If you really, really, really care about this kind of stuff, you might try to get through it. The narration is perfect--it's read with the same kind of sneering superiority one would expect from Ayn herself.
I have listened to this book four times, and will undoubtedly re-visit it again. A truly valuable and wonderful guide.
I don't understand why "Path to Tranquility" has to be read in a tone fit to put a two-year-old to sleep. The reading is ridiculously syrupy, actually demeaning. Try instead "Stages of Meditation," read by Ken McLeod.
Nicely read, well thought out. Connects the dots on many points in history. An important series of lectures.
Wonderful narration, and the writing is good, but the story is really confusing. I didn't even bother to finish. It got off to such a promising start, but quickly became obscure. The characterizations are weak. There are a fair number of protagonists, but who, exactly, are they? If I have to wait until the end to find out, that's too long for me.
A very good listen. Wonderful historical and personal insights, and Bill Bryson tells the story wonderfully. Perhaps not quite as inspired as "A Short History of Nearly Everything," but very worthwhile.
A fascinating look at human behavior and the intervention strategies we use to try to modify it. Grover Gardner's narration is, as always, top-notch and thoroughly professional. This book is a must read for sincere parents of children of any age.
Well read and written. If you're a science buff, it will likely put some missing pieces into place. If you're a science novice, it's a great place to start. In either case, very entertaining and well read.
Pretty basic stuff if you are a science buff. However, pass this one along to one of those adults who really didn't pay attention in school, or to an adolescent that you care about. A great superstition-buster.
Dan Simmons' writing is masterful--a modern Dickens. Simon Vance is, as always, flawless. A dynamite combination. Very enjoyable.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.