Can't tell - put book down after three chapters
If you are interested in what the authors have to say you might like this book. I was not interested in all their personal opinions.
I really enjoyed this book. The story held me through the full 800 pages and the character development for the most part was very good. That is especially true of the main characters, Theo, Boris, Mrs. Barber, Theo's mother and father, Sandra and Hobbie. I want to be like Hobbie. What a saintly, rich person. The development of Kitsy and Pippa was not as strong.
The writing has been compared to that of Dickens, and I would have to say it falls short of that. Dickens was able to get into the sordid side of life with humor and without making the reader feel oppressed by it. The humor is definitely missing in this book, but it did manage to avoid the oppressive part by painting Theo as an innocent, naïve victim of his circumstances.
The portrayal of Theo as having little control over his fate and casting him in a somewhat fatalistic light, both for his life and for life in general. is something I cannot accept, so this put me somewhat at odds with the author. There was also a little too much drug use for my taste.
The reading by David Pittu is superb. He brought the book to life with his inflections and voices.
Overall, I would recommend this book, but do not see it being a classic.
No. I am more interested in the person than all the technical background on products and design. It was big on technical and short on depth re Jony Ive as a person.
This was a spellbinding story about a company affecting our daily lives. I did not understand Twitter or its history before reading this book.
Would like to have seen more info on what Jack Dorsey was doing with Square. Not integral to the book, but would have provided background on one of books key characters.
Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson.
This is a fascinating story of Jeff Bezos and Amazon - well written and well narrated.
No more Herman Melville books.
Just tell the tale of chasing Moby Dick and forget all the other stuff.
The tale of Moby Dick is interesting, but Melville gets sidetracked on so many unrelated topics (all different types of whales, the sermon about Jonah, types of boats, etc.) that it got extremely boring. Finally, I started skipping all the digressions.
In the top 20%
Definitely did not make me laugh
The books kept my interest from beginning to end. However, it was a little painful to relive this event.
George Guidall did a fantastic job of reading one of the best books I have ever read!
Jean val Jon because he is remarkable
The final scene
The entire book
I have learned to avoid books where the author does the narrative. The author may be able to write, but is usually not a good narrator and this books was no exception. The narration is so bad, and the story so weak, I am putting the book down after one chapter. I wish Audible had made it clear the author was the narrator. In the credits they say it is narrated by Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart and others. Those people say so little it is misleading to even mention them.
East of Eden
I have listened to his other performances. He is the best!
Should be must read.
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