If I knew they enjoyed the previous Dexter books, yes. Otherwise, no, it's not the place to start.
It felt forced, and a little too random. It's hard to be specific without giving spoilers.
No, I've read the previous books, but this is the first one I have listened to.
I already know it has more than one!
As Dexter books go, this one was a little weak. It's always nice to hear the author read his own work though, as it gives you an insight as to how they see the characters and events.
Possibly, if this was a subject they were interested in and wanted to read widely. If it was for a one-off read of a "tell-all" Scientology book then there are others I would pick (My Billion Year contract for example)
There were no characters as such, but Sandy did a good job with the narration.
Not to become a scientologist :) (Not that I needed inspiration for that)
Professional. Slight lisp.
No, it was far too long for that, and covering too many topics. It was ideal for listening on the commute to work though.
A good series of lectures on why we are the way we are. My one criticism would be that the presenter relies heavily on the field of evolutionary psychology, and there is a reasonable amount of doubt here to present anything as any kind of final answer. (And no, I am not an evolution denier ... quite the opposite, but this particular science is still not on a firm foundation. Yet.)
He is pretty open about all the proposed explanations though, so I didn't see a major problem with this, and the lectures were interesting.
I have heard most of what he was talking about before, but this was a good summary, and certainly a good starting point for anybody interested in the subject.
No. For those concepts that were new, I needed time to digest them, and since there are no notes supplied with the audio version, listening too quickly can mean you lose focus.
I think I remember others commenting about this, but skip the first chapter (about an hour). It's basically just the author telling you how MBAs suck, and you should follow his method. Not really sure what the purpose of this is since if you're already listening to/reading that chapter, then you've already paid for his book.
In general, it's a reasonable summary of a lot of concepts related to business and psychology. I'm sure MBAs are flawed - especially in the States where you need to go into so much debt to get one! - but this isn't comprehensive enough to replace one.
What it does do is give you a good idea of whether you'd actually like to take an MBA or not, whether it's an area that interests you or would just waste your time, and if all you need is an overview, then this is probably the book for you. There's plenty of extra reading material recommended throughout the book as well, so you can supplement your reading in those areas that interest you.
If the author had kept out of whole "vaccination causes autism" thing. I didn't buy this to listen to a load of scaremongering justifications for why vaccinations are bad. Once I got to this part I just stopped listening and returned it.
I listened to Change of Heart, which was decent enough, though too much of a rehash of King's "The Green Mile" for my taste.
I think I'm done with Picoult now.
It's multiple narrators, which works well with the multiple viewpoints, rather than getting the same person to do different voices for each character.
I think that's obvious by now ... the preachy anti-vax scene.
Picoult has just struck out for me ... I'll move on to other authors.
In the top quartile
When the scale of the Ringworld was conveyed.
I listened to this one purely because I'd never read it, and it seemed like a gap in my sci-fi background ... It's well worth a listen, though elements of the plot may perhaps be considered a little cheesy today.
It's a short book based on one premise, so it's hard to pick out a single moment.
He has a nice easy style, possibly because he's reading his own material.
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