I knew some of the personal characteristics of Benjamin Franklin from other books, but learned much more from this book. He was truly an amazing man.
If you read no other book this month, read this one. History will come alive for you.
Fun, light reading. This book engages the imagination and hooks the reader to follow the story to the end. Unrealistic as the story may be, it makes the reader wonder "what if it really could happen like this."
I was hoping for a fun listening experience but Diane's story didn't flow well. It stuttered, it ran cold and then the author/narrator lost herself in her emotions at the end. I learned from this book that Diane Keaton is what she appears to be on the screen; just a bit of an airhead. Perhaps someone else should have narrated the book.
Wonderful and energetic narration from the author himself.
Like so many of the success stories during the internet age, this one starts with a carefree young person who seems a bit lost at the start, not knowing exactly what to do, but he finds his way by risking everything several times to create something that feels just perfect to him. Tony seemed to have identified his field of sales/marketing early--it just took a while to recognize the right opportunity when it came along. Once he did that, he made it his and devoted himself to making it a success. Tony Hsieh's energy and excitement are Zappos. He has a system in place to wow customers like no other internet company. He didn't need to invent anything new, all those steps were always available for anyone caring enough to put it all together and mold it into a system to "Deliver Happiness" to customers and employees. Zappos employees are happy, they feel a part of the system and are being treated as valid partners. Tony's kind of energy and excitement is contagious. I will be watching to see what's next for him.
First time listener to his books.
Fast spaced, but accents were fake and some were ridiculous sounding.
I should have known that Matthwes was too awed by his subject to write an honest biography. He could not help editing out the unpleasant side of his subject. Much information was left out to protect Kennedy. For example, it would have been interesting to learn more about the serious disagreement betweeen Kennedy and his co-author, Ted Anderson, over the authorship of Kennedy's famous book during his illness when he was still a senator. I am glad Matthews didn't go into the womanizing--we've all hard enough about that.
The story is just too unbelievable.
I am very impressed by the author's knowledge, understanding and interpretation of the politics and life in Israel and Palestinia. This is an exciting story of terrorism, political intrique and the American leagal system; with a love story thrown in to add "heart" to the story. Richard North Patterson is my favorite author--and now more than ever.
The author's best book thus far. Jodi Picoult has an ability to tell a story of unusual circumstances and make it real for the reader's mind. Her characters are believable and "very human." This story has some surprises, but the ending brings it to a perfect close. I highly recommend this book.
Well written, interesting. An unusual love story.
An interesting love story with a predictable ending. The characters are in their late 40's so that should eliminate the storyline's need for the typical characterization of the male--female relationship animosities. However, the story is built around that with a predictable ending. Yet, it was an enjoyable read.
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