I agree with Thomas. What we got here was an educated idiot, who rambles on and on for hours, saying the same thing over and again. The book definately never breaks the boundries between nonsense and second grade science.
The story line meanders all over the place and it appears that at least a few tracks are missing, near the beginning. The ending is the worst I've ever experienced and it appears that the writer just couldn't figure out how, or when, to end the story. Several threads are left hanging, completely unexplained.The author's inexperience shines brightly!
The story line quickly begins to wander back and forth at a dizzying pace. As it reaches mid-point it appears to move slowly with much of nothing being said. It seems like some of the meaningless passages are simply used to add time and length to the book. This is definitely NOT one of Brown's better efforts.
I must say that this was the second worst book I've ever purchased from Audible. I've started listening to it twice and have finally made it past the first half. The author has broken just about every rule for writing a meaningful and interesting story. Most authors learn quickly that writing in the 'first person' is seldom successful. If the book has any direction, or plot, it is not noticable. As an author myself, I always try to seek what the writer is trying to say, and where the storyline is headed. That should become apparent early on in the story. In this case it has not.
You can not miss this one! How your brain works is explained in ways you never thought about and it makes perfect sense!
I found this book to be very informative although I have worked in electronics design and repair for over 40 years. I believe anyone with basic electronic knowledge will enjoy reading this. Those with no knowledge may find the going a bit slow, but should learn a lot about a subject that now touches every life every day. This was a VERY good read.
I suppose it should be said that I'v read everything available on ancient histories. Having said that, the narrator seems to just recite lots of facts here, without much enthusiasm. If you know almost nothing about the ancients, you may enjoy this more. I found no substantial errors in the reading---it just jumps around from place to place a lot, giving you a little knowledge about many things.
I wonder if the several people who made this (book ?) ever listened to the text. At times there are 3 or 4 people talking all at one time.
The old expression "beat a dead dog to death" certainly applies here, as every topic is overdone until it becomes boring. Worse still, these people seem to seldom ever totally agree on any topic, with some of the views bordering on being rediculous. Save your money on this one!! Audible has better! The lowest rating allowed is one star, which in this case is much too high.
I found the narration to be excellent and quite easy to follow, even though I was not well informed in physics. I was able to understand and learn a lot. I will certainly read this book more than once. Even if it's an easy read , it covers a mountain of material, and deserves more than one reading.
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