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Felipe Castillo

Vancouver, Canada
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It's Ecuador and not Peru

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-16

What was most disappointing about Bill Bryson’s story?

For somebody that supposedly did a lot of research before writing this book, it's very annoying to see such a huge mistake. Talking about the French sending their geodesic mission to Peru is totally wrong. The mission was sent to Ecuador, and back then it was known as "Territory of Quito" which became Ecuador, so at no point it was Peru.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Besides the cringe my body felt every time the author mentioned Peru instead of Ecuador, it was a good "read". Too bad I just discovered 13 years later after being published. But at the same time, when talking about Higgs and other discoveries, it's funny to see how things happened in the past, in the same way the book talks about its past.

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Not as good as the previous books

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-21-16

Worth the "read" but with previous books I could (and did) re-read them, this one I won't

Great information that everybody should know

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-15

It's a great story but its delivery can get tedious. It can get a bit confusing with so many names. Nonetheless everybody should read this book

Good narrative

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-15

The story starts a little slow, it picks up but not much. When the book starts the get better and better it eventually ends. I'm not sure if a second book is in the making, otherwise I didn't like the ending.

Full of twists and turns

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-14

Any additional comments?

I love this book, it made me always want to guess what the ending would be. Everytime something new appeared, my mind was racing to try to find out an explanation and an ending. Even though I try, I never guessed what would have happened, making it a great book!
The fact that I was constantly guessing, made me so involved in the story. I couldn't put the book down!!!

Change my life for good

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-14

Any additional comments?

I found out about this book after watching some youtube videos about running, since I was having some pain in my hip after running.
After this book, I had a better understanding of running itself, and why my hip was hurting. I follow its advice and everything got fixed! no pain!
Besides the content of this book, which is great and inspiring, the performance is great. It gets you involved and connected to the characters.

My kind of fun book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-05-14

If you could sum up The Sex Lives of Cannibals in three words, what would they be?

The most fun you can have by getting close to somebody else's life

Any additional comments?

This book made me love audiobooks even more and decided to buy all the books from this author. From the way the author address you, the informality, it makes for such comical situations. I highly recommend this book

Hard to relate when he was already a great athlete

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-29-14

What would have made Finding Ultra better?

I saw the reviews and thought it will be a great book but I couldn't get pass a couple of chapters. It's extremely hard to relate when this guy was already an excellent athlete, destined for greatness and because of bad decision he slip from his path. Even though he tries to make you feel bad about him being a little antisocial or awkward, the story still makes me feel that he has it everything, he's spoiled and he doesn't realize it until he turned 40 (what a pity). Given that I'm not from the US, my background it's different where people almost never have this type of opportunities and if they did, they wouldn't let them go as easily. It almost makes me mad just listening to the story that I had to stop.
The narrative doesn't have a lot of impact. Even though he's telling his own story, I can't fell any of the emotions he's trying to convey.

What didn’t you like about Rich Roll’s performance?

He's not so bad, but I can tell this is the first time he does something like this. Like I said before, he's not good at conveying emotions, even though it's his own story.

What character would you cut from Finding Ultra?

The main character...

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