Yes, I will listen to this again in a few years. Daniel Suarez does it again, Couldn't stop listening to this book!
There are two main characters in this book - Odin and Professor McKinney. I'll say I like Odin more, because he's got this "Die Hard" refuses to die even when the odds are stacked 1000-1 against him quality. He does not give up.
I don't want to spoil it. But the climax was pretty good.
No, neither laugh nor cry. But I couldn't stop listening to it. I had to listen to it before going to bed, and listen to it over lunch at work. Went through the book in 3-4 days.
Daniel Suarez is an amazing writer, and Jeff Gurner does a good job bringing the book to life as the narrator. I would buy any book Daniel Suarez writes.
I've always enjoyed Aisha as an actress and bought this book without not knowing much about it. It really is about Aisha's life, and focuses on the embarrassing moments in her life. At times I wished the story was more uplifting and didn't focus so much on these funny by negative moments, but all in all it was an interesting book. I enjoyed it.
Interesting to learn what happens to actors/comedians after their Saturday Night Live career is over. Rachel Dratch is pretty funny, and tells good stories.
It's an autobiography.
There were some funny stories about her dating life before she got pregnant.
It's fairly easy to sit to, and so I was able to finish the book in two days. It goes by quick.
This book might not be for everyone. But I enjoyed it. Rachel Dratch is not often in the top 10 lists of SNL actors, but she has a story to tell.
This book was unexpectedly deep. The last chapter has to do with confronting our own mortality. This book aimed to unlock fears we all have and allow us to unleash our success by getting rid of them.
Did I mention this book is deep. It's not something you can ingest in 1 or 2 days. This will take a while to sink in and be digested.
Ha! Well, um, yes. It was very easy to differentiate Robert Greene from Curtis Jackson.
I really should spend time thinking about life, death, and all the things I need to do now and now wait until it's too late. What is the worst that could happen? What IF I lost it all, and had to get it back? Would I work even harder if I had nothing to lose?
I was expecting this to be more about 50 Cent. This book is NOT really about 50 cent. He makes a few cameo appearances here and there, but basically it's only tangentially related to him.
It's in the top 20% of all the personal improvement books I've listened to.
It reinforces the idea of Deliberate Practice, which I first heard about in "Talent is Overrated".
Any time an author is reading his own book, it's going to be hit or miss. Fortunately, Josh Kaufman read it well. Having the author read his own book wasn't a negative at all.
The notion that you don't have to be a black-belt expert at everything. That if you want to learn something, spend 20 hours learning it in an effective manner and then you're good enough to move on to another skill.
I wasn't a huge fan of all the examples - how he learned Go, or to type, or to program, etc. Seemed a bit like filler. But it's worth listening to nonetheless.
Yes. Anyone who is intrigued by the premise would not be disappointed with the adventure that unfolds when reading this.
Yes. Edge of the seat plot for sure. At 15 hours, the book is a little long by some standards. This first half of the book, where the Daemon is really just getting started and establishing itself, is fast paced and exciting. In the second half, its a bit slower but still thrilling with a fantastic finish.
This was a great performance. The narrator did not get in the way of the story. His performance got me into the world of the Daemon. I played it at regular speed (1X) so he did not talk too slow as some narrators do.
Yes. It's 15 hours, so it took me a couple of weeks to get through it, but I did find myself listening every chance I got, and delaying sleep to listen to a little more. Like any good book does.
As some have said, the book doesn't go where you think it would go, but that's what makes it a good book and not a Hollywood movie.
It is in the top 25% of all the audiobooks I have listened to.
It's hard to criticize the book for being too science and fact focused, because that is one of it's most convincing aspects. But there were times, during the "History of Wheat" section, that I thought about skipping ahead. It's interesting that wheat of today is nothing like the wheat of 1000 years ago, but a whole chapter devoted to that was a bit much.
He kept a technical book interesting. That was his primary challenge with this material.
"They say this book could not be turned into a film.... They were wrong!"
This is worth the investment of 7-8 hours to listen to - during your drive, workout, or other time. You will definitely understand the many many ways wheat is bad for you. And hopefully you will eat much less of it as a result. I recommend.
The premise of the book, that "anyone who can afford this book can take a sabbatical", sets a high bar for delivery. And it does deliver. And it's quite easy really. I highly recommend this book.
When I think about vacations, I think in terms of thousands of dollars per week. At that rate, a real 6 months off is out of reach. But thats not how it has to work. In some places in the world, $1000 a month can cover all your expenses. And some are less.
This book deals with helping employees and business owners to get away.
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