it seemed like it was just a "good straightforward book" that you enjoy, but wasn't unpredictable or surprising at all. i enjoyed listening, but it wouldn't make my list of, "hey, you've got to read this!" there's still something missing from this series and i can't put my finger on it.
having said that, i'll definitely listen to the next book in the series when it comes out.
I started off liking it, but then after chapter after chapter of the same characters, no real story, no backstory, no real plot, and constant action, I got worn out. like any good prequel, I was looking for some good backstory and explanation of things that happened before. and then after all of that, the epilogue is downright insulting
it's a good listen and better than the official biography, but not worth listening to both. there wasn't much new. it made Steve seem more human and greater depth which was nice, but still too close to the original.
I was also hoping to hear more of the personal growth side of Steve, but there wasn't enough of that. there were even mundane parts about the creation of the iPod and other apple products that seemed boring. I found myself eager to finish so I could listen to something else.
I was hopng for a little more insider story than was provided. the book was kind of a truthful dig on conservatives, but I didn't learn anything new and it left some to be desired. kinda like this review!
save your credit and just listen to star talk. ignore these last words to meet minimum. Bernie sanders 2016 baby!
... I won't spoil it for you, but there was a part that is missing from this book that really I expected to be there. Technically this isn't in the same series as the authors previous books, but it is an obvious continuation of book two. so I was only disappointed with one I'll be at minor detail but I thought shouldn't have been overlooked.
in my opinion, this book was better than the first two and is up there along with other fun and entertaining technothrillers
this book was more enjoyable than the original and isn't dry like a few of the other robot uprising books I have listen to. One problem I found was that there was zero female interaction other than one character. But there was zero love interest anywhere. I'm surprised that I actually missed it!
within the first 5 minutes, it talks about:
* how hard it'd be to fill GWB's shoes b/c of how effective the long war on terror was
* how great it'd be to get tax rates down to 10%
* how bin laden was found dead
* how 'murican & british forces killed "evil terrorists" without any casualties
* reagan like president
* homeland security reestablished
i probably should have known, but i thought i'd try it b/c it was on sale. not worth the 1/2 credit if you are at all liberal. and this is nothing like the show "homeland"
I feel bad giving it only three stars overall, but it was kind of a drag for me to listen to. I ended up liking if you characters, but not really enjoying the story despite it being interesting. with only 10% left, I actually listened to an entire book before finishing this one. That says something.
this book reminded me a lot of the "Area 51" series by Bob Mayer where the characters aren't overly interesting or have much depth, but the listening is easy and enjoyable. i was a little bummed that it doesn't seem terribly set up for a sequel, but still well worth the credit.
i also listened to book #2 hoping that the writing and characters would improve, but they didn't. they might have even gotten worse. the story is creative, but just about everything lacked depth. i won't be listening to book #3.
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