If I were to start my own maker business I sure would, but otherwise as a consumer, the information comes across as "here's what you need to know", and thus has limited replay value.
Yes, it's a very helpful book to understand the way modern manufacturing and production is being changed by the internet and democratization of factories. Leaves you with a sense of capability and motivation to make something.
Yes, it was easy to tell who was doing what. There weren't that many characters besides a few references, but each one was differentiated well enough.
"People Power, Printers, and Production"
Great for introducing others to the maker movement, but as somebody that's already been fairly caught up, some of the material was a bit redundant and less useful once you already get the gist of the topic.
Can't say - haven't read print version.
The way the plot unfolded. Lots of twists in ways I never expected, and I did try to anticipate some of them and failed. The author is very creative and knows how to appeal to the techlust generation.
His narration helped to give each character a greater personality through their dialect and spoken attitude.
I wouldn't say extreme, but it did get me motivated to accept such a world changing event as a global darknet. I was rooting for it and excited to see it succeed. AI is pretty nifty.
Loved this book, and the next one is even better. This first book is slightly more unrealistic than the second, but not to the point where it'll turn you away. It's written by an author that has a pretty good understanding of technology, and appeals to techies.
It was a good filler while waiting for my next credit, good read overall but didn't leave me pondering life. Just good ol' action.
I have, and it seemed to be a good read for those that like military action fiction.
His impression of Donald Fitzroy was incredible. He's got his elderly British voice down perfectly and brought the character to life.
Not especially, sometimes it was better to take a break from the action and pace things out. Too many "oh yeah right, like that would ever happen" moments would break immersion if read all the way through. Not very realistic despite how amazing the Grey Man is supposed to be.
Good book overall, tickled my action fancy pretty well. Won't change your life at all, but may inspire you to hit the gym again and try to be a badass.
Haven't read the print version, so I can't say.
Sadly I haven't read enough books to make a one to one comparison, but any book about friendship turning to rivalry would suffice.
Yes, he does an excellent job giving life to the characters and helping you visualize them with lots of details.
I was fortunate enough to experience some of the bliss they were sharing over the story, particularly with an exciting breakthrough. I was giddy at times and shared their joy, and at times their frustration.
Loved this book, one of my favorites and totally worth the time and cost. You won't regret picking this up.
Yes, there's a lot of details that seemed to get lost my first time through, at least for me. Maybe I'm just less capable, but listening seemed difficult at times due to the vast amount of details, people, places, and events going on at one moment.
Sam, his positive attitude and willingness to overcome hardship and frustration was inspiring. What a rad guy
Hard to imagine; he's narrating his own memories, and thus has a lot of enthusiasm. You can tell he's really enjoying the experience.
Hard to think of one specific moment over all others, there's plenty of moments and a reoccurring theme that equally moved me to admire the general kindness of those in Africa.
If you've read Jupiter's Travels or watched Long Way Round/Down, this book is another one to convince you to travel the world on a motorcycle.
Yes, it's a very exciting read and keeps you on your toes with excitement and anticipation.
The parallels drawn to our modern society. Even though it's all fiction, there's enough there for the reader to see how possible it may be for such a thing to happen, maybe not to such a degree but close enough to get you thinking.
Each character had his/her own voice done perfectly, and Jeff was able to switch between them very well. Made it seem like a whole cast was involved.
Some of the events that happened on the Fosin farm and the subsequent city were pretty powerful. Kept me on my toes for a while.
Excellent follow up to the first book, and a perfect ending to an amazing story. Definitely recommend.
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