By using a pleasant mixture of patience, faith in the listener's mental abilities, and clear, welll-pronounced language , this book taught me the finer details of the marvellous manifestations of what are living organisms. Far from eliminating the "marvel" emotion, it actually increases it by joining to it the inner beauty and satisfaction of rational understanding. These finer details are no final absolutes, so absolutists should refrain from declaring jihad. They do however push the notion of "finer" to new ( to me) limits.
The facts and how they are presented with humour.
The lady reader, Allyson Johnson,who has the major part and has subtle voice inflexions that I found profundly meaningfull and funny!
Well, apart from the fact that I could listen to it while driving or walking, the voices are warm and add a bright & intelligent tone to the words of the book.
Futile attempts of imposing monogamy
I would have liked the author to elaborate more on the scientific aspects of STDs
The distinction between pleasure itself and the
Easy to follow, with weekly assignments.
Encouraging, paternal, sounds like a good patient teacher
It helped me with my weight loss but I'm getting ready for the REAL challenge: stopping cigarettes!
I want to go back to it for a re-listen,
The humanity, the history of those 4 plants, the sincerity of the author, his curiosity and the general tone of his refined reflections and deep knowledge. The narrator's excellent intonation couples intimately with the text and makes for an easy listen.
The book's whole plan of choosing four plants and digging into the history of their domestication and their corresponding human desires. Pollan is a profound humanist and awakens deep love-of-life thoughts and feelings.
No, but I'm interested in hearing other books he chose.
The intimate relationship between bipeds and plants
My best audiobook yet!
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