This was a very good and informative audio book. I liked everything about this lecture series..... except one trivial matter.... He states on a few occasions that these native peoples discovered certain things "totally on their own". Since we don;t know how most of these people arrived in the new world, we don't know how they learned to carve stone, smelt metal, etc.. I believe there were dozens if not hundreds of sea fearing people who ended up in south America. They would have brought and dispersed their knowledge. But that is a minor quibble. He does give some of his theories and opinions, which I appreciated. I found his comments on Pre INCA stonework very compelling. This is a must listen for any Peru Traveler. as an aside; 3 friends and I were going to Peru two years ago but LAN airlines gave our seats away to their employees at LAX. Remembering that painful experience saddened me . When I go to Peru next year (on DELTA or UNITED) I will listen to this again. He brings Peru to life. Definitely worth the purchase.
BEST AUDIOBOOK I HAVE LISTENED TO. THE STORY IS ONE EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW.
OBVIOUSLY..... ADAM BROWN!
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IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN A DRUG ADDICT PLEASE READ THIS BOOK, AND GET THEM A COPY
I enjoyed this book. I liked how Michael Brooks wasn't afraid to delve into topics like cold fusion. He comes across as a very intelligent and unbiased author. If you like science you will like this book.
This is a good book, but I have yet to finish it because the narrator is unbearable! I'm sure she is a nice lady, but she ruined this book for me. If Paula Dean is appealing to you, then get this book. Fyi I love the South, I lived in Mississippi for a year, and I enjoyed the people, but I didn't enjoy this at all!
I loved John Vaillant's book "the tiger" . This book, does not match up to that book in my opinion. He does a great job telling the story, but it's just too long. There is way to much bashing of the logging industry. I am a tree hugger by nature, I believe trees have spirits, and I liked how he discribed this, the First Nation people, and all the characters. He also does a good job discribing the horrible practices of some in the logging industry. But he keeps going back to bashing the logging industry. Toward the end of the book, I felt like he was trying to manipulate the reader and fill pages. Get his book The Tiger, but wait on this one until it's discounted. Then listen to the first 75% and move on.
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