I am NOT a sports fan - at times I can even be anti-sports, but this book is not a sports book. This is a true story told by the man who lived it (and took notes along the way).
It is a story about people - the many types of people and how they act and interact with reality and the perceptions of their upbringings - and especially how people treat each other.
Well thought out. Well written. Very well narrated.
Jim Bouton - just listen to the sample and you'll know.
Giving away my favorite scene would be giving away the best parts. You'll just have to trust me that there are enough favorites for everyone.
Enjoying life with dignity.
Go ahead - it's a wonderful way to enjoy time with yourself and the author.
Yes, this is much better than print - an admitted rarity.
Letting go of pre-conceptions with the faith that reality will be more fulfilling.
The Alchemist - his presence, even when not spoken of, was pervasive.
Fiction is not my forte. Factual matters trump the make believe, but not the dream. This is my favorite fiction and I have listened to it many times, each time taking away another bit of its reality. The words are powerful. The story complex and complete. But the performance is spectacular.
Any insomniac desperate for sleep without pharmaceutical assistance. Or perhaps an irritable person with multiple personality issues, interested in arguing with themselves.
Choose a theory and stick to it. Do not bother us with the fact that others have come to and published other conclusions. The continual self doubt of
No. But he is an obviously well sounding, patient man with a natural talent for reading aloud. The two stars I gave this book are to be credited EXCLUSIVELY to Mr. Ordunio, NOT Mr. Diamond.
Please refer to the comment in the other categories of this review.
SPOILER ALERT -
It took over sixteen very dry hours to find out that MAYBE when humans live in a four distinct seasonal area they will eventually get bored enough in winter to invent ways to have more free time in summer. Then, with that spare time and those newly invented things, they will invade other countries and take stuff they might not need so as to deprive others of it (by the way, THAT would have made a good book).
OR the reasons might be one of the many other theories that are credited but then explained at great lengths. Any of these hypothesis may be the real reason guns were invented to better kill stuff, people developed strong immunities to most germs because of diverse life styles and finally, the discovery that super heating iron made it so strong as to be called steel, which made better guns for invading.
I wish the author would have just chosen one theory and gone with it. We then could have discussed other ideas amongst ourselves. Instead, all the bases were covered in a blatant effort to make no mistakes. Tawdry, Jared.
I must say the narrator did a wonderful job of hanging in there. So forcefully was his energy put into the project, that he alone is what kept me going.
I do not ask for a credit or monitory refund. However, on my deathbed, if I’m not in too much discomfort, might my life be extended for this amount so that I can enjoy the silence that was taken from me by this peripatetic diatribe?
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