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Wings of Fire (Karadi Tales) Audio CD – 1 January 2004

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Karadi (1 January 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Audio CD ‏ : ‎ 96 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 8181900057
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-8181900050
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 - 8 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 500 g
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 11,207 ratings

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Reviewed in India on 12 August 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book you will ever read...???? Let's find out!!!!!!!
By Arnav on 12 August 2017
This is the most inspirational book one can ever read. I was very glad that this book was written by an Indian (Arun Tiwari) about an Indian whose life journey is so inspiring that it can just turn your life. It shows how a normal young Muslim boy who lived in Rameswharam turned into a famous scientist and then the president of a country like India.

What it includes???

~ The odd jobs he did to pay his school fees.
~ How he became a vegetarian??
~ How he wanted to become an Indian Force
~ How he became a rocket engineer instead of
a Collector as his father had dreamt????

He describes individuals like Prof. Sarabhai and Dr. Brahm Prakash who had a great impact in his personality. He describes the qualities of a leader and how he faced difficulties in becoming one. Being a 'small-town boy' his journey was not simple and full of people who were always jealous of him.

But as the book says he never left hope, courage and faith in God and with his determination and hardwork he was able to achieve what he could never think of.

He considered all religions equal and had equal respect for all the religions. He was even the best friend of the son of the head priest of Rameswaram Temple.

I loved the ways he keeps on describing his various teachers of life and all the influential people and their qualities.

I would say that you read this book only if you are above 15 years otherwise you will find the language heavy and difficult and you can also struggle to understand the book here and there mainly because of the deep meaning and inspirations. You will love the way he includes short poems everywhere. Also, the book uses a lot of technical and aeronautical words so some people just like me might face issues in understanding them.

The book is 180 pages long. The book according to me is not durable ( I bought it 6 months back) and the pages can easily be torn if not taken care of.

In the end I would say that this is a perfect inspirational book for anybody who is interested in aeronautics or just want to achieve greater heights in life. The book is a perfect package and is a must read.

So I surely recommend this book.
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Reviewed in India on 13 February 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars A story of Grit and Determination
By Nishchay Munshi on 13 February 2018
This book is truly worthy of a 5 star review.

Firstly, the book talks of a boy born in a family in the town of Rameswaram. This boy today needs no introduction as he has proved himself as one of the most amazing President India ever had.

The book talks about Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's early life, education and his career as a scientist in HAL, DRDO and ISRO.

His journey of many ups and downs and humble beginnings is a gentle reminder to all Indians who blame their life and circumstances and the lack of opportunities it presents.

The greatest learning that can be taken from this book is that no matter how humble or privileged your beginnings are, no matter how many times you fail to deliver, with the right spirit and belief in your cause will eventually manifest you the results you desire.

Another thing that this book intensely focusses on are the moral values given to children at a very young age. Children of India will grow to be patriots and secular if right from their childhood they are not taught the divide of culture, religion and caste.

Another thing this book focusses on how important mentorship is in one person's success. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam did become a leading scientist of his time, but he always attributed his success to his mentors and leaders.

The technical aspects of the book may be a little tedious for a person from non engineering background. You may get a little lost in a few chapters. Nonetheless, the book still has a lot to offer to its readers. Mechanical Engineers (like myself) would love the technical aspects of this book.

I would recommend this book to be compulsorily taught to all students in school.

This book is also a great read for MBA graduates and leaders. This book has really practical leadership lessons to offer.

Hope this review helps. Cheers !!
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Reviewed in India on 18 December 2017
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Reviewed in India on 26 January 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must Read for Project Mangement
By Amazon Customer on 26 January 2019
Wings of Fire is an Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam covering his early life and his work in Indian Space research and missile programs. It is an extraordinary story of a seemingly ordinary man with extraordinary drive and talents

This book is must for professionals undertaking project work or are team member of project .... surely after reading you will try to introspect your performance basis the attributes shared,


Dr. Kalam was a GREAT project director and in book he shares about his participative management practices. He has described about various projects he undertook and shows how a person can manage a large team of experts without any formal knowledge in project management and team dynamics. He never fails to acknowledge his co-workers, team members and others of importance, throughout the book


Sharing some of concepts which I liked

·         Hands-on  Approach vs. Hands-off Approach

·         Conversation vs. Communication

·         Performance Dimensions

·         Flow – ( Flow is a sensation we experience when we act with total involvement
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