The performance of this book was good in all parts. I usually like Philosophy but this book felt to me like a waste of time and money. The story in which the philosophical topics were incorporated was flat and the philosophical topics didn't seem "valid". (I don't know how to better explain this.) I did not like this book at all.
I have always made sure to payoff credit cards monthly or stop spending to not build up debt. I picked up this book to see how I can advance myself financially. Reading this book I realized I was already doing many things right. The confirmation felt really good. The step-by-step instructions were helpful to ensure you don't loose focus. This book has greatly motivated me to take control of my 'financial fitness'. I plan to teach this to my nieces once they are old enough.
The baby steps to achieving financial fitness.
The book is targeted towards people with high debt. I understood that some points had to be drastically emphasized in order to make them effective at all, but at times I found the emphasis a bit insulting.
I always wondered why I was such a slow reader and since I often confuse words such as left and right (knowing very well which is which) I wondered if this book may offer some answers to my questions. In order to get real answers I'd probably have to be tested, but there where scenarios in the book in which I found myself as in a mirror image. I found it interesting to see how others with severe forms of Dyslexia were able to lead normal and successful lives. I found that very inspiring.
From the very beginning this book was packed with action words and words not often used in my daily vocabulary which made it even more interesting. The story captured my attention from beginning to end.
In the beginning I found the book a bit slow and thought I wouldn't like it. Nevertheless, I stayed with the book and half way through found it so interesting that I couldn't stop listening. All the sudden the slow beginning made sense and tied in to the outcome of the story nicely.
If I did not know it better, I would say the author has to be a recent high school graduate. The story is kind of flat but filled with high school drama. So much so that I almost discarded the book. This book should be listed in the Kids Fiction section rather than in the Adult fiction section.
I guess I had wrong expectations about this book and do not seem to understand many of the author's ways of expressing things. I found the book rather depressing but not for the references to 9/11 rather for the family relations. I guess there is too much left for personal interpretation.
If you are looking for some graphical representation of some fictional string of killings, this book is not the right one. If you have been obsessed with the facts of this real serial killer's case and want to learn more about the crimes events and evidence, then this book is the right one.
This book walks the reader through the mountains and mountains of events, evidence and facts of the Zodiac's crimes. The author manages to depict the crimes as horrible as they were without exaggeration while introducing the different characters as if they lived in your neighborhood.
Although, the book explains some of the problems that have influenced the difficulty of solving this case, I do not understand how this case could still not be solved (considering all the newest advancements in forensics) but that is not the author's fault.
I was very disappointed by this book. If I didn't know better I'd say this is the work of an 8th grader because half of the book is "He said"/"She said". It appeared to me that the author lacks the creativity to use "Jim replied" vs "Jim said". Also, she used the word 'said' for questions. Any 5th grader would know better than that. There are many ways to express dialog without the use of the verb "say". It bothered me so much that I looked into the author's career and found she has written many books prior to this one. If all her books are like this, I will not buy another book from her.
I was very disappointed from this audiobook. The author uses every buzz word of the cyber world, but the story line seemed to lack a plot. Once I was done with the book, I was unsatisfied because I was still waiting to find the point of the story. It appeared to me that the author wanted to make a quick buck by just throwing all cyber buzz words into a text file and padding it with names, places, and verbs to "make" it a story.
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