Not thinking amputating three legs off a dog by a bumbling idiot was comedy.
It has turned me off of the author which is too bad as I liked his other series (No.1 Ladies Detective Agency). There the heroine has compassion and wisdom. Wonder what happened here.
See above - What editor thinks this will appeal to to masses? Obviously, this was not meant for everyone, just a niche I guess.
I see from other comments that the amputated dog apparently "gets back" in the end. Nice, but still a thoughtless premise. I stopped reading after that chapter. Any humor or enjoyment from the "three stooges in one" hero was gone. If you like animals, pass on this one.
Having said that, the performance itself was fine and I would listen to another book narrated by him, hopefully he chose a better one next time.
Yes, but you only need to read/listen to half of it. It's very repetitive.
The whole concept is interesting and he does get much credit for his "psychopath" test. No question there. But nothing really new after that.
I read the Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout first. Her book was newer (2007 compared to 1999) and referred to this one so I decided to give it a try. This book was a bit too self-congratulatory for me and repetitive without giving insight or answering basic questions. It's more a series of the author's experiences and how revolutionary he was in drafting the psychopath test. Stout's book went more into possible causes, contrasting and comparing which gave one things to think about. Maybe it was unfair to compare Hare's book to Stout, but I really got tired of him halfway through and I find this subject matter riveting. Based on the first book, I would have second thoughts about listening/reading a second book of his.
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