this book resonated well with my current family situation.
The inflection and melody of his voice seemed to appropriately match the story line.
Yes. The simplification of "Speaking Less" was poignant for me.
What made this book more interesting for me was the overlap and reinforcement of similar concepts in "The Paradox of Choice." I highly recommend that book as well.
Card does a great job of creating vivid and believable characters. I had a sense of visualizing and being swept away with the plot and characters.
The Murder of the antagonist by the hands of the innocent.
Stefan did an excellent job of changing voice inflection for each character.
The ending was anti-climatic compared to Ender's Game. I think I expected more that a retreat into the wilderness.
The book contained so many biblical references and many near quotes from the Bible, it felt like Card had an agenda to regurgitate religious teaching through his story. While that idea of communicating a religious message is not bad, other fictions that are not so blatant with quote and illusions to a biblical based faith do as good or better a job of communicating a faith based meaning without being so obvious (e.g. Chronicles of Narnia). I thought the many quotes and Oversoul were so religious in nature that it was hard not see a direct correlation to Biblical tone and distract the reader from the sci-fi plot.
Switch contains a comprehensive approach to dealing with culture change and/or behavior change that seems applicable to just about any situation...large or small. The real life examples and research make the observations and techniques meaningful.
One memorable moment would hard to define in this book. The childhood nutrition problems encountered and solved in Vietnam where probably one of the daunting and fulfilling from my perspective.
I'm an auditory learner, so I get a lot from most audio books. In this case, the narrator's voice had good inflection and a good rhythm, even at 1.25x normal playback speed.
The most practical idea for my situation was "find the bright spot"...a concept about showing how an existing desirable behavior turned out well; the antithesis of this is nagging about how good a theoretical behavior change is the right thing to do (without any evidence of the outcome except an emotional appeal).
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