This is a PHENOMENAL book and the author does an excellent job narrating it. Twilight of the Elites will make you think. A lot. I used the "back 30 seconds" button on my app constantly to make sure I got all of many of the points he makes. It's not that they aren't well articulated, they're just full of important information. You'll likely want to listen to this one twice.
If you have the same vague feeling I did, that things aren't quite working the way they're supposed to, but you're not sure why, Hayes will explain it to you. He breaks down many of the things we take as fact about how American society works, explains the components, presents a mountain of evidence, and then blows apart the conventions that you thought were true.
This book is about explaining the system in which Americans live. It's not about trashing the left or the right. Simply explaining what we have, why we have it, and how it works. This is an important book.
Simply put: one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to. Jeff Gurner does a wonderful job delivering Suarez's story. This book is incredibly well paced, the characters are engaging and believable, the plot is gripping... Simply fantastic. I've really enjoyed all of Suarez's woks, and am a big fan of Gurner. That said, this is unquestionably Suarez's best book (so far), and Gurner is the perfect voice to deliver it. A wonderful combination. The experience was simply outstanding!
This should be a must listen for every high school senior. Want to know why the media is a mess? Your answers are here. This book made me mad, bummed me out, and broadened my view.
The stupidity it points out might bring you down, but this book is important and very good.
I'm not a foodie. I don't work in the food industry. I heard Anthony Bourdain on the WTF podcast. I've been aware of Bourdain, but didn't have strong feelings about him either way. After listening to him on WTF, I was fascinated. I promptly came here and got Kitchen Confidential. I am SO glad I did.
Bourdain's stories are extremely entertaining. The pictures he paints are vivid and wonderful. The characters from his life that he introduces us to are fascinating and engaging. This book is as much a story of Bourdain growing up as it is about food.
This book is about food though. Food and the people who prepare it for us. This book has changed the way I look at and think about restaurants. When I order now, I can feel Bourdain's influence. I know why things are on special, and when to avoid them. I am more willing to step outside my comfort zone and more anxious to try new interesting things.
This book is great. Bourdain's reading is wonderful. I highly recommend it.
This book should be required reading in every civics class in America. The authors do an amazing job of laying out the history of our government and explaining why it has become so ineffective.
This book was really interesting. Jay Elliot provides a behind the scenes look at Apple through most of its history. As an IT pro, and a tech enthusiast, it was really interesting. Definitely worth the listen.
That said, beware of Jay's turns to severe fanboy-ism. This book is one part history lesson, one part business lecture, and one part love letter to Steve Jobs. This is to be expected to some extent. The book is about Steve Jobs after all. However, once the subject turns to the iPhone time period, Jay goes from invested observer to full on fanboy. He repeatedly blames all problems with the first iPhone on AT&T. Any follower of the industry knows that while AT&T's coverage is nothing to brag about, the first iPhone had some significant antenna issues. By the time I got to the last 30 minutes of the book I found myself arguing with Jay, and rolling my eyes at his praises.
If you're an Apple fan, you will love this. If you're a tech enthusiast, but not an Apple person, prepare for a heavy dose of Apple love. BUT, if you can handle the syrup, there is an incredibly interesting story of one of the industry's most iconic companies and leaders just beneath the surface.
This is a really well written book, and Craig does a great job of presenting it. You can hear the embarrassment in his voice during the telling of some particularly shameful tales. You can also hear his pride when he talks about getting his citizenship, his son, and conquering his demons.
It truly is an incredibly enjoyable listen. I was sucked in to the tale from the beginning, and it made the better part of a 26 hour drive fly right by. I highly recommend this book!
This book is phenomenal! Be sure to listen to "Daemon" first (which is also excellent) so you've got your bearings. Suarez does an amazing job of spinning real world politics in with his world of realistic fictional (for now?) technology. This book made it hard to take off my headphones. My dog certainly enjoyed his extra long walks while I was listening to it.
I found Dr. Tyson's tale to be insightful, educational, and very entertaining. I was introduced to Dr. Tyson through his appearances on The Daily Show. He's just as entertaining in this audiobook as he is chatting with Jon Stewart.
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