I started listening to Dog Sense but put it down quickly after hearing the narrator reading and thought I'd never get through this with him droaning on and on as he read.... Then I happened to catch an interview of John Bradshaw and I totally changed my mind deciding to give it another chance. I had to remind myself at times what Bradshaw must have sounded like when the narrator's voice became almost unbearable to listen to. Page has a old stuffy, stoic, 18th century, prim and proper voice that is uninviting in its appeal to me. It did take some perservearance to get through this. Fortunately, I would get caught up in the information that was interesting and could almost forget the narrator. I wish publishers did a better job of matching audience with the narrators they choose. I think the publisher did a huge disservice to Bradshaw by having Page narrate his book.
The information was good and interesting. Bradshaw examines and dissects each topic with extreme accuracy, leaving no stone unturned. This unfortunately only accentuated Pages monotous, monotone voice. I was so glad when it was over. I learned a lot but it was like going to the dentist.
I seldom write about the narrator in so much detail as I an in this book review. I'd almost say that a person would be better off buying the book because it has so much good information in it and you would enjoy it more than having to listen to hours upon hours of Mr. Page' boring voice.
I find Partricia McConnel a credible voice on the topic of dogs and how to interact with them. This is the second book of her's that I have read (The first was "The Other End of the Leash"). She is careful not to repeat herself in this book and adds more information about how to read a dog correctly. Her storytelling approach makes the listening enjoyable and easy to understand. She is a good author and best of all she knows how to communicate what she understands about dogs to anyone who is interested in learning.
My husband and I have seen Chris since he first started appearing on MSNBC. We have watched him grow as a TV personality. We lovingly call him 'junior."
As a talking head, Chris is OK, but we quickly saw where his talents lie. He is a wonderful moderator and has the most interesting discussions with his guests on his morning show, UP with Chris.
And the art of discussions is at the heart of what this book is about. The one thing that will make America a stronger country is open dialogue that gets to that heart of the issue and opens it up to many differet facets and points of view.
Chris does a great job of explaining why our current system is in the process of change and why this is inevable.
Sometimes I had listen to him on the slow speed to really digest what he was saying becasue he thinks as fast as he talks and it is a lot to take in at one time.
But he blew me away; I was so impressed with his book! I wish I could get more young people to read it because he has the antidote to apathy.
I would have never listened to this had it not been Rachael's book. I was quite impressed at the way she was able to take a complicated subject, turn it into a story that was easily understood and leave you with a deeper understanding of what we as a nation should be thinking and talking about regarding our military. It has added a debth to my discussions ab out gun control and the 2nd ammendment as well. Excellent book! And she reads it too!
I am glad that this is available as an audio book. I listen to it while I'm driving to work. It would be hard to get through it for me as a book because of all the names of this and that person. I'm amazed by the diversity of the characters that Roy Dotrice can produce! I'm so hooked on this story. I don't know what I'll do when it's over. Thank goodness I'm only on book three.
My husband is always saying I need to read fiction every now and then, because I mostly read non-fiction. This is one series that I have throughoughly enjoyed and am addicted too! What a great and amazing story! Thank you George R.R Martin for this wonderful story that you have given us!
Good book for reluctant readers. The flow of language is very British so oral reading to get the feel of the dialogue will he
This book has so much practical common sense and insight. I still think about this book even after reading it a two years ago. I think I'm going to go back and listen to it again. It's so insightful.
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