Civic Square, ACT, Australia | Member Since 2008
This is a great book on the not-too-biased creation and history of Facebook. Some interesting tidbits and history. Not as much "how" or "what made them do that" but a good story on the trials and tribulations.
BUT: The poor narration killed the audiobook version for me. There was so much swallowing and slip smacking and tooth licking that it killed the flow of the narration and made it very difficult to listen to. Almost grossed me out. Mr. Kirkpatrick should stick to writing and never speak, ever. I may be a bit sensitive about this kind of thing but it made me stop listening to the book and buy the Kindle edition instead.
The constant lip smacking, swallowing, and tooth licking
"breath...lick smack. say a few words, swallow, finish sentence" terrible.
Keep this guy on the keyboard and off the mic.
I like the story of the Wheel Of Time. It is truely epic fantasy and is a great story. It's a shame that it wasn't told by a better author. Jordan is long-winded, and over-describes everything. It appears he was desperate for filler material so he redescribes every little thing, every time you go back to a character.
If Jordan would simply get to telling the story, and stop repeating himself every third paragraph these books could have been done in a trilogy.
Jordan tends to over use certain mechanics. Every woman thinks that every man is a stuborn idiot. Every man thinks that every woman is impossible to figure out. Every woman sniffs when she is put out. Every one jumps to the wrong conclusion about everything. (Rand killing Morgase, is a good example).
I don't think I can stand to hear/read '...he could tell she was Aes Sedai by her agelss face", or a woman gripping her skirts or arranging them again.
I also wish that the Aiel weren't Fremen from Dune, and that Ogier's weren't straight out of Never Ending Story.
Anyway, the story itself is a great story. Jordan can come up with wonderful fantasy. It's just a shame he can't tell it like it deserves to be told.
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