This is a fantastic book. The author does a great job of showing the origins of four different meals and how they go from living beings (plant or animal) to food on our plate.
The narrator is also very good. This is third book I have heard that has been read by Scott Brick and I don't think it gets any better.
When I first started listening to the book I thought the author was going to be a crazy PETA vegan type, but in the end he made a very reasoned argument about what is wrong with our way of eating in America. (FYI: the author is not a vegetarian). This discussion is not only from the obvious nutritional aspect, but also from the sustainability aspect of our industrial food chain.
The entire book was enlightening and filled with interesting facts, but the first part of the book on corn (sounds boring, I know) and our utter dependence on this grain is absolutely fascinating. Most interesting fact: we use about a barrel of oil to produce an acre of corn.
Best book I have "read" in a very long time.
The author does a good job of weaving together the many moving parts that were involved with trying to bring Pablo Escobar to "justice." I like when authors read their own books, and this author does it fairly well. It was also interesting to see some current in-the-news names popping up in the roles they held 15 years ago.
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