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cathy

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  • Steve Jobs

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (179)

    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.

    David says: "Don't bother with the abridged version"
    "Tightly written"
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    What did you love best about Steve Jobs?

    This honest, tightly written biography is an important look at the creation of one of America's greatest products.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Steve Jobs?

    The humble ramblings of high school geeks in their garage, the story of young love, the culture of the 60's and 70's...interesting background to the iconic giant of today.


    What about Dylan Baker’s performance did you like?

    The varied voices to give life and power to different characters, including Steve Jobs.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Steve Jobs rejoined apple and brought the company back from the brink. It symbolized what he stood for, what the company stood for and how the power of habit can be a path to success.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
    • Narrated By Bill O'Reilly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2015)
    Performance
    (1790)
    Story
    (1793)

    More than a million listeners have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the can't-stop-listening work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath.

    Kristina says: "MUST READ/LISTEN"
    "Lots of new information...fascinating material."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I love the narrator. He builds the tension, yet sticks to the facts. He frequently reminds the listener of the time line which also adds to the tension.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The details about the every day lives of the couple in the White House. I liked the honesty regarding the shortcomings of the president, how politics controlled the social relationships. It was all quite interesting to me.


    What about Bill O'Reilly’s performance did you like?

    I like his voice and the pacing with which he reads. He builds the tension nicely.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, not yet. It just surprised me very much.


    Any additional comments?

    This author/reader really impressed me with "Killing Lincoln." I think I should have waited and done a couple of other books before hearing Killing Kennedy. Yet, I am not dissatisfied in any way. Factual, informative, entertaining... Good listening.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bossypants

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Tina Fey
    • Narrated By Tina Fey
    Overall
    (17180)
    Performance
    (13069)
    Story
    (13011)

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....

    Warren says: "Tina Fey broke my new SUV"
    "Tedious"
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    Would you try another book from Tina Fey and/or Tina Fey?

    This book was not at all what I expected. Tina sounds like a PTO mom on a rant. It was not particularly funny and felt like a lot of work to listen to. I am not a huge Tina Fey fan which doesn't help. I expected a lot more.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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