"When elves attack" is a laugh out loud story beautifully performed and masterfully crafted. Sometimes even bad guys have good hearts. I could easily cast the movie based on the vivid character descriptions, now if they would just make the movie. My wife loved it as well and we will now purchase several copies for gifts. May not be as good as a "yule log" but I am sure they will be happy anyway.
A man of amazing insight into people and motivations. A brilliant tactician, A ruler who understood how to rule not just minds, but hearts. I was amazed to learn of the many things accomplished by Genghis Khan that were truly ahead of his time and affected the world well into the centuries following.
Genghis Khan may have ruled centuries ago, but the effects of his reign remained for years and in some ways affect us still.
This was the first biography I have listened to in some time that held me for those highly anticipated "sit in the driveway until this part is over" minutes
Read the book, listened to the audio book and set out to practice using the methods Josh described.
Less then 20 hours later I was making acceptable hand cut dovetails.
Just over 20 hours later I was coding to the just over basic level I needed to accomplish a specific task..
Practical explanations of practical methodologies that worked. Since reading the book I have learned a new skill I wanted, Learned one I needed and learned one i Promptly abandoned.
If you want to save yourself some time and learn more about skills and yourself this book is a must read.
I do have to agree with some of the folks that gave this book poor reviews. You can save even more time by only reading the first few chapters that explain the method and thought processes. Over half the content is filler that without the hard copy will only make some sense.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a classic tale made even better by Frank Muller's performance. The pain, the joy, and the misery I felt when reading the book were all brought back by this listen. Time and a credit well spent.
Lively consistent and familiar characters fill this book. An interesting story line that seems to be almost constantly changing directions.
This is the first title in some time that warranted several extra "driveway minutes" because the action taking place simply could not have waited until my next trip out.
topping off the great story was superb narration with well voiced characters. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone, Dean Koontz fan or not.
In in depth look from an insider who desperately worked to become an outsider. A well funded "church" using children as slave labor and treating devotees as servants is a cult.
Forced to be outsiders in their own towns, and strangers to their own families, yet Scientology thrives. Every parent should read this book and make sure their children read it too.
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.
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