I was afraid of hearing graphic descriptions of the treatment of Vick's fighting dogs, but was able to get through the short sections (chapter 2 and some short mentions in other chapters). The chapters on the investigation, were enlightening and very interesting, but the majority of the book is about the rescue and rehabilitation of the dogs. The tales are informative, heart-warming, and really highlight that, above all of the hoopla and media attention, the real victims of the actions of Vick and his crew, were these loving, furry souls. The book has changed my view on the American Pit Bull Terrier, and I would happily adopt one when the time is right for my family. A must read for anyone who has an interest in the welfare of dogs.
I am a fan of Judy Greer and really enjoyed her book. It is a nice light listen.
I loved this book and fell in love with the author. He is humorous, wise, and definitely a new favorite.
I have read a great deal on this era, and expected this book to bring me a perspective of the women involved, but I felt that the focus was more on the project, and not on the women. Overall, I would say that this is worth a listen, and definitely good if you are just entering this area of history.
I was expecting a book that I could not wait to listen to each time I got in my car, but I was a bit disappointed. I feel that the book lacked a personal perspective and felt too broad. Moments within it had a personal touch, but overall, it was faceless.
As always, Mary Roach did her research and provided some very interesting information, but it wasn't her best work. It did not have the humor and bite that are characteristic of her books.
The narrator gave each scientist interviewed a different accent, and it was distracting at best. I hated the narration so much that I would never recommend the audiobook. Get it in print, or as an ebook, instead.
This book was informative and funny. Ronson details the sociopath test, and then takes you on a journey as he tests people of notoriety. His journey points out the difficulty and pitfalls of using the test, but leaves you with a new sense of power. More of an entertaining learning experience, than an acedemic study of the topic.
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