A great book! I've just completed my second listen (after having first read it 30 years ago). I get more and more impressed with every time through it. What I love about this book is it makes me think - it is so rich in ideas, things to contemplate.
Also very noteworthy is the narrator - I have a difficult time believing he is not the author himself, so natural is his delivery.
Although I fell asleep many times while listening to the first half of the book and in fact had abandoned listening altogether, I did give it a second try and was very glad I did. I will listen again if for no other reason to pay closer attention to the character development.
The action in Paris during the revolution was all very compelling -sad but very memorable/
Can't say without giving up part of the plot.
The narration is superb!
I have not read the print version but the narration in the audio book was very good with unique and believable voicing for the many varied characters.
There are memorable moments but it would be unfair to future readers of the book to give any hint of how the story unfolds.
No, this is a book I could not take in one sitting - too depressing and disturbing the story. Many times I was tempted to abandon the book but I am glad that, chapter by chapter, I did finish it.
"One Second After" reminded me of a Stephen King horror novel but without a supernatural element to place the story, comfortingly just beyond the reader's reality. "One Second After" is based on a real technological possibility and a spectrum of very believable human behaviors - that's what makes it so scary!
This is an important book. It will make readers think - and many, many people need to think about the premise of this story.
Given the title I was expecting this book to focus on just the interview process. However the first half is devoted more generally to the job search process (this is okay if you're looking for an overall guide, not so welcome if you just want to get down to interview preparation). I found it a little annoying to have been referred to the author's other book (which is a more general job search book) to get additional information on an interview topic.
Also a bit annoying was the editing/production on this audio book. There are about half a dozen occasions where the narrator stops and repeats a sentence that should have been edited out.
Overall a useful reference if you know what you are getting.
An interesting read/listen. Listeners should be aware that this is essentially a political manifesto, laying out the philosophy of libertarianism along with many real examples of the application of this way of thinking. This book is not so much about how an individual can make better decisions but how a government (or a marketer) can "architect" or present the choices so as to influence the "best" choice. The "best" choice could be with respect to the individual, to society as a whole or who ever is trying to sell you something. This book is eye-opening as a warning against sales tactics that might be employed upon you and also a refreshing alternative to traditional politics.
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