I am not much of a history buff, and I got about an hour into this book and was very bored. Though I'm sure it is a good book for those that enjoy history, I have other things I can listen too that will hold my attention better.
I had no idea what this was going to be about, but it is basically how to bluff your way through situations. It's great.
The narrator sounds like this snobby Brit, its awesome.
I disagree about the narrator. He definetly talks quickly (which takes some getting used to) but he is also pretty funny, and makes it interesting.
The content was great! It was very interesting and I havent read a book yet that is much like that. It has a very different style and unique content.
It was definetly worth the listen.
I was laughing my a** off the second i started to listen to the book, but after an hour I just had too much. I love Colbert's style, but i guess i can only take it in smaller doses.
I would probably suggest getting this because it is very funny, but the ranting, though i realize it is on purpose, gets a little old.....
Sorry Stevo, I'll keep watchin the show though!
I really liked this book. I am only 24 and I even with 16 years of schooling I know very little of the last 50 years, especially when it comes to the economy. I thought this book was very insightful and though it was a very long book, I was not bored! The first half of the book was about Greenspan's life and all the turmoil and success of the past 80 years. The second half dealt with the global situation currently and deals specifically with the developing nations.
I think anyone that would like to understand how the world's economies have developed over the last 50 years, this is the perfect book to read. I really enjoyed it and would definetly recommend it.
I was very intrigued by the description of this book and all the "rave" reviews it has gotten, but once I got through 4 hours of it I couldn't stand it and turned the radio on. It started out well and I really enjoyed listening to how the demographics of the world has been changing, but it got stale after a while. It seemed like the same idea being expressed..... the world is changing.
Great! Well worth the listen if you are up to it. Good plot development throughout to keep you interested.
Narrator was great as well, which is important with a long read like this.
It was ok.... but not worth it. It had an ok plot but there were tons of undeveloped threads that, after reading, i was very disappointed that the author did not develop.
The narrator was also very bad, and when you listen to a book for over 16 hours it is quite important.
Not worth the read
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