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Ken Makita

Malaysia
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Simple Is Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-14

What made the experience of listening to Insanely Simple the most enjoyable?

Stories about Steve Jobs and Apple

What other book might you compare Insanely Simple to and why?

Walter Isaacson's book on Steve Jobs. Insanely Simple is a good supplement to it, a more detailed take on Steve's decision making.

What does Ken Segall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The confidence in narration. Probably because he's narrating a life he lived and wrote.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Here's To The Crazy Ones.

Any additional comments?

Good stories on management and business strategy. Give this a try even if you despite Apple for whatever reason. This could be the Insanely Simple reason to change your mind.

Interesting History of Tech Giants

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-14

What did you love best about Digital Wars?

The wide coverage of story regarding technological advancement in software and hardware involving Google, Microsoft, and Apple.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Digital Wars?

I realized it's also a good supplement to Walter Isaacson's work on Steve Jobs

Which character – as performed by Stephen Rashbrook – was your favorite?

Steve Ballmer. It's... quite apt.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. I was focus and eager to go through all the details.

Any additional comments?

Anyone interested in Information Technology should give this a chance.

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Good Guide to History of the Mind

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-19-14

If you could sum up The Future of the Mind in three words, what would they be?

Geeky, intellectually satisfying.

What did you like best about this story?

The wholeness of it. Instead of just fact dropping, Michio Kaku guides you through a tour of scientifically accurate history of our mind.

Have you listened to any of Feodor Chin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but this is a good listen. At times my brain played tricks and I thought it was Michio Kaku narrating it, not Feodor Chin.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Telling the future by recounting the past".

I'm rubbish at this.

Any additional comments?

I bought this audiobook because I'm a fan of Michio Kaku. If you love science, especially in regards of bio-physic, you will love this.

A must read for Ramsay fans

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-14

Would you listen to Gordon Ramsay again? Why?

Yes. I like Gordon Ramsay, as a person and as a chef. His life story is quite inspiring.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Gordon Ramsay?

The part about the birth of his children.

Which character – as performed by Richard Aspel – was your favorite?

Gordon Ramsay, obviously.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Smiles, mostly. Maybe a few laugh every now and then, like, "yes, this is Gordon Ramsay."

Any additional comments?

If you like Gordon Ramsay, and his television series Kitchen Nightmare (UK), you will love this book.

I like Anthony Bourdain.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-14

If you could sum up Medium Raw in three words, what would they be?

Food, Fascination, Folklore

What other book might you compare Medium Raw to and why?

Kitchen Confidential, because Medium Raw was its sequel. A worthy one, too.

What about Anthony Bourdain’s performance did you like?

In Kitchen Confidential, his performance was perfunctory, but it didn't bother me because I liked the stories. In Medium Raw, his narration style improved significantly, and closer to his television performance. Listening to this, you can tell his passion in certain subjects. It's personal, and personal is good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. Day off, comfortable couch, and maybe a glass of wine.

Any additional comments?

If you are not into Anthony Bourdain or world of culinary art in America, chances are you will not like this one.

You must read its prequel, Kitchen Confidential, before you start on this one. For continuation's sake, and better understanding in how Anthony Bourdain came to be, well, Anthony Bourdain. They are memoirs, but they read like a good novel. I'm waiting patiently for the next book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful