Already have - about 3 times!
Professor Kricher knows his subject and makes it accessible and interesting! It was like being a kid again and discovering how cool dinosaurs were for the first time. He doesn't just talk about the dinosaurs but also the history of fossil hunting, the personalities of the people who found and studied the fossils, and there's even a chapter of dinosaurs in film. Finishing this lecture had me searching (fruitlessly) for other audiobooks about dinosaurs.
The ending is my only criticism of the book. It was a little over-the-top.
I liked the way she did the voice of the main character. It made her even more believable.
Just couldn't get into it. Slow, wordy, not enlivened by the almost hypnotic tones of the narrator, nothing really worked for me. And what's with the sound effects at the start of each chapter?
Though it goes without saying, I could have lived happily the rest of my life without knowing exactly how much the weight of my pillow can be attributed to bug feces, thank you.
I gobbled up this book, and when it was done I started it again. The idea itself was so simple - a social history inspired by living in a house. Yet no one but Bill Bryson could relate the history of closets with the discovery of Otzi the Iceman!
Absolutely, because the "what to do in case of a bear attack" advice is invaluable!
I certainly came close!
I haven't been in the woods since!
No big ups, no big downs, just a nice, easy, cozy book. If you're tired of being hit by a "cliffhanger" at the end of every chapter, take a break from the drama and relax with this one!
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