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The story is so well told I could almost feel myself aboard the Can Do trying to cope with the relentless storm. It is difficult enough to navigate a truck through a blizzard. I know that. Trying to navigate a relatively small boat in storm battered seas must be worse. An excellent book for anyone who wants to know just how hard it must be to be a sailor.
This book just may be an accurate indication of things to come. I can very easily see the technology being developed for "our protection" used against us as well and little we can DO about it, even when we know our own privacy is at stake.
I never really wondered how some discoveries and inventions evolved until I happened to see this book. I'm glad I did. I found it very interesting and well researched. The narrator, however, I was less than impressed with. I found Mr. Newbern's delivery choppy. It sounded a little like he had just picked the book up and started reading it for the first time as he was being recorded for audio format.
A hard look at just to what extent money has shaped our country's history and influenced other countries. Very eye opening to see much of what has happened from the perspective of money and it's overall power.
The answer to this question, according to the book, is a resounding YES. Very easy to follow and thoroughly researched.
I'm not sure exactly where I would rank this book, but I'm glad I listened to it.
Not exactly a book with "characters"
The book mentioned St. Paul's Chapel in relation to events that happened nearby. I found this part of the story most amazing.
Americans needs to listen to this
Amusement Park mystery
Devon. A young man's journey growing up while trying to solve a mystery in an amusement park he works at for a season
He developed very good character definition with his voice. I had no trouble telling one character from another
Devon's journey into the past and his future
Very well defined characters. As usual, Stephen King is a master and luring the listening in and keeping him/her engaged to the very end. Well worth the listen!
Think of a serial killer with hospital access and extensive knowledge of unhealthy ways to use drugs.
The story is well told and very thorough, although I was somewhat disappointed in the narrator. I couldn't help thinking the reader was just going through the motions, reading a script rather than making an effort to bring the story alive and add depth to the characters.
I wonder if another crime may have been committed, though, when considering how long it took to bring this killer to justice.
All you might ever want to know that could happen to your body after you die must be in this book. Interesting, although not for those with a weak stomach. The author even manages to inject humor, at times, in a dry, but respectful way.
This is a very good historical account of the origins of The United States' national park system and how a huge, tragic forest fire played an instrumental role. Well researched and interesting.
This book seems to be well researched and gives an in depth view on the reasons behind snap judgements I doubt many people are aware of. The book also gives understandable, logical mental steps people can practice that can alter first impressions, including our propensity for stereotyping. An interesting book.
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