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  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated By David Kirkpatrick
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

    A User says: "Love the Book, but the interview at the end?"
    "Love the Book, but the interview at the end?"
    Overall

    I really liked the book. I was fine with the reader. What I had issues with was the interview with Mark's sister at the end of the book. Firstly, when I found that there would be an interview with Mark's sister on the recording, I thought "Great, should be interesting to hear her thoughts on the company and her brother". Then when it started and she was interviewing David, that seemed like a mistake to me. The editing of the interview also made it feel weird and like a piece of Facebook Marketing rather then an interview.

    This shouldn't take away from the rest of the book. I thought the book was fairly even. As the David poiints out, his connection to the company means he would be a little more biased towards the company but he touches the important issues in a fairly even way.

    I would definitely recommend this book and would love to hear another book from David on another Tech Company!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Litigators

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By John Grisham
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3819)
    Performance
    (3112)
    Story
    (3075)

    The incomparable master of the legal thriller takes us deeper into the labyrinth that is the American justice system, always drawing us in with an irresistible hook, pulling the thread of tension tighter and tighter, and then knocking us out with a conclusion that's never "by the book". Maybe that's why, after more than 20 years of consecutive number-one New York Times best sellers, a new novel by America's favorite storyteller is still a major publishing event.

    June says: "Typical Grisham, entertaining"
    "Good "read" without being spectacular"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up The Litigators in three words, what would they be?

    Not Bad, But bit predictable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The characters where interesting but none jumped out at you.


    What does Dennis Boutsikaris bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed the readers style. There was subtle voice changes for the characters, so not suprised that some reviews didn't pick them up.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to keep listening and the story was good, but as my first Grisham Audiobook, was expect a major twist that, I guess was suggested at a point but didn't go anywhere, as a few of the areas that were looked didn't see to be continued


    Any additional comments?

    Good read and hasn't turned me off checking out other Grisham books. Perhaps being more from his movies, I am expecting too much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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