Liked being 'along for the ride' in foreign locations to hear what's going on out there.
A fascinating concept with an incredible array of really good characters and Bo does this story pick you up and move.
Melanie is an old broad you will learn to both admire for her crazy like. Fox, daring without caring and I don't think I've ever met someone as self centered and delay duded in such a crazy, scarey and brutal way you can't help but both marvel and laugh. She is beyond amusing. So many characters who have a depth , if so someone told me I'd know this much about so many I would have said no thanks, but they come upon you or you them for a meaningful and interesting purpose...not hard to manage at all.
Great performances! I heard Melanie and the others this way in my head when I. Read the print version ages ago!
Sweeping beyond what you thought possible...riveting and great fun with characters you hate to love cause they are just that badly good.
In the top 5 for biographical books
The fact that he was alive when real pirates like Blackbeard roamed the earth as well as at momentous times like the Declaration of Independence etc.
Just an awareness that I was lucky to happen again on such a well done bit of history
I love reading myself and listening when the narrator is at least as good as the voices I imagine. This reader is one voice but really good and appropriate to the story and characters
Each one is so well developed hard to choose but obviously Einstein seconded only by Travis and Nora with Nora edging out Others perhaps as she comes the farthest from start to finish more than I would have thought realistically possible. I LOVE the sense of human character growth from potential to 'reality' in a short period of time and without relying on torturing the character forever. This is very uplifting encouraging, a good example of not only what is ephemerally possible, but what is probable with choosing the right attitude!
Not that I know of
Skipped some 'adult parts when listening with kids but I felt very happy and at peace with the world and even joy for life and its mysteries seriously. Periodically was impressed and noticed how well written th s all while being gripped by the story very coo!
This strikes the perfect balance of information presented in an engaging style. Very enlightening but at the same time stirs frustration and great caution while providing great clarity. If you want to know what happens behind closed doors in health care and the agencies that we have created to protect and serve us in this regard this is a sobreing dose of reality with a reminder to stay vigilant for yourself and beyond all the science, think for yourself and always check any perspective against basic 'farmers arithmatic' and if it doesn't seem to add up - regardless of the claims of the 'expert' keep asking questions until your satisfied you understand then trust your own common sense.
The deepth to which intellectual arrogance can consume those that are well educated and either blind them to their own faillings or lead them to lies and subtrofuge.
The only thing that can change a simple basic fact is context - open books with an open mind and go from there - this is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to find a cure for what ails most of us.
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