Beautiful, intriguing book. Wonderfully written. The beauty is in the details, not the action of the story. If you like books that wrap everything up nice & neat at the end and don't leave any questions unanswered then this is NOT the book for you. If you enjoy books that engage you and make you think and wonder, this is the book for you.
This is the worst audiobook I have ever listened to. The narrator did a fine job (I don't understand the reviews that commented that she didn't), but the writing was horrendous. I have listened/read books before that I did not particularly care for the story, however, I could see how people with different interests could enjoy the story. For the life of me, I cannot understand how anyone could enjoy this story.
The story went on and on into pointless detail about characters running from one place to the next, trying to find their 'drop' or other such thing. Lots of action with very little substance. There was no character development whatsoever. I got the two main female characters mixed up because neither one had any character development or back story. There was far too little detail about the characters or the time period in which they were, which was a disappointment. I kept on listening to the book only so I could find out the end and, as others have said before, there really isn't any end - it just abruptly stops and then there is a book 2. I would have stopped listening long ago if I had known that.
I got this book because I was intrigued by the story and it could have been a really amazing book if the author would have focused on the story and not so much on drawing out in excruciating detail very boring 'action' scenes. The substance could have been condensed to 1/4 of the current book and it would have made for a much better story.
This book uses numbers to turn conventional wisdom on its head. The authors present statistics that support claims that are often the opposite of what is commonly believed. Whether or not you agree with what they have to say or how they look at the different issues, one thing is for certain - the book will make you question your beliefs and perhaps even change them.
Because of the use of some numbers and a few lists of items, it was sometimes frustrating to only be able to listen to the information. Even with this drawback, it was still an enjoyable listen.
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