most people looking at this book have likely read dean karnazes "ultramarathon man" or one of his other books. while dean makes himself sound like a tough guy, he's no match for scott jurek.
the story of how scott started in the sport, changed his diet, went through a spiritual journey and made it all the way to the top is truly remarkable. if you're a marathoner but looking to up your game or take on a new challenge, this one will really open your mind.
This book offered a glimpse of a wide variety of occupations that are indeed dangerous. The information came across as if transcribed verbatim from an oral description into a tape recorder by the job holder. I think the descriptions would have benefited if the author was able to dig deeper.
I enjoyed listening to this book, but I think it was more about Charles LeDuff and his family, than the city of Detroit.
Another fast moving, feels like you are there, story from Ben Mezrich. The usual themes: young folks with a laser focus on bringing home the brass ring. Great narration too.
NEUROMANCER, beyond being a landmark in the sci-fi genre, is just a plainly well-written novel by one of the best current practitioners in the English language. It's a hard-boiled noir tale set in a brilliant future imagined in the 1980s. If that doesn't sell you, then this just isn't your cup of tea.
Roberston Dean perfectly executes the narration here-- his low-toned, guttural voice complements the prose in a surprising way. I had read NEUROMANCER before listening to it here, and found I enjoyed it in a whole new way, which is rare for me when it comes to audiobooks on fiction.
Diamandis and Kotler do a fabulous job here of laying out some reasonable assertions about how the creative mind will continue to harness technology to make the world a better place. I'm looking forward to Abundance 2.0, because all of this stuff is moving very, very fast.
Pretty funny riff, primarily on life as a parent. While the pace of jokes is not quite equivalent to stand up, this is a pretty funny book.
It was fun to hear, in his own words and voice, a little about how Stephen King approaches the craft of writing, and how his life experiences are reflected in his books. While far too short to be considered exhaustive, the book does provide a helpful glimpse into the importance of authenticity in long-term success.
In his wonderfully mellow, yet engaging performance, Mr. Pollan takes us through the details of a handful of cooking journeys, from barbeque to breadmaking to cheese, kimchi and more. A terrific listen. All that was missing, understandably, was the ability to actually taste what he was telling us about.
Interesting riff on the creative path. Pressfield does a good job of opening the kimono on what it takes to start, to continue, to deal with rejection and to learn how to enjoy the journey.
Nice survey of what great things are possible, along with the potential nightmare scenarios. Much of this book discusses how the digital age will create new public policy issues, both domestic and international.
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