This is an excellent book about an icon in the technology and consumer products world. I have watched Apple and Steve Jobs since I bought my first Apple product in the 80's (Apple IIC & Macintosh). A few of the items discussed in the book clarified misconceptions and questions not only about Steve Jobs but about Apple and its products and services. Overall, not only was it enjoyable but it was enlightening. In addition, I learned different key points about entrepreneurship and leadership.
It is written from the perspective of a friend, employee, and co-worker. Much different than other books and articles that were written from a media perspective only.
The book held my interest to the end and I highly recommend it!
The author made had some great examples to illustrate his points but he focuses on the same few companies throughout the book. e.g. Apple Fan Boy
With that stated, I am glad I listened to it and took a few good points away from the time I spent listening. However, this isn't a book I would listen to multiple times since he uses the same illustrations over and over in the book.
I think he could have researched and used other companies with long time founders and beliefs similar to those he referenced often. e.g. FedEx has had the same CEO and was founded on the People first philosophy like Southwest.
Do I recommend it? Yes. It isn't a book that you start and don't want to put down. It is a book that you can listen to during lulls in your day or your commute and get many benefits from it.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and recommend it if you enjoy books that you don't mind rooting for the 'bad guy' and has a twist where many of the so-called good guys are not good.
The plot is amazing but there is a part in the book which goes a direction that seemed to end the novel (in my mind) to a not so believable ending. The performance is very good and so as not to put a spoiler in this review - If you enjoy 'spy' books with a twist, then I would buy to listen to it. The ending of the first book caused me NOT to be interested in book two.
If half stars were permitted, it would be 3.5 because of the ending. The rest of the book would be 4.5.
Many tout this as one of the best Mitch Rapp books yet but no other Rapp book compares to Memorial Day as a novel to get you thinking about its "believability".
The final third of the book is much better than the first third and if I were not a Mitch Rapp fan, it doubt I would have made it through the first third of the book for a variety of reasons. Could Mitch Rapp go 'AWOL' and someone not find him?
I needed a book for a long trip and this served the purpose and as I hit the final third of the book, I didn't want the trip to end as the story turned and twisted into something that made me think. "Could this happen?"
I recommend the book but it doesn't compare to Memorial Day for its 'ability' to get me thinking, could this happen?
I started listening to this book three times before I continued and I am glad that I did. Initially, I bought the book since I enjoy the narrator and listened to him from various other books.
I picked up another Michael Connelly book (Blood work) and enjoyed it immensely. Therefore, I decided to try to get past the start of the book.
The story has some predictability but is very believable and has enough mystery and 'action' to keep the listener interested through to the end. There are many different surprises but the apparent research provides credibility and kept me thinking wanting to listen without stopping similar to the Blood Work.
Harry Bosch is portrayed in many different lights. Vet from the Vietnam era struggling with its impact to life combined with his intense desire to find the truth in the apparent murder of the person found in the pipe and the deep loneliness associated to his 'chosen' profession as a 'protector of the peace'.
If you enjoy a good cop mystery, then you will enjoy this book.
This proved much better than anticipated and is engaging until the end. Many different twists and turns creating an amazing novel. I bought the book because of the narrator and Dick Hill didn't disappoint. I normally do not purchase 'FBI' books but this is well worth the read/listen.
First, his voice is amazing! The tell of his youth and the struggles to build him into the man he became is amazing. As others stated, it seemed he rambled on and on diminishing the value of the point. There were times when I kept checking how much was left of the book. Overall, the book is very good and I rated it 4 stars but if 3.5 were available that is my selection. I wanted to learn about a man who had tremendous impact on the culture and history of this nation which is why I listened to the book. Additionally, it was recommended as a must listen. I wouldn't say it is a must listen but it is worth listening to at least once. I wouldn't listen to it a second time and would recommend it as a listen for those who enjoy learning about successful people who paved the path in history.
When I listened to book three, I thought it was the 'best' in the series until I listened to this book. Nathan McBride reminds me of a modern day comic book hero but much more believable and engaging in the action. This is one of those books that kept me engaged through the end and would make a tremendous movie for many reasons. Although the other books in the series were great, this is the best with a tremendous story line.
When they were awarded the gold medal.
Looking back on the irony of their chastisement over speaking Navajo then it used to 'save' the country.
Yes, when he returned as a non-stated hero and was treated very poor by a government worker since he was a Navajo
I almost stopped listening two or three times since it seemed to dwell on certain items that didn't seem relevant until I finished the book. There were times the story moved very slow but I am glad I finished it because it added much value to my view on the importance the Navajos played not only in WWII but other parts of our history.
Unlike normal 'super hero' books. The story is much different than the others in the Nathan McBride series but with enough similarity.
Amazing ability to display the character as he illustrates and narrates the book.
Laughter over some of the statements of Lauren and yes I cried a few times.
Best in the series!
As other stated, it contains some very good tips. It drag on too long and at times, the author/narrator tripped over the words and her voice became annoying. I recommend the book for anyone getting started in an Essential Oil Business.
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