This is a basic economic theory book which is logical and substantiated. The reader has a very British accent, is entertaining but somewhat monotone. I recommend this book if you are a little rusty on economics. Most of us would be best to hear this to support our own political views or possibly to change our political views. The book also answers many questions; why are poor nations poor? Why is China so successful as compared to India? What happened to India previously? What are negative externalities? What are the problems with the American and British health plans and what is the best way to solve the insurance problem? He is both conservative and sometimes liberal, so we can say middle of the road. He is fair. Sometimes the book is humorous at least as much as an economics text can be.
I am a P.G. Wodehouse fan either reading and or listening to every Bertie and Jeeves book. I have read many of his older works as well. Some many times. But I must admit that I had a lack of fulfillment in that Bertie's good qualities were never recognized and he never moved on in life. I can't say much more not to spoil the book. I had reflected in the past what Wodehouse should have done in his last book and this is it. The author is a genius in that he understands so well Wodehouse's farcical method and he incorporated many of the old bits of P.G. I found it even funnier hearing them again from someone else. The ending was moving and again one that was needed. The family of P.G Wodehouse approved of the book and I look forward to listening to it again. It is best heard with headphones. The reader is a little hard to understand at first but I picked up his tune quickly.
This wonderful compilation of the scientific facts of the origins of matter, life and the rise of humanity is well organized, interesting and a good review or numerous fields. It is a must for the educated.
Yes, the accented version of this small book gives the sense of listening to Bertie. I have read every Wodehouse book but listening to Johnathan Cecil, the reader, has the feel for the real Bertie and the real Jeeves.
If you are a Wodehouse fan, this is the classic of all time. Can we all move to this delightful world of major crisis when on reflection, there is no crisis. All gregarious much to do about nothing. Wodehouse admits that he has only one book and he changes it around a bit. It works for me.
I have bought the book and listened to the audible book. I am an endocrinologist and found many of the ideas and facts from this book relevant to those who have diabetes and obesity. I use some of her ideas in my speech on obesity and diabetes. Unfortunately the ideas are quickly forgotten. Losing weight by force of will generally works just a short time. However the book is relevant and helpful. The main thing that I realized from the book is how to help those who are over-stressed.
There were areas of introspection for myself that are humorous. Yes when I am doing well with my willpower that is when I fall down. Moral licencing.
There is a lot to encode thus a few sessions are better.
It was worth it.
Yes, the British accent and the range of voices are quite remarkable. This reader who is my favorite Bertie and Jeeves voice adds to the whole mind picture.
Only other Wodehouse books. Actually Wodehouse has just a few stories told in minor different ways and he has written over 90 books. It is a pleasure to see how he does each one.
Either you like farcical British humor that is light, intelligent and pleasant or you don't. I have read the vast majority of Wodehouse's books and in every sentence there is genius. Jonathan Cecil brings the story to life.
Yes. This very interesting history portrays the heartbreak of a genius who did everything humanly possible to be accepted but to no avail.
This story is about Fritz Haber, a nobel prize winner and also some think a war criminal.
He did not envolve himself in the story, it went smoothly and the reader just did his job and that is to read.
The man who has saved the lives of 4 billion people
This critical biography is a must for any who have a good interest in history.
I see some who are anti this book. Pay no attention. The wealth of history, the correlation of Rome and the Americans is obvious to those who are able to see the world as it is and not the way you want it to be. If you are a person who lives their life by the way you want it to be but not by how it is, you will not like this book. Hard truths are told. I agree with them and I can take it.
I did not enjoy this book. The rebellious teen heroine is frustrating and very immature.
This marvelous book will make your hair rise. The unbelievable chronicle of Pizzaro and the Incas seems like fiction, but it is all true. When I explain the history to those who might have an interest, they are incredulous. The Spanish method did work, but it couldn't be done today and shouldn't be done. Listen to it if you have an interest in history.
I am 55 years old, a professional, and I am happy to tell you that I loved this book. But I liked American Pie (though I didn't think it was right that they put the Czechoslovakia girl on the net) and other idiotic, immature, and lowbrow stuff too. It is for a person who can let themselves go back to age 13 and re-experience the mindset and erection set. I wonder, maybe my mindset hasn't changed in 42 years and I am not going back.
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