while the prose are fine And it is thorough in its reporting, the subject matter paired with such a holier-than-thou affectation rendered the message moot.
I would rather exist solely on McDonalds food for the rest of my life than be condescended to for 15 hours.
should have picked this one up in paperback. hopefully you will.
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
Michael Pollan writes a very well researched book on how our choices when eating impact our local and global world. I think I will ask of myself much more because I have read this book. Worthwhile.
My complaints about this book are editing and narrator. While I think this book is good I think it could have been more heavily edited. Maybe as much as a third could have been left on the cutting room floor.
Narration requires an understanding of the topic AND the willingness to research correct pronunciation. The correct plural of beef is beef. The correct pronunciation of carrageenan is ghee or gi (martial arts uniform, not G as in Leave it to Beaver 'Ah, gee, Wally.'
Not sure I will listen again but if I do I will consider 1.25 or 1.5 speed.
Learned ALOT from this book! Sometimes the author is overly verbose and I feel the book could have been reduced a couple of hours if conciseness had been more of a focus. But, overall, very thorough and insightful look into the great national American food disorder, as the author calls it.
The narrators voice, however, is incredibly irritating. I wish Michael had read it aloud himself. The narrator for this book has a preachy tone, and pompous accent. And at times an almost condescending, aggressive tone when not even discussing something around which there might be a cause for aggression.
Read the book rather than the audible!
The way Michael Pollan can tell a story completely engaged me. I will never look at food, especially corn, the same way. The stories made me pause and hesitate before selecting food and I have already changed the way I source my food and what that food is.
I thought the narration keep me interested in the story. I will do some of my own investigation about where my food comes from
He kept me listening to things that I really did not want to know about. I can no longer go to the supermarket with blinders on
The industrial complex that the meat supply comes from.
Michael Pollan weaves an interesting story about how food is produced in this country. I was moved to change my food sourcing.
Starts off slow, yet, this book is immensely important to bring us back to having a connection between something as intimate as what we put in our bodies on a daily basis and to the beauty of nature 🍃🌹
I recommend everyone have a chance to read or listen to this thought out book.
That moment when you read the last line of a book and knowyouwil read it again. Not an easy read but a delightful and essential one. Thank you, Michael P!
some people have complained about the narrator... speed it up and he sounds great, highly enjoyable voice.
I enjoyed the content so much that I purchased the version of the book geared towards young adults, hoping to teach kids about more conscious eating vs unconscious shoveling of food type products into their mouths. it's still a work in progress.
The listening experience was fine, it was the book content that was lacking.
Something not pure propaganda.
Reader's performance was fine, again it was the book content which was lacking.