While the content of the book was important, a more vigorous read would have improved it. An avid lifetime gardener, I finally gained understanding of the local food movement, somewhat. It seems the author did not recommend this except in a minimal way...stating even limited use of local foods would have a big impact on fuel used to transport it from afar. I wonder where she got those numbers?
I tried very hard to listen to this dribble, but only could stand it for 45 minutes. The claims and connections were not connected and were not substantiated with any factual information that can be substantiated. It is one soft-minded author's opinions.
I did not think that Pillars could be matched, but Ken Follet was a master at weaving an incredible story while bringing historical behaviors to light.
This author did something new with his devastating illness. While he had personal motives, he had something to say that we all should hear. I thought it would be "the lecture". It was not. It was deeply moving and thought provoking.
While it took some time (1/3 of book) to warm up to the characters and the climate of the book, it definitely told an important story that begins to answer a common question after 911, "why does militant Islam hate the US?" The government may have had a role that is hidden under the blanket of secrecy of which common people are not aware. I recommend it to my family and cyberspace customers of Audible. Thanks for a great book.
I have a dry sense of humor, but even I laughed.
This is a fascinating story and the weaving together of the characters is just fascinating. I have finished the first part, and 1/2 way through the 2nd, and it is so hard to put it down... Hey, this is my first audible book and it is sooo great. I sure that if you are looking for a fascinating story line with incredibly interesting protagonists, you will not be disappointed with this read...back to the book...
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