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Summary

When Oprah Winfrey speaks, the world listens. Health - both emotional and physical - and general wellness are the topics she often focuses upon. She is completely transparent with her own struggles in these areas, allowing herself to be relatable while also inspiring change.

She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century and the greatest black philanthropist in American history and was once the world’s only black billionaire.

In short, Oprah Winfrey is a boss.

There can be no doubting the inspiration and influence she has been for women and men from around the globe. She overcame a terrible start in life to run the most successful talk show of all time for nearly three decades, not to mention her countless other achievements. The journey that is Oprah’s life is about overcoming the odds, and we would be foolish not to learn the many lessons she has to offer. 

This book takes a look at Oprah's life, from humble beginnings in Mississippi to present-day superstar. The aim of this book is to be educational and inspirational, with actionable principles you can incorporate into your own life straight from the great woman herself.

Including 40 little known facts and 10 success principles to live by.

©2018 Rob Farrington (P)2018 Rob Farrington

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An interesting listen

A summary of Oprah's life, achievements and humanitarian work. Succint, yet well presented. Enjoyed it.

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Not what I expected

struggled with the narration it was a little to robotic for me but informative

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Good story, dull narration

I really enjoyed the story about Oprah,her life’s story and her achievements. The narrator has a nice voice, but dull and monotone intonation, the book would gain much more if it’s narrated by someone who knows to tell a story, and not as if it’s read (even though it is read).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-10-19

Do Not Purchase I want a refund!

This book is read in a monotone voice and repeats well know information about Oprah and her journey. I feel like this person just used Oprah's name to make a quick buck. I hate I fell for it.🤬

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  • Allison K.
  • 24-04-21

Very good book, very poor performance

When listening to audible, a person needs to enjoy the experience. Reading a book is not the same as listening to the book. The information is the same but the presentation is auditory. The presentation was very poor because the voice was annoying. Her voice was monotone. It was hard to enjoy the Audible because the voice is hard to listen to.
I would use a different reader with a soothing voice that fluctuates. I would re-record the same book.. Then I would give it 5 stars.

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  • San Jose
  • 30-11-18

middle school reading

very basic would not recommend except for very junior readers the narrative at time was annoying

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  • Alicia Burris
  • 18-08-21

Disappointing

After having finished 2 previous books by Oprah, I was excited to try this one. I was very disappointed that it was not Oprah telling the story, or “reading” the book, rather a very unemotional younger lady who was less than energetic about it. A lot of repetitive information. Was a disappointment to me.

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  • Mark benton
  • 07-08-21

The worst reader

The narrator is very bad, i can detect her tone in every sentence - monotone.
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  • RaminG
  • 20-10-19

Enjoyed the storyline

Thank you for this! My feedback would be that I wish the life lessons section was longer and more elaborate (including stories of their life struggle) and that it included summary of their daily routine so that others can understand what a successful and influential persons daily routine looks like and learn more that. Thank you 🙏

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  • Michelle J Karns
  • 14-07-21

Disappointing

This read like Oprah’s CV. It does not contain any insights that one might apply to their own life or pursuit of success. If you are looking for a short summary of the highlights of Oprah’s life, Google Oprah, read her Wikipedia entry or read this book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-06-21

terrible read

this sounds like an elementary school book report. The author needs more practice on writing and reading books.

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  • ROXANNE ALEXANDER
  • 29-08-20

Enjoyed

Very insightful. I leaned information about Oprah Winfrey that I didn’t know and it was well put together in my opinion. Thank you

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  • Bascoeffrench Forsythe Hinds
  • 08-08-19

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He takes my breath away reading this book take my mind to another level the voice was soft I could’ve follow every word it renew my mind and have me thinking in a different way this I think this book an audio is a master class it’s a tool for learning guide your footsteps and all the window to your soul give you too many different road which one I’m going to choose to walkI wore in a dark place by the time I finish listening to this audio I were doing footloose dance I know my life will never be the same Awesome audio The Voice make a difference I gave the voice at 10 I gave the book at 10 awesome this is my first audiobook once you go audiobook you can’t go back You must pick another audiobook bigger are go home audiobook are simple the best it open windows to the mind that he sleeping to the hand that busy doing something else It do it for you it and read it for you well my next book Is think like a manI am a little late but that’s OK