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Do not be off-put by the acronym-laden sentences especially in the intro and first chapter. After experiencing the whole book, I can build a case for the "case study" chosen for chapter one. However, it builds slowly, failing to provide a true sense of the book. Be patient! So worth it! Every chapter is a true short story as adrenaline-pumping as the best (well-researched) medical thrillers. It is not necessary to read the chapters in order. Ultimately, this truly impressive book provides an excellent tutorial into microbiology & epidemiological research work. And is primarily shared in "page-turning" drama. Highly recommend! I immediately searched for another book by this author. I hope one is produced soon.
No. I read the next title in this series first and learned absolutely nothing in this book that I did not learn in the one that follows it. The newer book is also a better read just in general.The characters have been better developed and I like the characters; they are the strength of this series. This book is a waste of time.
No, unless I was looking to find new friends.
There were scenes?
I hope not.
I do not know.
Not sure but I liked him.
Yes but in half the time. It had a decent idea, characters are good but just went on-and-on without any accretive contributions. Would have been twice as pleased if it had been half as long.
In the fiction genre it ranks fairly high. Not spellbinding but I was eager to get back to it! Will read more titles by authors— This was the first one for me.
I am not sure there was one single memorable moment. The dynamics of the flow were strong. The main character makes the book good throughout all of the moments. Kendra.
I think she does a very good job.
I suppose the most pertinent comment I could make is that I have just ordered another book in the series. I'm reading them backwards which was not per plan. But I enjoyed this book enough to want to read another by the authors and about and featuring these characters.
Although the total listening time was some approximate 45 minutes, it was absolutely not worth the time. And my time is worth more than three dollars for 45 minutes. I am a fan of being reminded of things that seem obvious but that somehow we have managed to forget in life. The tips mentioned in this book are so far beneath that level that I am somewhat at a loss for words.
I am not sure he could have done anything to make the book more enjoyable because if he thinks this book was worth anything I doubt I would ever enjoy another choice he made for authorship.
There are no scenes.
No that's my 45 seconds worth.
The honesty, the challenge of the status quo with its treatment "musts" (myths), the science, the outting of euphemisms and nearly complete lack of progress towards understanding or treating cancer.
More than scenes it is the author's inner journey. And it is all wonderfully presented. Compelling. Uniquely informative while sharing a riveting story. The early morning plane flight made me laugh - in that "it is so idiotic" way. Yet what stands out is the whole of this worthwhile book.
Yes and I am going to read it again to concentrate a bit more on some of the scientific aspects.
A wonderful book on a horrible topic. Highly recommend to anyone facing a cancer diagnosis or about to journey with a loved one who is. Further, read it before treatment. Push down the panic the doctors will encourage to rush to treatment. Read and educate first. There is time. One cannot undo treatments - many of which cause more harm. First do no harm — read this book!
Narrator great. If I thought the author had evolved in this art? Maybe in the future just like everything he shares in this book.
"Perhaps in the Future"
Not easy; not too hard just rather pointless.
He is very good.
Redundant and all predictive, not practical.
Lacks depth. Is not reflecting current scientific workings of left brain/right brain.
He is a good speaker but comes across with confidence that is very close to arrogance. In Q&A he has bad speaking habits. Annoyingly, repeating "okay?" As he drones on without taking a breath.
It was okay while drinking morning coffee, folding laundry... But even then started to seem too long, going nowhere fast.
My lack of praise may be largely due to the dated material. However, I have no desire to listen to a newer book by this author. And begs the question, why release this lecture so long after the book it was modeled upon?
The point. The examples were tedious and trite. The idea of combining actions that are of a short duration, into clumps or groups develops a mini routine. Routines are beneficial. One example he uses I do. The first thing I do is make the bed. Now I see it would be easy to add on another five minute task to be performed immediately after it. When that becomes mindless, add another one. Maybe as many as five. But at least three. For that particular grouping. That is habit stacking. That is a good idea. It would be a painless way to develop more routines and habits beneficial to clearing my head and time management. Nothing about the book goes on to make any other point. So really one just needs to think about the title. What habit-stacking could possibly be.
The performance was also somewhat tedious. Not the most pleasing voice ever.
Yes, I am going to floss and brush my teeth before I have coffee. Immediately after I make the bed. I am going to empty the dishwasher while the coffee is being made. Now I have stacked two more habits onto the existing routine I established of immediately making my bed. None of his other examples were beneficial to me. But the idea is. And I can create other habits stacks.
I think it was worth the few dollars it cost to buy the book and I listened to a little bit more than half of it. And I don't regret it.
Not a Gladwell title
His narration is excellent. I liked BLINK and THE TIPPING POINT. I have been listening to this now for a couple of hours and I think he has made one moderately interesting point he is beating it to death.
I think he can be a slow starting read. However, this book seems to be exceptionally slow going and without any dynamic tempo that would suggest it is going to get better. I am going to move on.
03 words: I wish the painting have been there Vermeer. The plot draws upon an intriguing story in real art history. The characters are very well done. It's not overly thrilling, overly scary… It's just not over the top. However it was eminently listenable. And my immediate reaction upon concluding the book was to see if the author had another available on audible.com.
The plot kept me going in no small part due to the characters and their relationships. Yet this is an easy book to have going on while doing other things around the house.
The main character. I think the narrator did a poor job with male voices and it took some real getting used to. Plus all the male voices were the same to my ear.
In many ways this book was just exactly what I wanted and needed. I wish I had more of them. Not too heavy. Not too twisty. Not too dark. Yet grounded and not out floating around somewhere in the universe of lost threads. I like the insight into the main character and thought that was very well written. That character was humanized. Artist or not, it could've been so many of us.
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