It was fascinating to hear how Steve Jobs and team(s) transformed the industries he did.
Jobs was obviously a brilliant and turbulent man. Personally, I could have done without so much drama about Job's difficult personality.
Anyone who has known brilliant creative people know that they are often difficult, moody, reclusive, etc. It's not easy being around them, but it is those difficulties that often fuel the creativity, or at least are part of the equation. The prolific musician or poet may often have bouts with melancholy and even depression.
It's not to say that being mean to people is excusable, but why Isaacson felt the need to write so much about it is an example of what's wrong with media today.
I know Isaacson said he was trying to give a complete picture of Jobs, but it was apparent that he didn't like jobs and therefore made it hard for the reader to have empathy for Jobs.
It would have been a more powerful story, I think, if Isaacson would have come at Job's personality with more curiosity and empathy that criticism.
I'm not a big review writer, but I'll say that this story is solid and captivating, like most of the Reacher series.
This my favorite in the series because the story itself was fascinating, one of the protagonists is a strong and intelligent woman (she's in it throughout the entire story), and there's not as much violence as there is in many of the books. The main female character held Reacher back a bit, like a woman would, which I personally liked. It gave the story more depth, in addition to the usual intrigue.
Honestly. I have no idea what people see in this book. The main character isn't even likeable. In fact, she's down right irritating.
I only finished it hoping I would find some redeeming value.
No such luck.
It's rare that I put a fictional book down. Even if the story or character development aren't great, I usually still want to see how the story ends.
The author is repetitive, the story is not flushed out, you jump from scene to scene without enough context. It's just poorly written.
I was hesitant to read this book because Scientology really messed up someone close to me. I didn't want to ready anything about this dangerous organization, but my instincts said to do it, and I'm glad I did!
I wanted to put this book down a few times because what happened to Ms. Hill, and others in the story, was beyond absurd and disturbing. It pissed me off because I knew I couldn't do anything about it. But then I couldn't put the book down because I wanted to witness her evolution and what it would take for her to break free.
The intelligence, courage and strength Ms. Hill showed in the end was incredibly inspiring. I am certain this book will help many who have experienced pain, suffering and damage from Scientology. Hopefully it will educate others so that they don't find themselves prey to this organizations and others like it.
First of all, Phoebe Strole should make a career out of reading audio books. She is pitch perfect.
I am a HUGE space time continuum fan, and I really wanted to love this story...but I didn't.
My main issues are these: 1) I understand that Henry had no control over where and when he went, but I found all the jumping around tiresome after a while. 2) I wish the author would have chosen EITHER bi-locating or time traveling for Henry. There was no sense to what was happening. 3) *Spoiler alert* Having Henry come back at after he had been killed just didn't make any sense at all.
I enjoyed this book and feel that Bishop Jordan's teachings are truthful and profound. However, I found the book fairly difficult to listen to. He is by no means a natural narrator. Still, if you can get past his missed inflections and lack of dramatic intonation, you'll find yourself thinking about these laws. Also, don't let his quotes from the bible and talk of God and The Son detour you, this book has many brilliant jewels even if you don't speak the traditional Christian language.
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