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Where does Cloud Computing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I would say that along with the companion PDF this is not an audio book at all. This is a COURSE. This is a professional development program that should be required reading material. The concepts are universal and vendor agnostic but give you INCREDIBLE insights.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Cloud Computing?
I would say that the INaaS use case - Chapter 8 - Information as a Service - chapter was the most powerful for me. "Data do not possess any context to your particular situation or need. Information is contextual data, and knowledge is information with expertise or experience in it's usability."
What does Walter Dixon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Clarity in broadcasting of the phrases. Pleasant tone that is engaging but not forceful. Diction that is superior to say a work of fiction where it can be more performance based.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The definitions and terms.
Any additional comments?
This is a MUST buy, and in fact I am about to listen again and take clearer notes.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
I like the narrator but this was the wrong book for him. With respect to the author who I assume is a young, bright academic, this book is not suitable for an audiobook
What do you think your next listen will be?
A book on cloud computing better suited for audio book format.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
Pros: seemingly comprehensive coverage.
1) book organization -- like an outline for a school assignment;
2) despite the herculean attempt to differentiate between IAAS, SAAS, PAAS etc, I was rendered completely confused near the end of the book.
3) The narrator, who is actually one of my favorites, was the wrong choice; only made the automaton writing all the more robotic.
4) Use cases seemed based more on theory than actual practice.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Seemingly thorough coverage and a good effort to illustrate use cases. Few books on the subject at this price point written for the layperson.
Any additional comments?
Too much filler that only obfuscated the information. The book could have been cut to half the words.
Sorry for the negative review, but I don't feel I got value for $ spent.