New England | Member Since 2014
Yes, in print or by a different narrator.
This is a fantastic biography of a great scientist and human, ruined by bad narration.
The narrator reads everything like a Sunday-school teacher reading out of a children's bible. He mispronounces scientific words and historical figures incessantly! This narration is a bad joke.
In a heartbeat.
I'm sure the narrator is a nice guy, but this book did not suit him. The audio director also needs to wake up!
The idea that a massive cult-like technology corporation could sustain itself by perpetuating a set of self serving values is not exactly an outlandish work of fiction.
This book presents a good series of points to ponder about how we use technology and social media to share and live our private lives. Where does the line get drawn between authenticity, disclosure, privacy and publicity. How can the double edged blade of rapidly advancing technology cut off our values and most human moments before we can stop it. I'm no Luddite, quite the contrary- and this story does a good job of making me question my affinity for new and online tech and services. Where does it all lead? Complete the Circle?
Absolutely, I'd recommend this book to most people. The book covers so much fascinating and useful information. Contains great examples and anecdotes about the creative process and the process as it pertains to the business of entertainment. If you or someone you love wants to or is making a living by creating, this book is essential.
Catmull points out that the creative process is messy. So messy that even seasoned and brilliant pros like those at Pixar, start out with an initial pass at something that almost always completely "sucks." It is through careful discussion and partnering with the objective members of an close-knit and candid "Brain Trust" that they are able to turn that initial pass into something brilliant that ignites the spirit of millions and wins awards.
Steve Jobs. There is a great deal of material regarding Jobs that is, candid yet graceful and fair to the man. Those interested in Jobs have heard mounds and mounds of information about his launch, fall, rebirth and growth as a leader as it pertains to Apple and NEXT, but not so much in terms of his close and healthy relationship with the team at Pixar. It is great to hear him remembered so fairly and positively through Catmull's anecdotes.
How technology and the human spirit combined to change animation forever and create the most memorable works of storytelling, the world has felt.
Yes, I like the story and love the familiar old protagonists. The voice acting is a bit distracting, but when it is at it's worst it is hilariously so, good for a laugh at least.
Original Trilogy characters taking off pretty much where Return of the Jedi left off. If you are a fan of the original Star Wars trilogy and want to see an imagining of where the characters went from there, this is a good read.
Well, I applaud him for his efforts to mimic the original actors from the original trilogy, which is ambitious...but almost every character quote is read with the the similar manner that he interprets that character to have. This gets a bit repetitive and the character becomes more like a card-board cutout caricatured impression because of it: The reader's soft lilting falsetto when reading Leah's lines are distracting and her strength of character is diminished by the performance. She sounds even more air-headed the the book imagine;s her. It is bad enough the the author has her getting man-splained to repeatedly by just about every male around her. If she is the badass that most fan's of the original trilogy prefer to interpret her character to be, she wouldn't put up with such nonsense and as a groomed princess and ambassador, she should know as much if not more than the men.Which brings me to Han and Lando. The performance of Han sounds more like Joe from Family guy and almost every line reads like John Wayne more than Harrison Ford.Lando is the most distractingly hilarious depiction; sounding like the performance of the character Kirk Lazarus from the 2008 comedy "Tropic Thunder" portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. He seems to have unintentionally gone "full-'Colt 45'-SNL-sketch" with his Billy D. Williams impression.
Original Star Wars trilogy continues where it left off - revisit your favorite characters.
I loved the return to Degobah also and the new young characters.
Yes, it is very entertaining and at times disturbing.
Jon Ronson's other works.
He's always good, same here.
The truth and fiction behind the worst imaginings of paranoid thinkers
I laughed, I cried, I was terrified. This book runs the gamut of emotions and changed my outlook on the construct of our existence forever.
This book is a crash course in online marketing. The sentiment of the book is that it is easy and effective to utilize as many key online social mediums as possible to get customers.
Some of it's emphasis seems misplaced and perhaps a bit
No, the narration was slow and his voice sounded more like a 50 something business manager rather than a young 26 year old marketing guru.
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