I listen to at least two Audible books a month. This was an absolute treat. I do not know how anyone could have read it any better than E.B. White.
I'm not a scientist, but I enjoy reading about it, especially when it comes to its history. This is an excellent biography of a man with a great mind. Almost every aspect of the physics was over my head, but I enjoyed learning how Feynman's mind worked. A unique character to whom we are still learning just how indebted we are.
I was only 8 when MLK was killed, and somehow made it this far in life without knowing a lot of the details of this tragic event. This book fills in those gaps and does so in a way that makes it read like a thriller. I found myself skipping over my usual daily podcasts in order to finish this. The author doesn't whitewash over the flaws of King and his surrounding cast, but doesn't dwell on them unnecessarily, either. A very fine book.
The author reads and does a terrific job as well.
Full Disclosure: I love New Orleans. This book's setting takes place several decades ago, and NOLA has changed somewhat due to Katrina, but it's still a special city and this is a special book. It helps to love NOLA to "get" this book. It's hilarious, and the main character is a head case - hell all the characters are - but that's what makes this such a special book. The reader does a good job of picking up the local accents and flavors. Stick with it - you'll be laughing out loud in parts. There's a good reason this book won a Pulitzer. It's a masterpiece character study. I wish the author had lived to write more.
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