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Publisher's Summary

“We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire”. President Kalam’s inspiring autobiography has touched the hearts of people all over the world. The book talks about the his humble beginnings in a small village in Tamil Nadu and his ascent to one of the most powerful positions in the country. 

Music: 3 Brothers & a Violin

©1999 Universities Press (India) Pvt. Ltd (P)2004 Karadi Tales

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Incomplete narration

Narrator is very good. But it is not complete book as many paras are skipped.

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Inspiring. music in narration is distracting

music and songs can be avoided , it's distracting for a book listener . it distract the flow

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Truely inspirational

I loved the inspirational life of Abdul Kalam. But I feel many things are skipped in audio that are there in book.

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Excellent Narration by Girish Karnard

Loved it and inspired me. Some beautiful songs in between made the Narration more soothing effect

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After listening try to read the book once..

narrated really great all thanx to the music and songs which are very soothing while listening..

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Jai Hind Jai Dr APJ Kalam

Must read to understand God has not promised Peace without Pain.
Must remember when God is with you who can be Against to you.

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Proud of you APJ Abdul Kalam Azad Sir.

Very well narrated by Girish Karnad Sir. Very clear sound and voice. music was soothing.

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AWESOME

I loved it... positive and energetic feeling from words.
will recommend it to all my friends..

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A great book by the greatest icon of our times

An extremely inspiring book that fills your heart with a surge of hope, self-belief, incredible life-lessons and love for your motherland. What a great son of India was Dr Kalam. So selfless and unassuming and brilliant beyond amazement! It’s an honour to have lived when he inhabited this planet.

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Love this.

narration and the book itself is so great, written and narrated by great persons...

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  • Amy Krahe
  • 30-10-20

Poopy book poopy book poopy book

Stupid stupid stupid stupid book I don’t even understand what the dumb guy us saying and the cover of the book is trash

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  • Mohammed
  • 04-06-20

The song could have been avoided

Thanks for reading this books.Songs break the flow of the book... light music is fine. We salute Dr. APJ

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-21

I love this.

My salute the flag, it makes me proud, I am an Indian it says out loud. 💐

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  • Raghav Karnam
  • 03-03-21

Short and sweet, Very inspiring,

Short and sweet story of how Shree Abdul Kalam blossomed into a great scientist, prisident, teacher and inspiration for generations of young Indians

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  • Glenn Ogolah
  • 25-01-21

The music was a bad idea

The music breaks up the story and if you don't understand the language, adds no value to the story. The story overall was a shallow. You don't get a very good idea of who he was, just that he was an engineer and worked in India's space program.

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  • FLmom
  • 05-01-21

Good content but too many songs and music

I truly respect Dr. Abdul Kalam. I liked the short content of the book but I did not like songs every 10-15 minutes. It was so disturbing. Little music is fine but why to have 2-3 minutes long songs in between. Those songs were beautiful but I wouldn't listen songs while reading book.

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  • Amshu
  • 30-12-20

interesting facts but why make it an orchestra ?!

My respect to Dr. Kalam and his interesting history of events presented. But the musical pieces though wonderful is a distraction and karnads narration is not all that great. a very simple narration with toned down background music would have been more effective 🙏

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  • Nithin
  • 12-12-20

Excellent narration

We lived in each and every moment narrated in the storyline Thank again for the great narration by the great Girish Karnataka.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-20

recommended by a good friend

this book is very interesting and contains a lot of history about India, I found it inspiring well wrote and very relaxing to listen to, I will recommend this book to others and have a new appreciation for India.

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  • David K. van Hoose
  • 30-11-20

A Personal History of India's Space Program

Very interesting personal history of India's Space Program detailing how they got to the point of their first orbital launch. Highly recommended.

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  • Savitha
  • 23-10-20

youngsters must read

very inspiring as book includes true events, wonderfully narrated by Girish Karnad Sir and very touching .

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  • Aman Deol
  • 11-08-20

Nice book

This book was quick n engaging but didnt need so many songs. Otherwise nice book.