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Losing My Virginity

Written by: Richard Branson
Narrated by: Richard Branson
Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Losing My Virginity is an amazing memoir, a definitive business guide and an inspirational story that reveals Sir Richard's unique philosophy on business, the Virgin brand and life.
©1998 Richard Branson (P)1998 Random House Audiobooks

What the critics say

"Grabs you on page one and never lets go... a rollercoaster ride... read what makes this brilliant and hardworking man tick." ( Spectator)
"Candid and humorous." ( The Times)
"An incredible man, and this is an incredible autobiography... a great read - sex, balloons, intrigue and money." ( Sunday Business)
"Branson has a list of achievements unmatched by any other UK businessman. For anyone burning with entrepreneurial zeal, his reminiscences are akin to a sacred text." ( Mail on Sunday)

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Great Read/ Listen

Richard Branson takes you on a journey of his life - both from a business and personal perspective. He is a very down-to-earth guy, great sense of humour, and clearly a person with a great deal of integrity. There is a lot to be learned from this story.
Definitely worth a read/ listen.

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Fun, Fun, Fun

Loved it! You will learn so much from this brilliant man and his life story is a real page turner! I couldn't stop listening. And its being read by Richard himself! I highly recommend this audiobook.

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Seeing as this isnt the entire book

Short easy sell for Richard, good to see he put out the full version. This teaser wasn't as enjoyable knowing I was only getting a fraction of the tale

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Highly engaging and deeply insightful

A fantastic story of love, integrity, and pursuit of passion. Will listen again very soon.

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  • Sean Fitzpatrick
  • 2009-10-31

Great book about Virgin and the Branson

This was a fun book to listen to. As an entrepreneur dealing with the constants ups and downs of business - it is temping just to say "screw it" and through in the towel. The listener learns about the ups and downs of Virgin, how it got started and its constant struggle with cash flow. You hear about Virgin's success and its failures. In its early years Virgin often took 2 steps forward and then one step back to grow. I can relate.

Branson also does a great job at revealing enough about his life and character to make the whole book work.

Love the book and would recommend it to any entrepreneur trying to grow a business.

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  • Michael
  • 2009-04-27

Humorous, Educating and Enjoyable

I will keep this short and brief.

Losing My Virginity is a great book and is a good way to be entertained for a couple hours. Branson is quite ambitious and this book shows how he lived his life the way he wanted to and one of these outcomes was an incredible company. His stories are both educating and humorous. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn the type of life Richard Branson lived.

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  • Connie
  • 2016-10-09

Amazing

Where your mind goes your heart follows. Anything is possible no matter what it looks like on the outside.

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  • S Easthope
  • 2018-06-06

So many fascinating tales

Great to hear it in Richard’s own voice. There are so many great adventures in this one book that only covers part of his life (from the start of Student mag to taking on BA).

The key message is that he makes decisions fast and usually based on whether he thinks it will be fun.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-02-28

have now listened to this book 4 times! love it!

I enjoyed listening to book much more then richards other ones mainly because he narrates it! that was an excellent decision.
look forward to the next one

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  • luismcruz
  • 2018-02-16

great life story

I wanted to read His story in the hope of learning some business tactics. Well, I was not disappointed. They were not what I expected but I certainly did learn some lessons. plus, is British accent made the listening a lot more fun.

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  • Edwin Jose Pereyra Gross
  • 2018-01-04

it's a captivating and eye opening story!!!!!!!!!!

it's a captivating and eye opening story!
Looking forward to FINDING MY VIRGINITY!
BRILLIANT!
CHARMING!

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  • Kent
  • 2017-12-09

the narration is great.

Always good to listen to success stories driven from personal determination and a relentless approach to succeed.

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  • Ong
  • 2017-12-02

A Good Narrative of Richard Branson's Life So Far

An informative account of Richard Branson's life; some aspects of which I was very surprise to learn.

Richard Branson read it clearly and engagingly.

However, the book lacked a deeper insight into the inner mind, motivation and aspiration of Richard Branson. Perhaps the unlocking of one's inner motivation may need a scholarly approach done by someone else.

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  • Lika
  • 2017-11-24

Not the best biography but still interesting

He has a crazy exciting life so naturally the story was enjoyable. He was quite open about his private life including his affairs and public feud with British Airways. Branson himself narrated the book quite okay, but technicality-wise was not that perfect because you can obviously hear when one recording session was over and the new recording session started: different volume and Branson talk in different note key. Not a big deal, though. Still recommended.

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  • Daniela Agres-Eloy
  • 2017-09-27

the book for bold people

once more i realize everyone has their struggles to cope with and stories to tell
beautiful book, beautiful person
'i don't want to plan their lives, i want them to be happy', i've always said this too