Byron Katie has given us two books about her "Work." With them she shows how to question thoughts and beliefs and encourages us to break free of the grip of the thinking mind and live in the present moment.
With her new book she uses the Tao Te Ching to share her path of discovery, as well as how she is present. It is an amazing glimse into the mind of a clear presence.
Familiar character, familiar narrator made it like returning to a familiar, pleasant place. The new character was quite fun, the turns of the story delightfully dark.
the limo-racing, pistol-packin' elderly Mrs. Fischer and Odd's insistance on being polite when everyone was encouraging him to be more personal. "call me Edie, dear" - "Yes, ma'am".
Koontz can paint some delightful pictures with his words. He, perhaps, over does this at times, but I delight in a playful turn of phrase.
Nope. Same narrator as before and a familiar friend. To hear another narrator read would be a shock. David Aaron Baker IS Odd Thomas.
Pleased as punch with this visit to Oddworld.
The story takes up less than a third of the writing. There was way, way, WAY too much architectural description, historical trivia and useless drivel for my taste. If I had been reading, I could have skipped it, but thats not easily possible in audio.
I can't be certain if my annoyance at the drivel described above made me more sensitive, or not, but I found some of the internal dialog annoying. When characters talked to themselves, and it seemed to happen quite a bit, it seldom seemed relevant. If fact, redundant. Annoying.
No, but perhaps I'll approach Brown with more caution.
The reader was quite satisfactory. I had no difficulty with the narration.
The theme of the book, overpopulation, and some of the ideas presented, were interesting. I found myself somewhat interested in wanting to read Dante's Divine Comedy, even though I heard too much about it in the book.
Yes; great story, with surprises you don't expect from the Detective Bosh, Lincoln Lawyer author. Pleasantly surprised. Its short, and good.
The author carries the story, but doesn't have a strong direction to follow. The stories he tells are interesting but without a clear story line I was left slightly disappointed. The idea of the Psychopath test was evocative but I'm left wondering what Jon actually learned. Is there validity for the test? Does psychiatry have a place in assessing men and women of power? I didn't get any answers, just some entertainment.
No Lucas Davenport this time, but the same great writing and character development. A peripheral character in the Prey series, Virgil Flowers is developed as a savey and persistent detective in this latest contribution from Sandford.
By having Virgil as the protagonist, Sandford gets to add some sexual tension. He is a bachelor so he gets to do more than flirt. But can Virgil trust his instincts?
I really enjoyed the thought provoking premise of this story. I delighted in the narrative and constantly wondered where it was heading. The end was just a tad disappointing but I'm not sure where else the author could have gone. A touching, clever read.
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