I bought this book because it was on sale, but found it to be quite a gem. If you're interested in the history of reading, or have kids learning to read I would highly recommend this book.
This is a terrible audio book. It is not what it claims to be and has nothing to do with the Higgs Boson. It is not about Physics, it is some sort of new age self help book that claims you can put your vibrations in tune with the God Particle and use it's power to get what you want. It is complete and total nonsense. It sounds like it was recorded in someone's basement. Some guy is using the discovery of the Higgs Boson to trick people into buying an audio book that has nothing to do with the 'God Particle'.
Absolutely not. I'm going to ask for my money back.
I would not have published this blatant attempt to rip people off.
This is a blatant scam. It has nothing to do with the God Particle, I can't imagine this guy is actually a physicist.
I had not heard of Duncan Watts when I first listened to this book... but since I've noticed he's been sited in several other books I've read recently. If this book doesn't change the way you view the world you are a more evolved person than I. Between reading this book, and 'How to Measure Anything' this year, I feel like my mind has been turned upside down.
Read Duncan Watts, read Douglas Hubbard, then go out and change the world!
This book has changed the way I think about my life and my business. Since reading this book my head has been filled with ideas for quantifying and measuring everything. Not everything should be measured... but after reading this you'll start to believe that anything can be measured.
Also wanted to mention that since listening to this book I have picked up 'Pulse' by the same author. It was also a good book, but not quite to the level of 'How to Measure Anything' IMHO.
I was very excited to read this book, but I found the narrative disappointingly slow. I would recommend 'A Universe from Nothing' by Lawrence M. Krauss for a more entertaining book on the same subject.
Some of this book is about Penn Jillette's atheism, but a lot of it is just rambling rants about Naked Elvis parties, time spent in a gay bath house, criticism of other magicians, more criticisms about magicians, and other stories that barely kept me awake. If it weren't for his frequent loud dropping of the F' bomb, I probably would have fallen asleep many times. I still have 45 minutes left, and I hate to criticize an audio book before it's finished, but I'm finding this book a real struggle to get through.
Even though I don't always agree with them, I usually find books by skeptics to be interesting, thoughtful, and entertaining. God No! is lazy, self righteous, and worst of all boring most of the way through. Cut the length of this book down to about 2 hours and it would probably be a pretty solid 2 hours of entertainment. At 7 hours+ most of it is a good way to fall asleep on an exercise bike.
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