Your Mac Life is a very fun and entertaining show. It features Apple and tech news as well as interviews with industry notables and other tidbits. The actually amount of technical information can be low but the show is useful for keeping up with the general Mac and Apple community. YML is very irreverent and casual so beware if you area easily offended. I'm actually more of a PC guy but I still enjoy the show.
This is an excellent modern soldier's autobiography. Well written and well narrated. Franks' story is very interesting (and very different from what I expected) and gives you a glimpse behind the operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. A better read than Powell or Schwarzkopf's works I think.
First of all the narrator does a great job with the book. The book itself is a gripping tale of infantry combat in the Korean War. The author tells it like he saw it and the book does not dwell on the larger issues of the war (military or political). But if you want a great 'you are there' story of infantry combat this is one of the best accounts I have read. A classic.
The book itself is probably worth three stars. Not nearly as funny or insightful as Al's Liars book. The worst though is the audio quality of this title. Much of it is almost inaudible. It is hard to understand Al but his audio inserts are almost imposssible. If you are going to listen in the car I'd pass on this one.
Right-wingers and Fox News fans are not going to like it but Al takes various folks to task for their statements (well, ok, mostly misstatements). He does so intelligently, fairly, with solid research and, best of all, humor. The book can get a bit tedious at times as Al strives to make his points detailed. The decision to include actual voice audio of other people at times is interesting but usually jolting and/or of lower quality which can be a bit annoying. Also the audio book contains content not in the printed version. Overall probably a more 'fair and balanced' look at political life and certainly entertaining and thought provoking.
The author is also an excellent narrator. I wish he would read more books. The book itself is also very well done. It is interesting and filled with lots of good tid bits. The book si both amusing and informative. Of course after reading it you will wonder how Jobs ever managed to accomplish anything with his huge ego and obvious lack of talent in anything. But obviously bluster and abuse can take you far.
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