This book was recommended to me by my 58 year old mother. I would say, on average, this is a book that most 58 year old mothers would love. As a 33 year old male, I enjoyed it because it was so well written and there were many interesting historical facts, however, plotwise, I'm not the target audience.
At times I found that the book went into to too much superfluous detail, however overall, I really enjoyed the book and found its approach to time travel unique and fascinating.
No. I think the author does a decent job at focusing on the evidence for why "calories in equals calories out" does not apply. However, he spends too much time disproving existing theories instead of proving his own theories and, in the end, I don't think he makes any practical recommendations.
Don't eat carbs is a little too generic for me.I follow a diet called the Glycemic Index diet which uses a lot of the same principles but does a much better job at describing a more practical balanced diet.
Despite being sci-fi it came across as incredibly believable with the obvious exception that we can't yet fly to Mars
His voice was perfect for the main character
There are parts of the book that can quite technical, even if, like me, you don't understand some of it, push through it because all in all it's a great read.
There were some great stories, some good stories and some boring stories. I would remove all the long boring stories.
At least half the stories were worth listening to and many were not.
If you're looking for a laugh out loud book, look elsewhere. This does indeed have a few great funny stories, some solid interesting and insightful stories but I found myself needing to fast forward a few of the longer, completely unfunny/non-insightful ones.
Great all around story and character development. Also enjoyed the historical fiction aspect to it.
It took a little time to get into it but once I was into it, I was hooked.
I strongly disagree with previous comments knocking the narrator.
Probably not. I like my fiction to be somewhat uplifting. That isn't to say that I can't read a book that takes place in a dark time (e.g. the holocaust) but the story itself can still have an uplifting feel to it. I found this book to be too depressing for my liking.
It made me sad and kind of depressed.
The narrator was fantastic and despite my not liking the depressing tone to the novel, I can't deny that Markus Zusak is a talented writer and Allan Corduner is a great narrator.
yes and no. I really enjoyed the writing, I just wish there was more of a mix of positive and negative outcomes and not quite so much of the latter.
If you set your expectations for a 5 hour short informative and somewhat entertaining history of Amazon, you won't be disappointed. At 5 hours, don't expect a ton of detail but there's enough to give you a decent idea of how the company evolved.
I found it easy listening.
The insights into Bezos. I would love to read a full biography on him.
The descriptions of what a small company Amazon started out as even after they were getting a decent amount of business.
I would change the narrator, the narrator and the narrator. He is so bad especially compared to the George Guidall.
Not a chance in hell
Mitch Rapp's next mission should be to kill the narrator.
Great book, one of my handful of favourites so far
While being a true story with incredible insight into "living in the projects", the story is captivating and as good or better than fiction.
There are some reviews that criticize the narrator. I disagree. I thought the narrator did a good job at bringing out some of the different personalities and characters.
Highly recommend this book especially if you like to get a little education while reading something enjoyable.
While this book is one of his older ones, i'd heard it was a good one and the reviews didn't lie. It's great story telling!
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