James Joyce is an acquired taste as far as I can figure. It would depend on the person whether I would recommend it. John Lee would be perfectly fine on something that wasn't so *completely* taxing and mind-numbingly difficult.
I rather did like that there was stream-of-consciousness and alliterative prose, but not to the extent it happened in this book. I know that Joseph Campbell read this book 56 times, bless him, but I can't see getting through it once. (I got two thirds through)
Having it audio did help me a bit getting through the stream-of-consciousness way that it is written. Hearing expressed in a voice is quite a bit easier than trying to interpret it as text, as happened in the last Joyce book I tried to read. So if a person was keen to read a Joyce book having an audio book is helpful if it is hard for them. The whispersync might even be better, but I can't say for sure.
Not necessarily. This book translates well to audio.
Her logical progression to the benefits of games. Also the reader was excellent.
Her inflections really draw you in.
As much as you want to resist the idea that games are superior to reality, or even a good use of time, Jane has you wanting to know where to sign up for various real life games by the end. I convinced my Physical Medicine doctor. He said he'd be buying a copy of the book on his way home from work.
If anyone wants a sample of Jane, they can look at her TED talk on the benefits of games.
I have already recommended it. We all are faced with sticky situations where we have difficulty coming to agreement with someone. I have a friend whose mother is executor of her parents' estate, and that often brings out the worst in a family. I'm hoping some of the techniques will help her maintain her relationship with her siblings.
That there was some neuroscience expressed with the techniques.
It is evident that he has worked with a lot of business people. That is the tone of the book. It got on my nerves, but I realized that, and I also realize that this can also make it of greater appeal to others.
Not yet. I think I need to read it again before starting.
It would depend on what they were looking for. The actual news was *really* brief, and news really detailed.
Slightly more detail in the actual news stories. Less sports.
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I do like to get *some* news when I'm away from stuff, so I am grateful for that.
PG Wodehouse is a famous author, so I don't know what could be changed. He is amusing if you don't think too much about the foreshadowing. However by the third story I had to stop listening, because I had already figured out what was going to happen, and wasn't really interested any more.
In general, I like British humour.
I don't believe I have listened to him before. He did a good job of distinguishing characters.Caricatures even, since that's what they were. :-DCheareo, pip pip!
Not sure I care.
I believe that the authors personal journey with pain enhanced, rather than detracted from the book. Often people don't think they are understood with their chronic pain. Because she had her personal journey as well as her research, she shares simple things which help, and are good to do before a diagnosis, just to prevent things from getting worse.
She looked at history as well as prevailing attitudes about pain. It shows that they are linked, and stand in the way of being treated. She shared some of the most current ways of proceeding with a treatment plan; shared that while there can be a limited number of things done for chronic pain, treatment is individual in the long run.
Because of this, we come away knowing that primary care physicians are often ill-equipped to deal with chronic pain.
The underscoring of simple stretching and activity, even walking can have beneficial effect.
The amount of time she spent on the treatment with narcotics.
When she was diagnosed.
This book may not appeal to everyone. I leant it to a family member who wasn't interested in the history, and there is another reviewer who didn't like the personal part of the story.
I think it all contributes to the whole. It helps us understand what we are in the middle of, when we are trying to get treated.
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