The engaging story told by the author truly defines the meaning of survivor. The harrowing tale of Achak keeps the listener rapt with awe at what he and many others went through and actually survived. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an inspiring tale of loss and survival.
I picked this book because it is long and I have enjoyed other books by Follett. This book kept me engaged the entire time. The author weaves a tale spanning several decades that involves many well developed characters as well as a glimpse into the history of big stone churches in England. The intertwining of architecture and power struggles works well in this piece and I would recommend it to anyone.
Yet again Noam Chomsky delivers a book filled with antagonism and a certain kind of logic. It's definitely worth a listen.
Anyone interested in the wine industry would find this book interesting. However, the length at which the author goes on and on at times is tedious at best and leaves the listener wondering why certain details made it into the book. I was questioning the editing quite often. It is clear the author did a tremendous amount of research in writing this book and seems to be determined to fit in everything she could just so her research efforts didn't got to waste. Additionally, the book is written chronologically but still manages to skip around through time which breaks up the fluidity that should accompany a book dealing with fine wine production.
Once again Friedman delivers a book packed with detailed information based on research and interviews. His telling of the state of the world should be compelling enough to encourage people to act now to help save our species from destruction. Lets all hope that the green revolution is about to begin. Anyone interested in global politics, "going green" and sustainability should read this book. I found it to be engaging and held my interest for the entire length.
Readers of this book should be warned that it is full of misinformation and misrepresentations of not only Darwin and evolution, but of the scientific process as a whole. By the end of the book Johnson appears to be discrediting the entire field of scientific research. If you want to better understand the controversies surrounding evolutionary theory there are much better venues to do so. I would suggest the NOVA special regarding the Dover trial of Intelligent Design. It is the most up to date.
I listen to books while working and usually try to find something that will last a while. Because this book is only part of a long series I really really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately it didn't work out that way.
The story is very intricate and I see the length the author went to create this world but I think he forgot to focus on developing the story. There are so many questions left unanswered and so irrelevant things focussed on that by the end of the book I just wanted to chuck my whole ipod in the lake!
I really can't believe I listened to the whole thing.
I would love to be able to listen to this book in a better quality audio. It really needs to be rerecorded. The quality is so poor it's hard to listen to and I have not been able to get through it.
This book gives to an idea of the politics behind Obama. It's a good place to learn what he is all about.
Tom Wolfe goes way over the top in his ultra stereotypical descriptions of characters. The stupid jock, the nerdy brains, the clueless, snobby rich girls. After a while it gets a little hard to take. The college life of these students is hard to believe has well. It's a long book filled with one sterotype after another, I just couldn't take it after about the first quarter of the book.
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