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  • The Everything Store

  • By: Brad Stone
  • Narrated by: Pete Larkin
  • Length: 13 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 883
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 880

Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To achieve that end, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Force for good or for evil?

  • By iLard on 16-06-14

I'd recommend the abridged version

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

Reviewed: 12-10-15

This was a good book, but long. I thought it was very detailed but in some ways I don't need that level of detail. I would recommend the book, but the abridged version.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Shop Girl

  • By: Mary Portas
  • Narrated by: Mary Portas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

Young Mary Newton, born into a large Irish family in a small Watford semi, is always getting into trouble. When she isn’t choking back fits of giggles at Holy Communion or eating Chappie dog food for a bet, she’s accidentally setting fire to the local school. Mary is a trouble magnet. And unlike her brothers, somehow she always gets caught.... Britain in the 1970s is a world where R. White's lemonade is drunk in secret, curry comes in a box marked "Vesta", and beanz meanz Heinz.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing but I will buy the next!

  • By P. M. Thomas on 08-05-15

Great story about Mary

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

Reviewed: 18-06-15

This was a great story. Really interesting to read about her early years. It's not often there is such detail about the formative years of someone successful so it's nice to hear. And I learned that Mary went to my school... a few years earlier though :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Vivienne Westwood

  • By: Vivienne Westwood, Ian Kelly
  • Narrated by: Paula Wilcox
  • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

Vivienne Westwood is one of the icons of our age. Fashion designer, activist, cocreator of punk, global brand, and grandmother--a true living legend. Her career has successfully spanned five decades, and her work has influenced millions of people across the world. For the first and only time, Vivienne Westwood has written a personal memoir, collaborating with award-winning biographer Ian Kelly, to describe the events, people, and ideas that have shaped her extraordinary life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Compelling and inspiring

  • By Miss E J Bertenshaw on 21-10-14

Good book. Better than I thought it would be.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-15

Fascinating book about a fascinating woman. I thought I knew Vivienne Westwood's work but this surprised me in so many ways.