I totally agree with those other reviewers who mention 'endless dribble' or , as Susan of Ozark, MO states: this work should be billed as an autobiography of the contributers to the autobiography . . . WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION about the editing, compiling... It's difficult enough that Twain/Clemens chose to include endless detail in his dictations. Add to that the endless detail about "The Making of . . . " and you have a boring few hours interspersed with periodic character assassinations (mostly reserved for Twain's publisher and literary peers/competitors) and some all-too-brief, humorous glimpses of the Twain we love. Now we know why autobiographies should be edited!!!
I found this book very interesting and an easy listen. The authors use analysis and anecdote to show how and why Israel's startup culture has become a major success story. Israelis thrive on chaos, controversy and risk and are not afraid to fail. Unfortunately, I found one major drawback with the audiobook: Just about every Hebrew name is appallingly mispronounced. This is especially annoying since 90% of this book's content consists of naming people, places and companies. It seems strange that the publishers did not bother to have the audio track reviewed by a Hebrew-speaking editor. Despite this major failing, I did find the book worth the listening time.
I strongly agree with the other customers who said they missed having the poems introduced. I purchased and downloaded Volume I with the intent to purchase the other volumes next. But after having to guess the poet each time, I decided against further purchases. Yes, it is exciting to listen to the actual voices of these great poets - especially the "old timers" - Tennyson, Yeats, Browning. I can understand the poor audio quality in recordings 120 years old. But I found it too frustrating to have to keep guessing which poet was speaking each time. Alas, I was not properly prepared for the task - i.e., I had not memorized all the works of each of the 98 poets included in the volume. Not knowning whose voice I was hearing definitely diminished my listening experience.
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