MANITO, IL, United States | Member Since 2012
I have a passion for neuroscience, so it's the only reason i tolerated the narration, which sounded computer generated. Fascinating material (although a few side jaunts that seemed, well side-tracked). I have told my friends that if i had it to do over, i would borrow the print version from the library.
I know nothing about this period. It was a good introduction. I do wish the author had been able to weave together more than one storyline; he kept going back and forth in time. If it is a narrative history, please just tell the story.
The narrator's voice was amazing. But EVERY. SENTENCE. Had the same. Exact. Cadence. And. Pitch.
Avery Brooks brought life to a beautiful saga. His voice and his characterizations were near flawless.
Roots is one of those that I always wanted to have read, and Now that I have listened to it, I don't understand why it isn't required reading for all US citizens. It's beautifully written, and a testament to the human spirit.
I enjoyed it very much, but of Martha Stout's work I would recommend The Myth of Sanity over this one. Her advice here is sound; drawing boundaries and avoiding contact with these toxic people certainly will help. But some of her assumptions and theories skirt the edge of sound science. Overall, entertaining and good food for thought, but there are probably more scholarly texts out there for those who are picky about precision and logic.
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