I should mention I'm a devout Latter-Day Saint. I've read the King James Bible cover to cover and study it daily. Jesus Christ is my Saviour.
I found listening to Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth to be an exhilarating experience. I had the audiobook playing as I worked and I ended working extra hours to listen to more.
Reza narrates with energy and conviction in his voice. His storytelling is fantastic. I felt a chill down my spine through most of the listening. There were lots of insights and surprises.
I don't agree with everything Reza said, but that's not the point. I was looking for fresh glimpses at who Jesus was and now I have a whole new perspective.
With Zealot, if you're looking for reasons to believe in Christ, you'll find them here. If you're looking for reasons not to believe in Christ, you'll find them here too.
Personally, my love and reverence for Jesus of Nazareth has only increased since listening to this book. I'm grateful to Reza for that.
I took a chance on Flash Foresight - the author and title were unknown to me and most unknown books earn their obscurity - but I gleaned some interesting insights from it.
Decisive is a light breezy listen (it seemed to go fast), but didn't find it memorable or overly insightful - except for the tripwire part.
If you haven't heard/read a Heath brothers book yet, get "Made to Stick" first. It's better.
First I'll start by saying that Lorna Raver is the best narrator - man or woman - working today. She is incredible, and perfect for this book.
I enjoyed the book itself, immensely at the start and then less so as the author strays into apocrypha that most listeners will likely consider irrelevant.
Still, I enjoyed the listen. The dug up some gem scriptures that I want to follow up on. I'll likely buy the paperback version.
Having grown up with comic books, Marvel Comics: The Untold Story was fun and regulatory. The storytelling of Sean Howe really nailed the headspace of comic books readers.
The history is complete and everything is "exposed" as far as I can tell.
Stephen Hoye also does an excellent job at narration, but it look a bit to get used to the depreciated sound quality and his slightly hyperbolic delivery. Once settled in, I realised he was the perfect and obvious choice for this material.
One caveat (and complaint) is the course language. I nearly quit a few times because of it. Hence only 4 stars overall.
Before, I perceived Jeff Bezos as some kind of extra terrestrial super-intellect. After listening to One Click, he seems a more human, albeit very smart and analytical.
I listened to it in about 2 and a half days. Enjoyable throughout.
There is lots of good information here, especially for people who want to be better speakers and don't know where to start.
I have two issues with this otherwise excellent audiobook. First, it sounds dated and the language is dated. Second, and related to the first was how it recommends using archaic, big words to impress the listener and make a statement.
I disagree. What good is using big archaic words if no one understands what it means?
Nitpicking aside, most of what is here is good advice.
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.
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