Almost never do I enjoy a narration of a book by the author. Guess I am spoiled by the stage-trained skills of people like Simon Jones and Wil Wheaton. Herb Silverman's reading of his book is not very great. But the content is funny, touching, and illuminating. I didn't know him before listening to this book but I learned a lot. This is an intellectual look at our politics and culture, mixed with the attempts of Silverman to bring a little light and education into the discussion of religious/political interactions. It is well worth listening to.
Fun, engrossing Scalzi book!
I love the humor combined with technical aspects... and, in this one, the individual dealing with politics of chain of command.
Always, it is hard to understand why people stay in abusive situations. Somehow this incredible story left me with more understanding of why that can happen. I loved how the author rose above the problems. It just felt like it left off abruptly, choosing to keep private the next, happier, chapters of her life as she met her husband and had her own children. Perhaps she will write those chapters eventually ...
Well-read audio books are ALWAYS better than the print version. It adds another dimension of pleasure to the work....
The story is unique and plot development superb. Fascinating to read/hear. Don't miss it!
The premise reminds me of an annotated Swiss Family Robinson that I read years ago. I loved the clever problem solving! And the characters are developed so well that I was "on the edge" all the time. I look forward to more Andy Weir.
Don't have a particular one. Perhaps the historical notes on the prison system.
Most of them were great.
We enjoyed the production and also the historical notes afterwards.
I don't know.
The problem was more than the narration.
It could have been a clever idea. But the sophomoric sex/body stuff was intolerable.
Bosch is hunting serial sexual predators. Tthis book has too much violent sick sex stuff for me. We chose it because Michael Connelly writes well and we had liked a previous Harry Bosch story but --not this one..
Dick Hill is an excellent narrator. Connelly is an excellent writer. The story is not one I cared to read.
The Narration is excellent
After enjoying Scalzi's Fuzzy Nation, we tried this one ... both books are takes on our culture's acceptance of aliens, but the dialog here is even more humorous and has a depth that is wonderful. I have become an instant fan of the narration skills of Wil Wheaton. He is excellent.
I would hope that every educated person, no matter their belief system, would read this book. It is always important to examine ideas from different perspectives.
Actually this book would be better in print, largely because my vocabulary and historical knowledge would benefit from stopping to look up a word or historical incident ... after hearing it, I bought the print version so that I could do that.
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