Reviews for Billy Houston: Rags to Riches by Greg Holman

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  1. Greg’s easy writing style allows the reader to move from chapter to chapter effortlessly.

    The character Billy Houston takes you on a fast paced ride through his life from becoming a dropout to building multi-million dollar empires and the threat of losing it all.

    Hard to put down a thoroughly enjoyable read.

  2. This is a fantastic read. It moves at a fast pace. Often humorous and lots of drama. It makes you want to get to the end to find out what happens. Once you start you can’t put it down. Awesome book Greg. Can’t wait to read your second book.

  3. An old pals suggested I take a look at this book,
    and a great suggestion it was!!!

    Compelling story told in an effortless literate manner.

    The Billy Houston character is alive in us all.
    He had the guts to “Give it a Crack” (lacking in most!)
    At times you love him, others you admire him and then at times ask “Are you for real!!”
    Full of drama, humor and at time sadness.
    An extraordinary story, inspiring story!
    And above all, entertaining story.
    The title says it all, do your self a favor.

  4. Billy Houston: Rags to Riches is an engaging story that is fast-paced with exciting highs and lows that we can all relate to. A mixture of business success, funny stories, tragic deaths, lies, sex, drugs, friendship, betrayal and bravery – it has little bit of everything which makes the reading unpredictable, suspenseful and interesting. Well Done Greg Holman on a highly successful first book!

  5. This is a fabulous read. Greg has written a compelling tale which draws you into the entrepreneurial mind of Billy Houston. As you read through the pages , you will often laugh or maybe cry and then suddenly be snared into the suspense of business dealings, and exposure of the greed and ambition of others. It contains tradegy, mystery, suspense, humour, business lessons and more.
    I really got engulfed in the book and read it in a couple of days. I don’t find too many books like this. If you like a good laugh, have a spirit of entrepreneurship, and always support the bloke who battles against all odds, you will love this book.

  6. Thoroughly enjoyed this debut book by Greg Holman. Finished it in a couple of days, engrossed in the trials and tribulations of Billy Houston, as he turns his business ideas into huge successes, and sometimes horrible failures. Along the way he deals with a mix of business egos and personal struggles.
    Billy Houston Rags to Riches keeps you engaged all the way through. Already looking forward to the next book !!

  7. What a roller coaster ride Greg Holman takes us on. A two day read of Billy Houston’s remarkable journey from Rags to Riches. Emotions of joy, astonishment, fear, humor, Greg keeps us on the edge of the unknown. Astonishing lesson’s from a business entrepreneur that will help others to create and succeed in their dreams.
    A great read…very hard to put in down.
    I am ready for the next book!

  8. Hi Greg, I absolutely enjoyed your book. It was engaging, some times funny, motivational and in general amazing. Congratulations

  9. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars

    Billy Houston Rags to Riches
    July 16, 2019
    Format: Kindle Edition

    Coming the California at age 14. His home country was Australia. His first 9 years in the USA proved to be quit challenging. Getting kicked of of school. Hanging with friends that drank and partied a lot. Losing a close friend and getting into a car accident that had is face rebuilt, with a lot of surgeries in his near future. Lost 3 wife with his workaholic life drive. His gave everything he had to, his start up in his businesses. Made his first million before 31 years old. deciding in mid life he was tired and left the USA. after some counseling, he started writing down things about his life. And ending up witting a book about his life. A very enlightening book on the business world. I freely five this review.

  10. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 stars
    Overcoming many obstacles to become very successful
    July 20, 2019
    Format: Kindle Edition

    This is a story about a boy moving from Australia to California when he was 14. In the next nine years he was kicked out of school, was in a horrible car accident that made it so he had to have his face rebuilt. He then has abuse of alcohol and drugs an quit college. Even though he was so lost and low he pulled himself up to become a multimillionaire. He becomes so successful that he tells how he succeeded in his story. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.

  11. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 stars
    Different than what I was expecting but still very good!
    July 21, 2019
    Format: Kindle Edition

    I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.

    For some reason I was thinking this was a different type of book, so at first I was a little lost. Then I got into it and found it fascinating as a glimpse into an unknown world for me at least!

    Such a journey and so descriptive it was a quick read once I got going. Looking forward to the next book.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  12. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 stars
    A read full of business knowledge…
    July 14, 2019
    Format: Kindle Edition

    I’m not a business man but this book learned me a thing or two about how business works and how businesses get started. This is not an action filled book but an informative and a roller coaster of ups and downs the business world can give out. It takes a few good people to really get it right the first time over and over. If you want to look inside what it takes to be Billy Houston, this book will show you.

  13. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars
    Very informative
    July 18, 2019
    Format: Kindle Edition

    I feel that Billy Houston did a great job sharing his life’s ups and downs, how he made from hitting rock bottom to making millions by the time he turned 31. Very well written.
    I was given a free copy in return for my honest review.

  14. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 stars
    A book at would inspire people to strive for their best
    July 19, 2019
    Format: Kindle Edition

    This book shows how you can go from nothing to the top and back and forth from top to bottom. There wasn’t much emotion to grab you but full of facts to inspire you. Having worked for a tax accounting firm this sounded very familiar.

  15. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 stars
    Never give up
    July 22, 2019
    Format: Kindle Edition

    I voluntarily review this book after receiving a free copy!

    This book is well written. It’s about a young man who throughout life failed and succeeded, but in the end becomes a billionaire and makes something of himself. All the struggles ups and downs the good in the bad was a little hard to get into in the beginning but the more you read the more you got into it all in all in great read.

  16. Character Development: 5/5
    Plot Development: 4/5
    Flow of Plot: 4/5
    Overall rating: 4/5

    Billy Houston Rags to Riches takes you on a colorful journey involving exotic locations and larger than life personalities. The largest personality is Billy himself. A self-described serial entrepreneur, Billy offers a glimpse into the workings of his ever-active mind always on the lookout for the “next big thing.” He usually finds it!We meet his merry band of men: Chook Burns, Roger “the Dodger” Freeman, and Pat Gabriel as Billy talks about his upbringing. The story weaves a tale of an entrepreneurial mind going all the way back to high school. As the businesses come and go the reader is given a better understanding of the bonds between friends, the business acumen needed to be successful, and what happens when you try to take more than your fair share of the pie.The story shows the wealth to be reaped from successful business and the more sinister side when backdoor deals are made, and criminal alliances are formed. The writing is detailed in a way that makes you feel like you are there in the moment. As you are reading, you are trying to follow the clues to see if you can figure out how everyone came to be in the situation they are in.It’s an engaging read that’s hard to put down. It’s a good lesson in business practice as well (both good and bad events that can happen during the course of business.) You are left wondering how successful Billy’s latest business venture will be, but in the back of your mind, you already know.

  17. Such an easy read as written in a style that you just want to keep on reading. The storyline is so believable, and you could really see these events happening,that you must follow through and see what Billy gets up to next. I can’t wait to read more of Greg Holman’s books . Keep writing Greg , the world needs authors like you.

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Greg Holman

Greg Holman is an Australian business entrepreneur who retired from corporate life in October 2017.

He now divides his time between Noosa, Australia and the idyllic beaches of Thailand.

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