"Not entirely convinced..."
I listened to this and to me it sounded implausible, I mean what are the chances of all of this happening? I did a Google search on Denis Avey and there are more than a few sites and articles questioning the authenticity of this story. In short, interesting, but I am sceptical.
"Biography of a brutally honest flawed genius"
I was moved by this audiobook, a really great biography of a very special man, what a character, unquestionably flawed, obsessive, passionate, non conformist, rude beyond belief, but politeness and conformity would not have taken him down the roads he travelled. Steve Jobs impact on technology will be discussed for decades, if not centuries, he had vision, he knew what the public wanted before they realised that they wanted it themselves. Great products, unquestionably, but do we all want Apple controlling our phones, music, television, digital media, our lives? I for one don't, smacks of Big Brother, or Big Brothers little brother at least.
Great narration, and very well written, he got the biography he deserved, bravo.
We all know the story, Bram Stokers classic, this audiobook is advertised as (dramatized) in brackets. This appears to mean somebody has bought a dozen or so sound effects from Ebay, wolf howling, dog barking, door creaking etc which they use at the beginning of the audiobook, then they got bored or forgot to push the buttons. It's a great story, but for me the voice of Van Helsing was very annoying, I understood he was a Dutch doctor, but he sounds like the Swedish Chef from the Muppets on acid, and makes just about as much sense, but see what you think.
"The horror of war and the strength of human spirit"
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this, horrific, emotional and thought provoking, narrated brilliantly by Dan Stevens.
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