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Audible member since the beginning, pre-Amazon, pre-iPod. #blueplayer
If there's one thing I can't stand in audio books, it's when the narrator is 'literally' reading-from-the-book...yes, I know that's what we're buying, but I want more, I want personality, isn't that why we look for 'read by the author'!
So much whining and complaining, "all he did was answer questions", are you kidding, forget listening to the book, did you even read the title?! This was a great book, TON of content, right blend of anecdotes, minus the obligatory rehashing of the half dozen or so ideas that most authors use to justify wasting 3 to 5 hours of air space in my car. Could've been a blog post and called it a day.
Gary gives relevant, updated answers (from the original book and show). With a world polluted with Internet gurus and social media experts that are trying to push the same tired lines and tactics, Gary is the REAL deal...and the fact that he brought on Leo Laporte (ZD/TechTV) to read questions brought this book full circle!! Loved every minute, smiled the whole time, can't wait for the next one! #questionofthedayanswered
24 of 30 people found this review helpful
More about Gary and little about tips. I guess he is not my style. I understand he is successful but I don't feel I could ever have a one on one conversation with him.
31 of 47 people found this review helpful
Would you try another book written by Gary Vaynerchuk or narrated by the narrators?
Yes, because there is clearly knowledge, experience & passion in there. There are 2 main draw-backs with this book: 1. It is too far, wide and hotch-potch. Gary talks a lot about going 'deep' not 'wide' yet this book is trying to be everything & all over the place. I don't think people other than die hard Gary fans buy books to be everything, IMHO2. It is too self focused. Too much self exaggeration, self interruption, self pre-framing. In a world of distraction & fighting for attention it would have been way more powerful to cut that all out & let the good knowledge speak louder, because Gary does have it but you have to wade through a lot of distraction.
What could Gary Vaynerchuk have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
1. Rambled & preambled a lot less before & during each point2. Made the information more focused on the listener 3. Made it more niched, relevant & focusedAnd therefore...4. Made it about 4-5 hours shorter
How could the performance have been better?
As above. There is passion and gusto & confidence & his fans seem to like it. Naturally therefore some are not going to like it. I was very close to switching it off a few times & that probably dis-services the good stuff that is in-between.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from #AskGaryVee?
As above. Plus the rambles, saying what he is/is going to do before he says it [just say it], jump from topic to topic less, create a more clear concept [perhaps this book would serve better in a different format, or should have waited a decade and become an auto-biography.
Any additional comments?
Good social proof of stars/celebs reading questions but not really an Audible book format. Too long; you have to wade to get to the best bits.I thought long & hard before leaving this review as a fellow author and because there are clearly some great shares in this audio, but I feel the 4.80/5 total reviews must be heavily biased towards American 'fans' of Gary and not more balanced views. For a book to be almost 100% it should in my humble view have a more clear, cohesive & linear concept, be respectful of the listeners time & attention & be edited much better to decide the best 60% & the 40% to edit out. Sometimes in a 14 hour audio, a lot less is a lot more. This review is designed to be helpful so if you are prepared to sit through you will pick up some good tips. If you are a UK listener you may find it a little intense.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
This was the first audio book that I was tempted to give up on midway. Maybe I needed to be a Gary fan before listening to this. He just comes across as too full of himself with an ego the size of a planet. "How should I pitch to a VC ?" Reply "Just do it". Thanks that was inspirational. Sorry but "your gift" as you put it was not for me. Just my 2 cents.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Gary's energy is inspirational. You literally feed off it. This book is life changing. Highly recommend it makes you think outside the box.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
should be called ask gary what he likes. many other authors delivering the same content better
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