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- The Four Voyages
- By: Laurence Bergreen
- Narrated by: Tim Jerome
- Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World, a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer. Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history.
Does exactly what you want
- By David on 08-26-12
More than I even needed to know
What did you like best about Columbus? What did you like least?
Ton's of information, well preformed and interesting. At times the information was difficult to follow. The book bridges a fine line between historical periodical and a story about this tremendously important historical figure. My personal opinion of Columbus was improved by reading this epic tale. Thanks to the author.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Gaining an understanding of the effort that went into the voyages
Have you listened to any of Tim Jerome’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Not that I am aware of but this performance was good!
Could you see Columbus being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?
At first no, but now that I think of it there is enough richness in the details for a screenwriter to simplify and organize the book into mini stories. I could totally see a John Malkovich type as Columbus.
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- By: Walter Isaacson
- Narrated by: Dylan Baker
- Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
- By Jeanne on 11-13-11
Still not worshiping at the Apple Alter but...
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this book. Great story.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Steve Jobs?
Job's own thoughts on education and business.
Have you listened to any of Dylan Baker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
I love the way Steve was able to build a company based on his understand and insight in to what people want. His passion for purity in product, user experience, and life is second to none. This book did not change how I feel about him or the ability of other companies to become Apple like, but it did give me hope that more senior corporate leadership will turn their focus on developing quality products and experiences not just more price point driven crap that is unfulfilling in so many ways.