I'm on the fourth story and looking forward to an uplifting one. I don't think I'll get it, but I can't help but listen on to characters in the real / surreal life. Well written and well narrated. nuff said!
umm. Ok. if you push me then the answer is "no". I can however say, I came, I listened, I reviewed.
I am a fan of the Game of Thrones series and most certain that GRRM was inspired by Pillars. This book is ambitious, but failed to engage me with respect to the characters -- through no fault of the excellent narration by John Lee. His characters remained real and true throughout the book.
At a certain point I just didn't care about some of these characters the way I should have -- perhaps with the exception of the main character Prior Philip and the main antagonist William Hamleigh. The other main characters and antagonists were fun at times, but ultimately a bit boring.
Ultimately, I wasn't as compelled to sit in my car and miss a meeting or dinner with my family to listen until the end of chapter like I have been with other audible books. Sometimes I had to push myself to listen to Pillars and not a podcast that I downloaded.
Thus far, my favorite book on Audible.
I lived through and avidly recall all of Steve Job's major highs and lows, reading about him/Apple/Next rise and fall. Great to understand more of the detail and dirt behind what was going on that the newspapers and mags did not cover. The whole Apple versus IBM versus Microsoft versus itself is very compelling as well as Steve's relationship with Steve Wozniak, his daughter Lisa and others is a study in and of itself in physiology. Crazy, crazy, crazy, but brilliant man.
What I didn't expect is how this book has changed me and others that I have referred. Steve's obsessive and neurotic view for ANY products' fit, form and function had an almost life changing affect on the way I view my company's final product (even though I am in the services business) and the way I shop for products as a consumer.
A must read/listen!!
Best parts are when he talks about his family, but these parts are just a very small part of the book. As a fan some interesting stuff, but could have been better. At times I laughed out loud to hear Steve repeat some of his old stuff, but overall this book is not a comedy book, but a kind of biography. Doesn't go beyond the movie "The Jerk" as far as his career is concerned.
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