The narrator has a few good character voices, but speaks everyone's lines with the same cadence. It is too fast. It is monotonous. It is tiring. It is hard to follow.
This book is not the opinion of one person trying to start a new diet fad. It's a well-researched and documented investigation of what has passed for science in the field of nutrition. Except for the Conclusions, any opinions come from researchers in the field, who are cited. Confessions of misrepresentation from Industry are cited. An excellent book!
I've been a Bill Harley fan for about 15 years, having seen him perform at story-telling festivals, and other venues.
My kids (7, 9, and 12) like him too.
We listened to this recording on a car trip and were all disappointed. The material just wasn't very funny or interesting. My kids said it was "just dumb".
After listening to a half hour of "Blah, Blah, Blah", and a half hour of James Michener's "Alaska" they said they would rather listen to Michener.
I liked the book, up to a point. The point where I really had to struggle to understand the low-quality audio. The audio is really poor.
The content is sort of variable, spending a lot of time on the author's life, rather than on how to deal with becoming a widow/widower. I was hoping for less of the former, more of the latter.
This is a very useful book, and read well by the author. It gives good, practical techniques for steering your kids to be useful, helpful, cooperative, and on the road to self-sufficiency. Especially enlightening was the advice on keeping an emphasis on the marriage relationship, as it serves as a model for your kids' views on marital relationships.
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