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I listed to both this book and "Search". This book has more colorful and historical stories on Google. But "Search" has better material on history, strategy, and technology. I would recommend listening to "Search" first and this one second.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
I purchased this book in order to get a detailed look at the ideas and practices that made Google the success it is today. While this information is present, it is so overwhelmed by the fawning and sycophantic praise of the company and its founders that I was completely distracted.
Within the first few minutes, the author has already dubbed the company founders as geniuses, in a class by themselves, and more worthy of praise than American inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. And that's just a sample.
It makes it very difficult to trust any aspect of the book as objective.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
The narrator reduces what could be an interesting book into dull listen.
He has this infuriating habit of reading in a mono-tone drawl, but stretching the last word of every sentence and dropping a couple of tones. It becomes so annoying that you end up waiting for each last word drop and not listening to the text! It's almost if he took cheap correspondance course in news reading.
3 stars for the book, 1 star for the narration. Avoid.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
Ok, I agree, the Narrator is a little irritating with a soppy voice - if you can get over it, the book gives a fascinating insiders view on how Google started, it's work ethics and future plans and goals. Very inspiring.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful