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What made the experience of listening to Things I've Learned from Dying the most enjoyable?
I liked the author's sincerity and candor, especially considering the difficult, personal nature of the subjects he covers. The book had a lively pace that kept us engaged. The listener also learns facts about the medical and the criminal justice systems.
What did you like best about this story?
There are three different stories that intertwine and interlock very skillfully, throughout the book. This kept it interesting. As you listen to one story you realize you are eager to know how the other story is going.
What about David R. Dow’s performance did you like?
Well what is not to like about having the author actually read his own book?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
We did eagerly listen to this book during a 10 hour round trip drive; it was great company.
Any additional comments?
My husband and I listened to this together and really enjoyed it. Don't let the off-putting subject of death put you off listening to this. It is an engaging, enjoyable, worthwhile book.
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From the first sentence I was engrossed. David Dow is a talented and compassionate author who can paint vivid pictures with his words. The listener/reader will learn about the unfairness within the US Justice System and may well have their blood boil as they learn that so many of the impoverished on Death Row who may well be innocent do not have a hope for retrial or clemency. You see nobody is listening and nobody cares.
There are a few, however. David Dow is one of them and as you read on you can feel the stress that both David and his team feel as they fight to the end to save people's lives.
But this book has several layers. Not only his work but his relationships with his family and his beloved family dog who he has cherished for over thirteen years.
This is the second of David Dow's books that I have had the pleasure to enjoy and I really hope that he is working on more. He is an educator who has a gift and I highly recommend that you invest in this wonderful book.