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Jeremy

Jeremy Malvern Wells, United Kingdom Member Since 2010
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  • "Clever, entertaining and well narra..."

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    What an interesting and unusual book, and read in a clear, straightforward style. I have to disagree with the previous reviewer about incorrect inflection. Judge for yourself, but I found the no-nonsense narration easy and enjoyable to listen to.

    "Adapt" is a practical application of complexity theory to modern life. As such it challenges many common sense assumptions. Failure is often the prelude to success, because it involves experiment, which allows us to learn, if we can recognise, admit and understand our mistakes.

    The case examples are interesting, from the "toaster project" to the overturning of Rumsfeldt's disasterous central planning of the Iraq war, to the building of the first Spitfire through the persistence of a maverick civil servant and the generosity of an eccentric female philanthropist. Perhaps there are a few too many military examples. However, I really enjoyed this audiobook.

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    Everything we know about solving the world's problems is wrong. Out: Plans, experts and above all, leaders. In: Adapting - improvise rather than plan; fail, learn, and try again. In this groundbreaking new book, Tim Harford shows how the world's most complex and important problems - including terrorism, climate change, poverty, innovation, and the financial crisis - can only be solved from the bottom up by rapid experimenting and adapting.

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    What did you like most about A History of English Food?

    The subject matter.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Clarissa Dickson Wright?

    Anyone. Her style of speech is ideal for the tv but considering she was a barrister and she wrote the book she seemed to have no feel for the text. I ended up not finishing the last part because I became so irritated by her phrasing.


    Any additional comments?

    Authors shouldn't be allowed to narrate their books unless they are also actors.

Peter

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  • "Love Hearts Appeal"

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    Great Idea. Everyone should support. Entertaining to listen to. This author never ceases to impress. Well done Bill Bryson!

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    Audible is proud to join Bill Bryson in supporting The Love Hearts Appeal at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. So here's an exclusive audio piece, written and narrated by Bill, just for you. For every copy downloaded, Audible will donate money to The Love Hearts Appeal so it can continue to fund pioneering research into childhood cardiac conditions. Please share the link with friends and family: www.audible.co.uk/lovehearts, and let's raise as much money as we can for a great cause.

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