I admit that I know almost nothing about physics, and I downloaded this book on a crazy whim, but then I loved it! The narrator interpreted the authors' words in a friendly and conversational way. And the authors gave me a brand new view of the world, just as promised.
The discussion of black holes (which apparently everyone loves) was completely enlightening.
Walter Lewin, the professor
I was astonished that I liked it so much.
As a language major, I usually stay away from anything science-related, but I am really glad that I took a chance on this book.
Old ladies rock.
Agatha Christie's Mrs. Marple stories, in which a clever, mature woman manages to make her way out of dangerous situations.
Barbara Rosenblat is incredibly talented, and does a great job of portraying Mrs. Pollifax as well as Johnny Farrell.
The moment when the nearly exhausted Mrs. Pollifax found the energy to haul the hay cart with the two completely exhausted men in it.
Glad there are more volumes.
the protagonist, what a sick puppy!
Good writing, interesting twists, good performance, but the ending made me hate the whole book.
Yes, I already have, but not to everyone I know. I think it takes a thoughtful person to really love this book. It is not like anything I have read before. I read it more than a month ago, but I am reminded of it almost every day. Just looking at a bridge, or turning on the water faucet can bring it to mind.
I just can't think of one, but I would be interested to hear what someone else might compare it to. At the beginning, it did make me think of "On the Beach."
Ish, of course. What an interesting guy. Nearly the opposite of me. I would be more like the relationship guy, Ezra, or the universal mom, Em.
The moment when the group decides whether Evie should procreate or not made me very uncomfortable. While the logic made sense, any idea of eugenics is just too close to Nazi thinking.
Can't get this book out of my mind.
The whole story was typical Agatha Raisin, which was what I was anticipating with glee. Agatha never disappoints. She gets herself into ridiculous situations and then always manages to get back out. I love the way she stumbles into fatal events. Also, I like her coterie of pals, the nice Mrs. Blocksby, the attractive-but-distant James, narcissistic Roy, and the noble Charles.
Can't pick just one.
It made me laugh, as I knew it would.
Yes. It was witty, fun, instructive, and beautifully narrated by Kate Kellgren.
the Bloody Jack series - great narrator Kellgren, plucky heroine, historical background
Agatha Christie novels - fun plot, immersion in
She studies and produces flawlessly all the accents. She infuses every character with personality, and even sings the songs. I was encouraged to try this series because she was the narrator.
I had a ton of fun.
As someone who has always stressed the intellectual over the spiritual, I resisted downloading this book because I was afraid it was going to be too religious (the "pray" part scared me). I'm glad now that I gave it a try. Elizabeth Gilbert is amazingly talented at describing what I thought until now was ineffable. I loved her honesty and sense of humor. And listening to her reading her own work was especially nice. I loved this book.
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