I didn't think the overall joke was that funny. It was so far removed from reality. I found it: Absurd, Silly, Ridiculous, Goofy. Stephen Frye is a great narrator. Recommended only for mindless listening when about to go to sleep or doing some rote task.
There was much I didn't know about Bobby Fischer that Frank Brady brought out in the book. I enjoyed the reading/performance of Ray Porter. Ray sounded like you would think Bobby sounded.
This is a very enjoyable listen. I warn listeners that they are about to get very mad at Bobby for the bigot he became. A genius, yes.
The book makes you think about all that Bobby could have been had he not embarked on such a hateful course.
It appears that he couldn't help himself as he was self loathing.
I would have liked to have heard more about opinions of his "psychosis" from a psychological perspective. After hearing about this man, I am left with the conclusion that he was very lonely and sad.
I would highly recommend the book.
This is as lucid and funny as I would like to be when I reach 80 years old. Shatner is a funny guy who appears to be enjoying life. I chuckled many times during the listen. I saw myself many times during the book. I like the sound effects like the bell when he introduces a new "rule". I hope Bill gets to live until 120. Like the Jews say he should live to "hudert tzvanzig yooren"
Amazing life. Amazing that Keith is still alive. Johnny Depp does a great read, the other voices are very good. Keith does a good job.
Very nice descriptive character development, however, after waiting for the protagonist to get into serious trouble, Steve pulls his punches. I enjoyed the listen since it was leading to the conclusion based on external forces not the main character's efforts.. All the risks of the protagonist, made her a success until the environment changed her situation.
I own a BMW. I have owned several other BMW's. I think they are exciting to drive and built well. This book is not exciting. The history starts well into the body of the book, where I thing it should start at the beginning. The reader is good, but this corporate account of most all of the BMW's since inception comes off as a company production. Interesting but not compelling reading.
I like to cook, so this was fun. The back story was interesting to see the triumph of an underdog.
As a Jew, I was captivated by the book. I then saw the movie which was pretty darn good too.
The thesis is redundantly applied to every occurrence as a universal law of the universe. I rather think Gladwell fit selected historical events to the theorem....thus a tight fit. In general I thought it interesting but a "so so" audio book. It would not be a waste of your time to listen to the Outliers.
I visited the Panama Canal in August and then listened to this audio book. It is very informative about everything you ever wanted, or needed to know about the Panama canal.
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