The book is an astounding portrait of the psychopath, with lengthy descriptions of how they act, how they think, and how they see the world. The author clearly knows what he is talking about and the narrator is fluent with excellent diction and tone.
The multiple examples are engaging and easy to relate to.
I did find it a little repetitive towards the end.
My main dissatisfaction, though, stems from the book's inconclusiveness. The author paints this very detailed picture of this major problem but then offers little practical advice on how to deal with it both as individuals or as a society. I would have liked more concrete advice.
This book really blew my expectations. I love her comfortable style of writing and her witty comments. As I listened to the different chapters, I felt this incredible connection to her as a fellow lover of food. Really worthwhile, my only complaint would be that it did not come with attached pictures of the described contraptions.
Yes, if they are interested in learning about the founding fathers and in the life of scientists.
Washington: A Life. They are comprehensive biographies that portray their subjects as actual humans, with virtues and flaws, and make you feel close to them, their way of thinking, and how they became great historic icons.
While his tone and articulation were very good, I cannot say the same about the frequent "mouth" sounds throughout the narration. You can hear him stopping to drink water, swallowing, and making other sounds that are distracting, annoying, and a little disgusting. I know that your mouth can become dry from narrating such a long book, but I have listened to the George Washington biography, Herman Wouk's Winds of War, and other equally long books, without these "sound effects".
I think the narrator was good, but the sound production team could have worked better at filtering the sounds.
This book is one of my favorite audiobooks so far.
It really transports the reader to the period between the reinassance and the enlightenment. I loved it beginning to end.
An epic story of e power of human reason
Recommended for anyone interested in science, math, and the stories of brilliant scientists
Great performance by Elijah Wood, the story was just OK.
The most interesting was the personal story and relations of Huck Finn. The least interesting was the endless narration of interactions with characters around the river, which have nothing to do with the main story. It felt at some points as if the novel was just a vehicle to write a history book on the Mississipi, with losts of mini-stories embedded. This made it a little boring. It does get much better at the end when Tom shows up.
I would have to say when Tom Sawyer shows up and all the tricks they play on his Aunt.
Yes, the story is interesting, the writing very beautiful, and the narrator was good.
I liked the young, innocent tone to the narrator's character. It sounded very believable.
The final reflection comparing life in the east and west. It was read with particular authenticity and delivers the author's sentiment perfectly.
I had never read the book. I enjoyed it very much, it made me want to keep hearing it and finished very fast.
Yes. Long biographies tend to be tiring, and having it read so nicely makes you move on and not leave it.
I loved to hear about his human relationships, his flaws and personality quirks. It really made him come alive.
The tone, when referring to historic milestones, really transported me to those times and the people's sentiment.
A legend, an icon, a real man.
Excellent portrait of the person George Washington was, a true, living, breathing person as opposed to a picture on a dollar bill. Very complete biography of an outstanding human being. It also portrays a very complete description of the century, and the relations between nations at the time. I enjoyed it very much.
I am a science enthusiast and enjoy reading about scientific topics. This presentation of the periodic table, covering anecdotes and stories about the interaction of various elements with the real world, is a must read for anyone interested in learning about general science.
The narrrator was clear and had good tone and articulation.
I really enjoyed the story. As in other books, Ken Follett is great at characterization and you can really feel the book's heroes and villains come alive. The multiple plots, twists, and points of view are always entertaining and keep you listening. The setting in 19th century England is interesting, and it provides good insight into the banking world.
The story is captivating from the start. It is a moving portrayal of the relationship between society ladies and their maids, wrapped up in an engaging and thrilling personal story.
I bought this audiobook for a little light entertainment in the car. It blew me away. It is smart, very entertaining, and really makes you think about making positive life changes, better than any cheesy self-help book. The writing is witty and funny, the narrator is fluent and not at all monotonous. I will definitely buy it in text form from Kindle, though, so that I can go over some parts with more pause and detail.
I definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about the human mind and our incredible natural abilities.
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