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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
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (165 ratings)

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Life Is What You Make It

Written by: Preeti Shenoy
Narrated by: Smita Singh
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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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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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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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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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Nice Read

Overall book is nice and I always love reading Preeti Shenoy. It touches my heart.

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Good listening

Loved it. Eye opening. Everyone should hear it. It will help all to be sensitive

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Inspiring, Heart touching

I generally listen to self-help books, and read novel. This would be my first novel to listen. I could say that the story narration was awsm and it's more than a story. The author described the characters and the scene in such a realistic manner that I can still picture the characters and the scenes. The pain, the love, the life experience of the characters are so lively. One should give it a try, no doubt they will love it.

The best part is I could even relate things from the my life.

loved it listening 😊

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Quite captivating

I have smiled, I have laughed, I have sobbed and I have Cried. This book took me through the entire journey of falling in love to bearing the agony heartbreak. To feeling numb to almost destroying your life. Everything that I have personally experienced. The book was quite captivating and I can't describe how many times I actually cried

Definitely worth reading or listening.

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Exceptional

Exceptional book, finished in a single sitting. Lots of valid research. Good social cause.

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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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  • 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.!