I had no idea that the author had so much trouble later in his life. This title was definitely a good pick.
I was not impressed by the other, more popular biography. This book hits the ball out of the park. I was especially impressed by the thorough background provided concerning Jobs' competitiveness with Bill Gates. I learned many, many new things in this book that had never been covered before. I've read everything since Jobs' and Sculley's books in the 1980's. Great audiobook!
It was amazing to hear about how the author handled situations when he was sure he was correct yet his clients felt strongly otherwise, at least until they... Favorite quote (something like this): "You come into this life having forgotten everything about the afterlife and who you really are just to have to figure it out all over again during this life and during your current circumstances." (Excuse the inexact wording...)
Never before have I recommended an abridged version of anything, but about three-quarters of this book could be eliminated without reducing the story's lead-up and conclusion. This book is like reading the whole story through court records. There is simply too much detail.
Stop trying to sell me something. I already book your audiobook. Wasn't that enough?
There were some parts that were interesting, but the overall audiobook had a relentless push for you to go out and buy something. That device has been out since 2011 yet there isn't anything independently reviewed showing that it has actual benefits.
This book makes an extended effort to describe the thoughts and motives of enemy leaders and their underlings, while also trying to clarify domestic and continental influences / causes. This book provides a hallmark depiction of World War II.
It was a British man who narrated this book and his handling of English was excellent, meaning I could listen to him for hours, as long as he veered away from German names. Problems appeared whenever he tried to say any kind of German name - even the really easy ones - and just plundered his way through. In the second half of the book, the names got thicker and their mispronunciations got to the point of distraction. How bad was it? Even "Isar" stumped him. It's a good book though and deserves to be re-recorded with a defter handle on German names. Again, the narrator was excellent for English overall and I would consider any other work of his for non-German topics.
The first third of the book dwells too much on feelings. The second third gets into the nitty-gritty of the impact on the author's life due to many external things. The final third gets into some new ground and is worth the effort to reach. This title is very much worthwhile because it tries to build a complete circle of cause and effect in a distinct manner.
It just kept going and going with pertinent content. I was pleasantly surprised.
Just get this book.
New concepts on familiar topics
Too many to mention
Far, far, WAY better
The reading horrified me.
Get someone else to read this fine work.
Yes, and that's unusual for me as I have a voracious appetite for new audio content.
If you've ever seen the original Ghostbusters movie and recall the see-through green creatures munching on things, then this is what I think was being described by the author in some coffee shop.
The book itself was excellent, but the hours-long radio-show-like commentary after the book was even better. I think the commentary part is exclusive to the audiobook and it involves three or four friends, including the author.
I was extremely pleased to have found a title which really stands out from the abundant, mushy, lookalike crowd out there in this category.
I believe that this title will become a thought-leader for its category soon. It deserves it. The ebook is currently available to Kindle Unlimited customers for free, so if you're on the fence and belong to KU, then check it out that way, but the author's own reading is great. Again, the post-book commentary is something not to miss, so, if you can afford it, just go for the audiobook. To the author: GREAT JOB!
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