While the story and performance were excellent, I rate this audio book well below average because of the editing. There is an unabridged version, and I would recommend getting it or reading the book, but not buying this audio version. (For some reason auible doesn't sell it, likely not because they don't want to).
The editing left in all the bits of the book for people who didn't read the first book. While both of those people were likely happy, the rest of us end up with so little new content it's not worth the price.
For future editors, series like these are now mostly enjoyed as a full series. Update your methods, please.
For possible buyer, please vote with your wallet, and refuse to pay for this version.
The diet he pushes is Vegan. Nicely, he ditches the politics, but if you can't go that route, which the true believers just don't get everyone cannot do (soy is just terrible on many systems), it's not gonna work for you. He attributes his success almost exclusively to his diet. Which leaves the story.
The publishers should really consider editing down the alcoholism part which is depressing, and way out of proportion to its value to the story. Yes, he abused himself, he is an addict, we get it. Now he is addicted to endurance sports...Surprise!
Normally I hate abridged versions, but editing this down to a short sports adventure bio for would be Vegans would lead to better reviews.
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