This book was frustrating to listen to. I knew the premise beforehand and it was recommended to me by a couple of friends, but the author never addresses or provides any evidence that fast food restaurants are any different from other restaurants. This is just assumed. In fact, the book starts off with the assumption that franchises are inherently evil and that everyone agrees on that, so he doesn't provide any evidence or logical reasoning on this topic. If you start off with the assumption that franchises and fast food are evil and inherently different from all other restaurants, then I suspect you wil like this book. But how can you indict one type of restaurant without at least showing how it is different from other restaurants? It's not a scholarly book, but just a rant.
Liberal slant on events covered and depth of coverage and definitely a heavy bias but fair enough and quite well written and interesting.
Dawkins reads well and adds some commentary. Makes me want to listen to the original but recommend for those wanting an introduction.
Leftish politics are prominent in many stories. Most aren't much of a story and writing is mediocre. At least two good stories. My favorite was "the man who sold the stars".
This series of books is written for kids and probably fine through junior high, but not very compelling to older kids or adults.
This book was very disappointing to me. It is just simply bad. There is nothing creative in it and in fact almost nothing happens in the book. There is no explanation of who/why the "Pulse" occurred and the technical explanation for the result is ridiculously simplistic. I finished the entire book only because I was hoping that something would happen and nothing ever does. Even the event at the end is only local. Ugh. Don't waste your time.
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