I found the profanity distracting and unnecessary in an audiobook. I think it detracts from whatever intelligent points the author might have made.
left out the profanity
Fascinating. Inspirational. Useful.
This book is both an autobiography and a self-improvement manual. The steps in Hadfield's life that led up to his missions as an astronaut are both fascinating and inspirational. The life-lessons that can be gleaned from setting and achieving such challenging goals can be applied to anyone. Highly recommended.
Surprisingly interesting, worthwhile
This book enlightened my understanding of so many events in history that I now look at through economic colored glasses. The success of Wellington against Napolean being more due to cash flow than military prowess for example. Or how civilization has progressed more from financial innovation than scientific invention. The narrator was both easy to listen to and understand and his pace is perfect.
The only shortcoming of the book for me was that the history is presented by topic more than chronological order. I found that sometimes confusing and think I would have followed better more of a chronological order were followed (hence one star lost for me).
Nevertheless, overall I highly recommend the book. I definitely I learned things that have made more financially savvy for the future!
Great courses definitely
Overall I found the course a bit superficial. I was waiting for it to get into the meat of the subject and then...it ended. However, I did glean some good tips so consider it worth listening to.
Yes, everyone who eats food will find something funny in this book!
Relevance to everyone!
Yes. I liked Dad is Fat better, the only reason why I gave this 4 instead of 5 stars.
Plenty of laughs!
Maybe it's a disservice dropping a star just because I liked his other book better, but I highly recommend both of them! Dad is Fat just cracked me up 1 star out of 5 more!
How I could relate almost every story to my own family!
babies are natural antidepressants!
As a father of 3 this book was very relevant to me. What I loved about it most was how it now lets me take make every frustrating situation regarding raising young children and family life a laughable event. This book gifted me and my wife with a comic outlet for everything! It's nice to be able to laugh together about the hard things in life!
Probably; the narrator was fantastic!
Great voice actor. Perfect pace. Easy accent to understand and listen to.
This book was a hidden gem for me. Lectures on material science may not sound too interesting, but they way the book is written and performed made it both fascinating and entertaining. Each chapter grabs you with stories (or a screen play in the case of the plastic chapter!). The science is presented in a light, as a matter of fact way that isn't overbearing and is suprisingly enlightening. Then the author throws in some philosophy to make the subject both relevant and of interest to our every day life. I'll never eat chocolate the same again!
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