If you don't read many books, and you want to understand how creative people think, there may be something new in here for you.
The book goes on and on without actually saying anything, and I think the narrator did what he could with what he had.
I think it describes creative people pretty well, and the stereotypes involved.
I couldn't finish it. My time is valuable, and I wasn't getting any useful tips from it so I cut it short less than half way. Perhaps the second half is "bottom heavy" with great information, but I doubt it.
The narrator has a very signature style and it made the so-so story of Built to Sell more listenable. In fact, this is one of the few audiobooks I've listened to twice.
However, judging by the other remarks, I guess Erik's narration is a love it or hate it proposition. I personally thought it was great.
Yes, but with the caveat that the book is a little unrealistic in how fast a business can ramp up revenues (especially a logo design firm).
Better than E-Myth by a country mile.
Visionary Chris Anderson consistently delivers the goods, this time for 'FREE'. His ideas are interesting and organized, and I dig the "sound bar" feature he has in the audiobook.
I consider this book a timeless classic. Don't miss it.
If the author had been more honest about the subject, I would've given it a better rating.
The distortion of facts. Robert uses facts that support his argument for shale gas etc but doesn't bother to counter-balance them with facts that refute his claims.
Ax Norman's narration was fine, and suited to the material.
I would have added truth, something that had already been cut from the book.
Check out the KunstlerCast and the podcast episode about alternative fuels like shale gas.
Another narrator. It's a subjective thing, but I couldn't stand the narrators voice, even after repeated tries. It was too passive and sort of whiny.
More emotion and less of a documentary angle.
No. Kirby's style and tone isn't a match for my ears.
Frustration because of the laid-back pacing of the story and Kirby's voice.
This audiobook has been the biggest disappointment yet.
It's jam-packed with juicy information. As a casual observer of professional cycling I feel like I have a whole new understanding of the sport.
Lance Armstrong: "That is NOT normal!"
He read it so good, I thought he was the author. Fantastic narrator.
Days later and I still think about it all the time. I have a few more sayings I can use now too.
Wow, what a confession. The story just doesn't let up at all until about the very last 10 minutes. Highly recommended.
As good as everything was, I think the narration by Simon Prebble impressed me the most. It's the best I've ever heard in my life.
This question reminds me of a Zen koan when a butcher was asked which cut of meat was best. The butcher replied "they are all the best".
The story is seamless and it's a riveting listen.
Authenticity, pacing, Simon did a MASTERFUL job.
Weirdly enough, it made me appreciate donuts and pastries more. Why, because the men were surviving on penguins and seal blubber and would fantasize about feasts of nothing but sugary oatmeal with crème and pastries.
With the Endurance, you aren't listening to an audiobook, you're on a journey and having an experience you won't forget. HIGHLY recommended!
If you're coming out of high school and are scheming up your first (or maybe second) startup, then this is the book for you. You'll learn a lot.
On the other hand, if your a consultant, read business blogs and have launched a few products in your time, you probably won't learn much.
The narration is by the author, laid back but personable. He knows what he's talking about. He offers clarity and direction. The Lean Startup won't teach you everything, but if you are relatively new or confused, or perhaps discouraged by past failures, get this.
I don't watch the NFL or any professional sports, and I don't know Bill Walsh from Moses, but the title of this audiobook resonated with me so I took a chance. I'm glad I did.
There is so much good stuff here. Lots of stories, mostly about football but metaphors for business and life as well.
Bill Walsh, the legendary coach of the San Francisco 49ers, reveals a mix of intelligence, toughness, humility and empathy in his anecdotes. He shares his successes but is also honest about his failings. It's really remarkable.
Having listened to this audiobook right to the end, I have a deep sense of respect for this man. If he was still alive I would want to thank him in person for the great insights he shared. But since I can't, I'll say it here: thanks Bill!
If you enjoy the paradoxical yet profound teachings of Zen Buddhism, then you'll want to listen to this.
I found both the teachings and the narration a little slow (boring?) until about midway through, when Dogen's teachings became more intellectually interesting, paradoxical and humorous (although it's probably just me).
Definitely not for everybody, but maybe for you.
Masters of Doom was a treat to listen to, and finished it completely in a few short days (I went on extra walks as an excuse to listen to it).
Wil Wheaton nailed the narration and David Kushner really captured the time and the two starkly different personalities in Carmack and Romero.
Glad I took a chance on this. Well worth it!
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