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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (489 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Turner, Bill Burke Narrator: Ted Turner Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise!”

These words of fatherly advice helped shape Ted Turner’s remarkable life, but they only begin to explain the colorful, energetic, and unique style that has made Ted into one of the most amazing personalities of our time. Along the way—among his numerous accomplishments—Ted became one of the richest men in the world, the largest land owner in the United States, revolutionized the television business with the creation of TBS and CNN, became a champion sailor and winner of the America’s Cup, and took home a World Series championship trophy in 1995 as owner of the Atlanta Braves.

An innovative entrepreneur, outspoken nonconformist, and groundbreaking philanthropist, Ted Turner is truly a living legend, and now, for the first time, he reveals his personal story. From his difficult childhood to the successful launch of his media empire to the catastrophic AOL/Time Warner deal, Turner spares no details or feelings and takes the reader along on a wild and sometimes bumpy ride.

Ted also doesn’t shrink from the darker and more intimate details of his life. With his usual frankness, he discusses a childhood of loneliness (he was left at a boarding school by his parents at the tender age of four), and the emotional impact of devastating losses (Ted’s beloved sister died at seventeen and his hard-charging father committed suicide when Ted was still in his early twenties). Turner is also forthcoming about his marriages, including the one to Oscar-winning actress, Jane Fonda.

In Call Me Ted, you’ll hear Ted Turner’s distinctive voice as he tells his story. Always forthright, he tells you what makes him tick and what ticks him off, and delivers an honest account of what he’s all about. Inspiring and entertaining, Call Me Ted sheds new light on one of the greatest visionaries of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Turner himself infuses every page of the book…Offer[s] plenty of grist for understanding a man of many accomplishments.”

    USA Today

  • “Turner’s straightforward yet surprisingly charming delivery makes this a must-hear…riveting.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

  • “There’s little to challenge Turner’s provocative reputation, but his reflections reveal the depth of calculation behind his career as a so-called loose cannon.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “It doesn’t matter that Ted Turner is not a professional reader. Yes, he drops the endings on ‘ing’ words and often collapses two-syllable words into one. But he’s a masterful storyteller, and that’s what his memoir is—a series of well-told stories that explore his life…Interspersed with his reading are anecdotes from other people who know, or knew, him. Adding depth and illumination, these are read by four other people and offer a nice change of pace. The book is informative, engaging, and easy to listen to.”


  • “Listeners will find it difficulty to turn away from this force of nature as he barks out his story with a slight southern twang…Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annika | 2/14/2014

    " This is a good book only if you enjoy reading a complete autobiography of a person's life. Some parts I didn't understand because they were about stock exchange, and all these money related things, but his story is very interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Paul | 2/2/2014

    " one of the worst books i have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kenneth Lorence | 1/30/2014

    " Ted Turner is one of my favorite businessmen and this books delves into how he did it. A must read for any entrepreneur. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michael Trup | 1/22/2014

    " Founded CNN and married Jane Fonda among others....and at the same time suffered from depression to the point that he kept a loaded gun in his desk. A little self-serving but an interesting character. "

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