Rio Rancho, NM, United States | Member Since 2004
I have no idea if the book is good or not - it was the worst narration to which I have listened. There was no storytelling skill by the narrator. I expect different voices or inflections of voice or some way to discern the differences among the characters' speech, but there was none. Thus, I had trouble keeping track of who was saying what - the first time in countless audiobooks I have experienced. I would not recommend this audiobook.
I am leery when authors read their own work, but thought I'd take a chance on O'Reilly. It paid off. I am of the age that I can remember what I was doing when Kennedy was shot, so I appreciated the history. After having read King's 1964, I looked at events and at the man in a different light. Kennedy was still an amazing man, and with his inauguration speech formed my lifelong value of looking for what I could contribute, not for what was in it for me for any particular endeavor.
I loved this book for the content. I have learned so much about the internet in general, and how clever the Googlers really are. And principled - who does that these days in business? They deserve every bit of their success.
I love Jo Nesbo's writing about an imperfect character trying to rise above his own failings to do the right thing. Sometimes he succeeds, sometimes he fails. Can't wait to read the next in the series.
I liked the book - it held my interest. However, it cannot be taken as a book of complete facts. A lot of people in the industry take issue with it. That said, I did have a boss that would score high on the PCL! Interesting view of our corporate leaders.
I was skeptical about a trait such as charisma touted as one that could be earned. I think I was wrong. The book was laid out logically and made effective use of powerful examples. Ms. Cobane should be making money hand over fist as a consultant.
My roommate had to ask me not to listen when she was trying to sleep - she couldn't get over all the giggling and belly laughs. Tina Fey writes such intelligent comedy and her delivery is perfect. If laughing adds minutes to your longevity, I am a couple of years ahead after reading this thoroughly entertaining book.
In the nonfiction category somewhere in the middle.
Shelly informs some of the passages with humor by her vocal timings and inflections.
It was very informative and highlighted some misconceptions I had about the subject matter.
It was a book I wasn't sure I was enjoying, but none the less could not stop. The author should have left the reading to a professional, as his flat style was a bit of a distraction. Would not recommend to most people.
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