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- A Guide for Occupants
- By: Bill Bryson
- Narrated by: Bill Bryson
- Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
In the best-selling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological makeup.
Bill Bryson at his best.
- By Bammosan on 13-10-19
Great book, let down somewhat by the narration
This was my first time listening to a Bill Bryson book and whilst the story had all the ingrediants I enjoy about his work, the narration made it difficult to fully appreciate. The author has a very soft voice without huge range and as such, I often found myself having to rewind and turn the volume up high to hear what had just been said. It didn't stop me enjoying the material, but it definitely sent me back to the kindle version for large sections. I'll continue to invest in Bill's books - but I don't think i would choose another audio book where the author has narrated the work himself.
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- Jack Reacher 3
- By: Lee Child
- Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
- Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys.
Jack Reacher.. Don't mess with this man
- By Eddie on 01-08-14
Not the best Jack Reacher novel....
What did you like best about Tripwire? What did you like least?
The underlying story isn't bad, but is dragged down by overly focusing on the (sometimes slightly disturbing) relationship between Jack Reacher and Jodie.
Would you recommend Tripwire to your friends? Why or why not?
No, there are too many other novels I would recommend above this.
What aspect of Garrick Hagon’s performance might you have changed?
Most of it, unfortunately. His performance just didn't resonate - and his interpretation of some of the characters was, at times, unpleasant to listen to.
Was Tripwire worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
Not a great listen, unfortunately. There are at least a dozen better Jack Reacher novels to work through.