The narration is slow and has a very choppy flow. I had to put the narration speed at 1.5-2X to make it bearable. Kurzweil does have some great insight but then repeats many of the same points over and over. The book could be abridged by a third and the reader wouldn't miss out.
Throughout the book, Kurzweil has "conversations" between Molly 2004 and Molly 2048 to rehash ideas, I started skipping these sections around chapter 3 and it helped with the pacing of the book.
Wilson has a very slow and choppy reading of the book. Most of the time you feel as if a mediocre William Shatner impersonator is doing the narration.
I think the book could use a revision to bring many of the future examples in the book up to date. Also a change to scale of referenced bits to MB or GB would make the many of the storage numbers much easier for readers to digest.
If a revision is made, there could be a companion piece where Kurzweil puts in the original future concept, forecast-ed date, and then actual date of invention.
I'm not sure why the author tried so hard to make Tris so wishy washy and create exaggerated drama. I bought this book in order to see where she would go with the story and I found out it was a teenage angst melodrama.
Much of the book seems to be a stream of conscious which is confusing to know when Tris is speaking versus carrying a conversation in her own head.
I'll finish the book but avoid the third installment.
Doubtful. the writing leaves me lacking for more.
Struggled for depth
Stefan and Harlan do a great job with the narration of the book. You feel like you are there every step of the way with Ender but don't know what will happen next. I finished the book in three days, I couldn't put my phone down to stop listening.
Yes, I tried to, but this thing called my job got in the way. :)
I saw many of my friends in middle school read the book, but was not really into sci-fi at that time so I never paid much attention to it. I missed out. I'm sending a copy to my 13 year old nephew.
Steve Jobs was much more than just Apple and Walter Isaacson does an incredible job telling his story and holds no punches on the good versus bad. If you love biographies this is a must listen. You get great insight into how a brilliant marketer and leader worked and how it affected his daily life.
Learning about Steve's quirky diet habits made for a few interesting stories.
Many times during the book, I thought that I seriously would hate working for Steve Jobs, but I would always be pulled back to the fact that he was a brilliant although difficult leader that got results.
It is true that he didn't create it all, but he had the vision to know how it should be done to be the best for the customer.
Definitely worth the listen/read.
Wil Wheaton is enjoyable from start to finish. Listening to all of the descriptions of the games and scenes puts you back in to your childhood playing every coin-op, Atari or Nintendo game you could get your hand on.
I'll read the final 2 books of Game of Thrones when GRR Martin releases them. After 5 books you definitely want to see how it all ends.
Kind of a spoiler question so I'll not answer
I loved Roy Dotrice's work on the first books, but the voices and pronunciations change so drastically that it is off putting for most of the book. Roy is a great narrator outside of the character voices in this one.
I am also watching the GOT series on HBO.
It seems like Martin writes himself into corners and then has to back track and create characters to make the story line work. There is a pretty big change in style from books 1-3. I wonder how well the story line will wrap up, if Martin has to rush in writing the final books to stay ahead of the TV series.
Absolutely. Roy McMillan does an amazing job of bringing Don Quixote and Sancho Panza to life with a very entertaining narrative.
This is a classic that should be in everyone's Audible library.
Take your pick. Every adventure of Don Quixote will make you smile. Sancho Panza is a great compliment, with his witty banter and misadventures, to the story. The interaction between the two is enjoyable from start to finish.
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are the perfect expressions of their characters. Roy keeps the readers engaged and entertained throughout the story.
Unsure, It is a long undertaking. (60 hrs) but Scott Brick does an amazing job with the narration.
I would say that it is a must for a first time read/listen.
This book deals more with how education trains students to fear creativity rather than how to actually be creative. I think most readers understand that traditional education teaches more conformity than creativity and this book tends to just reinforce this topic over and over.
I was more impressed with "Beyond the Obvious" and how they actually explored real ways to challenge and change your normal process of thinking and creativity.
Not really, it just seemed like the really interesting point to this book is that the title is a Purple cow, after that, not too much that stands out.
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