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  • The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated By David Kirkpatrick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (529)
    Performance
    (223)
    Story
    (219)

    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

    Kenneth says: "Great history, poor analysis. TERRIBLE recording."
    "Great Book, BUT Clear Your Throat, Then Read!!!"
    Overall

    David Kirtpatrick's account of the formation of Facebook was interesting, informative, and a fun read; however, David's narration was nothing short of disgusting. While he has a very good listening voice, his constant swallowing, sniffling, and "mouth noises" are distracting in the extreme. David needs to either correct this or get someone else to read his works...PLEASE!!!

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Edge of Eternity: The Century Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1679)
    Performance
    (1512)
    Story
    (1518)

    Throughout these books, Follett has followed the fortunes of five intertwined families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they make their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the enormous social, political, and economic turmoil of the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution - and rock and roll.

    Elisa says: "Some good, some bad"
    "What A Disappointment!"
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    I have listened to all of Mr. Follett’s works available on Audible and thoroughly enjoyed each one – until now. The storyline and “historical” events in Edge of Eternity weave a tired narrative of progressives struggling to overcome evil conservatives. If your recollection of history lumps Joseph Stalin, Ronald Regan, and George H. W. Bush together as “mass murders” and if you believe the only man or woman deserving any credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall is Mikhail Gorbachev, than you’ll find Mr. Follett’s tale a walk down memory lane. However, if like me you were alive during the Stalin era and have been paying attention since those days, you’ll know that just because Mr. Follett wrote it, doesn’t make it so.

    An earlier reviewer noted that had this been the first Follett novel they had read, it would have been their last. While I can’t “unread” and perhaps more sadly “unbuy” earlier Follett works, I won’t be on “Edge for Eternity” waiting for the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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