I like Scott Brick's narration better than some folks. I think some find him a little too melodramatic. I find if I listen to him at a faster speed it makes it a much more enjoyable listen.
Takes place during Prohibition and examines the complete disregard many had for that particular law, and how *gangsters* got rich because of it.
A typical Cussler yarn, but from me that's a compliment. The historical setting is interesting as well.
An easy listen, but worth it.
The narration was perfect for the main character Mark Whatney.
It gets a little technical, but you don't have to be a technical person to appreciate the challenge and the logic Whatney is using trying to survive.
In attempting to leave Mars, after each setback is resolved, you're wondering, "What else can go wrong?"
Stay tuned, because you'll soon find out..
I don't get it.
The protagonist is pretty one dimensional, he's mildly sympathetic but he's not interesting. All the other characters are cardboard cut outs and, four hours into the story, I have no idea why I'm supposed to care what happens to this little troupe of people.
Gaiman's narration is good, but his story is missing, well, anything of interest.
Not sure why everyone likes it, but I was really disappointed and am returning it.
Had I known it was going to end with the criminal mastermind and Wells still mano y mano I would wait for the next one to come out before starting it.
Feel kind of cheated.
Not until the sequel was already out.
... listen to the book on a faster speed.
I think Brick is a great narrator, just way to deliberate. I know they tell you in public speaking to go slower than you think you need to go, but Scott is just too much.
If I listen to him on 1.5 times speed on the Audible app on my iPhone, it's perfect.
Try it, see if you don't like it better.
Typical Thor/Horvath, so if you liked it before you'll like this one.But the last chapter was too preachy for me.I understand stories need to condense timelines and maybe skip a process or two, but without spoiling, the actions taken by the President at the end of the book just ask us to stretch credulity too far.Like having a pretty good meal with burned crust on the apple pie.Good overall, but the last impression left a bad taste in my mouth.
So this tough business woman accused of murder basically allows the detective (actually, DA) to basically live in her back pocket without charging her?I usually like Sandra Brown, and I'm willing to allow some artistic license (like a district attorney who seems to be able to spend 24/7 on one case in which there hasn't even been an arrest made).But the way she acts after being essentially physically assaulted by the DA (not in a romantic way) is just not believable.I got through it, but I wasn't happy about it. I kept saying to myself, "There's just no way this person would act like this."
But he acknowledges that.
I really liked this book. I'm not sure if it will help me get rich or not, time will tell, but I think it will help regardless.
One thing he says repeatedly that I agree with - whether I do get rich of not - it's up to me.
This is not a technique book, i.e., a book that says this is how you buy real estate or stocks or own a business or whatever.
What he says is that you need to program your mind to allow you to be successful in doing those types of things, or whatever vehicle it is that you choose to get rich.
One point he brings up[ continually is that he's rich, you're not, and this is the foundation he set up for himself and other rich people have set up for themselves to get rich.
The people who didn't like the book I suspect are not rich, and so have no basis to claim that what he says isn't true.
In fact much of what he said rings very true for me, in that it's more about attitude and desire rather than technique.
In fact, he claims that all the technique in the world won't help you get rich without the proper attitude towards money and making money.
Witness lottery winners who can't hold onto their money - they don't have the "rich" mindset, and most times find themselves back to the level of wealth that they had before their lottery winnings.
The book is about the Millionaire mind, not the "Techniques and strategies that made millionaires millionaires."
I highly recommend it. Even if in the end you choose not to get rich, I think there are some valuable life lessons that apply to everyday life regardless of one's aspirations.
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