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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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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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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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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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Superb narration with apt background music.

Very beautiful narration. I really loved the short musical notes. I recommend this audio book to any person who wants to get inspired by the experience of a great person.

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phenomenal narration by Girish Karnad.

The narration was very nice, the music and the background sounds make it more interesting.

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one of my repeat list

As the book is an auto biography of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Azad you can listen to it anytime, this is the reason for using audible.... reading autobiography.

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Very Inspiring and Insightful

Loved It! Oh God! APJ Abdul Kalam is a person evryone respects and salutes heartfully.

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awesome book.

loved it. awesome rendering. voice is really soothing and music fills our hearts with actual emotions. recommended for every youth

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One of the best person to read about..

Loved it.. good narrating.. it takes you through APJ life to look around and cherish wonderful born in our nation , worked and lived for our nation's pride..

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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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  • 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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  • Sanjay Kumar
  • 11-11-20

Simply superb

I love this chapter, great narration along with background classical music and chanting that really go great with story..

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  • 21-09-20

Great book

Loved it. I would recommend it for all age group. Very inspiring and emotionally rich book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-09-20

Must Listen it!

Dr. Kalam's is really an inspiration for someone who will try to learn from his life and teaching! While listening it remember perfection lies in focusing on minute details....... Thank you Dr. Kalam!

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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.