Publisher's Summary

Dame Stephanie Shirley is one of Britain's leading philanthropists and has donated most of her life to helping good causes, especially those close to her heart.
This fascinating memoir, read by Dame Stephanie herself charts her life from her time as a child in Germany and arrival in England as an unaccompanied Kindertransport refugee through to her retirement and dedication to charity.
This amazing audiobook will take you through the entire range of emotions - from happiness at the success of her original company Freelance Programmers through to the ultimate sadness of losing her only child.
©2014 Andrews UK Limited (P)2014 Andrews UK Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By cmaurice on 03-02-2017

Inspirational

Stephanie's story is truly inspirational. I was blown away by her hard work and perseverance . She is honest, clear and at times funny and her English accent and warm tones make the listening a pleasure. Thank you Stephanie I really enjoyed every word!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Emily on 31-03-2016

Amazing life, unedited audio book

If you could sum up Let It Go in three words, what would they be?

Shirley's incredible story

What did you like best about this story?

- Surviving Nazi occupation
- Women in tech
- Women in business
- Parenting a child with severe autism
- philanthropy

And all of the struggles and successes that have gone with each.

What does Stephanie Shirley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Dame Shirley is telling her story, and does so pleasantly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This book was pretty heavy emotionally speaking and had a lot of detail, and therefore I need some breaks. It was great for my daily commute.

Any additional comments?

FYI: It's not edited. One whole chapter is repeated. It's not even that distracting when she has to go back and read something again, but it's not ideal.

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4 out of 5 stars
By chocoholic on 06-04-2015

Inspiring

What made the experience of listening to Let It Go the most enjoyable?

It is easy to forget how far we have come as a society, both in dealing with women's issues and in how we care for individuals with disabilities. Shirley describes her journey through both as a female entrepreneur and parent of a child with severe autism. She is surprisingly transparent about her experiences. That level of honesty is quite captivating.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

The beginning of the story was gripping, as Shirley described her early life as a child as a member of the Kindertransport program and the rejection by her mother, as well as the starting of her business.

Any additional comments?

As the book went on, it became slightly long and main themes were repeated over an over. Although I understood Shirley's feelings of betrayal by some of her colleagues, it made for a less interesting and inspiring experience as the story went on. It could have done with a little bit more editing, as there were clearly times where she re-read sentences of the book because of a fumble, and the duplicates should have been edited out but were somehow missed.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 11-09-2017

Inspiration

A really honest and inspiring account of her life. Thank you Dame Stephanie Shirley for all you've done for autism charities and your work as a whole. You're an inspiration to others.

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5 out of 5 stars
By D8M2 on 19-09-2015

Inspirational

What did you like most about Let It Go?

The candidness of what life really looks like, and the struggle behind reaching your goals.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I'm listening to the book a second time. Its a book I want to listen to slowly to catch every sentence.

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