The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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Reflections of a Carnegie Mellon computer science professor who lectured on "Really achieving your childhood dreams," shortly after having been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His advice concerns seizing the moment while living, rather than dying.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Random House, 2008
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781415957073
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital

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ArapahoeAnna May 19, 2017

A worthwhile listen about interesting things Pausch has done. Reminiscent of Richard Dawkins' self-aggrandizing second biography "Brief Candle in the Dark". Obviously, it says right in the title it's a "lecture".

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1aa
May 28, 2016

A touching series of lessons and memories by a man soon to die.

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OmahaReader
Oct 30, 2015

The content of this book (reviewed on audio) is inspirational. Agreed (from former comments) is the author's egotism, but hey, the man was dying. Let him have his day in the spotlight.

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tab_moss
Sep 30, 2012

I haven't seen the lecture yet, but I had to stop listening to the book. Pausch's egotism became irritating, and the whole book ended up being about how great he lived his life. Although I highly respected his accomplishments the lack of humility ended up being difficult to bear.

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7Blakes
Aug 20, 2012

I got this in audio version for a road trip. It is not actually his last lecture, contrary to the title. It is however, his story on what lead to him doing the lecture, his family, and comments about topics in his lecture with the background also. Despite this, it was still very good and quite worthwhile. It was a little over 4 hours on audio, so it killed some time during our long drive. It made my husband and I warm up and appreciate each other more, something needed after being in the car for two consecutive days, at 12 hours a day!

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khuang
Jan 16, 2010

I started listening to this, but, due to time constraints, I then chose to read the book instead. I'm sure this is still great, based on the same content.

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