I read this book to become more compassionate towards drug addicted individuals. If you have a family member, like I do, that is addicted and you see how they use individuals, it can be hard to remember that at the heart of all addiction is pain. I think Dr Mate does a good job of communicating that. And like him, I do believe that we all have our own issues/addictions of sort that cause problems for others. What I don't like about the book is the simplification of the science whereby he is able to assign cause and effect for addiction, for example, he was separated from his loving family in early life, therefore he is addicted to music. I think the book just adds more blame to a mother for having any stress in her life, as the child can say, this is why I am like I am. There are many complex interactions between brain chemicals and situations that I think assigning an exact cause and effect is often impossible. Anyway, dads get off pretty easy here.
Seeing the war from a different perspective
As is always the case with an audiobook, the narrator makes the book come alive. Robertson Dean was magnificent.
The narrator became Harold Fry on his journey and read the book in such a way that you felt you were joining Harold on his pilgrimage
Unexpectedly excellent. Gave me tremendous insight.
He does an excellent job transforming the reading of the book into acting the parts and making you part of the experience
The language and story in this book are beautiful. Sunil Malhotra brings the characters to life with beautiful accent and oratorical style. This book is a must!
In Harms Way which is another story of the impact of events from WWII on the life of an officer, and his men after the sinking of the US Indianapolis.
No, it was nice to break it up as some parts are terribly upsetting to hear.
By deleting the long introduction where the author tells you for 2 hours what he is going to tell you later in the book or what he has already told you in other books or articles.
Just present the interesting science, don't tell the audience how you gather information and how you will tell us all about it in upcoming chapters. Also multiple chapters on Pi is way too many
Yes, I felt used by buying this book.
Yes, I would recommend this book as the concepts of individual rights and the impact of decisions on others can be broadly applied, not just as related to the central theme of this novel.
Brian - most humane, complicated and interesting.
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