It's obvious why Frank McCourt won a Pulitzer Prize for this book. This is a wonderful story of a young boy's early years growing up surrounded by heartbreaking poverty, a father who was not always there, the stresses of a Catholic upbringing and the death of siblings; but through all of this his upbeat and optimistic attitude towards life comes across on every page. In addition, the narration by the author is absolutely marvelous! This is really a great book.
A well researched and well read version of events in the Middle East in WW I. The character of T. E. Lawrence was larger than life, but was he just another pawn in the British game of imperialism? A great story of Lawrence and other players in that war to end all wars. The narration is outstanding, bringing all of these characters to life.
This true story of WW II is one of the most unbelievable stories I have ever heard! What this man went through is difficult to think about, and his survival and return to humanity is an amazing journey, vividly told by the author. Edward Herrmann's narration is outstanding as well, and really brought the story to life.
This is a moving and thought provoking account of how perseverance, faith and forgiveness can conquer any disaster that life brings.
The story moves generally in chronological order, beginning with how Steve was put up for adoption, and then tells the almost unbelievable story of how he started building computers in his parent's garage, and eventually how he orchestrated the phenomenal success of Apple. The author discusses the personal and professional successes and failures of Jobs, and gives the listener an insider's view of this very talented man. It is apparent that Steve Jobs' vision and single-minded focus were the drivers of Apple's rise to become the most valuable company in history. This was fascinating listening from start to finish.
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