It may not be Puzo, but the rhythm and style of the storytelling sure is similar. The plot has all the depth of the original 'Godfather' and covers all the events that the first books stayed away from.
Petroski's insight into the important role of inevitable failures is a reminder of just how much we take for granted. The point that experienced and new engineers (and all designers) can get out of this book is that failed designs can teach us where we misunderstood.
A bit disappointed in the ending. It was self-consistent, but a little too simplistic, especially when compared to Dave Duncan's later novels. Still worth listening because it rounds up one of his most entertaining story arcs.
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