For whatever reason, the writing is better and the plot is better in this book. The first book was pretty good, as it introduced the characters and the overall ideas. The second book was tedious and cliche'. In all books, the F-bomb is used way too much to be credible, sex is everywhere, and heaven knows why the author believes we need to know the microprocessor speed of every computer a character walks by in the stories; however, this book comes to a rather satisfying conclusion and was a fun end to the series. Not sure that the purchase of these three audiobooks was quite worth it, but it is very hard to find fiction that is well written, and this stuff is therefore well above average. It isn't Tolkien, Tolstoy, or Fennemore-Cooper (or really, even as good as Stephen King), but was still an enjoyable time listening to these books.
This book is so dry and academic that even shortening it could not hold my interest. The author is obviously a credible and intelligent person, but he is unable to hold my interest on the subject of procrastination. Not useful to me really at all.
I"m not sure what the author was trying to accomplish here. The first 3 chapters are focused on him, and frustrating to get through at all. After that, the book takes on a high-level academic tone that neither provides deep substance nor provides riveting or "ah-ha" moments. It is almost as if someone outlined an academic paper. No juice. No glitz. I think this would have been better as an academic book of greater volume. It is too dry and doesn't create the epiphanies I was seeking. Sort of like the teacher in Ferris Beuller's Day Off.
I listened to the first 50% of this book and found it too boring to continue reading. I am an avid reader of non-fiction, management, leadership, self-help, spiritual, economic and other educational books. I'm sorry to say, this one just did not pass muster for me. This is one of 3 or 4 books, of the 50 or so I've downloaded from Audible, that I just couldn't wait to put down in favor of another book.
This book does a very good job of highlighting medical research and the author's own experience with excessive wheat in peoples' diets. This book expands on what I thought I already knew about excessive carbohydrates in our diets by delving into the genetics of modern wheat and providing the details as to why wheat bread has a higher glycemic index than table sugar. The revelation of ancient wheat available to us today does provide some hope that a smidgen of whole grains in the diet might still be possible for me. Most of all, this confirms my resolve to drastically reduce refined carbohydrates from my diet, and most particularly gives me a new-found respect for the ills visited on us by wheat. Well put together and interesting.
Jen Sincero takes you on a significant journey in just 5 short hours. I don't think I've ever read a book that packed more useful and important information into such a reasonable time span. She performs the audio version of this book with a good amount of irreverence and humor, and as the author, knows just when to slip into slang or alter her voice to make her point clearly (and usually humorously). This is the type of book that will offer something to everyone, while offending almost no one. I have already mentally developed a list of people I will buy this book for.
I'm pretty confident in recommending this book to just about anyone. It offers some timeless advice about feeling sorry for yourself, whining, enjoying life, letting go of bad feelings and judgment. Yeah, many of us have "heard it all before", but Ms. Sincero condenses it all into the type of book that is entertaining and not full of a bunch of wasteful fluff. What a lucky thing for me that I stumbled upon the book in the 2-for-1 sale, as I'm not sure I'd have bought otherwise. Please consider adding it to your library and sharing with your friends, children, parents and anyone else you love.
Now I'm off to see what else this author has written....
This book is very funny and entertaining. I think for me it was nostalgic and giving me insight into how my parents grew up. A lot of great moments captured. If you are over 40 this book is a safe bet but if you are younger it will give some insight and maybe open up some new and rich experiences for you. Highly recommend.
I have listened to it twice so far, and read it as well. Yes. Because the story is so powerful and worth hearing over and over.
The child's interaction with his sister in heaven.
This book is about as safe a recommendation as I can make to people. It is well written and concise, with a PROFOUND story line. I cannot imagine this being anything other than an authentic recounting of events, and if so, they will affect you deeply. Not everyone is open to this message, but I'd sure encourage any of you who are unsure about this book or your spirituality to go ahead and take this small leap of faith. I believe you will be happy you did.
Along with the rest of the Jack Ryan series, yes.
Not exactly, but it was good enough.
Tom Clancy almost nailed it with regards to Crimea. This is a fun book to listen to and is almost another version of what is going on In February of 2014. Amazing. Worth the read, and Lou Diamond Phillips does an excellent job in his performance as usual.
I absolutely will listen to it again.
This is a very insightful group of essays. You don't have to agree with each one, but each is well argued and stands on its own merits. I was very pleased with this book and found it more entertaining than say, talk radio, and maybe a touch less entertaining that your favorite novel. This man is very smart and he offers a point of view that all can see. There is something profound in this book for everyone. Highly recommend. I wish the author had read all chapters, not just a portion of them.
As with every Stephen King book, the characters are so well developed you feel like you know them.
Both Dan and Abra. Very good interplay between the characters. Very believable characters.
This is an excellent Stephen King book. I've read 80% of his books, and I'd put this one in the top 30% for sure. I enjoyed the twists and turns, the plot, the characters, and the ending. Thanks Mr. King for a very thrilling and enjoyable listen. The performer was a little distracting at times, in his character voicings, but not all that bad. The rest of the performance was exceptional.
The concept of price tending toward zero for information that has a cost of production tending toward or at zero.
The darned book was free! What did I have to lose? Nothing, but I'm sure glad I listened. This is a thought-provoking and useful book that helps you to digest the future trends of many things. A very interesting listen (I've played it twice already). Nothing to lose!
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