This biography was a mixed bag. The parts about Allen's relationship with Bill Gates before Microsoft, and about his time working at Microsoft, were great. It really makes you realize how intergel Microsoft was at the time. They were involved with so much, listening to Allen talk about it was almost like reading Fire In The Valley. It was like hearing a complete early history of personal computers. When Allen finishes talking about Microsoft he gives his take on the computer industry, and it's pretty awesome to hear his perspective on the industry today. I really enjoyed these parts of the book. With that said, the beginning, before Allen meets Gates, and the parts about owning a basketball team and the non-tech investments he made after Microsoft were incredibly boring. I couldn't take it and ended up skipping these chapters. Finally near the end he starts talking about his tech investments. This part wasn't bad, but his involvement with his tech investments are never as interesting as his involvement with Microsoft. It really makes you wonder if he was as passionate about these investments as he was about Microsoft. Overall I'd say if you're into tech like I am then reading this is a no-brainer... you'll just end up skipping the boring parts like me. The parts I mentioned that were interesting are well worth the price tag.
This is what it says it is, a book of Fischers rise and fall. It's well written and covers Fischers life spectacularly. If you're interested in listening to a book about Fischer this is a no brainer. Great book.
The short stories are really funny. They are well worth the price (free). This is a no-brainer, definitely get this collection of shorts and give them a listen. They are simply fun listens.
Yes, it's an easy listen and it's one I wouldn't mind listening to while working.
It's similar to other Heinlein you novels. Starman Jones, which is probably my favorite and Citizen of the Galaxy.
It was a solid performance.
It had a pretty neat concept, a nice mixture of hard and soft sci-fi
Just a good light read
If you've listened to any other PrepLogic Comptia audiobook then this book will seem great by comparison. It is a big improvement over the 702 book, but it's still too short to be really useful. This book is better than nothing but it is supplementary only... do not think that this book will give you nearly the information you will need to pass the network+ exam.
The only thing nice I have to say about this book is that it has good audio quality. With that out of the way I should mention that this book will not help you with the 702... not even a little. It is far too short and really lacks detail. PrepLogic should be embarrassed to have this as a product. Audible should be embarrassed to sell this book. PrepLogic's 701 audiobook was 10 times better and even it was below average. This book basically walks you through some very basic troubleshooting and doesn't go into much detail at all. Anybody who has passed the 702 and took it even the least bit seriously should be able to create a more informative audiobook than this. This book is a waste of money and a waste of a download credit. There is a definite need for a really good informative Comptia A+ audiobook in my opinion, but this book isn't it.
This was an excellent audiobook. As other reviewers have stated, it starts off slow, but really picks up after an hour or two. It gets so interesting once you get past the beginning that it's hard to stop listening. I really enjoyed learning about others opinions of John Von Neumann, I had no idea he was suck a controversial figure among the early computer scientists.
I was pretty excited about this audiobook, but after reading some reviews about the quality I was worried. Poor audio quality can ruin even the best audiobook. However, I just don't see what all the fuss is about. The quality isn't bad, it may not be the best but it's far from the worst. Certainly the audio quality didn't detract from my enjoyment of the audiobook at all. Perhaps other listeners don't like the narrator. While nothing would be better than to have this story performed by Tom Baker himself, the narrator was still good. The story was excellent, at least as good as Adam's other Who stories in my opinion, perhaps better because I felt like some of the material would certainly have been edited out. Overall I really enjoyed this audiobook and I believe it to be a must listen for any old school Who fan, or Adam's fan.
The information in this audiobook is good, unfortunately the book is just too short to be very useful. This audiobook should only be a supplement to your preparation for the Comptia A+ exam, don't use this as your sole study method. This is really the only Comptia A+ audiobook option, if you want something better I'd recommend getting a physical book, like Mike Meyers all in one exam guide, take notes from it, then use your microphone to make your own audiobook. The audio and presentation likely wouldn't be as good, but you'd have better material and learn a lot in the process.
This is a good little book. It's the story of Steve Wozniak, the cofounder of apple. I heard many of these stories before reading the book, but there were many new stories as well. Woziak's personality really comes through in this book. If you're into apple or into tech it's a really enjoyable book.
If you're into apple this is a must listen. It focuses mainly on apple as a business, though there is some Steve Job's worship. Overall it was a good little book though.
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