The Faithful Traveler
I agree with everyone else. This reader needs to chill out a bit. This isn't melodrama.
The content is absolute aces, though. Very helpful info, excellently researched and written.
The contrasting of two very different food supply chains and the symbiosis or lack thereof with other entities in the food chain.
This was my first but have listened to another since. Thought it was equally well done.
The narrator, Scott Brick puts the right emphasis and pauses to make sentences alive!
I have no idea but I keep going back to this over my other audio books.
No character since it is a non-fiction.
Why every animal in North America is fed corn and the devastating consequences.
Scott Brick is fast becoming my my most favorite narrator, dethroning George Guidall.
Author traced the origins of the four topical meals he ate: at MacDonald's, groceries from a Whole Foods store, products from an poly-phase organic farm and foods he hunt and gathered personally. The author seamlessly amalgamates science, history and philosophy into a classic that just may change how I eat.
Después de la lectura de este libro escrito en forma amena e interesante uno necesariamente se cuestiona una cantidad de cosas acerca de nuestra comida de todos los días.
Si bien yo soy un medico oftalmólogo, debo confesar que encontré una información sobre la forma de producir alimentos que me dejó pensativo durante un largo tiempo.
Este libro es recomendable para toda persona que se interese acerca de lo saludable de su forma de alimentarse.
I just loved every moment of this book. It is read well in this audio version, and Michael Pollan is a descriptive, intelligent writer. He incorporates little jokes and makes his own vices and mistakes a delightful part of the story here.
I appreciate what Pollan did to make this about the practical aspects of what and how we eat now, as much as the moral and historical ones.
A MUST-read for anyone curious about how our food system became how it is today, and the questions we should be asking ourselves when we choose what to eat and "vote with our dollars" by purchasing different foods.
I am pretty committed to the principles embraced in this work, and Mr. Pollan has done some good homework and marshaled his facts. I don't like his writing style. He comes across as pretentious and effete. The facts are the facts, but people are also influenced by presentation.
I just wanted to say I'm glad I didn't let concerns about narration stop me from listening to this book. I found nothing bothersome about the narration, and the book was really wonderful. It's changed how I make food choices, and settled a lot of conflicts in my mind about where to spend my food dollar.
This is the kind of book that can really change your life. . . and you don't have to become a convert to anything for this to happen. As you listen to the book, you simply will become more broadly aware of the world of food and how it is produced. Michael points out that it is odd that we live in a society wherein an investigative journalist is required to find out where our food comes from. And the stories of the different meals he presents here are simply fascinating. By the end of the book, I found myself wondering how the fennel plants growing on the side of the road would taste, and how could I harvest them. Thank you Michael and thank you Scott. Well done. . . and very rare at the same time.
I loved this, start to finish! I didn't quite get why I was being buried in corn at the beginning, but the weight of it was removed at the end. Michael Pollan is a compelling storyteller who leaves you to find the moral. I thank him for the journey, and the thought-provoking oberservations. Digging into Second Nature now, and delighted that he narrates it himself.