Although I?ve listed to enjoyed dozens of audio books, this is the first book that has inspired me to take the time to write a review. My wife and I have been listening to audio books for years now and Shadow Divers is without doubt the best audio book we?ve ever listened to. It's simply a GREAT STORY (and extremely well narrated by the way) that keeps you interested from start to finish. You don?t have to be young or old, male or female, or a diver to find the story interesting. I strongly advise that you purchase the unabridged version so you don?t miss a thing. I found myself listening way after my normal bed time because I got so engrossed in the story. Shadow Divers may cause you to loose some sleep but I think you'll find it worth it.
I was highly disappointed with this audiobook. I had been expecting it to open up a personal insight into the author’s experiences that others could perhaps relate to and help them cope with tragic personal loss.
Instead it was chock full of copious detail about irrelevant and meandering topics that showcase Ms. Didions outstanding literary research capabilities, travel and life experiences, but deny the listener an insight into her real feelings and experiences. I kept listening hoping to warm to the author (I was trying very, very hard to do so let me tell you) and empathize with her experiences but she kept the reader very firmly at arms distance in their place from start to finish. This audiobook is full of so many facts and figures (all in a minutia of detail) that is reminiscent of a writer who is a talented Googleer and research technician, but who can’t relate to real people in a down to earth manner.
The end product is a meticulously detailed and clinical exposition that has the warmth of a bag of ice.
Unexpectedly good book. Wonderfully written and read. I felt like Wynonna has just having a chat with me. Please do not pass this off as a chick book - I am a man but found myself staying awake until 2am listening about female relationships.
Most folks think that rich and famous folks have got it made and do not have any real problems or conflicts in their lives, but this book proves them wrong. Wynonna has had many struggles in throughout her life that have, until now been hidden from the public. This wonderful book traces Wynonna?s life and its many interesting and challenging relationships. Listeners will find out Wynonna finally makes sense of her life by coming home to herself. You will not be disappointed with this book.
After listening to and enjoying James B. Stewart's excellent (5 star rating in my mind) book "Disney War" (also available from audible.com) I was tempted to listen to "Camp" out of curiosity to hear how someone who is now so disconnected from the real world as Eisner, started out in life. I shouldn't have bothered. Eisner is an empty spiritless character who babbles on about the roots of his own greatness - the book is not worth the money even if you get it free in a 2 for 1 offer!
After reading several positive reviews about this book, I was very disappointed when I actually listened to it myself.. The book was written by scientists/doctors for fellow scientists/doctors, and explores each type of disorder in intricate detail with primary focus on the author?s work with Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) brain scans.
The book does not provide you with any practical non drug related self help tools but rather refers the listener to the need for undertaking a SPECT scan then take drugs to remedy the situation.
I felt frustrated listening to it because I have not had a SPECT brain scan, and I felt I needed to rush out and hand over my money to have one done, so in that sense how the book was relevant to me. In that sense the book felt like a ongoing mononitious commercial for SPECT.
An amazing book which describes just about every possible way fraudsters can rip you off. I leant a hell of a lot in listening to this book and made several changes in my life as a result of reading the book that will minimize me falling susceptible to rip-off artists, which in this day and age most of us can encounter multiple times on a daily basis without even knowing it.
I am a big animal lover but must say that I was disappointed with the book, not because of the content but because of the narrator who just seemed to want to rush through the book without taking a breath. The book is worth getting but not quite as enjoyable as it had the potential to be if it better narrated, however this is a personal choice for most people and no doubt others may have a different opinion to me on this topic.
A thoroughly enjoyable audio book which not only brings this famous equation to life but, more interestingly, the many people surrounding its development and application, in a way that is not too technical.
Wonderful story, beautifully narrated. This book is in my top 5 all time audio book favorites.
What an amazing life Hughes had. He went totally whacko in the last half of his life and was way out of touch with the real world as evidenced by his crazy operational memos and his obsession with germs. For a man so wealthy, I was amazed that he lived such a deprived, narrow, unhealthy, unclean and depressing life - he was a billionaire living in squalor. I'm just an average Texas working class guy but found this book inspiring inasmuch at it made me appreciate the great life I have with my family and the fact that it doesn't take money enjoy life. As an aside, this book was extremely well narrated by Dan Cashman, so much so that my next book selections have been influenced by taking a look to see what other books he has narrated. Get and listen to this book ? I guarantee that you won?t be disappointed.
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