I thought that I would hearing about the very bright and intelligent Nikola Tesla; instead I heard some smart-mouth comedian trying to be funny. I listened to the whole thing expecting more about Tesla but what a waste of money this one was. This was more about the comedian.
I have listened to as far as chapter 9 of the first tape on this book. I sure hope that the main character turns his life around because he gets into too much trouble to be a true hero. This has taken too long to get to this point in the story. The first tape of this book would be more more accurately named Hope and Not Honor.
I would appreciate it if the write ups for the audible books were more accurate in their description. I have wasted 8 hours on this part of the book going nowhere.
I was really looking forward to reading about how smart elephants are in a story about them or that included them more than this one does. I read to chapter 9 or 10 and finally an elephant was introduced. I am disgusted that there is a titillating and graphic sexual encounter every time the younger reader reads. I read a lot of reviews about this for a long time before I finally bought this book and am very disappointed that I never found this mentioned in the reviews at that point. Am not impressed in this author nor will i read her works again.
I turned this book off in the first couple of minutes of the story because the author begins with sexual content. This is not appealing to me.
I didn't finish his book, Assegai, either, because it was too sensational and without content and too explicit about sex. If I had known what his writing was like, I wouldn't have bought this book except that I bought them both at the same time.
The only thing I did enjoy was the words of tribute and praise he gave to his wife before the story began.
I should have stopped listening to this book at the beginning when our "hero" sleeps with a widowed woman who is 10 years older than he is. I thought that the book would get better. It didn't. I turned it off when he encountered the evil princess and her sexual fantasies. A real hero doesn't do things he shouldn't do for king and country if it is wrong. The character is totally not a hero I want in my life. Give me one with virtue. This is a sensational book with no meat.
This is a book worth the money and the time it takes to read it. It is worth comtemplating and doing something about.
I read this book because of the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. However, I really didn't think that they were very much alike. Some of the suppositions in Freakonomics are really too strange to accept. I enjoyed Outliers because it rang true but Freakonomics did not.
The plot for this book was certainly intriguing. However, throughout most of the book, the author talks too much about their sexual attraction to each other. The characters are not filled out very well but there is certainly the physical attraction that you read about. If I owned an inspirational publishing company, I would not publish this book. I'm sorry that I wasted money on this book.
This was published by some Inspirational group. It was extremely uninspiring so much so that I listened for about an hour and gave up on it. The reader was boring and so was the writing.
I was expecting to read about the funny things that happened in this man's life because he is so funny in a lot of his performances. But this was a book of remembrances that I would not like to remember about the man. It was uninspired and not funny.--More about his relationship with his parents and how he played that out over his lifetime.
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