uninteresting - no gold nuggets of wisdom found here. No stories that grabs your attention.
The book was highly recommended by a couple of friends. So I bought it. As it turns out this audio version is a new and improved (???) version of the original book. With insertion of rebuttal by author against every little slight inflicted by any and all intellectual experts on the subject over the past 20+ years. The result is horrible. The author interjects in every paragraph refereeing to some slight by someone and tries to rebut the slight. We the poor reader has no clue about the full extent and the context of the slight asa result this might get the ego of the author satisfied, but for a reader it is most irritating and completely takes away from the central point the author was trying to make. After first couple of hours of listening the whole experience was irritating that I stopped listening.
I completely agree with Vikram. The mispronunciation of the names and places were totally inexcusable. The name that kept popping over and over again and butchered all through was the Bengali last name "Bose", pronounced correctly it rhymes with "nose". And it was pronounced as in "Bosay". The book is full of them. What were the producers doing - couldn't they bother to have some one Indian to check the proper pronunciations of the names and places all things Indian? How about having an Indian narrate the book?
I had a hard time listening to this boring book that hashes over ideas already articulated by a number of authors before him. Very un-compelling.
I almost accidentally stumbled on to the book on Audible.com. The story is amazing, ispiring, breathtaking, and heart warming all at the same time. The story proves one more time the Power of a single individual. What I am really surprised that I consider myself as very well read person, that I have never read any reference to Greg Mortensen's work before. The man should receive Nobel Prize for peace some day. The story confirms the ineptitutde of the American government at the same time makes us proud of people of America the nation. An icredibly well written story, a must read for one and all.
I have been a D'Souza fan after reading the "What's so great about America" and Illebral Education. Really enjoyed powerful logical case made in both of those books. What a disappointment was to listen this book comletely lacking any cohesive thought in the book. Name calling and conservative demagogary is the central theme (if there is any) of the book. This is a "must not recommend" on my list.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.