I would, especially with other people, because each bit of information that Herzog has chosen to include in his books is very interesting, and will remain so. This book has given me so much to think about that I had never before considered.
Ok so the narration is the hardest part to get through in the beginning. He really does sound like a robot, and I had to check a few times to see if this wasn't a computer-generated voice. But, somehow, you get used to it and then it becomes the perfect voice for this somewhat geeky take on the relationship between humans and animals.
Not exactly, but a book that I was always happy to start. I actually listened to this book between listening to other books (I tend to listen and read several books at a time). This book was very easy to pick up after a week or two.
I loved this book, it was so interesting. Mr. Herzog has an ability to present studies and ideas, and even sometimes his opinion, but in a way that encourages me to think about it myself and cultivate my own opinion--or not. He has a way of just presenting the information, and it doesn't all need to generate an opinion. Just really well research, really well planned out, I enjoyed this book very much, Mr. Herzog, and I heartily recommend it to anyone who is considering purchasing this book.
I have very much enjoyed the two Demon Cycle books, but this one definitely suffers from whatI liken to being the "middle child" of a series, though I think there will be more than three books. There is a lot of character development and very little talking about the world that fascinates me so much. Brett touches on it, as if he is very much teasing us about the fascinating world he has created beneath the Earth's crust.
All my disappointment aside, the book is a great listen, the characters are fascinating and colorful and I can't wait for the next one.
The writing is good, the characters are interesting with just the right amount of flaws. I really enjoyed it, couldn't put it down.
What I loved most is the story, which to me is very new. Just the whole idea of the plague of demons and where they come from and the religious answers people have developed around them is fascinating. Unfortunately this storyline gets much less attention than the character development, but I am hoping that the final book will delve deeper into this very, very interesting sub-world of demon spirits that Mr. Brett has created. I love it.
I had trouble deciding how many stars to give this book because it's true, I listened to the whole thing and enjoyed it. I enjoyed hearing his doomsday preparations and his more philosophical musings about life and the lives of others. I'm very conflicted about rating this book because it is a series, so I can't really complain that things weren't resolved. My biggest issues were that a lot of his "problems" were due to him making small mistakes. He does a great deal of very creative things to solve problems, but occasionally he will do something dumb that of course brings about trouble. Also, in the very beginning of the entire ordeal he has an incredibly good way of dealing with these guys, but then he never, ever revisits that answer again. Never again. It works so well and is easy to do, but it never occurs to any other character to try it ever again, or even disucss. I imagine it will be revisited later in the books and they will say, "it's so obvious!" So annoying and completely unnecessary.
It's only been a few days and I can't even remember how it ended! Wow. I remember not being very satisfied by it, but it's a short book so I suppose that's why it doesn't really have an ending... I just decided to look up and see if this is a series, and it is. I didn't even realize it! Well now I'm a little annoyed that this book was only 6 hours long and clearly broken up into very small chunks so he could sell 3 times as many books. That is very annoying, Mr. Bourne and publishers. Trilogies are for books so epic that they cannot be contained in one volume, period.
I have not listened to him before, but I thought he was great for this book. He sounded just like I imagine the narrator would talk, and he brought a lot to the story.
Probably, yes, but I might wait to see it at home.
Although I did enjoy the book to a certain extent, I don't think I will be continuing with the series. Also, this should have been broken up into two books. I might look for book two at a used book store, just to see if it gets better, and then I might buy the third.
This was my first Audible audiobook, and ever since I have been hooked. I loved everything about it, the reading, the history, the glimpse into this post-war, artist-filled Paris, the story of course---loved it all.
Throughout the book I really felt like the author was reading the book, like Mrs. Hemingway was writing and reading the book herself. I don't think it could get better than that.
A great book that will give you snippets into the days of Hemingway and his friends, but mostly about his first wife, her trials and tribulations of loving an artist, and so much more. Just a great listen.
Callan and Nora, of course. I imagine most people say that.
There's so much going on in this story, and it's a credit to Ray Porter that he doesn't distract from it in any way, if that makes sense. I didn't give much though to the narrator, but not because he wasn't good but precisely because I was able to focus entirely on the book without distraction. I can only think it was because he was a perfect fit. He did the accents very well, all the characters impressively distinct, his pacing was very good, A+.
"The other side of the border. "
I really enjoyed this book, and from the brutal beginning and on, I really did want to finish this book in one sitting (impossible, of course!). It was very interesting to see blips into something I know nothing about, new perspectives into the "drug war," a perspective that--besides being entertaining--is something we all could benefit from looking at. All in all I really enjoyed this book, it was a great, thrilling listen, well-read/performed, interesting to the end.
The magic of this story is in the development, the progression, of Algernon; his growth from fumbling retard (perhaps a politically incorrect word, but precise to the time of the book) to an eloquent adult and beyond. It's incredible to hear this development, as read by Woodman, and I can't imagine it being as incredible of a journey had I had to read it myself, trying to manage the right pronunciation...
I love how this book develops, as simple as that. You see the world as Algernon sees it in every step and it's incredible to see the same world from so many different perspectives.
This was such a great play, I loved it. So well performed
Every single character was so funny. I think I liked young Cecily best, she has some incredible lines and her exchanges with Gwendolen are so... they say so much about women in such a short amount of time. All the women characters are really great.
So much fun, a great listen, I'll definitely be looking for more plays to listen to.
I loved hearing about what it was like in Puerto Rico, the family life, and the naive observances of Esmeralda (naive because she was young, and so described in that way). I also loved hearing about the US through the eyes of a young girl in Puerto Rico. I'm several generations US citizen on both sides so when it comes to immigration, I have zero first hand experience and I really enjoyed listening to the story of how it came about for Esmeralda Santiago. It was all beautifully described and engaging.
I loved hearing about what it was like once they got on the plane to the US. "All I could taste was salt." Compared to Puerto Rico, the only spice we seem to use is salt! It's very true. And I LOVED hearing about her experiences in the US school system, as a foreigner. It is something very foreign to me, as a white-bread type American, and I found it very interesting. I cried a few times in this part, not from sadness though. It was quite incredible.
I listened to this book in Spanish, it was very good. Upon finishing the only thing I wanted to do was go and buy the next installation, Almost a Woman. I haven't yet, mostly because it doesn't get great reviews, but I will someday. It's a well-written, well-performed memoir.
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