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This book offers up a lot of really great information about brain plasticity.
The over all message that we do have some power in changing the way our brains work. There are many uplifting tales of people with enough will and dedication overcoming extreme hardship by changing the way that their brains are wired.
Clear spoken and good pacing.
There were many actually, but I don't want to give too much away... spoilers.
Great book and great listen!
I liked the way that Dr. Mark Sloan gives you a glimpse into his own experiences and thought on pregnancy and birth. As a doctor his story of being humbled by the experience of birth was wonderful to hear about.
I loved all the history of birth in this book. I especially loved the story of who preformed the first the first C-section. There is some really great tidbits of historical information in here.
There were a few moments when I felt overwhelmed with the emotions of the birthing stories.
Dr. Sloan does a beautiful job of illustrating the evolution of birth.
I have only read two pregnancy audiobooks so far, but I thought that was extremely helpful. Not the best audiobook I've ever read, but well done for the genre.
I own the paper copy of this book, which does have charts and graphs and a little more info than the audiobook. However, if you are no the run like me, the audio version is very helpful. Giving lots of info to help inform the process from conception to birth.
Lesbian seeks baby.
I don't own the print copy, but I can say that the narration is quite good.
Razor Girl AKA Molly. She is strong independent and kicks ass!
That is hard to say. I like many scenes and these books unfolds as and interracially woven tale. All parts together make an amazing whole. Although on that note if you like the Matrix there were many moments that had me thinking that the guys who wrote the Matrix stole half their material from this series. There are wonderful characters and description of futuristic cities.
I'm not good with tag lines, but I can say that if you have been experiancing pop culture/sci-fi television and movies that have come out since these books publications you have seen the impact that this series had on the collective. This is the seed. It is a must read in my mind.
You will love this series!
I am not sure because I have not see the print version.
Being an organic gardener with an interest in looking at the garden as whole. I found the info about the worms lives and different types of worms very interesting.
I did listen to it in all one sitting. Mostly because I listen to most books that way. It was by no means a page turner, but it was interesting.
I would recommend this book to any gardener. I have read wicked plants, wicked bugs, and the drunken botanist. Out of all the Amy Stewart books I have read this was my favorite. The information is helpful and interesting. It also tends to turn away from her normal writing style which often sounds like she just took an encyclopedia and reworked it into her own book. This book gives you some more hands on info and a diverse look at the different kinds of worms and how they make an impact on various environments.
Keeps you reading! I did not want to put it down.
Sarah Waters has a brilliant way of setting a landscape and of nurturing the subtleties of relationships as they blossom. The story is so vivid!
Yes! I love Juanita McMahon's performances! She is one of the best audiobook narrators I have ever listened to. She does distinct and different voices for all the characters. It really brings the book to life. Wonderful!
The twisting tangling story of two women trapped in a scheme and at odds with their own desires.
This is one of the best novels I have ever read.
Fire Logic and the entire Elemental Logic series have been some of my favorite books. I was very happy to see an audio version of Fire Logic. Rereading this book took me right back into the lives of some of the most wonderful characters I have ever encountered.
Karis or Zanja it is a toss up and together they break my heart. Emil is also a wonderful character. I love the descriptions and the landscape that Laurie J. Marks paints. It is so vivid at times I can almost feel the frosty morning in Shaftal amongst the misty fields.
Her performance was pretty good over all
It is hard for me to pick one moment in this book. There are a few I can think of that pull on my heart strings. I don't want to give away any spoilers here.
Laurie J. Marks has a particularly wonderful way of blurring the lines of gender and sexuality that we see in our own society. Within her worlds she normalizes sexual preference and takes what would be considered gendered specific characteristics and allows her men to be healers, and care takers and her women to be warriors. It is seamless and beautifully done. Creating a world with much more freedom for expression than our own society allows. I would love to see the other books from this series in audio format. As well as Laurie's other books. She is a fantastic writer and I very much enjoy the worlds she weaves.
This was a great read. Chris Hadfield speaks candidly about his life and journey towards space. There is humor, honesty, humility, and deep sadness. I found that I was inspired by his determination and dedication to his dream of becoming an astronaut.
This is a book about a man's life. I would say my favorite part would be the descriptions of what it is like to be in space. The way it changed his perspective on life on earth. As well as the over arching tale about how life is about the journey and not the destination.
Chris was a wonderful narrator. I like it when authors who are well spoken read their own works. It often give a sense that you are just sitting down having a cup of coffee and listening to a friend tell you the story of their life.
There were many. I won't give them away here, but I had tears in my eyes during a few parts of this book. And at other points I was smiling wide.
Wonderful book. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in space, but I would also recommend this to anyone looking for a different perspective on life. Not all of us have the clear goals and determination that Chris Hadfield does, but even for those of us that wander through life this book is a great reminder to take a moment and remember that this is our journey.
This was a fun read for those out there that love Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, and Strax. I am really hopping to see more books about them or even perhaps a spin off show.
This is a light read. Fun, entertaining, but something that even a child could listen to. I don't know exactly what other books I would compare it too.
I have not listened to any of Dan Starkey's other performances, but I loved his narration!
Yes I listened to this book all in one sitting. Then I listened to it again the next day just for fun while I was cleaning the house.
I loved this fun and entertaining book!
Fascinating! Entertaining! Surprising!
I love Mary Roach's work. I have read all her books, but I have to say I was a little hesitant to read this one. I didn't know what to expect. Could the digestive system really be that interesting? Would I just be grossed out the whole time? I decided to jump in anyway. I was not disappointed. I think Mary Roach's genuine fascination with the world creates a contagious atmosphere of awe. Many time through out the book I found myself thinking "Wow! that is really interesting." Her style of writing also has a certain light hearted joy to it. Making you almost feel like you are there with her while she is sticking her whole arm into a cow. A spectator to a good friends adventures. I was also not grossed out at all. Well maybe a little bit during the saliva part, but in general I was not. I even ate lunch a few times while listening.
Yes and I love the way she narrates!
I found the most interesting part to be getting a larger perspective on what people believe about the body. Every age it seems has it's thing. Today it might be Gluten intolerance, but 100 years ago it might have been bosom snakes. Self diagnosis run amok no matter what period you live in. Also a perspective on what science and medicine had to say. It is really amazing to see things from a larger scale. It really puts todays beliefs in perspective.
I highly recommend reading this book if you like Mary Roach! You will really really enjoy it!
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