This book had its interesting moments, but unless you're inordinately fascinated by numbers I would give it a pass. It gives a little insight into an autistic mind, but so does the aforementioned movie, as well as Temple Grandin's (more interesting) book, Animals in Translation.
Not really. I think you'd do better to read it yourself, or wait till a better narrator does it.
The story itself is fantastic.
The performance was lacking because the actor misreads words and names, but mainly because he only does old men voices well. Of all the books I've listened to, this is the only time I've ever really disliked a performance.
This is really a very fun and informative book, largely because Barbara Kingsolver is such a good writer. I believe everyone should read this and start thinking seriously about our food and how what we eat affects the rest of our world. I'm getting the Omnivore's Dilemma next....
I found this to be kinda boring, and I'm a big fan of Jon Krakauer. Maybe because it's all speculation about what Alex is thinking, and is finally a sad story with little depth. He was just a misguided kid, that's all.
A great book-definitely recommended.
I recently discovered Michael Connelly and think his plots are tight and his pacing excellent. What I didn't like in this audiobook was the narration, which was just "off" to my ear. The story is set in the L.A. area and most of the characters have an Eastern accent, not to mention the mispronunciation of Spanish names, which drove me crazy! Other than that, I thought the book was enjoyable.
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