First I would like to say that the reader is great. Whenever a English accented reader is needed he should be the first one chosen because he has the flavor needed without the difficulty to understand.
Anyway I love all Dan Ariely's books. In many ways they are similar to "Freakenomics" but I tend to like them a bit better because they seem to me to be scientific in their conclusions... although both are great.
This book about honesty is something we all need to think about and it makes me wonder if humans can ever really be honest.
The one shortcoming in the book is basicallly talking about lying to ourselves he never goes into religion. For example Christians claim to follow Jesus yet he primarily preached sharing all we have with others... particularly the poor... which is something few do. Modern Christians today mainly attack abortion and gays which is something Jesus never preached against yet the main thing he did preach is largely ignored. Not trying to pick on Christians because the same contradictions (lies) are found in all religions.
First of all the book is a lot of fun and it went quick. The premise was a bit too hard to believe (for science fiction that is saying a lot) and therefore not as hard hitting as his earlier books... which are even more fun. However if you like a science fiction thrill ride, lots of action, fun characters, and a "page turner" then get it. Great Reader.
Loved it. Intense. Almost non-stop action and fight scenes. Great characters. An imagination that most be genius. A future conflict betweens humans and transhumance that will happen if the human race survives long enough. Loved it. Can't wait till next part.
Great science fiction with loads of nail biting action and fight scenes. Makes you wonder at the spectrum of the author's imagination. Loved it. Great Reader also. If you like science fiction with a wild but believable plot then don't miss it.
Great book. Johnny Depp is not the best reader but he fits as "Keith's Voice". Learned you can't judge a book by its cover as they say. Keith is deeper, more interesting, and more of a character than I ever thought.
Fun thriller with some hedge fund action thrown in. Kept me glued to my headphones. However the Characters were a bit wooden. Hedge fund manager way too nice and straight lace for a trader. His ex FBI agent to dedicated, not jaded at all working in law enforcement, and actually prays to J. Edgar... come on. Great reader.
Don't listen to those that say Grisham has not been this good since the 90's. He has always been awesome, he continues to grow with each book he writes, and he continues to surprise and educate. Actually this novel is his first adult book to continue one of his earlier books. In this case he continues "A Time to Kill" which was his first novel, the one I liked the least, and the one least Grisham-like.
Luckily the Grisham style is in full swing in his latest. His story shares some plot from earlier novels... the rural south (pretty common in most of his books), the will of a man who hates all his relatives and leaves the money to a outsider, and the slimy underside of the legal profession. However unlike his first novel, this has more energy, moves along much faster, and the characters are more enjoyable. Another Grisham not to miss.
After the first couple of books in the series one only reads them for the characters because there are little or now mysteries. However the characters, Africa, and the life of simple pleasure and morals make it a life affirming read. The reader is the same for all books and is always out-of-this-world perfect.
My only warning if you are considering the series start at the beginning. My wish for the author would be to put a bit more mystery back into the books although he probably knows people like me are addicted to his characters. I'm typically a guy that likes thrillers, with lots of violence and action. There is none of that in these books but Precious, the main character, is my guilty pleasure.
Fun, well read, and exciting. Love this writer. My only complaint is that the 3rd book in the series is not on Audible therefore I have to revert to "old tech" and READ the book. The 3rd book is called "The Last Firewall".
Great story that makes you think about war and the coming age of drone warfare. The action is fast and addictive. The characters, especially the lead Odin (and his ravens) are ones I will not forget. Like previous books of Mr. Suarez, the language is thought out with clear vision, the premises speaks of a keen imagination colored with insight, and Observations are sharp. Great fun. Great reader also. Don't miss this one or any of his. Can't wait for his next one.
I've read books like this before but written by the scientists or researchers. David McRaney however is a journalist and therefore makes conveys the information faster, in a more entertaining manner, and in a way that is easier to absorb. In other words he doesn't go on and on detailing experiments, their shortcomings, and so on. He also often talks in the language on a common man, cuss words and all, which drive home the points and makes them easy to relate to. Great fun but sometimes a bit depressing to know how dumb I am. Of course there is the famous saying that goes... "The more I know, the more I know I don't know". Loved it
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