I really enjoyed this book. I thought Isaacson did a great job detailing Jobs' life. Definitely one of the most listenable books I've had in a while.
I liked that it was understandable. While I have a fairly solid technical computer background, Isaacson explained points of engineering and design in such a way that the concepts were very accessible. I came away with not only a good understanding of Steve Jobs' life, but of the background of Apple and the industry itself.
The narration was the only sticking point for me. I am pretty low-maintenance when it comes to narration. I very rarely complain about a narrator. I can block out an annoying voice, I don't really care about how fast or slow a narrator reads, I can even grudgingly stomach the occasional mispronounced word.
This narrator didn't do a bad job per se, the issue I had was that his timing and inflection did not change to indicate when he was going from the author's writing to a direct quote from an interviewee. Sometimes a sentence would start as the author's words and finish with a portion of a quote from someone - which if you knew it was an interviewee
On the whole, I found this to be a very well-written enjoyable book. Biographies can be challenging for me to read if the author does not impart the true humanity of the subject. I have no desire to listen to a
It's a little thing, but given that Tavia Gilbert has narrated so many of these books, I'm surprised at how different a few of the voices were. Definitely not a deal breaker, but it was a little weird.
I enjoyed this book well enough. I listened to it to fill in plot holes in the Night Huntress series. Denise is not my favorite character. I don't dislike her, but she's a very soft character compared to most others in the associated series. Overall worth the listen, but not mind blowing.
I liked the auxiliary character development (Vlad, etc), but found the bickering between Bones & Cat a little tiring. I missed their affection that was more present in the previous stories. Still good, still worth the purchase, & Tavia Gilbert does a fantastic job as always.
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