One of the more enjoyable, listenable and interesting.
I also enjoyed Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I just love the military detail intertwined with dramatic storytelling. The Admirals provided a full perspective on the group of men it took to win a war, not only at sea on two fronts but on land in Washington. Whether it's Louis Zamperini in Unbroken or any of the four admirals in this book you learn about, by far most people have no idea as to the extent of sacrifices that those in the military make, yesterday or today.
Have not listened to his other readings.
The author and performer relay the tale of the loss to Admiral Leahy of his wife due to illness, in a way that leaves no doubt to the reader that this man truly loved his wife.
I heartily recommend this audiobook to WWII, U.S. Navy and general military/political history fans. There's "a little bit more" to Halsey, Nimitz, Leahy and King than you learned in U.S. History class.
Ayn Rand makes excellent, well-researched points early on. Then, just won't let go. The constant restating of her points begins to wear thin. I stuck through, but it was work.
Not right away. I probably should have read "Atlas Shrugged" first. I'm not eager to try it now.
None sticks out.
Isn't going to come too soon from Ms. Rand, I expect.
If you are already a die-hard capitalist, this book will reaffirm everything you already know and believe. I'm not sure that Ayn Rand's zealotry stands the test of time. Some of her theories, especially about companies' naturally seeking to do the right thing, simply do not hold true, especially in the food and drug industry category.
I'm not so sure that I'd ever listen to this again, but not because it was poor. Quite the opposite.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime story about a guy who only comes along once a century. I'm not sure there's ever been anyone quite like Steve Jobs. I was never a big fan, but always respected him.
Walter Isaacson has a tall order. How do you exceed expectations when your subject is a larger-than-life character such as Mr. Jobs?
Isaacson delivers superbly.
Isaacson expertly wove all the intricate parts together. Always moving, always sharing, always opening up new revelations about a marvelous man.
When we read about Steve Jobs proving his Dad wrong, innocently enough, with a demonstration of electronic conductivity in the family driveway that his Dad swore was impossible.
Think. (His Life.) Different.
Interesting story...a little slow...a little predictable. I enjoyed it, but it feels as though it's written for middle-schoolers. Not a bad way to spend the morning and evening commutes. A bit disappointed in the ending. Worth a listen, and you most likely won't be disappointed. Judge for yourself.
Rue or however you spell her name.
Average performance. The problem with a lot of audio books, I find, is that the reading is good, but the production is poor. For example, the timing is off frequently. Where there should be pauses for emphasis, even just a second or two from chapter to chapter, in this book the narrator just plows ahead. I don't blame the reader. I blame lack of quality editing and production.
See the future. It ain't pretty!
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