Goldacre really gives you pause for thought in regards to medicine and nutrition. He has no qualms about calling a quack a quack, and really makes you wonder about all the studies that have been done concerning supplements, diets, and general medical information.
Loved this book. Great semi-mystery with some good twists and turns. The title character adds some great color to the book where it is involved. The characters are likable in many cases, and loathsome in others, they really are well fleshed out. The narration by Arte Johnson is very good, his voice seems to add to the humor. Great summer listen, fun and light.
This is an incredible listen that plays like a middle ages Ocean's 11. The story keeps you engrossed and the characters really draw you in. The narrator does a very good job of keeping each character unique, as well.
The headline is one of the quote's from Krampus. This was a fun book that has it's hand in Norse mythology, paganism, Santa and Christianity. At times it's hard to say who is the bad guy and who is the hero, but that's what makes this book fun. The setting, rural/small town West Virginia, also makes the book fun, there are some real characters. If you are super religious I doubt you will like this, the author kind of skewers the Christian cult, which is yet another reason this book is interesting. Some of the voices can get a little obnoxious eventually, but Heyborne's voice for Krampus is fantastic and just makes the Yule Lord that much more compelling.
deGrasse Tyson is a fantastic scientist, and can also write a mean book. The ideas and facts he puts forth are mind boggling, and make you really think. The narrator does a fantastic job with keeping excited about what he is reading, and it really adds to the enjoyment of the book.
This book about demons trying to take over the world is very cute, and brought to mind Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman. Samuel Johnson and Boswell are wonderful heroes, and the flow of the story keeps you riveted.
I love the Odd Thomas series, but this one starts out very slow and only picks up at the end. The setting is interesting, but for a long time not much of the story is put forward, it's mostly Koontz trying to be elaborate with his descriptive language and metaphors. If you are a fan of this series then you really should listen to this book, but if there is another one I hope it's better.
The story of Harry Dresden coping, or attempting to cope, with being the Winter Knight is very compelling. The twists and turns this book takes are typical Butcher, and are as good, or better, than ever. Harry's cast of pals is back and haven't lost a beat, plus we see a side of Mack we never have before. The best part of the audio book is that James Marsters is back as the narrator, and he is a fantastic Dresden, something that was truly lacking in Ghost Story. I highly recommend this book to all Dresden fans, and if you have yet to start reading the series...What are you WAITING for?!? Go, Go, GO!
I enjoyed the story and performance, but I sure felt like I was listening to a Harry Dresden book with a druid in place of a wizard. A big dog companion? An apprentice eventually? The fae? and it goes on. I can't say it was a knock off, but it sure was close.
That aside I did enjoy the way the story played out and the characters. The narrator was engaging and fun.
The story was good, although Dresden as a ghost/spirit was a bit odd. I was very disappointed in the new narrator, he just didn't come across as Harry Dresden as James Marsters. Overall I did enjoy the book, once I was able to just ignore the difference in the narration and focus on the content.
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