Master Switch is a modern history book about the rise and fall of information and the technology (and people) that facilitated it. As a technologist I find it to be a required listen for anyone interested in technology and media with the hope that there are many lessons to learn.
How Tim Wu takes the listener on a tour of the history of information technology and the communication empires that it spawned such as telephone, radio, television and now those that evolved from the internet and mobile spaces.
The depiction of Edison and David Sarnoff were quite interesting. However, it wasn't specifically due to Marc's narration.
The book is too dense to listen in one sitting. I found that I would listen to passages and then reflect on them later. There were a few chapters that I listened to more than once.
The overall story is gripping. I couldn't stop listening to it even though I knew much of the back-story. As a cycling fan, Tyler's story opened my eyes to many of the fears I've had throughout the last 15+ years.
Tyler, Lance, Floyd and the peloton.
Sean's reading of the book was excellent and captured the appropriate drama.
I'm normally not a fan of the genre, but after a friend recommended this book, I couldn't stop listening.
Being from NJ I found the settings to be familiar, but with enough of a twist to make me think twice before heading to those locations.
BJ created various voices for many of the characters. I couldn't call one out as better than the other, but in general his performance complemented the overall story quite well.
Don't listen to this book before you go to sleep.
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