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The Nudist on the Late Shift and Other True Tales of Silicon Valley

Narrated by: Po Bronson
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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What's been written on the personalities that have emerged from Silicon Valley tends to be shallow, concentrating narrowly on overnight rags-to-riches sensations. This well-received collection of tales by one of the Valley's best journalists, however, gives us a different perspective - that of the technology Mecca's everyman, from dreamers on the brink of success to some of the more obscure colorful characters in the landscape. Po Bronson is the author of two novels, Bombardiers and The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest, a seething parody about getting rich in the Info Age. Bronson is also a feature writer for Wired and has written about high-tech culture for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes A.S.A.P.. In this Audible exclusive recording, the author himself lends his voice to The Nudist on the Late Shift.
©1999 by Po Bronson (P)1999 Audible Inc.

Critic Reviews

"... a book about a dream valley that kept me glued to my seat ...while also leaving me with a deeper sense of the human energy and hubris that fuels America's new entrepreneurial capital, Silicon Valley." (Ken Auletta)

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  • Colin
  • hounslow, N/A, United Kingdom
  • 03-24-03

pretty good!

ok, not a life changer, but there are some real interesting stories here. i listened to it while i was studying a course that covered the history of computing, silicon valley, etc., so this was a real good alternative view of what goes on behind the scenes. well worth a look if you're interested in the topic.

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Horrible recording

Started hearing the book but stopped.
The quality of recording is very bad. Could not continue to hear it.

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Aged. Not outdated.

It’s a time capsule. It’s beautifully written.

Neither lionizing nor satire. And the knowledge of what happens next only seems to make it feel all the richer.