Close up look at the evolution of the recorded business over the past 30 or so years. Lots of great detail on personalities, as well as interesting events. I've been listening to Audible for 14 years, and the narration performed by Dennis Boutsikaris was, by far, the best reading I've ever heard. The content was 5 star. The narration was 7 star.
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson lays it all out in an elegant fashion. While I'm not sure I agree with his point of view about the impact of domestication and agriculture on our proclivity for evil, he backs up most of his ideas with strong thinking and solid research.
Fascinating survey of how technology is fueling positive changes in healthcare. Eric Topol provides a clear view of the path forward, along with the obstacles that need to be overcome. While it won't happen soon enough for many people, positive change is on the way.
This book is hilarious. Daniella Martin delivers a very high energy narration, along with the good, bad and ugly of eating bugs. With all the first hand knowledge she provides, the info is very digestible. Martin did a fine job helping me better understand how the personal journey progresses from gross-out to trying-it-out.
I'm poised to take tiny (insect?) steps now to locate and begin to eat some of this stuff.
Terrific story about how the dots got connected that led to modern subway systems. Full of colorful personalities and technological developments that paved the way to replace the horse (and tons of daily horse poop) that it took to move people about the city.
Interesting survey of how climate change has created a range of economic costs and benefits around the globe.
Great narrator, but when I got to the point in the book where the issue was "is there gold in Fort Knox?," I felt as if I was listening to a ridiculous story. Then, when I learned that Batman's cape was inspired by Leonardo DaVinci, I almost just deleted the book. Nonetheless, I made it to the last "conspiracy," which was a rehash of JFK assassination
Most books about retirement focus on the financial side of it. This book focuses on all the other important stuff, like relationships, where you choose to live, how you spend all that non-work time and what retirement actually is.
I think this book is most useful for folks that are nearing retirement. It offers a range of subjects that people should think through before actually retiring.
A high energy narration combined with interesting factoids about provenance and usage of letters and words, made for a very entertaining listening experience.
Every individual sentence in this book is understandable, and the narration is excellent.
However, no matter how closely I listened or listened a second time, none of the ideas stuck. I'm disappointed, because I was looking to learn something from this book. Even though I stuck it out to the end, I walked away empty.
Terrific survey of the modern machinations in the world of gold. Narration is first rate.
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