A little bit more than one hour, with lots of contents. I liked it! I would have given it 5 stars if it was longer.
What can I say about Inferno? It's Dan Brown in action-- a breathtaking and fast paced novel, with great characters and lots, lots of information about historic facts, places and dates, books,...
I enjoyed a lot the reading (listening) and think that Dan Brown improved overtime. The book is better than "Code" and "Angel and Demons", but three times I felt cheated and almost gave it 4 stars: the first one was about the shot in the head (and, despite the "real" explanation, I couldn't swallow), the other one was about the super smart friend/villain/friend (twisted, twisted but I didn't swallow), and the biggest of all: why would the villain/ savior of the world send all those clues? Of course, without the clues wouldn't have a story and a professor to crack it.
But I can't complain. I had a super time with "Inferno", and the book is very informative and shouts loud and clear about a very actual and important topic- overpopulation...Yes, I had to swallow my pride and give it 5 stars after all.
Who was Nikola Tesla? I had a vague idea, but after reading this well researched book, I can say I know the man. Without him, I cannot imagine how the world would be. No computer, no radio, no tv, no remote control...
He made a difference, a dent in the world that we live in.
But his personal life was no so bright. He struggled for money (and lost focus in his work because he was so obsessed about constructing his tower), was a celibate, treated the pigeon like his sons and was always kicked off by hotels. In other hand, he was always mixed with the "cream de la cream" of the society, always dressed very well and was frequently bragging that the money would pour in...
He dreamed about free communication and free power, about internet, preached equality between men and women, and cared deep about nature.
Who was Tesla? A unique guy indeed.
A fantastic reading, if you are on marketing or just wondering how to make your blog more visible.
Many great tips.
I've read this book after Contagious. And they are complementary. This book talks about how the idea must be dealt with. And "Contagious" is about how to spread your message.
I've heard so much about this book that I had to read it. So, I put all the other books aside and dived deep into the book. It is a good experience, but not great. First of all-- the writer says in the beginning that the Jackal is unfortunate. That cuts the mystery off. And the author lingers too much in some explanations that are irrelevant. So, although I enjoyed the character of the killer, I know how the book ends. 4 stars is good rating.
It was my first Dean Koontz's book. I enjoyed it, so I bought Intensity, which overshadows Odd Thomas. It has a slower pace, a kind of teenage story. See dead people? So what? I think Odd is a little passive. And what about Elvis? How come he goes to that sleepy town? It's not likely. And the ending is predictable. But, I didn't get bored or anything like that, so, 4 stars is a good rating.
This book is a great one-- I think it has more content than "The Tipping Point" from Malcolm Gladwell. Malcolm's explanation why things become popular or viral is because of weak ties... But Contagious goes deeper-- Jonah Berger finds 6 reasons. And it all makes sense.
Very well written and with a great performance by Keith Nobbs.
I bought this book to my father and brother and they are liking it.
Read it, and you will like it too.
There are two main reasons why this book is great-- the good girl, China, and the bad boy, the monster killer. When their paths collide, they sparkle and roar and catch fire...
Intensity, that's how the bastard lives and how the book turns to ashes.
It was my first John Sandford's book. And it will not be my last. I liked the strong characters and the good plot. It has a fast pace and the author don't linger in irrelevant details. But, the reason why I didn't give it a five star was because the author disclosured the killers and the mystery too soon. Otherwise it would have been a great book.
I have to thank about the so many great reviews about this book-- because simply it is not my kind of book, so I would never listen to it. But I am glad I did. Its not an action book but there are some strong characters. The pace is rhythmic, like a church song. The time was very well chosen-- when the racial conflict was on its peek--, and the excellent narration (there is a passage, in the end, that I swear that the maid was really crying) makes this book a classic.
Read it, and enjoy the warm, humid atmosphere of Mississippi, in an era when Martin Luther King was still alive and was fighting for the Human Rights.
Edward Hallowell is the best doctor if your child has ADD. He gives great advices, and hope- you cannot despair if your kid has ADD. Your child has a Ferrari brain with bad breaks. Easy to read, and boosts confidence.
But, the only thing that is missing (the reason why I gave 4 stars) is because it don't dig deep about medication. But there is another book that treats about this subject, that is Delivered From Distraction, by the same author.
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