It think Ellen is GREAT! Her standup, talkshow, and first book are all funny. Unfortunately, I just didn't find this book to be terribly funny. Perhaps it's just me...
At times this book is exactly what the reader is expecting it to be, medical answers to common questions/misconceptions about the human body.
HOWEVER, to get there, you must absolutely suffer through tedious dialogues between the book's co-authors.
My recommendation, sorry audible, is to get the paper copy of this one. It will be far easier to skip the nonsense.
I agree with most other reviewers of this publication. The articles themselves are excellent! In fact, some are even so good that the listener doesn't have to struggle to get past the narration. None-the-less, the narration could be much better. What always makes me struggle is that this narrator is prone to add inflection in places that don't require it or, worse yet, actually hinder the information comprehension.
Overall, a very interesting book. The author spends the majority of the time identifying various 'tricks' used to defraud companies and individuals of money. The categories include: checks, credit cards, the Internet, counterfeit money, etc.
Many times throughout the book the author presents situations which seem innocuous until you hear the ways very clever thieves can take avantage of them.
At times there are arguments which lack backup, particularly those regarding the Internet. I had trouble determining if the author skipped the technicals of his arguments or if they were simply based on the merits of "back in my day we didn't need fancy communications networks". In either event, this was a great book.
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