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Michael O'Leary

Turbulent Times for the Man Who Made Ryanair
Narrated by: Stephen Hogan
Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Michael O'Leary by Matt Cooper, read by Stephen Hogan. 

September 2017. Ryanair cancels over 700,000 bookings, and its powerful PR juggernaut comes shuddering to a halt. For once, the airline's aggressive and flamboyant CEO, Michael O'Leary, is contrite and apologetic. 

A month later Ryanair announces increased passenger traffic for October, year-on-year growth and increased profits. Its share price soars. For the moment, it appears, a fundamental shake-up of Europe's biggest airline is off the table. But questions remain about the causes of the debacle and O'Leary's role in it. 

Michael O'Leary lifts the veil on the wildly successful and wildly controversial Ryanair CEO. Based on extensive research - including with close associates of O'Leary - the book examines O'Leary's personality, beliefs and obsessions and describes how these have moulded the business he runs. Written by a multi-award-winning journalist and broadcaster with a 30-year career covering business and current affairs, it is a fascinating insight into the business behind the man and the man behind the business.

©2018 Matt Cooper (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd
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Gives a great insight into the mind of this pragmatic business leader. Wonderful listening. Recommended.

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Incredible story and written with style and elegance. Really gets points across clearly and has you captivate

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Great book. Excellent performance!

Super book about an incredibly interesting character. Love him or hate him, O'Leary is a rare personality in a dull corporate world of PR and business management. The author does a great job in giving us the Ryanair story and the narrator draws you in with his seemingly endless different accents and impressions.

Well worth a listen!