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The Author put quit a bit of Philosophical elements into this book. He discusses many different philosophies and their ideas impact on our society in the 1980's and today. It opened my mind.
It's not a story, it's quite a bit of Philosophical history and ideas that helped me understand why our education system is lacking in so many ways.
It is hard to listen to in one sitting. My husband has this book in print and he said it was difficult to read for him, but I got through this book in one week, which is astonishing for me. The narrator helped me a lot! I've enjoyed quite a few books read by Christopher Hurt and he did a wonderful reading of this book!
You really have to have your brain working on this one. It is a very mind opening book. Having some knowledge of philosophers and what each one has contributed is helpful.
The most enjoyable thing about listening to the short stories involving Eve Dallas is that Susan Ericksen is narrating.
There was nothing memorable, just a good short listen.
Susan just puts you into the story.
I don't know.
These short stories are a good way to keep my mind occupied on short trips/days.
Yes, I would listen to this book again. Susan Ericksen does an excellent job in portraying each of the characters. She has a great knack for sucking you into the lives of each of the characters.
Nothing really stands out right now. The whole book is good from beginning to end.
Susan Ericksen is my second favorite female narrator. She is very talented in creating a voice for each of the characters she portrays and has a great ability to have great conversations in the story without missing a beat.
No, not really, it was just a great "read".
If you like mysteries, this is a great series to get involved in. Once you start the first one, you want to keep going.
Yes, I would listen to the series again, but instead I've gotten the Kindle version and am now reading the whole series again. The author is an excellent story teller!
At first I wasn't sure if I'd like the approach of different stories for the same catastrophe that hit the whole world, especially the vignettes. As I started listening to the first book and really got into the story I got used to the different story lines, and the many different characters. It is a very addicting series.
I wish I knew how he did it, but he gives each character life, and even while I'm re-reading the series, I try to do the same thing, have each of the characters come out exactly like he protrays them. He is an excellent narrator, and has become one of my favorites.
In these books you get used to each of the characters and you feel a certain way about each one. Like when something bad happens to Steven's group, you really feel the pain and sadness that the group feels when they loose one of their own. And I feel the same when something happens to Kevin and his band of survivors.
Remember, the Dead series is a zombie apocalypse story, but it's a bunch of different story lines that continue in each of the books. Sometimes some of the vignettes stories either end, or they continue on and you start to feel for the characters in those mini stories. The author doesn't candy coat anything and there is as much despair as there is happiness in these stories. I really can't see how the author keeps them all straight in his head.
I rank it among one of my favorites that I will probably listen to again. There are only a few books that I have done that with.
It increased my interest in old Russia and her people.
Nothing is ever wrong about Scott Brick's performance. He is one of the best narrators
Maybe, I would warn them that it may let them down.
When the kid found and helped all the blind people.
It kept me awake. It had my attention in the beginning, then the author seemed to "peter out" on the story.
I felt like the ending of this book was rushed and there was no closure to it.
Yes, that's why I gave an overall rating of 4, because I am willing to listen to another one of his books to see if his writing style got better like it did towards the end of this book.
If I compared this book to an outstanding book like "One Second After" it would not stand a chance, but I would put it in the same category as "American Apocalypse" in the style and with the narration. That book grew on me kind of like this one did.
Mr. Cirillo seemed to do a bit better as he "got into" the story. He still needs to find his style when it comes to doing female characters besides trying to raise his voice and attempt at sounding feminine. Many of the good narrators seem to do a softer version of themselves and that seems to work fine.
No, cause I'm already awake, but hopefully it will inspire others to wake up, even a little bit.
I just hope the next book is better and Mr. Cirillo has found his style.
The many different characters their personalities and how they interacted with each other. David Baldacci did a great job in creating each of the characters and keeping them in step with the twisting story line. The story line was something that was plausible and I could follow the different twists and turns. I especially liked it that the author would let you see some of aspects of the "bad guys" in the story, but not enough to give them away, I like that a lot in a mystery.
The story was a bit slow in the beginning, but the author kept teasing my interest with a little of the "facts" of the mystery just at the right time to make me want more of the story, to hurry up and get to "the who done it". The plot kept me very interested especially towards the end, when I just had to hear the last hour and a half just to find out all of the answers, and I didn't want any distractions so I could see the "big picture". So, I stopped my truck and listened intently to the last of the book so I wouldn't miss a thing.
Scott Brick is one of my favorite narrators, and with that said, he made the story even better! I was looking at the later books in this series, and I noticed that Mr. Brick doesn't narrate the last 2 books, and that is very disappointing to me. I love his voice and how he tells a story.
When Sean King and Joan were out on the water in the sail boat. Don't want to give anymore away than that.
This was a great book that was narrated by Scott Brick, one of my favorite narrators. I really do love a good mystery, and I think I found another great mystery writer.
Well written, used facts to back his points, and chose a good narrator! I felt that the narrator was sitting here having the discussion on vaccinations right next to me.
The best and most tragic point in the book was near the end when the writer talks of two parents that lost their child due to whooping cough, a sickness that should not be here any longer, due to other parents choosing not to vaccinate their child.
Mr. Miller read this book well and kept me interested and I had no problems understanding what the writer was trying to convey.
Like I said earlier, one of the later chapters of the parents loss of a child due to others not vaccinating their child.
Well written and narrated book. If you want to hear the history and facts about vaccinations, this is the book to go to.
Joseph Morton, the narrator did an excellent job of reading the story and kept me interested in a story that was a little unbelievable in some parts.
Maybe a bit more on the main characters travels and maybe had a companion with the main character on the majority of the travel.
Joseph Morton kept my interest going with his reading. He did a great job of changing characters, especially the female characters. You could definitely tell who was talking by his change in voice.
I had no extreme reaction with this book. Being a truck driver I knew the route the main character was taking to get to his home and the possible run-ins he would have. I was excited about the part when his wife had to defend herself and kids from the local idiot/crazy guy.
I am glad that the author put the weather as an element that the main character had to deal with, because that is something many author's of these types of stories seem to leave out.
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