Has a variety of interesting stories about a variety of places the reader can relate to.
Tells the possible geological happenings as well as peoples relationship with stone.
This is the first book I've read performed by the speaker. Honestly the book is far better than the speaker.
The speaker isn't the best (opinion) but I found if I slowed the speed down it was slightly more pleasing. Kind of wish audible had more ear pleasing speakers.
Story relates historical events on a level anyone can relate to. It is about how they lived not so much dwelling on how they died and wars. The narration is excellent and really makes a big difference in this case since the story is very long.
I would listen again. It is a story everyone can relate to on some level. Starting with pretty much nothing but then not having to live on a budget - yeah, that is something we can relate to.
I feel the most memorable moment was the end when he realized he really was lucky. To be with a company from rock bottom until it is so very successful you don't have to work any longer is a good feeling. The little point of being able to buy a coffee not on sale, great.
I think Larry was my favorite character because he was always in the background.
A walk from life ordinary to life extraordinary
Leave out nonfacts.
I have not listened to other books by this author.
I had no real favorite scene. I was enjoying the story, gave it creedence - until the Atlantis garbage was brought up along with aliens etc. I mean really. Please stick to the facts.
I read a factual book recently giving hypothesis that had nothing to do with aliens nor Atlantis - because it dealt with the FACTS. Just because something is hard to explain does not mean it has anything to do with aliens or Atlantis.
Truth peppered with pure fiction
There was so many good solid facts that it simply ruined the book by peppering it with pure conjecture, opinion and controversial foolish notions of Atlantis - which the possible existance of ruined under the ocean makes zero difference in our existance since all of us are survivors of different cultures. Atlantis, if even real, is gone, period. There are so many buried civilizations that we can dig up, why obsess over one under water that is forever dead and gone - obviously their intelligence couldn't and didn't save them.
The down to earth first person experiences made this very entertaining and informative to listen to. My spouse is into transportation and usually doesn't listen to these stories but this one really got his attention and he said it was right on target.
I thought the first person narritve was the best thing about this story. The author immersed himself in the world of all kinds of transportation.
I think the description of the issues trains have was my favorite. I won't describe it since I would spoil it for the reader.
I rarely listen to a book in one sitting. I think this is one that lends itself well to listening in sessions since the different sections are about different types of transportation.
I'd suggest listening with someone interested in transportation but not necessarily so interested in reading or listening so it can draw the person in!
I would recommend this but make sure the person knows this is strictly about England. It is an interesting, comical, informative book.
There were many memorable funny moments in the recollections, some of which probably shouldn't be recollected in a public forum but are entertaining.
I have not listened to this narrator before but he is very good however it seems to how many I have listened to on Audible, English narrators seem to be the bulk of the folks who narrate. For this book it is very appropriate and a seemingly perfect narrator but I wish audible would have a few more non-English or book appropriate narrators.
I had no extreme reaction to this book. It was purely entertaining.
I have listened to this more than once and bought the book. It talked about some items I already knew and then expanded from there. There was much I really didn't realize.
The realization that Americans eat so much farmed fish from outside the country was surprising. And the fact that people tend to prefer farmed fish to wild caught was also surprising. The warmth of the authors love for fishing and fishermen was heart warming.
The narrator is perhaps my favorite. I believe the character from the bayou of Louisianna was my favorite although a very small part.
I had no extreme reaction save to be more attentive to where my seafood comes from. While I already look closely at the label, I will surely scrutinize it even more carefully.
I applaud the authors efforts to bring to light the hopefullness of our country to bring back our shellfish and keep the fish we do have here at home.
Down to earth real life story about a human being including their highest and lowest points. It does sit the reader down in a real life story easy to relate to.
Hearing about a mans struggle to be accepted
Dreadful monotone monotonous
I've now listened to 2 books orated by this author and for me, even though the writing is good, the oration is so monotonous that this will be my last purchase of this orator and that is a shame. Good author does not make a good author. And, the book skips around in time a lot. Still, even though I won't buy another by this orator, I don't regret the purchase.
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