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Extended Audio Sample The Google Story Audiobook, by David A. Vise Click for printable size audiobook cover
3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David A. Vise, Mark Malseed Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781415929698
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Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words, “change the world” through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the web for free. The Google Story takes you deep inside the company’s wild ride from an idea that struggled for funding in 1998 to a firm that rakes in billions in profits, making Brin and Page the wealthiest young men in America. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, this fast-moving narrative reveals how an unorthodox management style and culture of innovation enabled a search engine to shake up Madison Avenue and Wall Street, scoop up YouTube, and battle Microsoft at every turn. Not afraid of controversy, Google is expanding in Communist China and quietly working on a searchable genetic database, initiatives that test the founders’ guiding mantra: don’t be evil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • [The authors] do a fine job of recounting Google’s rapid rise and explaining its search business. New York Times
  • An intriguing insider view of the Google culture. Harvard Business Review
  • Fascinating…meticulous…never bogs down…Even if you think you’ve heard about Google ad nauseam, you will find new items about this important company. Houston Chronicle
  • An interesting read on a powerhouse company…if you haven’t read anything about one of today’s most influential companies, you should. If you don’t read The Google Story, you’re missing a few extra treats.—USA Today
  • “[The authors] do a fine job of recounting Google’s rapid rise and explaining its search business.”

    New York Times

  • “An interesting read on a powerhouse company…if you haven’t read anything about one of today’s most influential companies, you should. If you don’t read The Google Story, you’re missing a few extra treats.

    USA Today

  • “An intriguing insider view of the Google culture.”

    Harvard Business Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aseem | 6/16/2011

    " One of the most interesting stories of the most successful tech-startup. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deepak | 5/11/2011

    " A powerful story mediocrely told. Definitely not recommended for anyone wanting a real insight into Google. Patchy narrative, not gripping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samyuktha | 5/3/2011

    " All I can is that I fell in love with Google - more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pedro | 4/5/2011

    " Talvez o livro fundamental sobre a história do Google. É bem didático, ainda que muito pouco crítico. Estou pesquisando a vida do Larry Page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 3/10/2011

    " It gave me an inside view to one of the world's most influential companies. It was interesting but did not contain anything really outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pradeep | 1/25/2011

    " Must read to know the Google Story. It is the definitive account of the populist media company powered by the world’s most advanced technology that in a few short years has revolutionized access to information about everything for everybody everywhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joseph | 1/11/2011

    " A company I admire. Its great to to read that a giant came out of a small nevertheless mighty app which made google a verb. "

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About the Author
Author David A. ViseDavid A. Vise is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Washington Post and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestseller The Bureau and the Mole. Mark Malseed, who has contributed to the Washington Post and the Boston Herald, has won high praise for his research efforts on Bob Woodward’s recent books, Plan of Attack and Bush at War.
About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.