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This author tends to ramble on in circles, repeating things numerous times, as if he is trying to fill the pages with words that he is paraphrasing we he had just said in one... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wolfy
It's a tremendously interesting topic, but the rock writer style just doesn't work with it. The author goes into some convoluted language as he tries to get inside the minds of the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jeff McClain
I am not one to leave Amazon reviews, but I felt inclined to after reading some of the negative reviews on here about this excellent book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by LMT
An interesting subject. Unfortunately, the author has a somewhat rambling and schizophrenic style of prose. There's very little actual information interspersed among the madness.Published 16 months ago by Winston Spencer
The issue with the bad reviews IMHO is just this...the book is marvelous for those of us who are old enough to know what this guy is talking about OR who have a really excellent... Read morePublished 18 months ago by L. Masters
I agree with all the other two and one star reviews. I searched this book out at my local library after hearing about it. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by MtotheC
A good book but not great.
It features a detailed history of the military interest and use of the Vocoder as a way of transmitting coded information during the Second... Read more
Tompkins nees to spend some time with The Elements of Style and then decide whether he wants to put in the work necessary to become a real writer - someone who can clearly... Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by Thomas Parker
At first I was giving in to my inclination toward wanting this book to be a straight-forward linear account of the history of the vocoder... Read morePublished on January 9, 2012 by Twond