I believe what this book preaches, except it suffers from the fact that there is actually not a ton of things to say, but has been inflated to be long enough to warrant being a book. It is easier to take in paperback, because you can skip the repetitive parts, but with audio books, you cannot.
Only if they were trying to brush up on their D&D lore knowledge. R. A. Salvatore is obviously their heavy-hitter for D&D books, but in this example, there isn't a lot of interesting emotional flavors or tones.
This book is the basis for D&D Encounters: Legacy of the Crystal Shard Game.
This book is the third book in two separate series. It is the third book of The Sundering Series, and the third book in the story of Farideh, Erin M. Evans' premier character. You do not need to listen to the first two books in The Sundering Series in order to enjoy this book -- "The Companions" and "The Godborn" has almost nothing to do with this book. However, you probably do want to familiarize yourself with Ms. Evans' other two books: "Brimstone Angels" and "Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils."
My major critique of this book is that the B plot-line obstacle (between Havilar and Brin) seems particularly forced for the sake of a delayed climax that fits into a traditional narrative arch. I hate to say that it rings false, because this is all just make-believe anyway, but it does.
On the plus side, I think Dina Pearlman has really improved as a voice actor since the last book in this series.
Jenny Lawson has a unique and interesting voice. However, after you get where she is coming from, it becomes increasingly hard to listen to her talk about her many neurotic experiences. At least for me, what started out as charming eventually became annoying. So, considering she is a blog writer, I think blogging is her best format. You can spread her out over many months and still be charmed. It is just by putting it all together into a book format that her strength becomes her weakness.
The information in this book is terribly exciting to me. I did think neurons were the key to it all, but now I see how scientists can be blindsided by science that seems more exciting.
Theory Drive 101 is like this book, except arguing a completely different stance.
R. Douglas Fields is a good speaker--he could have narrated this entire book.
This book does a really good job of giving you the overview of a lot of scientific research without overwhelming you with data. You can make conclusions different from the author because you are given enough information to do so.
The explanation of science is clear. The ability of the narrator to portray different characters is very awkward and uncomfortable.
It takes work, but why can't 2 narrators do one book. If someone's strength is description, let them do that and let others do characters.
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