Steve Jobs is not a nice guy. But he's fascinating! This is a well written and well read account. I consider it a business book as well as a bio because there really is much we can learn, both about what to do, and what not to do, in tech business. Some have said they didn't like the narration but I did. My only issue is that some of the stories are a bit repetitive, primarily because Jobs approached everything he did the same way. It's long, but a good read.
Dan Brown really connects on so many levels. This is another great story with intellectual, spiritual and factual elements. The narrator does a great job with the cast of characters.
A bit simplistic at times but overall a good read. I think there are some ideas that I can put into use
This book was really well put together and the narration enhanced the story. A great vision of what the early stages of a transition to a trans-human or post-human world might look like.
There is nothing negative to say about this book. It's compelling, funny and geeky right from the beginning. I can't even imagine how much research the author had to do to speak intelligently about the science. And the narrator nailed it.
The ending is in question the whole time. And even to the last sentence I wasn't sure if something would change.
The ingenuity and inventiveness the characters showed really made it a "page turner".
This was an interesting read, but a rare case where the movie is much better than the book. There was some interesting background but not enough focus on the core of the story.
We're thrown right into the action as the hero is revived after a 100 year hibernation and full command structure of the fleet is murdered (no spoiler there... it all happens in the 1st chapter!). Among the things I liked about this book were the character development and the details of the battle tactics. I've downloaded the rest of the series and look forward to more adventures.
There are many similarities to the Hunger Games, but this story really stands on it's own. I was drawn into the story very quickly. There was great narration. I'm definitely looking forward to the 3rd installment and the future movie(s).
Even more fun then when I read it over 30 years ago, and when I re-read it for my kids 15 years ago. I grabbed this one on sale and wanted to re-read the story before seeing the 1st movie (which I still haven't done). Very good performance.
I had actually put off reading the last book of this trilogy simply because I didn't want it to end. These are very intense books with violence and intrigue. The book seems to start a bit quicker than the 1st 2, but that might be the familiarity with the characters and circumstances. As always, there are twists along the way. I definitely recommend these books.
It concerns me that people as described in the book exist. I've had little contact with these types over my career. Overall, the book had a very angry tone which made it harder to take seriously and absorb the material. It certainly outlines plenty of behavior "not to do", but I would hope few people would have gone that route anyway. But, then again, some must or the book wouldn't have been written!
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