No. It would just make it more confusing.
at the end, I still wasn't sure what happened.
I found this book to be an outstanding understanding of the driving factors behind life's genetic reproduction. I gained a better understanding or how evolution works, and why it is the force behind the diversity of life. It was thought provoking and stripped the mask of mysticism off our existence.
The narration was very good and I appreciate the shifting between Mr Dawkins and Ms Ward. The subject was overly dry in some instances so having the narration broken up helped to avoid ennui.
It wasn't what I was expecting and I was disappointed. I didn't care for the incest angle or the vampiresque spin. The narrator was OK.
When you get an audio book, THIS is what you hope for. Outstanding story and an incredible delivery. WELL DONE! This is the finest sort of historical fiction, informative and inspiring. I was hooked from the first sentence. The characters became real and, the more I listened, the more engrossed I became in their lives. I found myself praying for Handful's delivery from her mistress' injustices and selfishness.
This was an excellent rendition of King Lear as told from the Fool's perspective. While it's not my usual fair, in a few minutes I was fully engaged. Often crude, Mr. Moore makes the vulgarity part of the story in a way I would not have thought possible, which is to say, I stopped being offended and began enjoying it in short order. I fully plan to investigate his other novels.
Euan Morton did an outstanding job of reading. His delivery was spot on and I found myself completely involved in the story. His characterizations were excellent, It made listening smooth and easy, as one clearly understood who the subject was at each word.
I listened to all the earlier Matthew Corbett books and enjoyed each and every one, to the point that I looked forward to this one and even pre-purchased. What a disappointment. All the others ended in a logical place and provided a point-to-point finish. This one is a typical cliff hanger and left me reluctant to pursue it further. While the protagonist was every bit as engaging and the story line was equally so, why cut off your reader when the story was half... or a third... or a fourth finished. Really? Is it McCammon's plan to leave his readers with no satisfaction in the end of the book? If it's to be serialized, why not let us know before we buy it and find out it's just a portion of the story. It's unlikely I will pursue it further. Too bad. Sometimes the greedy, or maybe the lazy, don't win.
To Mr Ballerini. You are a most engaging and talented reader. Five stars for you for each and every one of your Matthew Corbett books. You are an inspiration, in that you consistently provide inflection and clarity to every line, and your characters are immediately recognizable. There is no confusion about who is the source of the conversation. You deserve every accolade.
No offense Mr Gigante but every male part in this book sounded like Count Dracula. while the story was fair, why the heavy accent for all the male parts? Ms Ross provided a good reading and I would have given her four stars if hers was the only voice.
I will be listening to this one again. Some things are not in accord with recent breakthroughs but that's to be expected and it's good to hear a professional dietitian's viewpoint. After all, if we only wanted to hear our own prejudiced ideas, we need only listen to ourselves. Lots of valuable information here and it's worth keeping an open mind while listening.
Sadly, this one did not engage me and I was somewhat disappointed. I suppose it's because the main character merely observes rather than engages in the history. There just wasn't enough in this book to live up to her others.
I cruised through all four books in the Matthew Corbett series in record time and enjoyed every one. I did read them in order so it was easier to follow references to past episodes of Matthew Corbett's career. That said, each can stand on its own individually and be completely entertaining without having read any previous novel.
Mr Ballerini does an outstanding job reading and brings all the characters to life. Each character is uniquely voiced so that you instantly know who is speaking. (Very helpful in keeping the characters strait in your head.) I particularly like his ability to make young people sound young and those with more maturity, voiced in keeping with their age.
It was this series which prompted me to change to two credits a month. It's easy to spend them when one has such entertaining characters and exciting, hair raising adventures to look forward to. I definitely recommend all the books in this series.
Loved this story. It was well written and the narration was outstanding. I fully intend to read more of Mr. McCammon, and Mathew Corbett's adventures. While I thought the book was overlong to begin with, once into it, I couldn't imagine any part which could have been eliminated. I hope the next one is as good.
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