I learned much from this book and listened to it a second time. Will probably even listen a third time. Interesting and thought provoking from start to finish. After hearing Al Gore speak to the Commonwealth Club, and now listening to his book, I have a greater respect and fondness for Mr. Gore. Intelligent, rational, and well researched content. I find it a shame that he was not given the opportunity to lead our country when he was willing to. The world would be a different one. Passionate, caring, down to earth, intelligent and a forward thinking person. If you choose to listen, it just might burst a few of your bubbles.
I found myself trying very hard to keep an open mind in this book. Just didn't seem credible. I listened to the entire book but I cannot tell you anything that was memorable. Perhaps I will try to listen to it again to see if I missed something, but probably not. There are far too many worthwhile things to listen to.
From start to finish, this book was fascinating to me. It read like a novel and I never for even one second was bored. The narrator is excellent in tone, pace and I couldn't have asked for better. I am almost through listening to it for a second time. There is so much to be learned here, as well as simply a wonderfully told story.
I enjoyed the book from start to finish and listened to it twice. I gifted it to two other friends, one of which said it changed his life.
Fascinating story: I enjoyed learning about Woz's upbringing, his development and interest in computers/technology, his college days, the creation of Apple, his relationship with Steve Jobs, and his personal life. My only disappointment was when the book ended! I wanted to hear more.
His pure interest and love of technology very much comes through. Was fascinating to hear how it all started and kept building throughout the years. He truly is the one that revolutionized our computer technology, but is able to explain how he did this, in simple easy to understand terms.
As he says in his book, Steve is not a writer by profession - His story is conversational, and written as he speaks. Those qualities only added to the story and didn't take anything away from how interesting I found it.
My only slight issue was with the narration. The narrator's voice/volume would diminish at times with a rhythm. I could almost imagine (hear) that his head was moving from left to right while reading/narrating into a stationary microphone. Also, the narration was with an almost forced enthusiasm, as if reading a children's story to a toddler. I suppose this extreme is preferred over what it's opposite could be - a dull, droning voice.
The book held my interest all the way through. I might listen to a second time. :)
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