I got this book after listening to Jerry on the TWIT podcast. It was a thought provoking sci-fi adventure that will appeal to younger readers as well as older readers. I can't help but think that Jerry has a not-to-subtle message to today's business and industry.
But don't get lost in that. This was an imaginative tale and a superbly written story.
What a find!
This is an excellent re-telling of a fictional zombie world war. Don't worry, most of the story consists of looking deep into the human condition and what would likely happen if a "Great Panic" hit this world. Zombies and Ghouls are just used for dressing the story up a bit.
The chapters are fairly short, each telling a certain part of the war. The length is perfect for my morning commute, creating a great stoping point. While not a dramatic reading, the different voices are top notch.
This has become one of my favorite books of the last several months.
First off, this is a great book that takes some in depth peaks into the modern American Church. To me, this is a book that should be read by those not comfortable with the current state of the American Church but may want to push themselves a bit. A narrowed audience for sure.
Secondly, the reading is different from many Audible books. It is read with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor (which one reviewer didn't appreciate). There are several parts that were intentionally not edited (reading of difficult to pronounce OT proper names for example), while other parts are injected with side commentary. One will either like this style of audiobook or hate it.
Those who are familiar with Rob Bell's speaking tours or videos will find this audiobooks style familiar.
For some this may be a better book to purchase in print.
If you want to save yourself the 20+ hours in front of the TV watching to PBS series by the same name, but still get the same horrific feelings of the detailed accounts of the second world war, this is the audible pick for you.
My thoughts about WWII and many of my outlooks on today's military have changed since this book. It should be mandatory in any US history class.
I first read Ender's Game in middle school many years ago. Hearing it again as an adult brought new meanings to me. It is an incredible story that will probably revisit every few years - ala The Lord of the Rings.
A wonderful story, a wonderful audible purchase. Any fan of sci-fi should be required to read this at least once.
I got this after a recommendation from the TWIT podcast. In short it was an interesting look at some very fringe segments of society. At times it was entertaining and just plain odd. However, the book failed to give me any special insight into the minds of the people that Mr. Theroux interviewed. Perhaps it is a statement of the people in the book, or the emotional shields that people on the fringe exude. But above all, I felt as if I was at the local country fair, just trying to find the oddest person ... and not being able to make up my mind which one was indeed, the weirdest.
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