West Memphis, AR, United States | Member Since 2009
Read at such a fast pace I could barely keep up. Very few breaks at the ends of sentences, just a non-stop ramble by a guy who sounds like he's afraid to stop talking or someone will come and take his microphone. This book was written in the early 1900's so it's not anything like what I thought I was getting. No current research. Not that the info is bad or the book poorly written, it's just dated. It might even be pleasant with a different narrator. Someone with a much slower pace and a calmer tone that would giver you time to ruminate on the material. I think you can get a copy of it online for free. Reading it for yourself might your best bet.
He made me think of some old guy trying to sound hip.
Huh? I don't know.
I learned somethings from this book, my brother has always been able to pick up women and I finally figured out that a lot of women are just susceptible to a line of BS. He just starts talking in an animated way and girls light up. Understand, this guy is 50ish, 40lbs overweight, with grey thinning hair, so it's not his looks. This book helped me to figure out what's going on there.
It's kinda funny that you can hear almost all of the author's recommendations being made by Wallowitz on The Big Bang Theory!
The narrator put a spin on this book that I think may have taken away from it's impact. I listened to sections and then reflected on them and decided that if I had just read them my self I would have put a different emphasis on things and it would have had a far greater impact. So I stopped listening at a little over half way through.
I noticed that passages that should have been funny, weren't. Wrong pace, wrong emphasis?
I can't say as I haven't finished it.
The characters are very well written, something the narrator couldn't take away from. I have high hopes for this book.
Very painful. I actually winced any number of times as the author made what he obviously thought were very clever observations. His observations were not clever. He seems to be using the Bible as straight man for his comedy act. Only he isn't funny. At all. OK, I did laugh at Brokeback Sinai but anything else that was humorous was from the Bible itself and I already have several of those around the house. He is very proud of his own reasoning skills and uses them freely to pass judgement on God. He seems to believe he is the first person to think of these things. Apparently the people that published this don't get out much either. I have heard these arguments many times.
The whole thing just made me tired.
This book makes some interesting points but it would be better if you had the written version so you could check the sources. There are a lot of sources. It reminds us of a lesson that all sciences should pay attention to. Don't get locked into a particular interpretation of the facts. Leave room for further discoveries. Seems obvious but apparently it still happens all the time. And not just in archeology.
The audio quality is not as good as other audible books. I have to adjust the speakers in my vehicle to hear the woman's voice over road noise. And as other reviewers have noted she does a poor job of reading. She sounds like a spokesperson for a large bank. She must be getting paid by the word, she seems to be in a hurry to get through it.
Audio is disconcerting but the information is still worth it.
It's not as much fun to hear as it is to watch but it's still good.
Just crap. Oh, I have to write fifteen words about what kind of crap this is.
Just a waste of time. Doesn't deserve having fifteen words devoted to it. It was annoying.
I love this book. I listen to it all the time. Just turn it on in the middle somewhere and it's good listening. Inspirational also. I broke out my running shoes for the first time in 5 or 6 years and went for a nice run with my daughter.
The characters are all interesting and the way the story weaves back and forth is most entertaining. Several times I would arrive at my destination after listening while driving and just sit and listen for a few more minutes because it so good. I've listened to it once and I am working my way through it for the second time. I highly recommend it!
I know this is supposed to be a classic but it just never got off the ground. I really only bought it because some fellow students said it was a great book and I should definitely read it. They must have read it for a class that had a really good teacher. Just about the time I thought it was about to finally get started and things were going to pick up, it was over!. I really don't get it. I never got Apocalypse Now either. Except for Robert Duvall. I will absolutely be willing to listen to anyone willing to point out what I missed. But after the first pass I would have to say skip it.
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