Up there with the best, it puts what I have seen in nature into a context that allows greater understanding of why nature goes to extremes.
Some sections required a second listen, the understanding to flow is worth the effort.
Not that sort of book.
I could not listen to it in one sitting, it required concentration, but the quality of writing made the subject easier, it is great to feel comfortable with my level of understanding now, but I suspect very few people could get a good understanding in one sitting. Like a complex movie, the second time around is just as revealing as the first.
It questions the perceptions that are developed about the successful people are they really smart or are we sucked in by chance.
Theme characters run through the book, the book is not written as a novel, the characters are there to tie the themes together. I think they are very helpful with understanding the authors message and questioning the readers preconceived attitudes
It is the first time I have listened to the reader, he is great in his natural voice, he should not bother with accents, it is hard to do well and distracting to the listener
No once was great, there is little value in listening again, the pleasure was in understanding Shackleton's dogged persistence and the respect and faith his men had for his strength of character.
It must be Shackleton, he held together the expatiation, ship, life rafts, crew and ultimately the mens hope, the only thing left.
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