After all the hype and great reviews about this book I was sorely disappointed. Many details about paintings rich people owned but the story itself was dragged out and thin.
Bushkin provided an interesting narrative about Carson, his life and the entertainment world he lived in. But at times, I couldn't help wondering if Bushkin should have kept some of his grievances to himself, given his long personal and professional relationship with Carson. Still, it was a good listen, even though the narrator's voice got annoying at times.
A very cool story about a dynamic man. Learned some interesting background about the evolution of the internet, as well. Danny's work made important contributions to what we take for granted now,
Overall a nice portrayal of the Hilton dynasty, with plenty of personal, gossipy stories. Sometimes a little too detailed, fluffy and lacking in substance. But still a good summer listen. Narrator was great, too - consistent, energetic and always with the right tone.
In addition to the usual interesting and gossipy stories, the narration is fun, too, with different narrators for each article. So glad they offer it on audible!
In addition to the humor and a nicely written personal story, Delaney shares about his battle with addiction in a helpful, reflective way that can help both addicts and those close to them on the sidelines.
I'm a fan of Belle's. Although this isn't her best work, it is still a nicely done story with some good insights on ways to look at and work on your marriage.
While not riveting, this was still an interesting listen. The narrator projected the reflective nature of the book. It definitely provided some interesting context about China, it's many regions and people. This was an original approach for shedding light about China's past, present and potential future.
Written like a high school drama, which must be how the real story went down, this made for an interesting read with lots of personal stories and drama. It reminds of the show Silicon Valley. Sometimes repetitive and too gossipy, it did not provide a ton of meaty substance and context of Silicon Valley, but it made for a light read with some insights into what it's like to be part of all that.
Through West's personal story, you get to learn some very interesting slices of American history, and appreciate how important First Ladies have been to American history, although at the time they were looked upon more for the gowns they wore than their intellect. A really fun way to learn history.
Eggers delivers once again. Not as funny as his previous works. This story shows an older, more mature side of Eggers, provoking great questions and ideas. A really lovely piece of work. The main character still occasionally haunts my thoughts.
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