This book was so good I got it in print. The print version has visuals that I missed in the audio version. The book isn't quite as good as his series of lectures- which I highly recommend. The lectures are a bit more personal and interesting. Also, this narrator's voice was a bit annoying. Sapolsky's own voice is much better. I would suggest you buy the lectures (search Sapolsky on audible) and get this book in print (third edition).
Religious agenda. Other than that, a doomsday prepper scenario. Surprising that I didn't like Dick Hill's performance. He uses too many pauses.
The book does have some great information and tips as far as 'prepping' goes, I just don't like religion mixed in with my reads. It's a downer.
Seems like Koontz has an agenda- rekindle your faith in god and your life will change for the better.
If you can get past that, it's a decent read. It has good parts. Something a bit Steven King like. Good narrator.
As for the book itself, it has a wealth of information about very current events. This is written the week of the Ebola Czar etc. So it's very relevant. I had read it 2 years previously which has come in handy.
As for the 'narrator' who ruined this listen; It was like pulling teeth listening to this book. This narrator is obviously not educated or coached enough to read a book containing words too difficult for her to pronounce. She should stay with children's books, away from geography and medical terms. Pitiful. I would love to find the person to be held accountable for this monstrous performance and force them to listen to it at least twice nonstop.
I don't know how the story is because I cannot.......tolerate listening....to......all his unnecessary. ......pauses. WORST NARRATOR EVER!
WORST NARRATOR EVER! BEWARE BEWARE DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! BEWARE ANYTHING READ BY THIS INCOMPETENT MAN!
I despise sci-fi, so I didn't like it as well as I thought. It is a good story if you overlook the 'telepathic communication'. I think audible.com should give a better feel for what to expect.
The narrator was a bit too lispy for my taste, but she did an AMAZING job on all the different voices and accents.
This is one of the best series I've ever read. I hope the next one is available on audible soon!
I enjoyed this book even though I am NOT into supernatural fantasy stuff. I took a chance since it was on sale and I enjoyed it. I will probably get the next in the series, especially if it's on sale.
I expected this to be a book for young steampunks and purchased it on sale. I was surprised that I enjoyed it as well as I did. I will probably get the next in the series, definitely if it's on sale.
A bit verbose, but the action/story makes up for it. And what a cliffhanger! I will be getting the entire series. I love it when I have to Google things that I'm not familiar with (like what a rookery is). It's very well researched and written. Great narration and character voices.
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