I found Dan Woren's accent shifting (in order to represent the nationality of someone quoted) a bit annoying at first, but I came around to it. His reading style was helpful to keep track of who was talking, and after the first few times, made me smile when he switched accents.
I love to hear Oliver Sacks read his work. I can sense the excitement and joy in every sentence, and his voice is endearing.
Absolutely, but this is the case for any Oliver Sacks book.
This book won't make you a human lie detector, obviously. The book will, however, give you an idea of what to look for if you want to know how someone is feeling. I found this helpful not because I had some need to be able to "read" people, but because I have always been terrible at judging emotion, and this has gotten me into awkward and uncomfortable situations. This book is marketed toward people who want to pretend they are on Law and Order, but it is equally helpful for the socially awkward who want to understand those around them better.
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