What can I say? I started reading this hoping that it would be about evolution or selective breading, something along those lines anyways. I was expecting lots of references and evidences of how Chickens came to be. the narration is alright, though not captivating enough to make the book really worth it. As I read the book, i kept finding myself asking, that's it? Is that all the evidence the author had to offer? Granted, there were some interesting sections, especially when the author speaks of how humans use to view chickens and how it is used in literature, but I was also expecting some more science throughout. In the end, I didn't finish the book, because it seems to slip into narration as it draws to an end and there was still very little references to how chickens changed throughout the year.
One good thing that came out from reading this book; I finally remember the order in which an organism is classified. Not highly recommended aside from that.
Really like how this guy writes especially how he uses montage. The suspense was made fantastically. Despite it being a long book, it doesn't make the reader want to drop it. For me, the best thing about this book is that it is clear that Capote spent lots of time researching which adds lots of depth to increase the quality of the retell of the crime.
Scot was good, and he help bring life to the characters. It's a good read given you keep in mind that there is some bias, because Capote is related to Parry.
This was fantastic for the wisdom and all that is mentioned here is useful in all areas of life, not just in war. This is very important; read this with no expectations of it reading as a story or anything recabling narration. If you do, you will be really, really, really disappointed.
Approach this as Chinese philosophy and a guide to success. It is a guide, which is why it reads like it. As long as you remember this, you will enjoy it well enough.
Narraters are alright, although Scot could have slowed it down a bit especially because every word counts. Slowing it down would have provides for better digest. I'll have to reread it to ensure I didn't miss anything, but it's a worth while read as long as you remember that the format is no fault of the author.
i gave this a shot because everyone was raving about it. The truth is that I really feel bad spending my credit on this. It totally ruins vamp stories. I mean, who get vamps to sparkle? no vamp should be in day light. They die!
Aside from this, the characters are horribly created. The characterization of one character shifts so much it's really unrealistic. The narrater isn't that good and along with the story line, I kept falling asleep. I skipped a whole middle part and it didn't make any difference. The only slightly cool thing were the werewolves.
So yea, it's not worth the money. If you want vamp stuff, read Dracula or watch True Blood. ok, yea, sorry for the rant, but this was a bid disappointment. No office to those who liked it.
Douglass is a brillant writer, and I'm glad he was able to persist long enough to be able to write his memoir. Several things make this one of the best autobiographies I'd read:
He is truthful and when he don't know something, he says so directly. Although he obviously survived and overcome many adversities, he doesn't make it appear as a boast and it is this that makes his purpose, to call the audience to feel the need to take action no matter how slight. His honesty of his own actions is one of his greatest asset.
I really enjoyed this, and although what he had witnessed and gone through is heartbreaking, I also admire his courage of writing about the truth about slavery.
The fact that it's a Nathan McBride novel and because Dick Hill is the narrater.
This is not a bad book, although I'd prefer more Nathan and Harv in it like the previous ones. I felt focusing on Viper weakened the story a bit, unless Peterson intends to use Viper again in the next book. Narrater was fantastic and the action and revelations are definitely drawing.
If you like military stuff like I do, this does a very nice balancing job between this, action and a good storyline. This is less personal than the other three, but the last scenes are closer of the previous books, more personal and it's quite touching.
But I'll still be sitting on the edge of my seat for the next one.
I love animals and have been reading up on animal behavior whenever I can. The best thing about this book is that Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce does not force their ideas on the reader. Although i share their opinions from the get go, I appreciate how they allowed the case studies, the wolves, apes, mice and coyotes to speak for themselves. You can see from the writing that they genuinely care about the topic at head, instead of just trying to sell you a point. They are able to bring each case study to life, and through relating it back to what we know about humans, allow the reader to truly make connections. Above all, they allow you to decide for yourself if animals really do have morals. Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce portray the animals in a way that few other writers on the subject can; and because of this, is able to build a connection between the animals and reader, and constantly have the reader questioning their believes about the subject without making it feel oppressive.
First up, this is a must read. If you are debating if you should read this, you don't need to debate longer. This is a brilliant one.
Dickens is one of the best story tellers I've ever read. The characterization is fantastic, especially because it captures human nature so well. What happens when you sudden turn from a kid with nothing much to a gentleman? Well, I won't spoil the story for you. The first person narrative is especially effective for this one, because we constantly get what PPip is thinking and as he is misled as to the situation around him and the changing character of himself, so are we the reader. I loved the technique to. You get a character who you think is gone for ever and then what does Dickens do? He brings him back suddenly, and it turns out he is crucial to the story. Anyway, I will stop talking now, but seriously, this is a must read. Maybe you can learn something about yourself in the process too... like me. So sit back and enjoy it!
This was a surprisingly good read. I picked it up because the title caught my eye. And although I didn't really have an interest in economics per see, I found myself enjoying this. It has lots of good arguments for and against the argument of a free market. The plot is great and I never thought I'd enjoy an economic book. I especially liked how the two stories meld together. The narrator is very good and I really liked how the book is not just about economics, it also teaches things that is applicable to life in general. Read it, it's better than you think.
I was doing one of my random selection of books to read when I bought this. I had no idea what to expect frankly, but this turned out to be quite a fun and light read. The plot and the story itself isn't that deep, but there are sever quite hilarious scenes. However, there w3re some times when I wasn't quite sure where one person finished speaking and the next began, though I think it's more due to the format of the book than the narrater. The narrator suits this read. She's funny and could capture the way the MC speaks and I thought her sound affects all adds to the listening experience.
Should you read this? Well, if you are looking for a book to have a laugh and are purely wanting for some entertainment, then yes. It's a fun book to relax with, but lack any hardcore plot twists and developments like in the authors I usually like reading.
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