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Rob

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  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (11155)
    Performance
    (9644)
    Story
    (9614)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Fascinating Story"
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    Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

    I don't know that I will listen to this again, it's 24 hours long. I would recommend it to others.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author interviewed a lot of people, enemies and friends who had reason to dislike the man. He vetted the information Jobs gave as well as the stories of others. One can get a sense when the author thinks he has a fact and when he isn't sure.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator should pronounce words correctly, or maybe that is his


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I've never been an Apple fan or new much about Jobs. But when I got near the end and how iTunes and the iPod came into being. It hit me that this man was largely responsible for revolutionary changes in computing, animated movies, music, and cellular telephones.


    Any additional comments?

    This was well worth my time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs)
    • By Shunryu Suzuki
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
    Overall
    (441)
    Performance
    (174)
    Story
    (178)

    Shunryu Suzuki was a direct spiritual descendant of the renowned 13th-century Zen master Dogen, and his hugely influential Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind ranks with the great classics of Zen literature. Suzuki's clear, coherent translation of ancient beliefs and principles miraculously leaves all the subtleties of Zen intact, while adapting the language to modern sensibilities.

    David says: "superb"
    "Thought provoking"
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    What did you love best about Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind?

    This book does what a religious and philosophical book should, provoke thought.


    Have you listened to any of Peter Coyote’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never listened to Peter Coyote before, but I like the calmness in his voice and thought it matched the subject matter very well. I cannot speak to how well he pronounced some of the names since I am not familiar with the author's language or religion.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the book and will read it again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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