I purchased this audio to learn more about ADD, since my Grand Daughter was diagnosed as having ADD. In fact I really had no idea what ADD or ADHD was all about. Not only did this book help me with understanding her problems, it help me to see that I too have ADD and have had it all my life. I cannot express in words how this book has helped change my life and that of my family. It is truly worth its weight in gold.
I agree with some of the other reviews. This is not one of King's better works. You get the feeling he rushed this one out for the money. Narrator is mediocre at best.
When you finish listening to this book, you will have a new found respect and admiration for dictionaries and the enduring characters who are responsible for creating them. Some complained that the book was nothing but a thesaurus of word origins. True, it starts out that way, but it definitely does not end that way. You are taken through decades of struggle, defeat and ultimate success. How the OED was ever completed was a miracle, but also a testament to the strength and endurance of the men who created it.
This book just fell short of being a great book. You got the feeling they simply ran out of steam as they approached the end of their story. Yet, it still made for a good read. I hope they do a sequal, I would bet the next one will be better.
The Big Bad Wolf should have been entitled The Big Bad Book. The characters are shallow, and the stoy line is poorly developed. The editors should be tarred and feathered for allowing this book to go to print.
I could not finish it. I tried, but I just couldn't torture myself any more. It was either continue with the story, or listen to someone scratch their fingernails across a chalk board. I choose the fingernails. It is a combination of story and reader that marks this as one to avoid.
A top notch book. Yes, it is long, but it will keep you hooked throughout the entire time. Be careful though! It is so well written, that you will begin to believe it is more than a fictional novel.
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