Barcelona, Spain | Member Since 2011
First time I choose an audiobook based on ratings and I didnt really like it. The story was boaring, just read it with the hope it would get better as the ratings wore so great. Some chapter are narrated by a yonger caracter, some an older one. The chapters of the older caracter dont add anything to the story, they are a story of a grumpy old man in a nursing home, besides the last chapter I dont understand what does it had to the story.
I guess most people like this audiobook as it has really high ratings but I really didnt like it, The Pillars of the earth is still the top in my list of audibooks (havent read that many yet).
The book is very well written, it is fun and fast paced. It gives you a lot of details about how it happened and insights in how ideas are made. Once I finished, I went to google Jack Darsy and though... hummm, what if this book was a publicity stunt to counter balance him? Who knows... although the subject is interesting I dont have time to research it, so my take away is more on how an idea is made, how it develops and the role of luck and such things.
I love Brandon Sanderson and this book is good, but is not the incredible masterfull work I have read from him in other books. Also, its a book that is not Epic Fantasy which are all the other books I read from him. Its a good read, not a great one.
I like to read books where I come out with something. I've been thinking about reading this book for a long time, since Tim Ferris was a fierce supporter. But I struggled to see what pointers I could take on this book.
Many of the "conclusions" are opinionated, posing a right and wrong way of traveling. Myself, I travel rather similar to how the author of the book has done, but I find that most of his advice is common sense, the rest is just his opinion, which sometimes coincides with mine, and sometimes not.
For someone that has never traveled outside of package tours, this book my pose a different way of traveling, something that many people can enjoy and learn from if they try. I was expecting to find something creative and different from what I saw, instead I just saw criticism of those that do package tours, drugs or alcohol.
I'm not saying the way he travels is not interesting, I'm saying that if this is what you like, this is what you will do. If someone rather go to a club med, well, there can be something in that too, different tastes make up for different traveling ways.
My self, I like to mix up a bit of everything.
After reading The Name of the Wind I could not stop, I jumped right in The Wise Man's Fear. It is like the first book, if not better. With more magic and with our hero exploring many different sceneries. Highly recommended series, too bad the 3rd book is not yet available, so it was with a pain that I finished this book. Now I was just waiting for The Second book of the Storm light archive to come out, and I will be on it next!
I loved this book. To compare it to some of my favorites, it inspired me like The Way of Kings or The wheel of time series. I love the character, the type of magic, the apparent normalness of it all. Like if the magic that happens in the book could truly exist, like if it was rational.
Its a long book, and there wore a few parts that wore a bit too slow, but in general this is an amazing book, with great narration. Loved it, just hope the 3rd book comes soon.
I didnt like the narration and the story. Its nice that is in ancient egypt but I didnt find I was learning a lot about how things wore done then. I read 50% of the book and gave up
I loved the book because it helped me understand history by passing it thru the caracters stories. Its not an incredibly exiting book, and is not as good as Pillars of the Earth, but I loved reading it. its caracters as always display all sorts of emotions, and there are some sex scenes. If you like Ken Follet and history, you will like this book
I love Brandon Sanderson, been reading quite a lot of things from him. I'm not really sure why I didnt like Mistborn so much. I give it a 4 star because it was a good book, and I might even read the following book, but I wasent particularly trilled by it.
The Way of Kings is my advice, best book of the kind I have ever read
I have read this book after book 10, which most here agree is one of the worst of the series, perhaps even possible to skip it without hindering the whole series.
Although many have liked this book I found it to be almost exclusively the story of Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran. Although I like the caracteres, I was expecting many more interesting things to be added to the plot, for example I would love to know the story of Rand's father and mother, both biological and step father, this is a part of the story I was always missing and curious about.
anyways, I'm not sure if there is much to this book, maybe it would be possible to skip it all together, read a sumarry somewhere and race to the new books by sanderson, which I've heard pick up the pace quite a bit
I imagined a book like this would be based on research. I've only read 50% of the book because it was so Shallow I couldent go on, but so far all of autors arguments wore "Because me and my friends can't read more then one page, then it means the whole world can't read more then one page". Sorry, I read a book per week and although I think internet is making us more shallow and read less, I was hopping to encounter some solid research, instead this books seams a description on how the autor and his friends are behaving, which is not very usefull in my opinion.
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