I found this book a true testament to human endurance and strength of will. Though many chapters I could just shiver, and at other times any hunger I may have gotten vanished after thinking of what they were eating. Though out the reading I could not stop; just wondering what happened next. The fact it is true is just adding to the interest. If hearing stories of true human endurance is something you like, then you should love this book.
Listening to this book was an unexpected pleasure. Because of some of the prior reviewers would make you think that the narrator was as Steve Jobs would say
I have read many biographies of many different people. From Babe Ruth to Donald Trump. This biography is the best that I have read yet. The author has done his homework well. He brings out not just the facts of each time of Steve's life; but backs up each situation or event with actual stories of the back ground and consequences of the happening. Quoting people that were there, or knew inside information about the event. All the while the author weaves all of this together into a very enjoyable read.
One of my favorite times is right after Jobs is asked to come back to run Apple once more after his long exile. And how he makes drastic changes that most CEO's would not have the balls or talent to do.
There are so many moments though out the book that I found myself just laughing out loud, about how Steve would handle a problem or situation so
In conclusion, anyone that wants to be inspired and motivated by one of the most creative men of our time, must read this book. Or others that wonder if something can get done. And how thinking outside the box and bring artistry, style, and talent together to innovate a complete new industry should make this one a must read.
By the way I am not an Mac head. Or longtime Apple user. I have been using computers since 1981, and bought my first Mac about 5 years ago. Although, I would now not want to have to be stuck in the PC world again.
There is no doubt in my mind that this book will become one of the great American classics. The story is bring all the elements that make it engrossing: friendship, politics, religion, family, death, love. The narrator does a fantastic job of bring this story to life with great voices, and skill. The whole package of writing and narration is great. A five star book and performance all the way!
Cutting for Stone is one of those books that rarely come along that is written about unusual people that we many can relate to and are intrigued by. The author does a great job with creating the storyline and developing the characters. Witch leads you though a very compelling story; one that I found harder to put down as the story continued. This book does tell a story that could have really happened. With all the well written descriptions that bring the reader into the situation as though you are really there. Descriptions that sometimes led me to searching out the meaning or places on the web. Not that this was a need to read the book, but because the story engaged and pushed me to learn more.
This is one of those books that will occupy a special place ing my memory, as one of the best books I have ever read.
The reader did a fantastic job in bring this book to life, and his accent just added to the flavor and enjoyment of the book.
Unbroken is one of those books that you don’t want to put down. Laura Hilenbrand takes you on such an incredible journey, that is well researched, thought-out and written. The reader is brought to various extreme emotions during the read. From elation and joy to anger, and everything in between.
This is the second of Laura Hilenbrand’s books that I read. I read Seabiscuit and loved everything about it. Even though I am not into horse racing or horses. Her writing style is so good that she makes the reading or listening effortless. And this makes the story come to reality in one’s mind so much better.
The reader of Unbroken does a fantastic job making this incredible story even more enjoyable. Even though the story is really so painful. I cannot give this book any higher praise; if there were more stars to award this book would get them.
I am a male listener, who listens to classics and history. I loved this book! It was by far the most interesting, and enjoyable listens that I have had. The readers do a great job, and are easy to listen to. It was well written and flowed beautifully. Got me so involved that I really did not want to stop it. And when I did I looked forward to getting back to it. What else can I say, this is the one book you don't want to pass up.
Shantrarm is about a man from Australia that has fled to India, after escaping from prison. When I listened to this story it was hard for me to stop it. I just wanted to continue on, so that I would find out what would happen next.
The author paints the places, and builds the characters so that I could think that I knew these people and have been there. (even though I have never been to India} The characters are ones that I could visualize in my mind. The story is long in hours, but it does not seem that way at all. I was sad that it had to come to an end.
The Narrater Humphrey Bower, is the most remarkable and talented reader that I have ever heard. He was able to consistently make many different voices both male and female, that were form US, India, Pakistan, and Australia. By doing this he made this book really come to life.
I whole heartily recommend this book. If I could rate it 6 stars I would.
I found listening to Michael J Fox read his book very easy and enjoyable. His use of the language makes him give better insight to his story. I found this book to be very motivational because of what he deals with on a daily basis, and what he gets done in spite of it; just makes one realize that if a man suffering with P.D. can do all this and still be such an optimist, surely I can do more and enjoy more.
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