The narrator spoke a bit softly. As I listen while I'm driving, I missed a bit; it simply wasn't loud enough, even with the volume turned up full. I felt as if I was a part of the world of 2000 years ago, but I suspect that quite a lot was cut out of the abridged edition, and the jumps in place and time were a little ragged. I imagine that an unabridged version would be even better. Still I enjoyed this thought-provoking audible book.
by the K9 voice. Dog aficionados will find canine wisdom in sections written from the point of view of the dog, and of course the parallels between the losses suffered by the two protagonists adds some literary extra points.
they make me chortle. I didn't chortle all that much. It was just average.
with his original social experiments. These books are best read in chronological order. If and when his next book comes out, I will listen to it.
I'm writing this before I've actually finished the book, but halfway through it's clear that thi is yet another masterpiece, apparently the last, from this marvelous author. Humphrey Bower, as usual, narrates superbly,changing his voice and his accent to suit the character who's speaking. As the father of a 17-year-old jazz musician, this book resonates deeply with me, but I can't imagine anyone not loving it.
the limits of human endurance. The one annoying thing, which I put on Audible, not the author, is that one should be able to download and print the appendixes. I've run into this before with Audible, and it definitely detracts from books that contain maps, charts, recipes, lists, etc. Audible should take it under advisement.
Good variation on a classic end-of-the-world scenario, but too long, way too long, notwithstanding the author's intro, where he all but apologizes for making it so long. In fact I haven't yet finished it, so this review is not final. Can say for sure that I enjoyed 11/22/63 better. Better story, better narrator. Not too long.
between John D. MacDonald and Robert Petkoff ! I read all the Travis McGee books back in the eighties, and now am rereading, er listening to, them, one by one. No question but that popular attitudes (towards women, for example) have changed immensely since these were written back in the fifties and sixties, but some things never change, and it is these things that interested MacDonald. Now they're period pieces, but the crisp prose and keen insight bestow extra value and style. Recommended.
This is not an academic or lay explanation of Kabbala. Rather the author tries bring the reader inside. He couches mysticism in scientific terms, and then tries to make logical arguments that "follow" from his postulates. It didn't work for me. I found it difficult to follow his arguments; it all seemed like pseudo-scientific nonsense. Still the overall message of ego-less love is valid and interesting, so I didn't can the book entirely.
The near-total breakdown in civilization following nuclear world war still leaves pockets of humanity neither vaporized nor poisoned by fallout. But with no replenishments for essential goods and services, with no electricity, or communication, and no real backing for the almighty buck, the residents of this small Florida backwater must truly struggle if they want to survive. This involves changing some of their most basic values and assumptions, and honing a whole new set of skills. Entertainingly narrated and written, even if it's not the first time I've encountered this theme, I rate this a worthy listen.
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