I loved this book. The author does an excellent job of describing the inherent problems with search technology, and describes in just enough detail the history behind search development. If you enjoy learning what is behind the stuff you use every day, you will enjoy this book. I have found myself discussing this book with many friends over the past few weeks.
If you use the internet at all (and if you are using audible, I'd say that's a safe bet), you will love The Search.
This book is very enjoyable, and has changed the way I look at candy. Prepare to be involved in this book, because it is more than a listen. I ended up driving an hour to find a Valomilk after listening to the chapter on them. I'm saving up to buy a case of Five Star Bars.
After listening to candyfreak, I find myself in candy aisles, letting my eyes feast in the variety, searching out any candy I haven't tried before.
I highly recommend this book.
I loved this book, both the story and narration. Scott Brick is a very relaxed reader, and doesn't try too hard to pull off voices.
I can understand why some would be offended by this book, and as a Christian there were some statements about religious people in general that bothered me. However, this book made me think, and is clearly not about mainstream mormons, but rather fundamentalists. The author isn't even "against" only mormon fundamentalists, but fundamentalists of all kinds.
This is well worth a listen
I don't mind history, and I don't mind 26 hour long books. This, however, is the slowest book that I have ever actually finished. This is NOT a book about Vampires, or Dracula - heck, it's barely about its own plot. It is a book about how great libraries are. If you are fond of old, musty books, this is a must-read for you. If you prefer a gripping story, give this one a pass.
I'd like someone else to take a stab at writing this story, because it could have been so good.
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