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  • Life Is What You Make It

  • A story of love, hope and how determination can overcome even destiny
  • Written by: Preeti Shenoy
  • Narrated by: Smita Singh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Categories: Romance, Contemporary
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What would you do if destiny twisted the road you took? What if it threw you to a place you did not want to go? Would you fight, would you run or would you accept?

Set across two cities in India in the early '80s, Life Is What You Make It is a gripping account of a few significant years of Ankita's life.

Ankita Sharma has the world at her feet. She is young, good-looking and smart and has tonnes of friends and boys swooning over her. College life is what every youngster dreams of, and she also manages to get into a premier management school for her MBA.

Six months later she is a patient in a mental health hospital.

How did Ankita get here? What were the events that led to this? Will she ever get back her life again? Life has cruelly and coldly snatched that which meant the most to her, and she must now fight to get it all back.

It is a deeply moving and inspiring account of growing up, the power of faith and how determination and an indomitable spirit can overcome even what destiny throws at you.

A tale that is at its core a love story that makes us question our beliefs about ourselves and our concept of sanity and forces us to believe that life is truly what one makes it.

©2011 Preeti Shenoy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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it was really very inspiring book I loved it lot

good, inspiring, motivational and loved to read it one should go for it enjoy reading

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only for Time pass purpose, one can read it

only for Time pass purpose, one can read it. that'it. I don't find anything new in this book.

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Beginner friendly heart touching story

Still ankitha Sharma is in my heart , truly worth reading , brilliantly picturised by Preeti shenoy

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Accepting the fact of not being okay in hard way

Once I started to listen to it, I wanted to finish it as soon as possible just out of curiosity. A simple story explains to accept the inner volcano of not being okay before everything starts collapsing around.

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very nice and inspirational book...one must read to understand the value of life ....great job...

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ok ok book

ok type story, boring in the middle, took courage to finish it off but gets a little interesting in the end. Can give it a try to read

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Eyeopening book

One of the best books I have ever listened to and very gripping. I would love to listen to again and again.

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Superb!!

A very well written unputdownable book. Looking forward to reading more of Preeti’s work. Audible is such a fantastic experience..

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It's an experience..

I actually lived this book. I could relate to it. It's so beautifully written and narrated that one can actually feel the emotions. It's a very dark subject but it's been written with positivity. Kudos to both the author and narrator.

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Live life to the fullest

Awesome. Loved it totally. Relived my teen life in kochi sans mobile phones, the TV serials, chitrahaar days. Mental health issues should not be frowned upon. Support and encourage those with issues so that they can manage it effectively.

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  • Satyasheel Suresh Chaudhari
  • 26-10-18

Great book

This book walks you through the life of a person with bipolar disorder. The protagonist has that disorder and she goes from having a very great career to being admitted into a mental hospital. -1 for performance because I think the pace of speech was little fast.!