Bob Lutz's unabashed perception of the auto industry were very inspiring and informative. I was very interested to learn Bob Lutz's point of view on events at General Motors back to the sixties.
Not much for story there was not really a plot to the book. It is a historical editorial.
I wanted to hear Bob Lutz narrate his own book, but I know that'd never happen, after the first few chapters the reader's voice kinda melded into that of Lutz in my mind.
The radical right wing ranting of this book made it unbearable. I bought this book because I am interested in cars. I turned it off because the political ranting got to be too much. I can handle a little difference of opinion if it doesn't get in the way of a good book (P.J. O'Rourke), but this was WAY too much.
The reader is good. No problem there.
Didn't get far enough to know.
It was interesting to learn about how the car business works and get a peek behind closed doors at GM. I didn't really like how he said the failure was due to the credit crisis and I found his arguments that they deserved to be bailed out duplicitous for a free market guy.
He has a great voice and I enjoyed listening to him immensley.
This is one of the best books I've listened to, especially because it focuses in on the auto industry and addresses many of the best and worst decisions ever made in Detroit.
I can't think of a book to compare this to, it is singular in its insight, focus and sheer honesty on how the big car manufacturers became their own worst enemies.
I really enjoyed the explanation and insight as to why the US has always seemed behind foreign car companies in developing great, small, fuel efficient vehicles. It was great hearing someone else observations on how too many MBAs and Accountants can completely cripple a company's ability to create products that will sell.
I just really enjoyed it as it covered so much history and so many of the famous players in the US auto industry. Very colorful!
Yes, after listening to this book, I so wanted to send copies of it to many of the MBA wielding senior management people that have
I just like the way Bob puts thing, thats why I enjoyed this book so much. Truthful and strait to the point. He knows his stuff, so I think he can tell the story to everyone who thinks Honda and Toyota can do no wrong.
I don't usually write reviews but when I saw the previous two reviews were so negative, I had to chime in because I rather enjoyed the book. While it was a little self-absorbed at times, there were some interesting perspectives about the car business and American Business in general that I thought were well formed. I work in the aerospace industry and I can agree with Mr. Lutz that when the people with the passion for the product & customer are not the same people running the business, then business will soon dry up.