I don't write many reviews but this one deserves the high praise other reviews have given. I got this book not expecting much as many historical fiction books are somewhat dry. This story jumps from the page and you can imagine Genghis' world. The narrator is great too. I will be listening to all the other books by this author. You don't want to miss this one.
This is an incredible behind the scenes story about Steve Jobs and Apple. You will be amazed that Apple exists today and that they produced the quality products everyone wants. Then on the other hand you can understand that is really was Steve Jobs that made Apple great.
This is a riveting book and you will want to finish it as quickly as possible. Steve Jobs was an amazing person (even if not totally likeable) and in many ways the world could use more Steve Jobs. The book is very well researched and written.
Stick to the story of the NDE.
The actual NDE experience is less than 10% of this story. Is that really all the author got out of the experience?
If you want biblical references that tie to what the Author experienced you will be happy. If you want to know what the author experienced and learned during the NDE you will likely be disappointed.
70% of the book is theories about the reason for NDEs by the author with words saying why she believes this but there really is little backing for it. If she gathered the information interviewing NDE'rs she shares little of that to back this 70%. She also basically says everything is true. She talks about the creator and evolution one sentence after another and other opposites. Sorry not everything can be true. Be very careful with this book. I would only believe the NDE stories and the thoughts directly derived from them. There is also a great deal of leaning towards psychics. Maybe it is my bias but I see a difference between NDEs and what psychics do.
No scenes in this book but the actual NDE reported stories are the best part of the book. But be ready to listen to lots of theories that are unsubstantiated in between.
All the theorizing and word lists that I still don't understand.
There are many much better books about NDE's out there. Be very careful with this one as not all of this book is fact. Much of it is supposition and some is out right contradictory. The parts of this book I believe to be true are much better presented in other NDE books like Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences.
Flynn paints the American landscape today with its screwed up politics and political correctness. Then he shows a few people doing the right thing in spite of political stupidity. Rapp is awesome and I hope the is someone like him doing what needs to be done. I do thank everyone in the military and especially those willing to do the most dangerous jobs like the Seal who took out OBL.
This story will tire you out with the third person narrative and the hunderds of "he said" and "she said." Not a fun listen.
This is one to put you to sleep. Nothing ever happens. There is no action and the reader just drones on and on.
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