This book is a fairly predictable plot but the details are SO marvelous, you won't care. The genius is in the nostalgia, the real understanding of the effects of technology was we know it, and how gaming is loved.
I can't think of anything I didn't like. seriously.
He was the most PERFECT narrator for this.He clearly understood the story on a personal level and reveled in it.
I think this book outlines the many approaches to dealing with the dead, the problems of the absence of bodies in our culture, while also being a funny read about a 20 something trying to navigate their place in the world.
Most of the narrations about working in the crematorium but particularly the parts involving dead children and babies and the management of their bodies.I'd say more but I wouldn't do those passages justice.
I think Caitlin has a great conversational tone and animated speech pattern that works great for audio books.
It is so nice to hear that I am not alone thinking that some of our approaches to death and dying need to be rethought.It was interesting to learn about the ins and outs of embalming and cremation, its a more personal look at death but in a similar vein to Stiffed.
top 10. This book is so valuable I have it on audio and in book form, my husband and I both use it to keep our lives manageable while doing so many different things.
Brilliant Life maybe, though I feel like this book has more research attached to it.
Unobtrusive narration that allows you to listen to the book while doing other things?
certain tasks we perceive as taking alot longer than they actually do, and don't do your own laundry.
I found this book to really help sort out my goals post grad school, and the book was really helpful for my husband who is mid career.
This book is in the top two of audio books I have listened to.
I like contemplating god/less, my own personal morality, learning more about other cultures, Penn's life, and family, atheism, magic, I like that its not arrogant, but a personal tale of Penn navigating life and the universe and learning how to best be in the world for him.
It inspired me alot, and probably changed my life.
Arguably Hitchens: as far as why theology is problematic, but you will miss all the underwater sex, celebrity experiences, and magic and so on.
Extreme Elvis in the Swimming pool at Dawn in Vegas.
Penn talking about his mom and dad and sister, made me cry almost everytime.
I love you Penn!
Its an interesting heartbreaking story. I really wish her the best. I think her novels are better than her biography because this runs towards therapy and away from entertainment. I found it exhausting to listen to.
Knowing how badly Star Wars messed with her head kind of ruined the trilogy for me now.
Carrie is a great performer.
If you enjoy feeling uncomfortable and sad while reading, yes. I liked it enough, but I won't be listening to it again.
This book covers some biographical details surrounding his life and his theories, and what they meant socially and culturally at the time. Packed with fun facts and contemplation true to David Quammen's writing.
He is a good reader, unobtrusive, pleasant to listen to.
If you want to understand Darwin the man and how all his work came to be, read this.
This was a very exciting book, which explores the complicated relationship of zoos to conservation and the blurry grey areas of good and bad zoo keeping, and the problem of wild natural animals in civilized engineered human spaces. I really enjoyed the book and was pleased that it was very balanced in how zoos are good and bad.
Monsters of God By David Quamman
it was not annoying. Nothing worse than a narrator who has an annoying voice.
It had me from the beginning, when they were transporting a herd of elephants on a plane.I cried several times throughout the book.
This book answers many questions and raises some as well, as far as how humans deal with and preserve animals.
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