All of my great teachers were able to show me the importance of the seemingly insignificant in some dramatic style. Walter Lewin is a master of dramatic presentation. After listening to "for the love of physics", twice, I found myself watching hours and hours of his lectures and demonstrations on the web.
the thoughts and writing are engaging and lively and I will never look at rainbows the same way. Because of this book I now know how to look for rainbows as well.
Thank you Professor Lewin.
Mr. Cassella's narration is very good, warm and well paced.
Ernest Cline has created an interesting and exciting world of the future all the while making the past to focal point. Plausible uses of technology and its uses for good and ill are explored.
What I found most fascinating was the non-stop high speed trip down memory lane. So many things of our past lost to the dustbin of history are interwoven into the story and given an important role. I found myself thinking "Wow I remember that" over and over.
If you are a child of the 60's, 70's, 80's, or 90's this is a must read. An entertaining light read that Wil Wheaton does a great job on. I look forward to more books by Ernest Cline and more narrated by Wil Wheaton.
Now if you will excuse me...I must go brush up on my "Joust" game
Jesse Bering lays out years of research in an informative and entertaining fashion that occasionally made me say "eww, who would volunteer to do that?" and often made me laugh. Jesse pun's and humor kept the book moving and I always looked forward to the next installment.
Not all the topics were comfortable but isnt that really what makes us want more and how we grow?
I found the insights into how somethings were researched to be very interesting. Insights into the authors awareness of his own sexuality was equally interesting.
I purchased the book because the title was catchy and I needed to use a credit. I quickly found it was a well spent credit. Once again, the author reading his own work was a total bonus.
Within five minutes of starting this listen I learned somethign that helped me that day. Detailed explanations and discussion were interesting and helped me to better understand my boss, my employees, and many whom we work with even my son.
I listened to this twice back-to-back to make sure I caught it all. I am sure there is another listen in my future as well.
Download the reference guide, it will prove helpful as well.
I LOVED the content in this title but...
*other shoe dropping*
The Narration is painful. The narrator reads most of the book in three to five word staccato phrases. this makes....the book...a difficult listen. I have listened to other titles narrated by Mr. Costanzo and delivery did not seem to be an issue. Perhaps I wa so intent on the content that the narration got in the way.
Our government tries. Our leaders intentions are good. But they (our government) have built a system so caught up in favoring one over the other while call it fairness, or safety, or whatever other term is in vogue that rights now belong to corporations not individuals. Help is not assistance it is a prop.
YOU can overcome the obstacles. YOU can do what the government can't. John's stories and ideas actually gave me more hope, a fresher perspective, and made me wonder..."Am I a Libertarian"?
Like any book read by the author the pace and timing are flawless. Inflection and emphasis I can only assume is placed exactly where John wanted it.
I found this an interesting read that made me think and gave me conversational fodder for my Red and Blue friends alike.
Craig Ferguson takes us on a tour of his life as it twists and turns its way to America. Self narration lends to the story and allows you to feel the confusion, pain, and triumph. Terrific insights into one mans journey.
Not a criminal mastermind but more a man who wanted to "Be someone" more than anything else. Clyde Barrow led an interesting and somewhat charmed life. The tales of his adventures criss-crossing the midwest were interesting and filled in all I didnt know.
If you are interested in biographies you will find this and interesting look into the lives of two of our countries most notorious criminals.
I found the narration easy to listen to and somehow "Newsy" enough to fit the topic perfectly.
Whether a fan or a detractor of George W. Bush this will be an interesting listen. Most often we hear the stories of our leaders as a jumbled timeline wherein the reasons for decisions are lost. This book take a refreshing approach of dealing with a single topic without mixing them up with other incidents.
Good decisions, bad decisions at least now an explanation for "why" of the decision that was made.
Samuel L. Jackson has raised use of the F-Bomb to an art form. Welcome to his museum.
Once again William Shatner delivers. William Shatner once again proves that he is not only aware of his persona but his persona is him. At once a collections of stories and opinion pieces show us a man who is rightfully referred to as an icon.
Self narration is a total plus.
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