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Great overview of basic genetic concepts, would recommend to all university students studying the subject. Only issue was the author attempting the voices of the people she interviewed, accents and all. It made it a bit difficult to listen to in places but on the whole it was excellent.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
People who want outdated information, who don't mind the unnecessary use of 5-dollar words to explain what many other truly intelligent authors have given us. She revels in her trips to talk to to famous researchers, her descriptive passages are cloyingly engulfed with the cocky pride of her accomplishments. Pass the barf bag.
Did Kat Arney do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
No characters - it's NONFICTION
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Anger. Disappointment. Disgust. I literally batted my iPhone across the room in disgust (I have a great case - no worries). Total waste of money.
Any additional comments?
The author needs to know that her works is outdated and provides much incorrect information. I literally had JUST finished another book about genes written by an actual doctor in the midst of genetic research. Thought this book would be a great followup to that. I was wrong.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Great book, excellently narrated. Goes into genetics in quite a bit of detail - so not for a reader who knows nothing about biology - but pays off nicely for those with a little bit of knowledge in genetics.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is a great read, the author takes you on her journey of discovery in understanding genes. It's easy to follow and the examples given are easy also easy to understand and imagine.
I highly recommend this book
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Excellent narration makes this an interesting and informative book. I am inspired to learn more.
the narration, interviews and topics in this book are fantastic. definitely recommend! Kat's accents that she puts on are hilarious 😂