Yngwie did a fantastic job on this book. Entertainment throughout. And now, if I had a cat, I'd have to rename it Yngwie J. Meowsteen.
This book was surprising, to say the least. It doing all the right stuff. Jam packed with useful information, and entertaining throughout. The authors have a great sense for when it's getting necessarily technical, and they apologetically back up and re-focus the discussion.
I really can't say enough good stuff about this book. The narrator seams a natural for the part, and the reading is seamless.
If this subject matter is at all interesting to you... then get this book.
The authors seam to be in the sweet spot between embracing conventional medicine and questioning conventional medicine!
... if you liked the Aces Wild books there is a great chance that this is right up your Alley.
I was initially put off a little by the cheesy cover art of this title, but the Story inside was terrific and now the art makes sense!
This is set in a 1920's world that parallel's ours, except in this world something weird happened that causes some people to obtain magic powers.
Expertly crafted and expertly Narrated this book delivers entertainment from end to end. Don't hesitate... try this one.
I can see why some other people didn't like this book. But that does not matter, because I thought this was a great format.
The first three chapters covers methods for skill acquisition, and the remainder of the book are the authors experiences while using his system to acquire 6 new skills. I thought his 6 stories of skill acquisition were quite good.
This book had some good stories, and some keen insights when it comes to algorithms.
However, it also expounds a lot of opinions as facts. Sorry... but there is lots of stuff that Doctors still don't know.
Additionally annoying is how the Author abuses the word Hacker. He repeatedly used word "Hacker" to represent anyone who writes code to solve a problem.
With intelligent editing this could have been a better book. (better=less annoying).
I loved almost every word of this book. It was entertaining, funny, and full of the advice I hope my kids will listen to. Heck, I got a life lesson or three from it.
Once again... a very enjoyable listen. If this isn't nice, what is?
This book was exactly what I was hoping it would be. It explains the evidence in this case, and does a great job explaining why the outcome came out the way it did.
Vincent Bugliosi really lets loose is his thoughtful insightful way. The book moves along at a brisk pace, which totally suits the material.
Joseph Campenella seamed the perfect narrator for this book... although his voice kept bringing me back to memories of his `Science International` TV spots from the 70s.
This book is packed full of interesting information, but I did find myself rolling my eyes at much of the preachy content. I would recommended this book to everyone, but caution that you take it with a grain of salt.
I believe the premise that Wheat may be very bad for us is sound. But the author then goes on to blame genetic modification of the Wheat for the badness. Isn't is far more likely that the problem is the amount of wheat that we consume because it's so inexpensive and plentiful?
There are a lot of little annoyance like this in the book. The author never really defends why he only advocates a wheat elimination diet, rather than a wheat reduction diet for the masses.
And as long as I`m pointing out annoying bits... I remember near the end, something like ``Is nuclear fission just another chemical reaction"? I don't know about your school, but in my school we leaded that nuclear fission was a nuclear reaction, not a chemical reaction :-)
Wow! This was a huge story that had everything... very weird aliens, heroic moment, sensuality, murder, intrigue, etc. I really enjoy the full circle experience, as things at the start of the book made sense at the end of the book. John Lee did a great job on Narration... but I held back one star on performance because I found little of no gap in the recording when switching between plot lines within a chapter.
Regardless, I loved the book, and I immediately ordered the next one in the series. There are just so many plot lines that I just need to know how they will turn out!
This book is simply great. It really paints a vivid a picture of Google and its founders. It held my interest throughout.
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