The narrator is exceptional in this book. The accents are numerous and she does a great job of increasing the pace at the more dramatic or suspenseful moments. I can say that this book has a couple of the least believable situations for Lady Georgie, but I continue to enjoy the characters and the plots. I can't wait to hear what happens next, especially with Darcy!
Fair, complete, insightful
That there wasn't one particular organization or person blamed in the fattening of America. It was a balanced perspective that brought in other aspects of the food system that I have never considered or had put forth for consideration by other books. I have read many, many books on this subject.
I have other audio books that have been narrated by Mr. Dixon and I always enjoy his pace and inflections used during his readings.
I can't see this book being made into a movie very well, but, I guess it would be, "is this the best that can be done?"
I didn't like the second part of the book because the author just goes in to how the food industry can make more Franken-foods that are healthier than current ingredients. I understood why, as his career was working within the food industry, but it made me queasy listening to his ideas.
I would recommend this book to many people who are interested in sports and sports performance. Gatorade was and is (there are many forms available only to sport teams or on their website) designed for fluid replacement. It's not for sipping while eating your sandwich at lunch. The science behind the drink is very interesting along with the personalities of the doctors that developed the drink.
There isn't one in particular but a pattern that shows up throughout the book and the timeline/history about how much athletes truly believe in and use this product. Even if they are sponsored by another drink company.
The story about the lawsuit between the University of Florida and the Gatorade Trust. Dr. Cade is a huge personality!
I did, but it wasn't laughing or crying. I found the marketing of Gatorade part of the book was far too detailed and was tedious to listen to. I almost gave up on the book, but was happy I didn't after that section was finished.
The content. Very well researched and the stories of each of the band members made them "real people" to me after decades of being a fan.
Frieda's story. From before her birth, through growing up and her first marriage, the children. She has an incredible story, and has overcome many hardships.
There weren't particularly characters portrayed in the book, meaning that he never used different accents or changed his voice when reading quotes. He did a good job of getting around many of the Swedish pronunciations, but had to slow his speech considerably to do so.
I can't think of one in particular. There were many things in the story of ABBA and of the individual members that were memorable, but not moving, per se.
If you are or were a fan of ABBA or music of that time, this is a great book for you. Very well researched, interesting from start to finish. It's a long book, but nothing is held back. It's also interesting to learn about how ABBA fits into the history of music (Fan hysteria, video promotion, pop vs. rock genre, other musicians perspectives on the band).
I have read a couple biographies on CoCo Chanel, and this one does not disappoint. She had a way of telling different versions about her past to many friends and biographers, so it is hard to establish the truth of Chanel's life, but this book is very well researched. The narrator is very good, using French, German, British and American accents when quoting people. The tempo is very good and an easy listen. There are a lot of names and dates to keep track of, and when listening in small spurts, found it difficult to keep track of all the players.
I would recommend this book if you have an interest in Chanel, the woman. The book touches on her relationships with friends, family, her many romances but also on her relationship with the perfume makers of Chanel No. 5 which I found very interesting.
I have had many people tell me they had fantastic results using the guidelines in this book. I read it and found the blood type evolution interesting, but had problems with the lack of citations for the "studies" the author quotes in the book. Maybe a PDF along with it would have been better? Along with food the author also talks about the different blood types reactions to vaccines, drugs and supplements, which, again, was interesting, but incomplete in the audio format. The narrator was good most of the time, but at times it sounded like she had a smile in her voice when the tone should have been more serious, as when talking about different blood types predisposition to disease. Wanted to like it, but I couldn't.
I really enjoyed the character of cranky Agnes. Her misfit family are all interesting and the story continues to move along well. The narration was good, although the "echo chamber thoughts" were something new to me and I had to get used to them. The book has a great, light-hearted appeal to it. I recommend it for listening to while doing things around the house or while on vacation.
All the characters in this book are thoroughly enjoyable, made better by the narrator's exceptional ability to change voices and dialects. Georgie is a warm, sensitive and adventurous person who is all too practical and puts duty above all, but I like her and continue to be on her side. Her affection for the ellusive Darcy is sweet and endearing. Worth the credit!!
The story continues with Georgie and her extended family going to France for the winter. The Queen of England sends Georgie on another adventure which is naturally fraught with problems. There is a nice addition of Coco Chanel as one of the characters. The narrator continues to do an exceptional job with a continuing array of characters and accents. I love all the characters and am anxiously awaiting the next edition.
I read this book many, many years ago, but have never had it come to life the way the Davis Suchet performs it. The French, English and American accents were spot on. I believe that along with Tim Robbins version of "The Great Gatsby", this is a MUST listen.
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