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I purchased the Kindle version which was good. There were a number of things I went back to review easily on my Kindle. I also recently started adding notes to the audiobook in the Audible app (Android) because they sync with my Kindle. The new Whispersync for Voice feature, where you switch between reading on Kindle and listening on the Audible app without losing your place, has increased my listening.
Taylor shares his personal journey in detail, but leaves some of the business aspects to more vague generalizations. As someone who's starting an instrument business I would've appreciated his insight on managing cost, sourcing and importing materials, and managing dealer relationships. On the other hand, as a fan of Taylor Guitars and a life long student of guitar, I was impressed with Bob's commitment and passion to the art of guitar making. He's found a balance between hi-quality mass production and exceptional craftsmanship. I suppose a book from one of the popular celebrity chefs (Bobby Flay, Mario Battali) may be of some comparison.
I liked the pace and tone. Some narrators can be too dramatic and focus on performing more than simple clarity and timing. Anthony did I nice job.
Time permitting, I could have listened in one sitting. I was very eager to hear the details of the business. When that seemed less of a priority in the story my reading slowed.
I'd like to see Audible publish more titles related to the music business. I know there are a number of biographies currently available on Kindle that are not on Audible.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story but once was enough. The main characters experiences as a young female english student were enlightening. I could see myself reviewing to grab a few intriguing mentions of books I'd never read. I have no reason to revisit the story.
The main characters parents created many memorable moments that were strangely familiar and made me laugh aloud in the car while listening a long ride to New Hampshire.
The narration good but a bit slow for my taste. In fact, the narrator's energy improved in the 3-4 chapter. I don't know if that was intentionally reflecting the mood of the story, or if he connected with the characters later in the story.
Living and learning from the literary elite.
I suppose I'll give Middlesex a lesson now that I've had a taste of Jeffrey Eugenides.
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