I've listened to this enjoyable and informative book twice; there are too many pearls of wisdom to capture in one reading. I think it should be required reading for my high school senior and my college senior kids, as well as for my teacher friends and my employers. The message is bright, clear and timeless; we're entering the Conceptual Age. Pink explains how we got here, why we got here, and how to thrive in this whole new world with A Whole New Mind. Bravo to Daniel Pink!
For starters, Peter Altschuler is up there with Simon Vance as a narrator. Fantastic! He makes all of these wonderful characters distinct. I described this book to my book club as a hilarious summer read, but it is much better than that. Helen Simonson may become the Jane Austen of our day. I certainly hope so. I can't wait for her next book. I laughed out loud so many times, and when I wasn't laughing I was smiling or sighing during many a humorous and/or poignant moment. Put this book in your cart now!
I started this book with a scant eye, but by the the end of the first chapter when I realized that Simon Vance who read "Great Expectations" (Audie winner, thank you very much)I knew it was going to be worth every penny of my Audible credit. I cared about each character and was riveted. Even the bad guys were complex and nothing was a given, which is what I love in a good mystery. On the beach, in the car or in front of a cozy fire, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is my hero, and this story is a must read if you want the best of current fiction.
What a story! The narrative is told by many characters reading letters, telegrams, notes and more that takes you back to the Post War London as well as German occupation of the channel islands during World War II. It's a hero's journey with humor, history, romance, sadness and redemption blended together.
The Count of Monte Christo is a great way to get away from the Recession and other woes. Beautifully written and beautifully read this classic novel is a must read for anyone who loves fiction.
I enjoyed this book so much I listened to it twice. A must read for anyone with children, for anyone looking towards the future and anyone who loves to figure why things happen the way that they do.
Drew Gilpin Faust's perspective on the Civil War is a must read for anyone who loves history and understands how our past shapes our present. Although at times the details are unflinching and grisly, they are included to paint a graphic picture of the true cost of war, and to put pain, loss and grief in true perspective. This should be required reading for American history students.
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