Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Morten T. Hansen, Jim Collins

Narrated By: Jim Collins

Publisher: Random House UK

Date: November 2011

Duration: 8 hours 34 minutes


On a sun drenched beach in Barbados, feisty sports presenter Charlie meets the irresistibly gorgeous Felipe Castillo. Instantly attracted to each other, they have a passionate affair, until he walks out with no explanation. It is only then that she discovers that Felipe is related to the Spanish royal family, is a brilliant rider and the lynchpin of the Spanish Eventing team.Back in London, Charlie puts her heartbreak behind her by going out on the town. Until Felipe returns and turns her life upside down again. Soon they are the golden couple of sport, followed by the press wherever they go.

But not everyone is happy to see the two together: his disapproving mother for one, and the anonymous person that is waging a hate campaign against Charlie at work. And as the pressure on the couple mounts, a dark shadow from Charlie's past comes back to haunt her.

Will Charlie be able to overcome her past in the name of love?


  • Bradley Bradley

    Great book ! Thought provoking practical business analysis and advise

  • David Cossey

    Having not read the previous books in this series I felt a little unsure of how ready I was for this book. Surprisingly, I foubd that Great by choice needs little to no background reading of the previous books in the series. In itself, I found Collins work to be an informative and helpful read. The principals of the book have been a help to me in my own leadership roles, eapecially the '20 mile march' section. Perhaps Collins isn't the best choice of reader as he is a little on the slow side, but that may well be a matter of preference. All in all, this is a solid read with some important takeaway lessons for any aspiring leader, especially in such turbulent times.