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Hard work

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-2019

Pretty disappointing first 6 chapters. Very little primary evidence or interesting facts presented. A lot of mental acrobatics required of listener. Draws parallels with other religions, myths, fictional characters but doesn't explain why they should or should not be compared to the bible. In approx 4 hrs, I didn't hear anything impressive or interesting. Maybe good for someone learning to think critically about the world for the first time, but not really a serious book. Plus the style was quite excruciating. Lots of laboured numbering of points and a superior tone. Not my cup of tea.

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Not his finest

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

Reviewed: 09-04-2018

Bit boring really. Almost nothing happens. There's a whole lot of descriptive praise for the main characters. 'Brinya' (sic) and 'Looking like War Gods' is on every second page (or the audible equivalent). Lacks imagination.

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance cover art
  • Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
  • Summary & Analysis: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Instaread
  • Narrated by: Michael Gilboe

Summary a bit weak

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

Reviewed: 29-03-2016

Glad I didn't read the book if this is an indication of the tone, insight and story. Pretty drab - hard to make possibly the most interesting person on the planet sound benign but this goes close.

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