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  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,603
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,116
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,115

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. 10/10. A must for entrepreneurs...

  • By AJ the Tramp on 07-02-18

Great chronical of a dream made into reality.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-19

Brilliant insider stories of the many ups and downs of Mr. Knight and other folk that built the crazy idea (dream) into the reality that is Nike.

  • Animal Farm

  • By: George Orwell
  • Narrated by: Simon Callow
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,817
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806

Animal Farm is George Orwell's great socio-political allegory set in a farmyard where the animals decide to seize the farmer's land and create a co-operative that reaps the benefits of their combined labours. However, as with all great political plans, some animals see a bigger share of the rewards than others and the animals start to question their supposed utopia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant classic, superbly read by Simon Callow

  • By Anthony on 15-06-14

Great story, beautifully told.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-19

The classic story of animal farm beautiful told by a wonderful narrator.

Very well enjoyed.

  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

  • By: Chris Hadfield
  • Narrated by: Chris Hadfield
  • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,373
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,290
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286

An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth is an inspirational memoir of space exploration and hard-won wisdom, from an astronaut who has spent a lifetime making the impossible a reality. Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4,000 hours in space. During this time he has broken into a Space Station with a Swiss army knife, disposed of a live snake while piloting a plane, been temporarily blinded while clinging to the exterior of an orbiting spacecraft, and become a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie's ‘Space Oddity' in space.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By chikwan on 01-03-14

Amazingly awesome

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-19

Chris narrates his life as an astronaut eloquently. His tenacity, humility and dedication shine through. Complete with some out of this world experiences and truly amazing moments.

Heading him speak at the Dublin Tech Summit led me to his book and it certainly didn't disappoint.

He inspires me to strive to live a full life.


Love you Chris. 😍

  • The Blue Sweater

  • Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World
  • By: Jacqueline Novogratz
  • Narrated by: Jacqueline Novogratz
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 10

The Blue Sweater is the inspiring story of a woman who left a career in international banking to spend her life on a quest to understand global poverty. It all started back home in Virginia, with the blue sweater, a gift that quickly became her prized possession - until the day she outgrew it and gave it away to Goodwill. Eleven years later in Africa, she spotted a young boy wearing that very sweater, with her name still on the tag inside.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love it! Love her! Love her look! Love her work!

  • By vyk on 11-03-19

Love it! Love her! Love her look! Love her work!

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

Reviewed: 11-03-19

Love it! Love her! Love her look! Love her work! Fantastic stories and perspective on poverty alleviation.