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  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "Very interesting bio of a genius, flaws and all."

    I loved this biography about this brilliant man. Before reading it, I always thought Steve Jobs seemed to be someone everyone either loved or hated. I figured this would just be a glowing tale of how great he was. It was surprisingly honest about his flaws as business man, friend, and family man.

    I also don't get why many people were bashing the narrator. I thought he did very well. I've listened to many audiobooks with both good and bad narrators, and I thought the bashing was totally unwarranted.

    This was a biography, not an autobiography. Even if had been written by Steve Jobs, it would be silly to have someone try and read it AS Steve Jobs.

    I highly recommend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "A start to an epic story, that leaves you hanging"

    This story takes a while to get going, but the characters are pretty interesting and complex. I like that no one is pure good or evil.

    I know it's a series, but I didn't like the way the book just ended. It just seemed like a big set up for the next book. I'm used to stories having more of an ending, even if there are larger overall story arcs that span multiple books. I enjoyed the story and will probably go on to the next one, but I felt like the author kind of left me hanging.

    I thought the narrator did a great job. Any one that can do that many characters, with that great of age differences has fantastic range.

    If you know before starting that this first book doesn't really complete a story arc, then you'll enjoy it quite a bit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks...: And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Adam Carolla
    • Narrated By Adam Carolla

    It's a sad and eerie harbinger of our times that the Oprah-watching, crystal-rubbing, Whole Foods-shopping moms and their whipped attorney husbands have taken the ability to reason away from the poor schlub who makes the Bloody Marys. What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we now settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers. Adam Carolla has had enough of this insanity and he's here to help us get our collective balls back.

    Brett says: "Hilarious Book"
    "Heard it all before"

    I'm a big Adam Carolla fan, I've listened to his radioshow and podcast for years and I watched his movie and shows. He's really funny, but there is nothing new in this book. It's his same material that he does over and over again.

    Bottom line, don't expect anything new. If Adam Carolla is new to you, you should definitely get this book. If you listen to his free podcasts you've heard it all before.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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