I grew up with an Apple IIe computer at home and computer labs with Apple and Macintosh systems at my elementary and junior high schools. When PC-compatible computers became more popular, I made the switch to PC's that I could build on my own and tinker with. Since then, I've always looked back on my experiences with Apple fondly, but continued to be a die-hard WinTel fan. When I began working, I found myself battling with various friends and co-workers on the OS wars. Apple users were fanatical.
I was given an iPod shuffle a few years ago, and thought it was pretty clever and useful, which got me to start using iTunes. Then in 2011, I made my first-ever purchase of an Apple product...an iPhone. I have to say, I love my iPhone :-).
So, what made this listening experience most enjoyable was knowing my perspective on the products that Steve Jobs was working as I was growing up, and the things that I was experiencing in my life during that time. It was a fond journey, and I found the alternative view most entralling.
The fact that the
I do not believe so. The performance was well read and was pleasant to listen to.
I think part of it was already made...Pirates of Silicon Valley.
I think I would have struggled through reading the physical book; consuming this book via audible was a great experience.
The vivid description of the characters and setting really gives the reader a background of the story. Robert Jordan introduces just enough along the way to set the stage, and then fills in even more over time. I grew to love each character in their own way and can't wait to read the next book.
JRR Tolkein's Lord of the Rings series, but also Raymond Feist's Magician; These books have detailed settings and great characters to guide you through the story.
Trying not to spoil too much, when one of the characters comes to their main challenge in the book, they face it head on. Let's just say that many of the bad guys in the story do not fare well when the obstacle is overcome.
I am really looking forward to the next book in the series, but at the same time, I feel satisfied as to where the story concluded in the first book. When will my next credit show up??
It was a nice free story with some humor.
It was read by the author.
I think the genre has been done on more than one occassion.
Steve Wozniak was an amazing engineer that will be remembered as triggering a technological revolution in the 80's that continues to impact each and every one of us even today. However, the story of how he got there, what he did at Apple, and what he did up to the time of this autobiography, does not translate well to an audio book. Everything that Steve comes across in his life is
Likely not, unless it is a book on engineering and I was taking a class.
The audio performance actually made me feel like the author was speaking, rather than a vocal artist.
Value, Fun, Enticing - I wanted to know more about the setting.
The long term outcome following the climax of the story; there are many conclusions that can be drawn overall regarding our current situation today with environmentalism on the rise.
The story was relatively short, so the arc went by quickly. I do not think a single scene is distinguishable.
I found my imagination having the most vivid focus when talking about the main character's walk about's through the mist forests.
End the Fed by Ron Paul, in general, presented a case for ending the Federal Reserve. In this current economy and global political situation, I believe it is an option worth considering. Unfortunately, I would have preferred to consume this content visually and in a more condensed fashion. I was able to retain some of the basic concepts, but trying to now relay what I've heard in this book is going to be a challenge. I enjoy books that present view points that are not commonly accepted in the mainstream, and this book was no exception. It made me want to further examine the topic in greater detail, which I suppose was the goal of the author in the first place.
I would consider it, but I have many more authors on my list that I would like to get to next.
The part that stood at most was the concept of the gold standard, and how we are supposed to believe that somehow our economics are more stable since leaving the gold standard behind.
End the Fed opens up an idea that needs further explanation; I would say that a follow-up would be worth investigation.
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