This is the first Audible book I listened to, and John O'Donohue is the reason I have stayed with Audible.com. I was so moved by O'Donohue, his voice, his poetry, his beauty of soul.
After the best introduction to a book I have heard in a long time...one that kept me enthralled and wanting to write down every word she said...I was stunned to find the book changed tone and became studied, boring and more like PhD dissertation than the exciting book she started out writing.
I heard Steve Bhaerman's comedy routine here in Woodstock, NY. He was very funny and entertaining, but he went on too long and I finally lost interest. The same with the book, although it bored me quite quickly, probably after a few pages. I had really hoped for more insight from Bruce Lipton. And their voices are hard to listen to. Too bad.
I turned this on while I was relaxing in bed. Rohr has a gentle and comforting voice, which put me to sleep before I knew it. Unfortunately, his writing style is repetitive, and I have no idea of what he said, only the way he said it. I'll have to go back and listen again when I am not in bed.
I have been listening to this book while I am waiting for Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs to be published. It is a wonderful surprise, written by Jay Elliot, who was Job's "right hand man" for years. He offers a fascinating look at Jobs from inside Apple, and how Jobs operated it. I found myself to be so absorbed that it was difficult to turn off and go to bed. And the narrator has an easy and compelling voice.
Listening to the introduction, I was fascinated and had high hopes for the rest of the book. I was terribly disappointed. While Richard Dawkins and his wife have wonderful, engaging voices, and did a fine reading, the stories they used as examples to make their points were tedious, and the overall effect of the book was boring.
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