I'm a big American history buff, and I learned quite a bit I never knew before from this audiobook. Very well researched. I thought the narration was fine.
An enlightening and engaging perspective on consciousness and physics.
Few books deal well with physics and consciousness. The more spiritually oriented books tend to get the science wrong. The more scientifically oriented books can be hard for a non-scientist to follow. This book didn't have those issues. Very well done and I learned quite a bit.
I've generally enjoyed the Mitch Rapp books. They're not brilliant literature -- they're mindless "political suspense." They're usually entertaining enough to help pass the time in a cardio workout or a long commute. This one, however, was really BAD. I never finished part 1.
A lot of time was devoted to summarizing the plot of the previous book (which was good), excruciating details of people in one meeting after another, lots of explaining mid east political issues.... at the six hour mark, it was still all "set up" and no action.
Also, Mitch's girlfriend (who of course doesn't want him to be in the occupation he's in) is completely ridiculous.
I realize one doesn't listen to these kinds of audiobooks because they're plausible. But come on... all she does is gripe about how he shouldn't be in the CIA (even though being in his job is what saved her life in a previous book) and he's crazy-madly-insanely in love with her even though she constantly complains to him about his occupation. She's ridiculously one-dimensional and it's tiresome listening to her incessant griping about Mitch being in the CIA. I might continue on to part 2 of this book if I thought she'd get blown up or otherwise eliminated from the plot.
A very long audio program, but full of interesting details. I liked it very much. Chernow did a great job of making Washington seem like a real person, not the marble statue we've come to know through history books. It did take several weeks to listen to it, though.
This is a strange audio program. The beginning is all right, though I find a certain section of it toward the end to be dark and creepy.
I've listened to all of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books and enjoyed them. This one was awful. There were a myriad of one-dimensional bad guys who were impossible to keep straight. We learned nothing new about Reacher. It was flat, uninteresting and not particularly suspenseful. The Jack Reacher books are worthwhile -- just don't start with this one.
I loved this book! Many of his stories reminded me of my childhood in the early 70s. The author is insightful and often very funny.
I really liked this audiobook. I found the guided exercises very helpful and I've gone back and listen to some of them over again. It's a little hard to get into at first, because it is a complete, step by step program and there is some background info the author goes over in the beginning. But once I got a couple chapters into it, I felt it was really worthwhile. I learned a lot.
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