I like Glenn Beck's ideas, but his way of expressing those ideas is redundant. He writes the way he talks. Pat Gray's contribution to the book is pretty dry reading for my taste.
Buyer beware, this is not an easy "read". The author uses a good deal of analogy to represent his subject matter, which I found helpful. He also uses a great deal of description, which added interest and humanness of the subject while at the same time added to the complexity of the book. But if you like science and medicine, as I do, this is an interesting read. The author provides insight and description on many medical problems which are affected by brain function, but from a neurological perspective only. As far as usefullness of the information in the book, to either my practice or personal life, the book leaves a lot to be desired. I've listened to it once, and am currently going through it again to try to get more understanding of the information. Morey does an amazing job making such a complex subject interesting, but his speed was too fast for me due to the complexity of the book.
I prefer books that make me think to books that make me wish and want, but I thought it time to expand my horizons, at least once. That being said, note I have no previous experience with romantic novels or with this author. The book kept my interest, in fact it was hard to turn off. The end was a surprise. The author's character descriptions were vivid, but not tedious. The fight scenes were minimal, but I assume people who read romance novels want romance, not blood and action. The book moves quickly but transitions from scene to scene smoothly. The author's concept of angels and heaven and spiritual aspects is an "interesting" combination of gnosticism and Christian theology. I found that whole depiction somewhat frustrating and dissappointing. But that's my analytical mind trying to make sense out of something that is supposed to be mere fantasy, so take that for whatever it's worth. Bellmore does a good job, though has only minimal voice inflection changes from voice to voice. I really did not have trouble following who was talking.
I didn't like the stupid choices the character made and the outcomes. It was a completely depressing book. I went on line and read the Cliff notes on the book to see what happened. Glad I did. Depressing. Would rather not listen to it. This was my first Hawthorne book and will probably be my last. I didn't care for the reader's voices either.
The author gives realistic examples of ways to respond to your child that encourage the child to make good choices, and even if he doesn't make the choice we prefer, the concequence is clear, making the child accountable for his choices. The advice she gives is simple, clear, logical, and easy to apply. I listened to the book 3 times, I got so much out of it. I have been using the conversation techniques not only with my teenage son, but in other situations as well. I highly recommend this book. The author's speaking style may be irritating if you want an exciting voice with huge inflection, but I think the message she builds on requires a calm demeanor and encourages calmness in the listener.
The author gives a great view of the history of many products which have been used to kill, and have been available over the counter for years until made illegal. My only wish is that she had given more physiological details of the effects of these poisons in the body.
I loved the information and the stories. Held my attention and kept me riveted. Practical information for protecting yourself from becoming a victim. Gives a different view of profiling which I found fascinating and logical. Great performance! I really enjoyed the author's dry sense of humor and cynicism. I will definitely be looking for other books by this author.
I've taken college level courses on criminology and the information presented in this book is right on with the previous instructions I have received. The presenter has a good voice, seems very knowledgeable, easy to listen to, understandable, and practical. I didn't give 5 stars because the the presenter #1 tends to repeat himself and #2 uses too much casual speech in his presentation (e.g. incorrect grammar and slang such as "goona" and "kinda"). The unprofessional style of presentation lost some its credibility. However, all in all, it was well done and I've already listened to the book twice.
Dry dry dry! Reads like an encyclopedia. Nothing but information. No story, no drama, no adventure. Couldn't pay attention to it more than 5 minutes before my mind started wandering off. First book I couldn't finish. All I heard was blah, blah, blah blah.....
I didn't enjoy Frank Muller's performance in this book. He comes across too harsh. The book has an abundance of foul language. I found the book rather depressing. I kept listening hoping for some happiness but there just wasn't much. The ending was such a dissappointment.
If you are looking for a book that is about mysterious diagnoses, be aware, there are only a few examples in this book. The book is about the various methods doctors employ to diagnose. It's really written for doctors, but the author uses lay language, as if the lay person could take the information and somehow apply it to their lives. I found it interesting, but not valuable. The author should have allowed someone else to orate her book. Her raspy voice is hard to listen to some times.
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