This book started out really good, until you are about half way through the first portion, then it turns real negative, with the author explaining events like 9/11 or a brutal murder in great detail (as to make you relive the horror of the event) and then doesn't really explain how it is relevant to his overall theory or idea of "the hidden brain". It got to the point where I just had to shut it off and not listen to it any more - I would not purchase this book again and/or recommend it to friends or family..
The first 75% of this book is the same or very similar information that malcolm galdwell talks about in his book outliers.. and the other part is filled with the author inflating his ego about his supposed "table tennis" fame. Grueling to get all the way through. Would not recommend.
I am not normally one to write reviews about audio books I listen to, and this is the first one I have written in my 2 years with audible...
This book moved me so much, helping me to think about some of the amazing work people and dogs can do to help people -- and even making me cry at several points throughout the book.
I have listened to Jon's other books such as The New Work of Dogs - and they are great, but pale in comparison to this one.
Its ironic because in The New Work of Dogs he was talking about the various different and unique things other people are doing with thier dogs and now he is writting about the new work that Izzy (an amazingly insightful border collie) and Jon are doing with Hospice...
A little boring and far fetching... trying to relate everything to being a Kluge - and seems to over think and complicate simple items. It was okay, but not sure if I would repurchase.
This book was very interesting, entertaining, and insightful.. Would highly recommend for anyone who loves politics and/or the working of our federal government or better yet Washington DC..
But be warned it has some surprising spots in it...and it wasn't anything like I thought it was before this book!! Highly Recommend..
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