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fantastic

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Reviewed: 07-09-2019

Does a superb effort of giving the listener insight into Steve Jobs as a person behind some of the myth. Very inspiring and very interesting.

An incredible story

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Reviewed: 26-01-2019

The narrator does well with the reading, even adding voices to some key characters, could have had some more variation for the male characters but never the less very good narration. The story itself is one of an entrepreneurs dream gone askew, one can not help at first feeling for Elizabeth who through sheer charisma and determination pursues her dream to great heights. As the years go on her original dream of helping people becomes less important than her own success, and the details of the story along the way are fascinating. This is a great and very well researched piece, showing the story from many different perspectives. For someone who has an interest in silicon valley or entrepreneurship I would highly recommend.

a excellent homage

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Reviewed: 23-12-2018

Gives great insight into the man of Churchill, both his flaws and triumphs. The story is well set out, switching between past and present in a smooth fashion. The only point for improvement would be to have the discussion on the middle East a little bit earlier in the book as it felt like things were jumping back a bit far. Overall a very well done book and a great read/listen.

Incredible

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Reviewed: 12-11-2018

The narrative is excellently delivered, and what a story it is. The tale of survival against seemingly hopeless odds, of a small band of men against the harshest elements imaginable, it is a story that left me amazed by the endurance Shackleton and his men showed. I also felt a renewed appreciation for the simple things in life, such as sweet food or clean water, things that the men in the story would often dream of while they were trapped among the ice. I would well recommend to anyone who has an interest in history, exploration, the Antarctic, or in hearing an incredible story of human endurance.

Excellent Analysis

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Reviewed: 13-10-2018

If you wanted to learn more about the sleeping giant of China that's starting to wake up in our modern world, the audio lectures in this course provide great detail and insight. A little dated in that it doesn't cover anything post 2009, but does cover a lot of ground leading up to that point. Gives particularly good character and political insight into Chairman Mao, the founder of communism in China.

Wide Ranging

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Reviewed: 23-08-2018

The turning points covered in the lecture series are all ones of great importance, though one or two changes I might have made. From conflict to invention, you will get a better understanding of how humanity has progressed so far. The lecturer is well spoken and his enthusiasm is audible making for a easy listen.

A good character portrait

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Reviewed: 22-07-2018

gives great and expansive detail about the life of the world's richest man. Goes into his business dealings and into his philanthropy, but also in his personal life after retirement and the lives of his children. You will finish this book with a good and nuanced understanding of John D Rockerfeller both in life and business.

Fantastic

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Reviewed: 15-06-2018

A compelling narrative that sheds light on the very interesting character of Hamilton, and also gives the reader an excellent look into the founding of America. At times exiting and at others emotional, this story does great justice to it's chosen subject, by showing both his genius and his flaws and by ultimately making him feel human and almost know to the listiner.

Interesting

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Reviewed: 23-03-2018

Well narrated, with many points of interest throughout, there were also times were it felt a little dry. Still overall a decent listen.

excellent narrative

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Reviewed: 27-01-2018

a great story, superbly delivered by Mike, well known for his history of Rome podcast. Goes into good depth and follows well the characters and forces that drove the republic to ruin.