The opening monologue from the author spoils the ending. Very weak Mr.King (or Bachman). :/ They probably should have left that for the end of the book. Skip like 12 minutes ahead if you have not read this book before!
I enjoyed this book but I wish they kept bringing in the game show elements especially after action scenes. They only did it like once and it really added a great effect to the story but without it became a run of the mill fugitive story. Also, if they had brought hunters more into the story it would have been nice. It's always the police that are after him and after going on about hunters it was very disappointing that they played almost no part. If they were consistent with that it could have made this book much more exciting, I still enjoy it though.
This book's stories and the very relevant interpretations of make this something I would go back to if I ever need insight for people both in and out of the workplace.
I liked how they chose stories from many cultures from around the world rather than sticking to just the more commonly known western stories. The variety of tales made the information given feel more relevant since it shows the problems encountered are the same for people from many cultures and not just our own.
The narrators did a great job, their performances were calm with just enough emotion at the right times to keep the tales exciting consistently throughout each reading. Being calm might sound like a bad thing but I hate it when people try make too much effort to put character or emote when reading a story, it just sounds so silly.
I always divide books for reading but this is something I wouldn't mind listening to all at once due to the relevant information and length. I usually have to deal with difficult people and this book had very useful information that I can use now.
I enjoyed this book because it reminded me of being read stories by my relatives when I was younger except now the stories are more grown up and workplace related. This book made me feel that the magic was still there.
This book was pretty much what I expect amongst other books I've listened to here.
This book was pretty much the abridged version of No Excuses! (Unabridged)
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How to start on big projects that either have complexity to them or are just overwhelming.
This book was pretty much the abridged version of No Excuses! (Unabridged). It goes straight to the point on what to do and why for get started on what you want out of life. This is another book that you need to take notes on to get the full effect since there is definitely a lot of information that you will need to review afterwards and beyond.
The story is a bit thin and halfway though it felt like they were beating a dead horse since they kept going over pretty much the same situation over and over again. It substituted substance with tugging your heartstrings and they did it so often you could already predict how every situation was going to play out. The most annoying thing was how helpless (or useless) everyone ends up. Am I really to believe that a town will just waste away in the manner presented with all the knowledge, resources, and their backs to the wall? Even with all the modern technology gone it's not very believable that they would turn out so pathetic when they are working together. If that was going to be the case the writer could have at least given some better reasons like natural disasters, constant raiding, or a plague that thwarted efforts rather than just helplessly degenerating away. I don't regret getting this book but it could have been better.
This book was entertaining enough to keep me listening but it had some problems the first book had and I had less room to forgive this time. Without spoiling anything I will say that the book changed it's format from evading the zombie hordes to hanging onto their new home. But all through the story it would drag on with what felt like filler and whenever it would touch on some interesting crisis or area worth exploring it would swiftly shove it aside and resume. After the book was done I had that "I should read the book." feeling after seeing the movie version of something since it missed so many opportunities to explore. It at least had some closure at the end this time.
I didn't find this book to have that many scary or action filled parts but instead it had an ongoing feeling of tension and suspense which I thoroughly enjoyed. The characters are hiding and sneaking from the hordes of zombies rather than fighting their way through (or back) which gave it a brilliant "cat and mouse" feel to the whole story.
My only gripes are that aside from some basic information there wasn't that much character development even for the physical appearance for some of the characters. You meet the characters and get some tidbits about them then it won't elaborate that much and I really did want to get to know them. It made for generic feeling characters.
Also, the story felt repetitive as it pretty much was: move, scavenge, repeat. Now, this wouldn't be a problem except that even though they went to unique locations it felt like they just did the same thing over again. They could have brought some unique elements at each location but moving to another place just felt like filler since nothing particularly interesting about the area was used. This included events, the carnage you'd expect in a zombie apocalypse just wasn't there, If they were escaping or trying to survive, you'd expect more raiders, other people trying to survive, or people trying to fight zombies but the vast majority of it was just somewhat eventful scavenging.
BUT having said all of that, it still managed to keep me going and wanting to get the next installment ASAP. This is definitely worth your time.
I just got through it and it is a very useful guide to getting your affairs into organization. But getting the book as well would be a useful idea since there is a lot of notes to be taken.
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