The story behind Facebook is a very interesting one, and the author obviously has some good sources...
But the writing is so poor and over dramatized. The parts where the author imagines what might have happened - and then describing the surroundings in agonizing detail made me cringe.
I usually listen to audio books in my car and this was one of those books that I wanted to stay in the car and keep listening to. Mike Chamberlain has a great voice for this book and the story was very engaging. If you're interested in how online business come to be, this is a must read.
A Business Analyst by trade, my professional portfolio includes new business concepts, technology, strategy, social business and digital disruption. On a personal side I dabble in a little physics, network science and crime thrillers. A 70-80 book a year listener.
The events that unfolded in the evolution of Facebook are fascinating. It has probably been dramatised somewhat...who cares, it was a good listen. I listend to it in 3 hours on double speed as the narator is a bit slow.
I highly recommend this audio book. The narrator is excellent. The story is amazing, out of this world! It has it all, an inside look at life at Harvard through the eyes of computer geeks, nerds and misfits! Who became billionaires! What more can I say, I loved this book.
Well read, is a little techy but not to much to go over the top but still enought for the computer geeks... Just talks about the early years of facebook but it still entertaining...
It's fascinating reading about how Facebook started, and I think the author manages to explain why Mark Zuckerberg did what he did, and didn't think he was doing anything wrong. It's not a hatchet job, although it could have been.
But I would have preferred it if the author didn't sink to the gutter and insult his readers by assuming that everything they did was because of sex. That's extremely one-dimensional and lame. I can agree with the criticisms and the praise for this book, because its interesting in spite of being hyped.
It's a pity the author has no clue about technical details, because it shows. How a single laptop running a web server can bring down an entire university's computer system, including mail servers, is asserted but sadly not explained.
The narrator managed to make a poor script sound better than it was, and deserves credit for keeping the story moving. This book isn't on my top 10 list of great reads, but my curiosity has been satisfied. I won't be seeing the movie.
very interesting story and lots to be learned for all the web entrepreneurs out there...
The most boring audiobook I've listened. Had to give up after about an hour. It's not fact nor fiction, not a novel nor a business book. Probably closest to a not-very-well-written novel. A waste of time and money.
Well paced story of the start-up of Facebook. Can't wait until Zuckerberg comes out with his version:).