Fascinating topic - a look at rhetoric through modern day examples. I enjoyed the current cultural examples (i.e. Homer Simpson) to explain the rhetorical styling of Cicero.
This would have been a pretty dense book (there are a lot of examples and techniques to illustrate) had they not gotten a great reader. David Drummond is my favorite narrator to date, and he makes this material shine.
If you like this topic, check our Drout's "Way With Words." If you like the narrator, listen to "Talent is Overrated" (my favorite re-listened audible book ever)!
This is a great read ... if I had anything bad to say about "Thank you for Arguing," its that its a very BROAD topic, and this book skims along the surface without delving too deeply. I may have to buy the paper version to review it more slowly. This would make a GREAT introduction to rhetoric book in any college!
Fun story. I think David Drummond does a great job with this read! Looking forward to the third book.
I thought David Drummond did a great job narrating this book ... in fact,his voice is what drew me to the series. I'm not sure what people want ... I can only assume the average reader of this genre is a little younger and prefer a younger-sounding author?
The story is simple, the characters not too deep. But still, a lot of fun. Reminds me of the series "march upcountry" by ringo and weber.
I am enjoying John Moore's books ... finished "Heroics" and "Unhandsome Prince." I didn't like this book quite as much and couldn't quite get around to finishing it.
Overall, however, great writer and I encourage you to explore his works for those gems!
Hilarious book. Reminds me a lot of Terry Pratchett's earlier work ... fun, light, and very witty. I'm going to start downloading the author's other books now. Hazaah!
I enjoyed this one ... good writing and great read. The biographical stories were fascinating and I found the switching of topics fascinating.
The only problem I had with this book, is that the underlying premise (that there are different stages of mastery) seemed lost at times. Also, there was a tendency to wax on and give different advice: for example, the author described the frantic energy and creative spark that deadlines can create for us ... then later describes that creative mastery should be done slowly.
Overall, though ... great read and great narrator. If you want to read something similar, try "Talent is Overated" ... this book has a similar message, similar biographies, but has a more focused premise (that all great performers required about 10k hours of concentrated practice to achieve greatness).
This was a good book ... but it doesn't seem to be an MBA book. There is one chapter on equations and metrics (I expected and wanted this) and then a ton of chapters covering basic marketing, social psychology, and self-help topics (not what I expected). Fortunately, Mr. Kaufman is a good writer and good reader. I may buy the paper version to find the cited books to delve deeper.
I finished this book yesterday ... and I can't tell you what the "three laws" are. Not much practical advice here other than examining what life path you are on. It's kind of like a Chicken Soup book. I did like their business examples, though ... they were unique and not the examples other authors keep rehashing (i.e. I'm getting tired of hearing about Zappos). Also, great reader!
... with a splash of Tolkein fantasy. What's not to like! Plus, the narrator is hilarious. Downloading the next book!
Another great book in the series ... though the storyline involves banking and finances. I'd prefer that Vlad would "get out of the forest" and get back to his street mystery solving.
I was nervous as a new narrator starts out this book. She does a great job, but I'd prefer to stay with Clark the entire book.
I read this series years ago, but never finished it. Glad it showed up on Audible. Wonderful narration. These "Sam Spade style" detective novels can be fun, though sometimes hard to stomach in large quantities. Brust makes the genre pretty fun, though! Downloading the next book!
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