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  • The Accidental Billionaires

  • The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,014
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 361
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 365

The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost, and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Infotainment, poorly written

  • By Charles E. Grant on 12-24-09

Gripping read, after a slow start

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-09

I'm used to reading bios of larger tech companies (Apple, Microsoft, Pixar etc) so was excited to get this title about Facebook. However I wasn't prepared for it to be a fiction-based-on-fact work, and for the first chaptor it took me off-guard.
However this quickly became an addictive book, which made me read it faster than many others I've downloaded from Audible. The storyline is interesting, the characters are rich, and the drama will hold you through till the end.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful