Yes, Daniel's childhood is ordinary (if having 8 siblings is ordinary) but the way he experiences his childhood is unique. This was a book that I hated to see end. I listen to 2 or 3 books a month and this one ranks as one of the best. The narrator is excellent and does a great job being Daniel's voice. I did wish I could have seen illustrations in the book as I'd like to know how the numbers look to Daniel, but my imagination filled in the gaps. I highly recommend the book for all who want a deeper understanding of those on the autism spectrum. It provides good fodder for thinking about how our brains work.
I'm not a fan of romance writers and wish I would have realized this is in that genre. If you do like romance books, then I think this one is interesting and well done.
I am only on Chapter 3 and am hooked! So glad for the holiday weekend so I'll have more time to listen.
While I like books about time travel they usually leave me wondering how it "really would work". A friend who read the hard copy book said there were some references at the end that are missing in the audio book explaining more about time travel. Going to re-check the download file PDF for that.
This book was OK - I really didn't notice a lot of swearing - but it didn't "grab" me....
I'm very interested in life after death, because I lost my oldest daughter to cancer in 2003. After she died I had a couple experiences I could only categorize as visits from her. I got a little lost in the Quantum Theory section and did not find overall that the book helped me come to better terms with what I believe (or don't believe). Deepak is somewhat critical of those who doubt and that has given me some ideas to think about as I'm definitely in the doubter camp. Also, his comparison of those who lack belief to materialists was interesting. But it is still difficult for me to "get there"..... I did enjoy his voice and listening for the most part....
I had lots of listening opportunities this summer while painting our house (exterior). While it was a bit of a shift to get used to Buck Shirner at the point in the series where the narrator changed - not sure what book that was now. I think this was only because I was used to David Chandler. I didn't find Buck's voice to be grating, rushed or irritating in any way. Northwest Angle was well done and I am looking forward to the next in the series.
1. Surely someone could have asked Jacob what happened? Of course that would have ruined the plot. It was as maddening as a soap opera that no one asked!
2. Although there were parts where I felt the description of Jacob's actions and words fit Aspberger's I felt that other parts did not. Her research may be lacking or she needed to adapt his character to fit the plot.
3. The ending? What ending?
I did hang in there and listen to the entire book, but as many others mentioned I found it repetitious. But that is a small problem compared to the 3 big ones mentioned above.
This recording was my first introduction to Buddhism. Pema Chodron is the best first teacher anyone could ask for. Her explanations are simple yet deep and based on experiences that I could relate to. She is funny and easy to listen to. I'm now listening to this recording for the second time.
I took a Mediation 101 class last month and this is the perect next step in my practice. I highly recommend it and plan to listen to more of Pema Chodron's other works.
Perhaps, having had a child die, I have a greater interest in contemplating death than the average listener. I found the book to be magical and plan to listen to it again. There is no problem with the narrator that I perceived. The author has a gift for language that supersedes any in my recollection.
If you are adventurous in the truest sense (not in the car chase – building explosion way), give this a listen.
When I searched on Irish and Mystery this title appeared. Unfortunately I missed the fact that this book is a Harlequin publication. It was true to that writing style with a predictable plot and too many cliche's to mention. "Buttery leather chairs, ...like shark chum ... etc." If you like romance you may like this one, otherwise steer clear.
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