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Kenneth

Tuckahoe, NY, United States

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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
    (519)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (209)

    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 history, poor analysis. TERRIBLE recording."
    Overall

    This is the definitive history of Facebook's rise as a business behemoth, for sure. The writer is clearly biased and in puppy love with Mark Zuckerberg. This probably gave him fantastic access which made for a very thorough history. Do not expect unbiased analysis here, though.

    It's still worth reading though.

    I would not get this version. I would buy a print version from Amazon, if I could go back in time.

    The recording is amateurish. You can that large swathes of the chapters were done in one take. Whoever the engineer/producer on the project was did a very lazy job in direction and post-production. Almost every sentence suffers from absolutely disgusting saliva sounds, excessive inhaling, lip smacking, and in the latter quarter of the recording... I kid you not - inside belching.

    Seriously, they couldn't have re-recorded those lines? Very, very sloppy job. It makes it uncomfortable to listen to. Once you notice it, you'll never unnotice you. It makes it TOUGH to get through all 15 hours.

    Book authors, please let professional voice over actors read your books for you. I don't know if it's a cost-savings thing or not, but I don't know if I could ever make it through another one like this.

    I've requested a refund from Audible.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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