Chose this book because I thought it would be great to run and listen to since its based on a long distance run. Turns out shortly after downloading I broke my foot running.
Thought about holding off and waiting until my foot healed but I started listening and was instantly hooked. While being interested in running wouldn't hurt, its definitely not needed. What really sucked me into this book was the amazing stories along the run across America (The Transamerica). Most were completely unrelated to running rather the struggles to keep the run going in depression era America and focusing in on a subset of key runners through the race. The narrator (Rupert Degas) is by far the best I have experienced taking on male and female characters from all over the world (Scottish, Mexican, French etc ...)
When these games were coming out I was playing Nintendo. That being said I was totally into the book. Great story around taking an idea and growing it into a big business against all odds.
Haven't listened to or read a Grisham novel in some time but have always been a fan. My expectations are always high with Grisham, I was not left disappointed with this novel. If you are into Grisham get it, if you are new to Grisham its not a bad place to start.
Story, performance, and characters are all amazing. I am a recent convert to King Novels having listened to 11-22-63, It, and Shining. I was least impressed with the Shining but the former two are truly great. I am in my 30's so the book was for the most part before my time but after listening I was left with a better sense of America, late 50's early 60's, than anything I have seen or read before.
Felt the subject matter lacked the depth needed to make this into a full length novel.
I am not a complete tech geek nor do I normally read anything that could be considered Sci-Fi. That being said I thought the story was incredible and somewhat plausible. I HIGHLY recommend !!
Though the story came on too slow.
Depends, if they are new to Grisham I would recommend other books ..
Thought the narrator was a bit slow.
Yes, second half was much better than the first, so hang in there.
The author breaks habit into three key areas: Business, Social, and personal. The author also reviews the science behind habit in a way that translate well into an audio format.Section relating habit to addiction and personal accountability was eye opening for me, didn't give it much thought prior to the book. Is a compulsive gambler really accountable for the addiction ? Some of the tricks that businesses use, utilizing habit, to market products was well done. How would you market Febreeze to customers ?
Detailed story line with compelling plot twists and a great mix of action (but not too much action). Narrator was amazing, took on many difficult accents as the story traversed across a few continents. If you were a fan of the original three Bourne novels you should like this story.
The story or Kevin's life just got more and more interesting as the story unfolded. Its amazing how interesting a book about a hacker could be. Alot of the intereset came out of a critical part of the hacking process,
Learning about the power of Social Engineering and appreciating Kevin's devotion to hacking just for the sake of hacking.
You don't need to be a computer geek to enjoy. As long as you have some general interset in computer / IT technology I think you will appreciate the book.
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