Alberta Canada | Member Since 2012
I'm certainly not a young adult but I really enjoyed this story. Combining physics and cosmology (explaining things like dark matter) made the book very engaging. Characters were well developed and I loved the narrator.
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel come to mind. That series was incredible!
I'm expecting that a follow up book to Gideon and the Cutpurse is in the works as the story ended quite abruptly.
I loved the children.
The unseen world of past and future.
There seemed to be an underlying theme of good vs evil in the book and on some level the invitation for goodness. It wasn't preaching but the consequences of not living a good life were conveyed through Gideon.
Urgent Action Needed!!!
Naomi Klein is a brilliant investigative journalist, environmentalist, activist and a down to earth, real person. I can't say enough how much I appreciate the effort she's gone through to dig up the information she has and her ability to write so clearly and in such an engaging way.
The narrator was amazing - she brought out the best in the book. I can't say enough about how engaging she made the listen.
No More Trashing Our Planet - Sociopaths Begone!
What I know is this ...this precious planet that we call home has gone from a pristine haven to a polluted hell in less than a hundred years. This has happened because we haven't paid attention. We've elected (for the most part) uninformed people who have allowed industry (primarily fossil fuel and agriculture) to destroy our earth right before our eyes. 45% of our fresh water lakes and rivers are now too polluted for swimming, fishing and aquatic life! The pH of the oceans have swung into the acid range killing marine life on a scale as never before. Air and soil are contaminated; people are experiencing more asthma, allergies, cancer as never before. I think to myself - how dare they destroy our planet! I loved the audio version and have also purchased the book. I'm thinking of purchasing several more books which I plan to give to my local politicians. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to take action after listening to what she has to say.
It captures style of writing/reading that is very nostalgic ... an audio version similar to watching a classic on TV (Perry Mason, Columbo...).
The narrator captures an era and style of reading - he's really good.
I didn't listen to the entire story. (see additional comments)
Once in a while it's nice to come across classics like this but I didn't listen to the entire story because after a while I was wanting something more up to the minute and relevant to the here and now.
For a course type listen this ranks way up there. It was informative - in depth and enjoyable. It was like sitting in a lecture theater listening to a professor extraordinaire - a person who is not only learned but loves the subject matter.
I've been a great fan of (mythologist) Joesph Campbell for years and this book complemented his work and built on it.
Her passion and desire to share her love of the subject really came through - she's wonderful!
Thanks Professor Vandiver - you are awesome!
I love intelligent dialogue and this book had it - kept me engaged even in the realm of the absurd (I'm referring to the Cyclops part of the book) ...crazy but he pulled it off.
Are you kidding? The book was pure escapism Indiana Jones style which I enjoy once in a blue moon and apparently the there were two full moons this month and somehow the book showed up in my library.
The narrator was outstanding! As ridiculous as the plot was, he pulled it off.
Once in a while we all need a vicarious adventure and escape and this book was a great vehicle.
Informative - Engaging - Entertaining! If you love cooking and food facts and trivia, it doesn't get much better than this.
I always suspected that many of our food preferences were shaped by the movers and shakers of the food industry and David Sax verified my suspicions and really explained how it works. I love his passion for food and his ability to engage his listener (in this case - me) and in a vicarious way take me with him behind the scenes. As a food lover/cook - this book was a joY!
I'd love to see more books like this. It's about something real - it's interesting and exciting.
Thanks Mr. Sax!
Breath of Fresh Air
I believe there was no charge for this audio book - not sure why but thanks very much; it was a great surprise for this wonderful gift.
Its refreshing to come across an author who really knows how to write- the sentences are creatively and beautifully structured - there is intelligence behind this work which I really appreciated.
You get a glimpse into the mans thinking process as if you are right there with him.
The narrator was brilliant - a joy to the ears.
Not sure when this book was written but if recently then I would have installed secret cameras to catch the thief.
I want to read more by this author and hear more by this narrator ...thank you both!
Yes- its an action packed super hero fiction where the hero always comes out shining inspite of non stop obstacles and injuries that would leave most dead at the first blow.
I was impressed how the book went on and on and on ... and actually that wasn't a bad thing - in fact it made the book more enjoyable ...that and the comic aspect of it. In some ways it read like a comic book with the hero and villans and cast of characters. Its not the kind of book I normally would listen to but once I got on to the comic reality of it, I sank in and kind of enjoyed it in spite of the wham bam shootem up at every turn (I fast forwarded some of the gory parts). I think its the kind of book that could even get a cult following - particularly guys.
All of them - the narrator was incredible.
The narrator was outstanding - what an amazing voice!
i would absolutely recommend this book! One of his one of his best if not *the* best. The narrator - Michael Beck is brilliant, brings the characters to life and never misses a beat...flawless delivery; I am in awe how this is possible.
The storyline is engaging, interesting and what a surprise for an ending; I loved it. Also reinforced for me why I disdain most lawyers so much.
No but I will look for more by him; he's amazing!
Whiny Victim Revived.
If you want a light listen to pass the time and don't mind all the self reflection and whining, this might be a better choice than a gory murder mystery.
Possibly. If only the author offered more depth and realty rather than morality and obsessive self talk.
Can't comment because this book isn't worth a film.
Give us some depth.
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