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PANKAJ DESAI

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Evolving

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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: 19-05-20

Being one from Osho, it was expected to be insightful and profound. It was exactly as expected. Giving unconventional insights into so many complexities, this compilation takes you a few steps ahead in your quest to experience and unveil truth, the Zen way. Are you walking that road? Then pick this up, its for you.

Super Fine

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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: 10-04-20

Very sensible, completely honest and grounded, I feel every average investor must read this book. Ms. Hallan doesn't fall into the proverbial trap that so many financial planners and writers fall into and that is teaching the readers things they are not supposed to teach. Continuously alerting the reader against greed, she like a typical hardworking professional who has worked herself up, shows very practical and sensible ways of generating wealth without breaking any rules of sensible investing. The narrator is also a class apart. Aware that she is reading an audiobook on investments and money matters, she keeps her tone of an excellent counsellor becoming persuasive when needed and even a gentle rebuking where traps are hidden. Well done! Congratulations to all involved.

Too long and a mixed bag

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-03-20

First reaction I got as the book finally finished, was uff sooo long. At many points it was very gripping and at many others, downright boring. The author is absolutely brilliant but was probably drawn to the attraction of writing a classic. In the end I felt relieved that it was over. I can't deny the author and their narrator their due credit - well done! But to the author please consider the reader when you write. Every book is the baby of its author. Understandably no one wants to cut it. But in this book, it should have been. So often, I lost the plot and the characters, completely. If somebody presents you this book, do read it. But don't spend your own money to buy it and read it.

Smooth Read

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

Reviewed: 19-03-20

Very easy and smooth book. Enjoyed. It's a good timepass. It shows the life of the trainees inside THE NDA. By and large, the reader is able to maintain a distance from the book as if he is a witness. But the final section where the book glides towards its end, emotions successfully creep in. One surely becomes emotional at the bidding adieu. Thankfully there were no surprises. Written by a lady author, would have loved a lady narrator though the gentleman also did a good job.

Very Interesting

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

Reviewed: 14-02-20

This series has been very interesting to go through. Rupert Murdoch the media baron is known to many as a ruthless disruptor who could go to any extent to achieve his goals. But listening to how he achieved it all and how the news world never remained what it was once he entered was a very absorbing saga to read/hear about. Very much a fascinating experience.

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Average

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-01-20


Average book. A little entertaining. A little gripping. A little insightful.... probably a little of everything!

Well Researched

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

Reviewed: 24-12-19

I find Devdutt Pattnaik to be a very average writer in style and content. However in this book he has done a great research and gone at length to highlight the comparisons and contrasts between the two great epics. I enjoyed listening to this audiobook not that I came to know many new facets, but the known ones were joyfully presented in a different package.

Gripping

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

Reviewed: 19-10-19

Typically Jeffrey Archer, this book has a very gripping and riveting story-line that could make it a one session complete read from cover to cover. The way he deals with his characters is always a class beyond. Being an audiobook the performance of the narrator is also very important. This one is one of the finest. Though the end was not entirely unexpected, it was still interesting. If you like the work of Archer, this one is worth it.

Beyond mundane words

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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: 02-10-19

If your journey within has begun, this is your absolute essential. Thich Nhat Hanh is a touchstone monk who has transformed millions of lives. This book is one from his massive treasures. From a state of trying to being everywhere, one goes to the state of "nowhere" and the same letters juggled would read "here and now". An evolving experience is what one can label this book as.

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Mediocre

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

Reviewed: 30-09-19

Very good in parts, very boring at other points especially when dealing with technicalities, the author completely loses control over the storyline. The worst part is it still continues without ending. The performance was however flawless for which it deserves full marks. In one line - will I like to read/hear the next part? An emphatic NO!

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