I picked this up on a whim, it was on sale. It started out a bit slowly, but really sucked me in. I really enjoyed it, especially the last 1/2. What a fascinating couple of years he spent in China.
I love Chrisopher Moore. A Dirty Job is one of my all time favorite books. It took me 2 weeks to wade through this one. It was just plain boring.
I listened to this book a couple of years ago. It was slow in some ways, but though provoking. It's stuck with me, not just in one ear and out the other.
Just a bit of fluff if you're bored & don't need to think about anything. Not well researched, remember it doesn't get dark in Fairbanks AK in the summer, it's light all night. And raccoons? Bears yes, raccoons, not living in northern AK.
The sound quality on this recording is pretty bad, very scratchy. The book was OK, it started out pretty interesting but then really bogged down. I only finished it because I'm compulsive about finishing books that I start.
I've been using this download and agree that it has been very useful. However I've been attempting to purchase the booklet for over a month, with no success. I call the 800 number and just get a series of voice mail choices. E-mails to Penton Customer Service are not returned. Their web site allows me to purchase the booklet as part of the CD set, but by itself.
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