No, I would have preferred a single narrator to a cast, especially for a story like Tinker Tailor that has so much going on. I had a hard time figuring out who was talking and it really took away from the overall story.
I would recommend skipping this audio book version until their is a single narrator, unabridged version available.
No, it's more text book than a story and I was hoping for a bit more charm. I had previously listened to 'Ghost In The Wires' by Kevin Mitnick and enjoyed it quite a bit. I had hoped that this book would be just as enjoyable but that wasn't the case. It's not without its merits thought and some people may find the straightforward nature more helpful.
Fine, more straightforward, if you're in security it's definitely worth reading otherwise I'd read Ghost In The Wires since they're basically the same book.
I found the narrator a bit condescending.
Fun and informative, such an interesting way to view history. I felt so much more connected to our history since I've experienced the main drinks discussed. I listened to the book over a few days and each time I was enjoying one of the drinks discussed I kept thinking about how much has happened with this drink in hand.
I think the overall arc of the story is what is most memorable more so than a specific element. The organic and connected nature of each of these drinks and how each one aided the human spirit and how they impacted history.
I wasn't a fan of the narrator, there's nothing in particular I could pinpoint as to what I disliked. I just kept thinking that this wasn't the right person to read this book. Maybe he sounded to young... I think I would have preferred hearing someone older read 'A History of the World in 6 Glasses'.
No, but I rarely listen to a book in one sitting.
Excellent telling of the history of search engines and the business they have become.
I would recommend listening to 'The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You' by Eli Pariser after this book to bring the listener up to date on where Search is currently at and where it is headed.
Yes, 'The Power of Habit' is worth another listen as it's dense enough with information I'm sure I missed something.
The narrator, Mike Chamberlain, has a very authentic delivery and one would believe that he has faith in the material.
It's fairly straightforward, pay attention to your habits and modify them to serve you better. Piggybacking on to an existing habit is your surest way of succeeding in the altered behaviour.
'The Power of Habit' is similar to 'Think & Grow Rich' and 'The Secret' but gives case studies from the business world, sports, medicine and other reliable sources.
The content is so dense in detail and relationally non-linear in context.
The Long Tail by Chris Anderson as they both explore the future of the internet and communication.
nerdy, clear, slow
I was surprised that this book which I looked at as a
Excellent book, if you use the internet at all you really should read/listen to this. It's vitally important that people understand how the magic box in front of them works.
Becoming a data driven company benefits those who are smart enough to analyze the data and act on it. This is the (very, very) basic concept of the book. Jarvis shows what many types of businesses would look like if Google was in charge.
Very eye opening.
All writers should at least read/listen to Robert McKee's Story. The 6+ hours were incredibly valuable to me, I've had his tome on my shelf for years, its sheer size continued to put me off. Over the course of a week I was able to polish this off and I'm wishing I had bought the audio version years ago.
McKee is a great narrator which makes the audio book fly by. His understanding of storytelling is masterful and I think most writer will get something from it.
Highly recommend it.
This was my second experience listening to Michael Hauge, the first was from Pilar Alessandra's podcast 'On The Page'. That interview was enough for me to seek him out and I'm glad I did.
This speech is from one of Hauge's screenwriting classes and that is why the audio is not the greatest. Recorded in what sounds like a classroom it has an echo to it. That being said I did get used to it after awhile.
Overall the content outweighs the poor sound quality. Hauge is a great teacher and explains everything that your screenplay needs to accomplish in a clear voice.
I definitely recommend this to any aspiring screenwriters.
When the book started I thought I misunderstood what this book was about but soon got into what Mr. King had up his sleeve.
Part memoir, part instructional book, King delivers a wonderful experience that is raw and honest and provides the listener with guidelines they can use in their own writing.
I should also note that I truly enjoyed the fact that King narrates the book, he's as good a narrator as he is a writer.
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