The Knowledge

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dylan on 09-15-15

An interesting book that I found slowed later

Overall I'm glad I listened to this. It contains many little gems, a favourites among which were learning how food preservation actually works. Thst said, it should be obvious that this book is for those who find such things potentially interesting. It's too long for the more 'conventional' tidbits of information to sustain your interest.

My main complaint with the book is that I found much of the chemistry chapters and the later chapters on navigation and measurement tedious.. This might be because I have some background in physics and chemistry. The author also goes into quite painstaking detail, considering that this is a book for a general audience. Regardless, the aforementioned tidbits sustained me here for the most part.

The narration is perfectly good, if a little slow in places.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mr. L. Fallon on 12-01-15

In case of an emergency

Would you consider the audio edition of The Knowledge to be better than the print version?

I think so yes, as it is wonderfully narrated and the effect and drama is brought through in the audible version.

What does John Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

John Lee brings the drama and feel to the subject of this book. Really putting you in the situation of having to survive in the post-apocalypse. Am I fully prepared for what comes after an all out war? Probably not, but I now know how to start a fire without a lighter, or how to PH balance the earth to grow some potatoes! A good listen, I did so enjoy.

Any additional comments?

I would go through parts of this again definitely.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By John Ottaway on 06-26-16

Couldn't finish it

I did manage over 4 hours, but it was so tedious I had to stop. Given the subject, it would be so easy to inject a bit of humour, but it was like listening to someone reading a Haynes Manual... with having the decent information actually in one

Dull, boring and pointless. My first real disappointment on Audible

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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