Better? I don't know that it's better as much as it's just a bit different. It is good to hear the actual voice of Randy Pausch at one point. Especially since he is no longer with us. But perhaps it is better. A lecture is normally presented in an audible fashion anyway.
Doesn't really apply to this.
This was not a maudlin story about a dying man; rather it was an admirable, uplifting expose of Randy Pausch’s last few months on earth. Almost exclusively he dedicated his amusing commentary to recognizing what’s important in our lives… family, honor, and having a purpose for being. He definitely left an impact on me and I'll never forget him.
I plan on listening to this book again.
It inspired me. If you are looking to change you life then read or listen to this book.
It's too bad this book was narrated by such a lousy narrator. No emotion in his voice in a book that cried out for emotion and vibrancy. Having watched the lecture and read the book, I got the audible book so I could hear it while on long trips. I was sorely disappointed because the book was read in such a monotone voice that I nearly fell asleep while listening to it. Randy's beginning was just like him and had me in tears. But this narrator was just so...nothing that I cried for the loss of how great this audible book could actually have been, had it been narrated by someone more alive.
I have listened to this book many, many times. I listen to a lot of books and remove them from my IPOD to make room for new ones but The Last Lecture has a permanent spot on my listening device... I think it should be a must read by all! It is a life evaluating, life changing book and is a must listen.
Inspiring and moving
Randy's pursuit of his dreams
The intensity of the story would encourage you to listen over a few sittings.
We are all better off from Randy's decision to create this memoir for his children.
The message itself was one of the best things about the book. It celebrated life.
The anecdotal stories along with the message made for a very good read.
I have not listened to either before.
They were both very good though.
To live life completely.
Not the profound tome some reviews had led me to expect, but if you value someone's thoughts merely because they know they are going to die fairly soon, (as opposed the the rest of us, who are going to die, but have less information as to when), you'l like the book.