Yes. The book balances between getting the reader to understand the down to earth grounded personalities of Ed and Lorraine Warren against the highly unusual and extremely dangerous work they did. There is a lot of detail missed in the first listen worth going back and hearing again.
Ed Warren as a lay person living in our time juxtaposed against a very real and very ancient religious battle between God and Satan. Ed and Lorraine are true heros going into rescue people they did not know.
Voice inflection and cadance
The most amazing tidbit to me was the affirmation of how truly the power of love and happiness can immunize people from potential demonic infestation. How Satan using despair to gain entry into someone's life.
This book is a very fact based documentary on the work of a well-known and highly respected couple.
The story. It is woven together seamlessly. Works on many levels.
It is a traditional hero's journey, but it is very beautifully told. Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet meets Hemmingway's The Old Man and the Sea with a bit of Gulliver's Travels. It is brilliant.
That is a perfect name.
It is a must read.
Medina explains the science of learning: how long a trainer has to get the message across to her audience. The book addresses how to feed information to an audience in a way that an individual's brain will not shut down and their attention drifts away. Medina explains with analogies and stories what is happening in the human brain to process information. He debunks several myths like left and right brain and "multitasking." This information is really helpful in planning a presentation to help the audience learn. He takes a topic which could be very technical and difficult to process and breaks it into easy to follow pieces.
His use of stories to explain highly technical information.
I'll let you know after I read the print version. I liked the audio version enough to order it.
This was told by the author. Not really a character book.
I really felt like Martha Beck was having a conversation with me.
Expeditions into finding the Wild True You!
I had read a few Martha Beck articles in O'Magazine. I read the reviews of her book here in Audibles.com and thought, what the heck, I'll try it. Talk about feeling like Destiny dropped this in my lap. Wow! If you are reading this review, then there is probably something drawing you to listen to this audiobook. Beck's unconventional approach is simple and profound. It quickly brings you to a clear way to find and follow your path to your true self.
Not familiar with the print version
This was written by the author - not really a character book. It was more like a lecture.
Good speed. Great clarity of voice.
No extreme reactions. Great information on how the manuscripts were created and how they were copied. A bit of information about the scribes. How the documents were scrutinized by the early churches.
I think it is very helpful to anyone trying to understand the history of the Old and New Testaments and how the current versions of the Bible came into being.
Scientific Revolution 101
I loved hearing how the Royal Society was basically a group getting together to try scientific experiments as more of a social club than a laboratory. Looking back from the 21st century makes some of their experiments seem like high school pranks.
Dolnick describes the Galileo, Kepler, Newton and several other great scientific minds as mere mortals with egos. He brings dimension to world issues they were facing during their lifetimes, like the Plague. He presents the moral challenges these men faced with tying teachings from the bible and natural laws together. He explains their social-economic backgrounds and how this influenced their research as well as their peers and rivals. And he does it in a way that is fresh and entertaining.
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