Yes-King thoroughly researched the period and wrote a good story. The compelling narration by Craig Wasson made it especially enjoyable to listen to. Wasson did a fine job tackling all those accents and at times he instilled emotion into his reading that added real depth to this audiobook.
This book was recommended to me by an Audible chat person, and I'm glad he did.
I liked how King evoked small town life and personalities in various parts of the country in the mid 20th century, including material clearly drawn from his experiences with high school teaching.
I don't have a favorite scene, but I enjoyed the feeling that i was tooling around Texas with him in those classic cars.
I didn't have an extreme reaction. Maybe it was just me, but I didn't find the love interest very interesting.
One thing that I wished was that the big-band music music that accompanied the audio book had been from "In the Mood". I suppose there were licensing reasons they couldn't do that, but it would have been nice.
King's afterword, read by the author, was a pleasant bonus.
While I was listening to this, I really wished I had a hard copy version of the book to see the photos---Jobs' family and bio family, the buildings he designed, and all the designs that are central to the story. The visual elements are so important that I wondered whether there is a way for Audible to include photos with an audiobook like this. Tina Fey posted photos on the web to accompany the audio version of her memoir, "Bossypants". Couldn't at least that much be done for books like this?
Of course, Benjamin Franklin. John Adams.
I thought Dylan Baker did a good job, but I found his mispronunciations to be distracting. For example, he never quite got "demur" right (the second syllable should be pronounced like "infer") and he ended up pronouncing it somewhere between "demur" and "demure".
It actually did make me cry, even though Jobs was such an S.O.B.
I am not a Mac person, but reading this helped me appreciate many people's enthusiasm for Apple products. I recommend this book as an intriguing read.
Cutting out the "life coach" psychobabble in Hunter's distorted interpretations of the motivations of everyone involved would have been good.
Rielle Hunter doesn't appear to have anything else to write about
I thought Cassandra Campbell did a fine job with this mostly dopey material---her delivery and pace were good. At times, I felt like as though the author herself was speaking. This doesn't happen very often in listening to audiobooks.
It's an essential part of a trilogy that also includes Resilience and The Politician.
This book needed a lot more editing.
Of course not. It's way too long.
I didn't mind the length, though, since I've been listening to it in 3-hour segments.
Maybe some of Atul Gawande's books. But Gawande is a much better writer, and does an outstanding job of presenting medical concepts to a popular audience.
Stilted, mannered, careful.
Hoye's performance sounds like a traditional radio announcer reading copy. He enunciates carefully and clearly, but there's no buoyancy in his delivery. I would have liked a much more natural, conversational reading, kind of like Scott Simon or Liane Hansen.
It's time you knew: there is no "cure for cancer"
It would have been more accurate to call this book "A History of Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment".
It's an eye-opening read about the personalities, politics, egos, hype, and manipulation surrounding the fallacious "War on Cancer", which is just about as unrealistic as the "War on Terror". Mukherjee details why we can't cure "cancer", because cancer is not a single disease.
I haven't finished it yet, but I would recommend it to anyone.
A preposterous plot that kept getting worse as it progressed.
I don't know what this genre is. I see, though, that Elizabeth Gilbert is apparently considered to be a similar writer, and I couldn't stand her book, either. Is the genre perhaps Dopey Books with Clueless, Self-Absorbed Female Central Characters? Then yes, I am turned off by this genre.
I thought she was a very good reader. She's not that great with accents, though, and the accent for the West African doctor was completely wrong. And her pronunciation of Marina's name kept changing throughout the book for some reason. But overall, she did a good job.
Mr. Fox. He obviously couldn't care less about Marina. And the Bovenders. And Marina, herself. And the character of sweet, lovable, Easter---everyone's hearing-impaired pet mascot---was a bit much. I think the only character that appealed to me was the deranged, diabolical, Dr. Swenson.
She did read well, which I appreciate
For me, it just wasn't that suspenseful waiting to see if she could meditate successfully
Probably not with Morey reading.
Yes-I think he's a genius
This was nonfiction
I'm sure Meryl Streep would be in there somewhere ; )
I listen to books on long drives. I was really interested in the concept, the but narrator put me to sleep.
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