Very interesting book. Highly recommended. A bit slow in the beginning, but gets better. From today's perspective, it is funny to learn about people actually called Cadbury, Hershey, Mars and Nestle.
I stayed up late to wait for this to be released on Audible. It was worth it. I listened non-stop to the book on my iPhone. There was a lot of new stories in it I hadn't heard before. The books flows really well, Walter Isaacson's writing is great. If you are interested in hearing about Steve Job''s life, then this book is a perfect experience. A lot of funny moments, and a lot of "huh, seriously?" moments too.
This was my first time reading Heart of Darkness. It was highly gripping, and Kenneth Branagh does a great job at narrating. I listened to the entire book in one sitting. There's not much more for me to add, because it is such a classic novella.
I downloaded this audio book as an Australian who knows nothing about baseball. It was quite interesting, and I did enjoy listening about the history of baseball. However, I think it is aimed for baseball fans (not a surprise, right?). Some great insights, but a lot of names are thrown around and I couldn't keep track of them all. I would estimate 25% of the time I was tuned out, waiting for the lecturer to stop talking about names of people I had forgotten and move onto more interesting topics. Three stars because I feel it is a good download if you are the right audience for it.
This book already has so many reviews, maybe this one isn't needed. This was the longest audio book I have attempted to read and I am so glad I tried it. I didn't know much about the book but decided to take a risk on it and I am very glad I did. Great story, great characters, achieves so much that only a book can.
A great story read by a great narrator. I watched the film "Stand By Me" after listening to this and was quite amazed how much of the book made it into the film. The book has a bit of extra depth in its story though. At the moment I'm going through a lot of Stephen King's work on Audible. I decided to give this book 4 stars instead of 5 simply because I enjoyed a few of his other works more than this one. Yet, "The Body" is a fantastic audio book and worth listening to.
I was kind of confused on how many stars to give this book. At the halfway point, I was hooked. Surely one of the most addictive books I've ever read. However, by the end I found I disliked the book. The ending of the book was highly disappointing, because I misjudged the nature of the "locked room mystery" at the beginning. Don't bother trying to solve it yourself like I did. I enjoyed the book enough to give it 3 stars but no more, and I won't be reading the rest of the series.
I found this book highly entertaining. It covered a large range of topics related to sushi, from the evolution of fish to how sushi bar became popular in 1960s California. The story that creates the structure of the book, following students at a sushi academy, is useful when it is used to be informative - when the students run into problems, and these problems are used to explained things further. The educational passages are the best bits. Whenever the story tries to hit an emotional note, it fails. However, this is not much of the book. I am very glad I listened to this book.
I loved the original Freakonomics book and found this just as interesting. It was by random chance I bought the first book years ago, and fell in love with economics. Superfreakonomics is endlessly interesting, and entertaining the whole way through. Dubner's voice as narrator is pleasing to listen to, and I managed to finish this audio book in one day because I could not stop listening to it.
I loved listening to this book, was entertained the whole way and amazed by some of the topics covered in it. However, after doing a bit more research found that not everything in it was quite right. Even if there is some errors in it, I still rate Outliers quite highly because it did change the way I look at a lot of things.
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