The stubject of the story is the Republican nominee for this year's election so that fact butteressed my curitosity about him. The book was filled with stubstantial information.It included personal,polilitical,business, and religious aspects of his life and how these factors contributed to the development of who he is and how he approaches his role in today's world.
His ambition. The piece I found lacking was the dirth of information about Romney and his siblings.
The sound of his voice is one that the listener will find attractive - he sounds strong and commanding- the diction is good and the pace of his words is consistently tempered, not too fast or too slow. It is not a voice that grates nor one that would put you to sleep. It is a voice that suggests you are going to be listening to accurate information, that the story being told is a sober one that is factual.
No - I like to pace myself, especially with long books - I like to take time to absorb information that several chapters can bring and then after thinking about them, proceed to several more.
I would like to read a sequal to this; a story about the 2012 campaign and how he changed or didn't change, what he learned as he campaigned. I thnk this was an informative and fair depicition of Governor Romney. I am a Democrat who is voting for Obama, but I think a Republican voting for Romney would like this book too.
Apt Title for Engaging Relationship Story
How she told the story - it was interwoven with her and her mother's thoughts and told in a conversational manner-- rambling yet organized coherent thoughts - not chronological - a unique biography of her mother and herself and how these two lives intertwined - quite meaningful and sensitve - a substantive work.
The book is personal so adding Keaton's voice underlines that uniqueness - The story is however universal in that it shows how a mother and daughter relationship contributes to both persons' identities. The reader or listener can relate to the feelings that the story evokes about mothers and daughters.
The title is perfect.
Yes because there is lots of information that needs to be absorbed and because it is a story about a significant subject that has consequences now and in our country''s and the world's future.
The detail about the planning that went into the raid and killing of Bin Laden
I had no favorite character -- the story itself was fabulously interesting.
No - I liked prolonging the read so that I could absorb the content - I will probably will reread it. Next time I made actually read it and not listen to it.
I loved this book and I loved the detail with which the story unfolded. One criticism I did not like the reader imitating women's voices and the dialect of people who were Muslim or Arabic. That felt condescending.. I would have preferd the reader just using his own voice without changes in his voice.
One of the top stories-restored my faith in all the men who have held the job of President since Truman. It is high level gossip about the workings of the Presidency and the comradarie that they held for one another, given that only they know how difficult a job it is..I thoroughly enjoyed the book and was disappointed when it came to the end, as I could not listen to any more stories..
For me there is no comparison - it felt unique.
No - I liked prolonging the read as I used it on my daily walks - it was a treat that I looked forward to every day.
I gained more respect for the office and it made me more hopeful about politics overall.
Steve Jobs said his getting fired from Apple and leaving college and getting cancer.
I think another one was his hooking up with Steve Waz(spelling).
Steve Waz (spelling)- great counterpoint to Steve Jobs - I admired his intelligence, creativity, ethical persona, unassuming ways and gentleness.
The last meeting that Steve had with the Apple board when he handed in his resignation and offer to be the chairman.
I am a dunce when it comes to the electronic ways we communicate now- so this book was an enlightening venture for me - I loved it - it seemed like a fair balanced biography and it made me appreciate how much computers, internet, iphone,ipads etc have changed our world - I found it fascinating throughout the whole book - I am a walker and a reader so it was a complete joy to be able to listen to this book as I walked and it was especially wonderful to learn how much Steve Jobs liked to walk. I think his genius was based on his love of integrating liberal arts and technology, his abilities to see and create the overall vision as well as his ability,interest in the details of any project he took on. I now know why the Apple products are so beatutiful and well made. Great book.
The person who narrated the book was wonderful as well, great voice,
I love Tina Fay so my anticipation of reading this book was high, problably too high.
The story of her life was interesting but I didn't really like the (what seemed to me) a forced
Yes I would recommend the book but would forwarn them about my criticisim so their
expectation would be more sober than mine.
high, flip, delivered too fast.
No. She is young still - Maybe 5 or 10 years from now when she has more expereinces under her belt - I am sure she will still be on the scene..
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