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  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (10539)
    Performance
    (9089)
    Story
    (9051)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Well organized look at the man and the products"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Did Dylan Baker do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    First time listening to Baker. At first I didnt care for him, and then he warms up on you. A couple of hours into the book I got used to his tone and and his performance.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Way to long to swallow in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed how Isaacson discussed Jobs and Apple by both chronological order and the product lines. He mixes the two approaches very well and that keeps a long book very interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Brief History of the World

    • ORIGINAL (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor Peter N. Stearns
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (12)

    The construction of the great pyramids of Egypt, the development of democracy in ancient Greece, the glories of ancient Rome-these stories are familiar to students of history. But what about the rest of the world? How do the histories of China and Japan, or Russia, India, and the remote territories of Sub-Saharan Africa and South America fit in with commonly known accounts of Western traditions?Learn the rest of the story with these 36 riveting lectures that survey the expanse of human development and civilization across the globe.

    Tad Davis says: "Global"
    "Another Great Option From Audible"
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    Have you listened to any of Professor Peter N. Stearns’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I wish he had some of his other books available in audio format.


    Any additional comments?

    The lecture is broken down into nice 30 minute segments / topics. He covers history in both a chronological order and then he comes back with topics that emphasize specific points. I enjoyed the lecture as much as a good history book - a nice additional option fro audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Measuring America

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Andro Linklater
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    How we ultimately gained the American Customary System, the last traditional system in the world, and how Gunter's chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast is both an exciting human and intellectual drama and one of the great untold stories in American history. Sagely argued and beautifully written, Measuring America offers readers nothing less than the opportunity to see America's history, and our democracy, in a brilliant new light.

    Howard says: "Measuring America"
    "Sleep Aid"
    Overall

    Very Interesting subject. 5 hour book would have covered it. At 11 hours the subject gets too drawn out to maintain your interest.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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