Nothing. It's not a book that is meant for audio.
The main theme in this book, to me, seems to be quantity over quality. There are endless plants (and fungi) that are described, but the explanations for each one are so short - a lot of them taught me nothing I hadn't already known. I guess if you know exactly nothing about plants you would probably learn more than I did.
She was given a bad book to read, so maybe it's not her fault. Just didn't like anything about this.
This book was very annoying as an audiobook. I should've looked it up on Amazon first to see how the book was laid out. It might be a good book to keep around (in paper form) for reference, but it is ridiculous to put it to audio. It's like listening to an encyclopedia. Encyclopedia's are good books, but you don't sit and read it cover to cover. You refer to it. Why someone decided this should be an audiobook baffles me. I couldn't even listen to half of it...and any of my friends will tell you I am a bit obsessed with plants, so I (of all people) should've loved this book.
Hate to turn people away from a book about plants. If you really want to get the most out of this, buy a paper copy.
Yes, its good, I admit. But I felt a pang of guilty indulgence akin to getting lost in a Lifetime movie. I'm used to reading hefty, educational nonfiction books...something to enlighten me on some global issue or philosophy. Listening to this book was a guilty pleasure, but it was a nice change from my usual reading. I won't say if I liked the way it ended (don't want to spoil it), but I'll just say I either really liked the ending or really didn't like it...you'll know which when you come to it.
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