parts of this really interesting but felt it was a bit too long. Personally i found the sporting stories the least interesting and would have preferred a bit less of this. I preferred the examples from politics and business - even the section on the queen was pretty fascinating.

The narration was fine but I think it would have been better if Campbell himself had either read it all, or not at all. For him to rock up just for the preface and conclusion made it seem like he couldn't be bothered to wade through his own book (in which case why should we?!).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful