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As a Brit, I had always had a vague notion that Howard Hughes was a mainstay of the US economy, an aviator, and an eccentric.
I had no idea that he was as wacked in the head as he obviously became in later life - the readings from his memos in the "Operations Manual" for his company are astounding.
Thouroughly enjoyed this book - the narrator is nicely neutral adding to the experience without ever becoming irritating.
Give it a go.
25 of 26 people found this review helpful
Forget everything you thought was motivating Howard Hughes. This is a highly entertaining inside story of a man who marched to a drummer on a different planet. The richest man in the world sits in the stench of a filthy darkened room, obsesses about germs, mucks up multi-million dollar business deals, compulsively lies and has no comprehension, much less concern, about the havoc he causes others. This is a great listen.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
The narration of this book is very well done, he captures the character and the content is delivered in a way that brings the whole story to life. I have read several accounts if Hughes' life but was left thinking the story was incomplete. This book fills in many of those gaps, the depiction of Hughes last journey being particularly good. I thoroughly recommend this book to both Hughes fans and to those who wish to gain a good understanding of the eccentric.