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Michael

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Mountain View, CA, United States

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  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12819)
    Performance
    (11075)
    Story
    (11054)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Jeanne says: "Interesting man"
    "A must read for anyone interested in technology`"
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    Where does Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Steve Jobs is the first biography I have listened to on audiobooks. I think this is the best way to experience Steve Jobs. The reader is excellent and the story is riveting. Many of the anecdotes have been passed around almost as urban legend, but in this book you get all the details and the context of the anecdotes which lends an authenticity to the oft-heard legends. This book is a must read for any entrepreneur, technologist, Apple fan, and student of the human condition.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story is told with complete honesty - showing both the greatness and the weakness of Steve Jobs in both his personal life and his business life.


    Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not listened to Dylan Baker's other performances but I rate this one as excellent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I couldn't possibly have listened to this book in one sitting - it's much too large. Plus I wanted to savor it over several days. I reserve about 1-2 hours per day (during my commute) to listen to it and it has transformed my commute times. I always arrive at work invigorated by what I have heard.


    Any additional comments?

    Now I want to listen to Walter Isaacson's other biographies!

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  • The Goldfinch

    • UNABRIDGED (32 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Donna Tartt
    • Narrated By David Pittu
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11969)
    Performance
    (10849)
    Story
    (10872)

    The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling force and acuity. It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

    B.J. says: "A stunning achievement - for author and narrator"
    "Powerful ending makes it worthwhile"
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    Powerful, thematic, allegorical and imaginatively written. But overly long due to to lavish use of imagery. The last chapter justifies entire book and makes the experience worthwhile.

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