Anyone who enjoys a really depresssing ending with the "good guys" losing and the "bad guys" winning will find this a real charmer.
It starts out as very interesting, but fairly quickly turns very dark, and ends up in complete blackness. It was no fun at all, just depressing.
Sure, narrator was fine.
The characters were okay, the story was not.
Unless you enjoy being bummed out, read something else.
I thought it started out as an interesting idea. The author was doing pretty well early in the book, but when he got to the South, he started the typical socialistic bull and slimed us pretty thoroughly. NICE! So, if you are a liberal from Yankee land or a left coaster, read on, you'll love it. If you are a Southern Conservative, give it a pass.
Someone who truly hates people of faith and enjoys hearing people of faith ridiculed. If that's you, by all means get this one.
I know it will not be anything by this fellow.
It would be better if he spent more time on the history of science and less time riduculing faith. It would be even better if he got the science right! (At one point he refers to a light-year as a unit of time! Anyone as self-important as this dude ought to at least know that a light-year is a unit of distance.) Also, he laughs at his own jokes, and has endless verbal ticks, um, err, uhh. He is extremely impressed with himself and how witty he percieves himself to be.
The whole deal is a bad scene.
This is truly one of the very worst things I have ever gotten from Audible. I am definitely returning it. It is just unbelievably bad.
A little less cheerleading for liberal Christianity.
The author seems to be very much enamored of all forms of Christian liberalism. As a traditional Christian, I found the constant drumbeat of liberalism a bit nauseating in the end.
If you're a lefty, go for it. If you are a traditionalist, you will be disappointed.
Basically, this is just a liberal diatribe against the War on Terror and the Bush Administration. I was extremely disappointed. I have read other things by Krakauer which were great, but this was just awful. Save your credits.
Totally boring book. This is the first audiobook I simply ended up by deleting the whole thing. The bad people are simply too smart, too perfect, too omniscient. It was depressing, frustrating and just no fun whatsoever.
This book was a fascinating walk through the mind of a watermelon (green on the outside, red on the inside.) If you are into conspiracy theories and hate capitalism, this one's for you!
On the other hand, the author did have some fairly interesting points, particularly on the value of electric trains, etc.
Overall, unless you are really into abnormal psychology, give it a pass.
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