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The Wise Man's Fear
- Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2
- By: Patrick Rothfuss
- Narrated by: Nick Podehl
- Length: 42 hrs and 55 mins
"My name is Kvothe. I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings...
Well worth your time
- By Robert on 09-08-11
I LOVE this author!
What did you like best about this story?
This book is like a collection of many linked short stories. If I had a hard copy version (like I do for Day One), I could open it up to any page and be absorbed into the story. The story is highly detailed and well thought out. I can imagine learning the different languages he covers.
Which character – as performed by Nick Podehl – was your favorite?
Any of the characters with the Modegan accent. He matches the voices to the characters so well that you can picture them the way they are described in the book.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I listened to this book all the time, even when exercising. I know when it came to funny parts, I would start laughing, but I got the strangest looks when it came down to the main character having to make some disturbing decisions...I'm sure my face registered my emotions to the character's actions.
Any additional comments?
I love this author. He wrote The Name of the Wind (Day One) and I actually bought both the hard cover and the paperback and currently have neither as they are both being lent out. I suggest his books to anyone I know who enjoys reading and I can't wait for Day Three.
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The Beak of the Finch
- A Story of Evolution in Our Time
- By: Jonathan Weiner
- Narrated by: Victor Bevine
- Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
Rosemary and Peter Grant and those assisting them have spend 20 years on Daphne Major, an island in the Galapagos, studying natural selection. They recognize each individual bird on the island, when there are 400 at the time of the author's visit or when there are over a thousand. They have observed about 20 generations of finches - continuously.Jonathan Weiner follows these scientists as they watch Darwin's finches and come up with a new understanding of life itself.
Fascinating in-depth look at evolution in action
- By Philip on 05-15-11
A good overview of evolution
Just to be clear: I never read the print version. I am taking an evolution course at my university and the professor "suggested" this book. The beginning is very slow; the first maybe four chapters. But then it gets interesting and then...even more interesting. This book covers evolution as it is visible and measurable as well as the theories of Darwin and the like. I enjoyed the reading by Victor Bevine, but I cannot say whether this has added to the book or not, being that there were no "characters" to be portrayed and no real "story" to be told.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful