I'm feeling pretty neutral about this book. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't really what I am into.
I picked this book from a recommendation and went into it blind with no expectations. It took me quite some time to figure out the setting was in the past of the future instead of the past of the present.
It was not a boring listen, it was well written but I'm not looking for another of its kind like I would after a really good book.
The stories of the Arabian Nights are very different than what Americans grew up listening to, but they really are wonderful.
Since the concepts and stories are so unusual to us, this book should be read at a nice even speed with emphasis in the proper places.
Instead, the reader just blows through the book and it is extremely hard to follow what on earth is going on. I slowed the playback and it was a little more tolerable, but still not so good. Had I not read this book more than once as a teenager, I don't think I would have gotten through 5 minutes.
I ended up giving up half way through the book.
there is a weird, LOUD kreeeeechk sound here and there that will burst your ear drum if you are wearing headphones.
I could not get through the first few chapters of this book. I guess I expected this book to read something like Dr. Oz's 'YOU on a diet", but that was not the case. This book was written by a journalist whose specialty is reviewing evidence of scientific hypothesis. In the few chapter I managed to get through, he goes on and on about the history of dieting.
Not for me.
Great book, great reader. If your looking for a good long book that keeps you interested, this is definitely a top 10!
This was a cute little book I listened to between a few other intense stories. Its fine for an 'in-between' book if your looking for something light. Don't expect an epic tale here though; its just as predictable as any other story of its kind.
This truly was a great book. I listened to it in less than three days -- usually it takes me weeks to listen to a book.
The characters were rich, the emotions were real, the story was great.
That being said, the book ended very suddenly. It wasn't a bad ending, It left more to the imagination than I prefer. I prefer closure. The ending is the only thing that kept me from giving it 5 stars.
The entire story could be told in five minutes -- but it took this book more than 30 hours to do it.
It wasn't a horrible book because if you have come this far you have grown to love the characters. But, not a whole lot really happens. There is a lot of the characters we have grown to love going through their every day lives... dayyyy byyyyy dayyyyy.
I really like science and enjoy learning new things, but this book was not for me. I was mislead by the description and reviews of this book; it was not at all what I was lead to believe.
If you are a science history buff, you will enjoy this book. If not, you will likely not make it through the first chapter due to absolute boredom.
The book goes through each element on the periodic table along with who and how it was discovered.
Gave it a shot, couldn't get into it. This was a free book, so I am not complaining, only stating that it wasn't for me.
I am often disappointed with endings. Sometimes a book is so good I suppose it's not possible to match the greatness of the book with the ending.
I don't know that that is the case with this particular book... but it was a pretty good read/listen. It held my attention, elicited a few chuckles, tickled my curiosity and the story was original.
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