We all know Ray Kurzweil is a strange egg. His speech was well thought out and informative. I'd previously seen a documentary on him on Netflix so I had already heard most of the talking points. What was weird was how he read it. He seemed to be speed reading the speech so as to get it over with as fast as possible. I got the impression that either he was nervous and wanted to get off the stage ASAP, or he had read the same speech 50 times before and wanted to plow through it. It was very awkward to listen to.
However, I listen to everything at 2x speed since I find most narrator talk like snails run. Perhaps Ray spoke perfectly well normally, and for me at 2x it sounded strange. I may have to re-listen.
Yes. It's only 11 minutes so I say go for it. Especially if you haven't read or heard anything else by him.
I didn't read the print version.
Steve as the unkempt, barefoot, stinky hippie. The descriptions of some of his early interactions with business types were hysterical.
My favorite section was about the original Mac team and how Steve hand-selected rogue engineers to be part of his pirate Mac brigade. It sounded like a corporate version of the pranks he used to pull when he was in high school. A little weird, but too funny.
Some of the moments when the author described monumental decisions Steve made during his life I reflected on how big a change those choices made on my life (everyone's life) made me tear up in awe of how much Steve Jobs, and Apple, were able to accomplish in such a short time.
This audio book was 25 hours long. The author wrote it so well, and the narrator read it so well, that I never lost interest in the story from start to finish. I may even listen to it again. The whole thing was incredibly well done.
No. Personally, I didn't enjoy the narrators voice. She did a fine job, but for me, it was sometimes hard to listen to (her voice is unusually high pitched and her inflection got on my nerves, but that's just me). The book didn't go into as much detail about the condition of narcissism as I was hoping for. Moreover, the book delt with the personality type that typically gets into trouble with narcissist and what those types of self-subjugating and want-to-please-everyone people can do when
I think the narrator has her own voice and style. I happened to not enjoy listening to it. That's personal taste. Some might find her pleasant. I found her annoying. I take full responsibility for this opinion. She did nothing wrong.
No. It's not that kind of book.
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