Gish Jen has written a delightful and enjoyable book with vibrant and rich dialog. The story has enough twists and the characters so engaging that it is difficult to stop listening! This is my favorite audiobook thus far! The readers are fantastic.
Outstanding story that lends itself to the audio-book format. The narrator does an excellent job. I now want to listen to more Lee Child books.
I have not read any of the previous books in this series and sadly discovered this to be a major impediment to following this book. After many tries, I have given up listening (a first for me)- to many characters - disjointed action- no discernible theme.
Despite that fact that the narrator is excellent, this is the only audio book that I could not complete. I have no idea what the plot is after 4-5 hours of listening.
Unless you can develop a tolerance for the endless repetition of “he said” or “she said”, this not your book: once beyond this, we have a compelling story with many twist and turns that will keep your eardrum humming.
This just does not work as well as the Pimsleur books. Too bad only one of the Pimsleur books on Mandarin is avialable from audible.com
Too many characters, too many locations, too long but has its moments.
Senator Bob Graham has done an outstanding job of meticulously detailing the intelligence failures related to the 9/11 terrorist attack. This is an eye-opening book and raises serious concerns about the health of democracy in America. Had Senator Graham not written this book we would be blissfully ignorant of the political distortions surrounding 9/11. This is a must read (listen) for those who care about the future and safety of America!
I have read and enjoyed all of Michael Crichton?s previous books. This one does not lend itself well to an audio format (very convoluted). The book is, however, provocative and compelled me to undertake a comprehensive scientific review (dont worry, I am a rocket scientist) of the global warming issue. For this, I strongly recommend beginning with the superb 8 hour book The Modern Scholar: Global Warming, Global Threat by Professor Michael B. McElroy available from audio.com. From my review, I concluded that the science in this book is superficial and reveals a very basic lack of understanding of how greenhouse gases can alter climate and are potentially a serious environmental and economic concern. Moreover, this book does a social disservice since many will accept the authors premise that global warming is just another scam hatched by greedy lawyers without doing their own critical analysis. The premise that a massive tsunami would immediately be blamed on global warming is not convincing. We just had a real massive tsunami and no serious mainstream climatologists blamed this on global warming (goggle this yourself).
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