If you're at all interested in Google's history and future direction, this is a great audio book. It's interesting through-out and well paced. I also really enjoy the narrator - he's got an "easy to listen to" voice.
There were too many holes in a lot of the technology and how the data centers existed. A floating datacenter? Seriously? The logistics of anything like that would be silly. I suspect it was to make them harder to deactivate, but it made it laughable.
Sure - the concept of a social engineering AI was interesting, but the book didn't get into that as much.
Maybe a made-for-TV movie. There wasn't much suspense, and it was a bit formulaic. Nothing overly clever or technical that could confuse anybody.
It's not a bad book, but in this genre, there's a lot better.
This series continues to get better after each novel.
If you enjoy space battles and sci-fi "war" novels, you can't go wrong with all of the Lost Fleet books.
I had high hopes for this audio book. Unfortunately, even after several attempts, I can't listen for longer than a few minutes without getting bored senseless.
The "interview" format is not compelling, the conversation is near monotone, and the content is slapdash with no understandable flow. It's like this was a challenge on "The Apprentice", and they took the loser's audio book and this is it.
There are so many good titles for this topic, I'd be embarrassed if I were Mr. Trump. This audio book was a _huge_ disappointment. Get something else.
This was a great listen. Good summary and introduction to the ideas. There is some detail, but not too much - which made it excellent for listening while driving. I will probably listen to it several times.
I was interested in reading this book after seeing The Aviator. This book is filled to the rafters with details and minutia, which isn't bad, but the abriged version might be better for some people. It is informative and a bit entertaining. It doesn't go into his businesses much, other than how it affected his personal life - so if you're looking to see how he became so rich, this probably isn't the right book.
The reader (Cashman) is good (not great, but not bad) except for his pronounciation. It is HORRIBLE. It actually is entertaining and part of the fun to try and figure out what he's referring too. The director/producer/audio engineer were either asleep or laughing their asses off. It is seriously that bad.
I listed to this while jogging or biking long distances, and it was entertaining enough. I wouldn't recommend it for long drives as the details wouldn't keep you up. Also, listening while doing anything that requires any concentration is difficult, because the long lists of details can get drowned out by what you're doing.
All in all, I'm glad I used my subscription credits for this one. And, if you're very interested in various personal aspects of HRH, it's not bad.
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