This is a very good book which is both informative on the subject of genes themselves, but also serves as a kind of historical overview of changing ideas, and why they were discarded or affirmed.
Dawkins, as always, is given to digressions that could be considered by some, to be tedious. Even so, a bit of patients is rewarded well by way of learning.
All in all... Excellent.
this book is not light in content, so even though Dawkins does an exception job in explaining things with clarity, it is not for someone looking to kill a bit of time. Attention is required to get the most of this book.
Yup - It is every bit as good as the hype.
I love the book much better than the movie. I have recently got ALL the books in this series, and am looking forward to going through this one again.
Cloak and dagger? Yup! This book has it.
Cliff Hanger Chapters? Yup! This book has it.
Enjoyable fiction? Yup! This book has it.
The author does a great job of moving the story forward, clear description, believable characters and suspension of disbelief is not taxing.
LOVED the narration on this one! Very Engaging.
So worth the money
This is a great book if you are interested in the life of Audrey Hepburn.
It is clear, concise and ordered. The book is a historical time line of things that happened in her life and her career.
This is great book to get if you are interested in some of the back story of her life.
(You learn things about this remarkable lady that are not common knowledge)
The narrator is beyond good as she unfolds a compelling look at one of the truly great people of the last century. She doesn't drag the text nor is she too fast.
I have been through this book a few times, and am satisfied with listening.
Well worth the money if you are looking for a peek into Audrey" life.
This is not only full of good information about ADD, it is enjoyable. The Author creates a no stress approach in reading about the disorder. (which I have)
There are many helpful hints and ideas, but more than that, the Author does a great job in helping to put guilt and frustration into perspective; and more importantly, how to deal with them. Understanding what ADD is the key to unlocking its potential of very fulfilling life and a productive one,
Growing up with the disorder, I could totally relate to the people discussed in this book. The stories are that of real people finding real answers.
If you are someone else has ADD, please get this book - it will make a huge difference.
This book lays out information in a sensible order. As one who has been in many debates regarding origins, I find the author`s approach to be sensible and easy to understand. It is not that evidence for evolution is scarce, it is a matter of understanding it where the challenge comes sometimes: this book makes it easy.
I highly recommend this book
As always, the Dalai Lama brings vision and hope for mankind in general, regardless of your religious affiliation or back round. The ideas discussed in the book are rather universal, but important none the less.
This is a very well put together book.
Yes, it is short, but the author makes a good job of explaining who the Druids were and what their place is in history was. Be prepared to enlightened, frightened and entertained as this book take you on a journey that is both informative and entertaining.
I highly recommend this book as an overview of some of the most mysterious people, in history.
In 28 days, my blood pressure went from 139 over 85 to 113 over 65. I lost 23 pounds, sleep better and feel amazing. My blood sugar (on meds) would spike up to 13.3 and at the end of 28 days... 5.4 (I am now off meds but am still monitoring - If I cheat, my levels rise - we are what we eat)
Do NOT underestimate how potentially powerful this eating system can be, if you first understand it, and second, follow it. I recently had my blood pressure checked again, and with activity, it was 120 over 68.
Not bad at all considering. Read it, understand it, use it and enjoy weight loss feeling full with more foor than are before I started this diet and now enjoy amazing health results. (When I first started this system of eating, I weighed in at 303 pounds)
I generally enjoy vampire lore: after having a listen to this version (The first time have been through Dracula of any version) I confess myself struggling to put this book into a frame. Certainly one has to take the historical context in to consideration; even so, it was BORING. The narrator's version of Van Helsing was annoying at best. I had to force myself to even finish it. The ending was a huge let down. The modern vampire has a biology/gene base, where as this has an old world religious perspective. It is hard to make the jump. If there is any good to this, it is that of having the discipline to finish it and purely for the "I did it" factor. Nothing to listen to hear folks - Move along... move along.
To be honest, I found myself laughing in several places, angry in others, wanting to enter the world that was created by the author and grateful not to be in in the situations the characters found themselves in at times. The listener is in good hands with this author and the narrator did a fantastic job. Pros? Several. Clever, fun, great visuals, emotional ups and downs, twists and turns and characters that are enjoyable. Also, being a male, I am not a huge fan of romance per say, but this was VERY well done. I could relate to both characters. It is flirty and fun, sexual, but not crude. As a male listener, it was a treat.
Cons? Well, there is an element that is predictable and this book certainly does fit into a type profile. The book is clearly part of series (Which I did not realize when I bought it) so will have to get the next book. In some places, the lead character seems over helpless while in others, unstoppable. There was one event where one of the main characters seems to depart from how the character should be, but just the same, it is forgivable.
All in all? It is an enjoyable way to spend some time in a world of witches, vampires, demons and humans, and I very much enjoyed the clever humour of the author. It is well studied and presented - WORTH THE MONEY.
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