This is a great book with lots of good information. However, it is better suited to a library of reference material, rather than an audio book. In other words, it is a little too "dry" to listen to in audio form.
Modern art is art because of the ideas it represents, rather than aesthetics. In fact, the lack of aesthetics is of primary importance in many forms of modern art. This lack of emphasis on the visual aspect of modern visual art may be the factor that differentiates modern art from its predecessors.
Perhaps The Great Gatsby is famous because it was the first soap opera, but I don't like soap operas, even if they're called "classic". However, if you like soap operas, you'll probably love The Great Gatsby.The narrator was very good.
Yes, if you liked the movie Megamind, you'll love this book.
Wonderful performance by both narrators.
Until I read this book I had no idea so many seminal events happened in 1959. From music to science to politics, the events in 1959 were... I can't think of a better word than seminal. Once Kaplan points these out, one has to expect a decade like the '60s. One might expect something event more dramatic. This book is well worth reading, if you're at all interested in the decades that follow.
In today's extroverted world, it's nice to hear someone say introversion isn't a "...horrible problem that you need to overcome". It's nice to hear that introversion can actually be an asset to society. It's nice to hear someone point out that the introvert in engineering, who invents and designs products, actually brings value to the company.
Her reading is nice, but nothing spectacular, but if I have to answer this question, I would have to say "relaxed eyes", since I could close my eyes and just listen.
The author seems to pierce the veil of Jobs as myth and reveal Jobs as a very real, very irritating, but very talented human being.
Jobs is at his best when he is taking risks to make "one more thing". His savant talent is his ability to pre visualize, demand the best people have to offer, then strip their best until only the best of the best is left for the final product. One example is the way he drove the original Macintosh team.
Dylan Baker has some strange pronunciations that bothered me after awhile, such as the way he says the possessive form of Jobs... Jobs'es.
If this book can be believed, Keith Richards would casually do anything, to include risking his own life, for that next source of inspiration. This book describes how those risks took their toll and led to some wonderful music.
If you're looking for fun and fast-paced military sci-fi, this is a great book. I found myself chuckling out-loud several times. One example is the team-up of a self-proclaimed "red neck physicist" and career Navy SEAL, who are the heros of the story.
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