This is a great listen for a book on general heath topics ranging from exercising, to doctor visits, to supplements, to organic whole foods. Surprisingly, this was written by a traditional western medical doctor but who does a nice job of separating fact from fiction but incorporating the latest thoughts from all parts of the world, but eastern and western thought. I really felt like he did a good job of trying to keep his own opinion to a comfortable minimum and instead focus on what science has shown. I can pretty much summarize his recurring theme . . . if you want to live long and healthy, exercise regularly and eat most whole organic fruits vegetables, fruits, and nuts, and fish and stay away from supplements, processed foods, etc. and go easy on the meats. I give this book 2 thumbs up. Very balanced and touches on just about everything that is relevant.
This audio book has good content. However, it is a bit dry at times to listen to. If you are trying to make changes in your life, I recommend this book along with the books called "Change Anything" and "Influencer." There is some overlap in these 3 books, but combined, they provide you with all of the information you need to be successful in making positive changes in your life.
This is typical Gladwell. It is an eclectic collection of stories on a variety of topics. In the typical Gladwell style, it will leave you entertained, educated, and pondering topics you didn't know were so darn interesting.
I loved Gladwell's book Outliers as well as Tipping Point and Blink, but this book disappointed. For me, the content, the stories, and the topics really did not fit well with the title. I expected extraordinary stories and lessons on how the little guy beats the big guy. The stories and lessons that Gladwell presents were loosely tied to that theme, but for me, I felt like I was reading a book by a different title. I felt like the stories, the themes, and the lessons were disparate and didn't connect very well. It's the typical Gladwell style and formula which I enjoy, but I think he chose the wrong the content/stories.
I admit up front that I have a strong interest in this topic (relativity) but have only recently tried to better understand it. Professor Wolfson does a terrific job of keeping the explanations simple and easy to understand. He moves along quickly, so the listener needs to stay focused. But I really enjoyed listening to this and professor Wolfson makes it easy to listen to. If you want to have a basic understanding of relativity, this is a great audio book to start with. I strongly recommend this.
I like baseball. So I am already biased. This was a fun listen. I enjoyed the stories. I liked the fact that the author tied the stories to principles. I can't recall all 9 principles after listening to it, but I can recall some of them. If you like baseball, I think you will enjoy listening to the stories (and the principles) of one of the game's great pitchers.
I was very conflicted about how to rate this book. I know it is a classic. The content/info is 5-star. But it reads like a college textbook and is very difficult to listen to. The narrator has perfect diction but is somewhat monotone and boring to listen to. I really had a difficult time keeping focused on listening to the materical. This is my 20th+ audio book I have listened to in the car while commuting to and from work each day, and it was one of the most difficult to listen to. The only reason I stuck with it was because the info is very worthwhile. To summarize:
Content = A
Presentation = D (textbook, dry)
Narration = D (monotone)
Unlike Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Lincoln" - which focused on the last week or two of Lincoln's life, this book covers the entire "1,000" days of Lincoln's presidency plus some of Kennedy's WW II time. I'm not criticizing that, but I expected the book to focus on the last week or so of Kennedy's life and the the assansination. Instead, the assananation got just a fraction of the entire book. I thought the book was very engaging and reads well. It covers all the major events in Kennedy's presidency - Bay of Pigs, Europe, Cuban missile crisis, ties to the mob, Marilyn Monroe, etc. For anyone who knows about these events, you still might learn a few more things you didn't know before. This is a good overall view of Kennedy's presidency. I liked it and would recommend it.
I am biased. I like John Stossel's news stories and his presentation. I don't always agree with his conclusions, but he is provacative and never boring. When I purchased this audio book, I bought it more fore entertainment than to be educated. I thought I already had a pretty good handle on the problems of government. However, Mr. Stossel raised a lot of points and issues I simply was not aware of. I still find it difficult to agree with his position on drugs because of the death and destruction it has caused, but he makes a lot of good points. Whether you are pro big-government or anti big-government, this audio book is sure to entertain, educate, and make you think. Two thumbs up.
I really enjoyed the story. Unlike many people, I hardly new anything about Steve Jobs. Yes, I knew he started Apple. And yes, I knew he came back and saved Apple. But beyond that, I knew very little about the man. So I had little knowledge of what to expect. I didn't realize how mean he was to people. He certainly lived a very interesting life and he was a very passionate person. I appreciated that the author presented both positive and negative aspects to Jobs' personality and his achievements (and failures). I was never bored and would strongly recommend this book to anyone who has a passing interest in Jobs.
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