I bought this book expecting a scientific view of how and why music works. This is one of those occasions where I would say "Be careful what you wish for because I may come true". I got exactly what I expected. Unfortunately, I was so unprepared and uneducated when it came to music that it lost me almost right away.
I would recommend this book for someone is very highly educated in music, is familiar with music terminology, and has a curiosity about the brain and our anatomy of the ear. It is very "heady" and detailed.
I imagine someone who fits the description above will very much enjoy this book and learn a lot from it.
I, on the other hand, found myself taking far too long to process some information. By the time I was able to process it, I had missed about two minutes of the audio book and had to go back.
I enjoyed this book and its ideas of "blink". It seemed like a very interesting topic but I always felt like I was waiting for information that would truly convince me about "blink" moments.
I found myself having to process some of this book slowly as to understand what she was saying about the brain. That is only due to my limited knowledge of the brains anatomy. That didn't stop me from being very intrigued and compelled to listen to every second of this book. I enjoyed her very detailed description of what she experienced from her sudden stroke all the way through her recovery. It really educated me on how the brain works and just how dependent one part of the brain is to another just so we (human beings) can function the way we do.
It took a little while for this book to get its hooks in me, but when it did, it didn't let go. It was a great listen that always had me wanting to know what could possibly happen next
Having listened to the entire audiobook, I can easily recommend this book. In my opinion, I would have preferred more detailed action when Abe would go hunting for some blood-suckers, but still a great listen none-the-less. The story uses facts with fiction in such a way that it just makes perfect sense... As if it could have happened in reality. Starts off a little slow but be patient.. you won't regret it.
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