The description of this audio book drew me in. After listening for about an hour, though, I thoroughly regretted my purchase. This story would perhpas be worthy of a seven-to-ten page magazine article; the author has spun it out into a whole book by adding tedious background factoids and glorified parentheticals that are irrelevant to the storyline and do not move it along at all.
There's not much of a story here to start with. The reader is not particularly good. Save your money and/or Audible member credit for something better.
This is at the top of my list for books I've read or to which I've listened in the past few months. The author does a masterful job of explaining evolution, in terms of the science and its implications, in a way that is clear and non-technical without being overly simplified. I have reccommended it to many people, including my teenage daughter and my friends.
The reader is superb, demonstrating a real or convincingly acted interest in and understanding of the material.
If you like Chicago stories, popular biography, popular history, or true crime, I heartily recommend this well-writeen and well-read book. I enjoyed every minute!
This is a great series, whether read or listened too. The central figure is fascinating, and the historical background is interesting. If you don't know much about early English history (as is the case with me), this is a painless way to get a good, casual sense of it.
This is wonderfully wry and funny. My thirteen-year-old daughter heard it on NPR and insisted that I download it. Perfect in terms of tone, length, and funniness.
This is the kind of book that translates really well to the spoken word. The reader has a great voice, the action level is just right (not so slow that it's boring, not so fast that the listener can't follow), and the story line is fascinating.
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