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Is there anything you would change about this book?
If I were a professional audiobook voice talent, and commissioned to read a mainstream science-for-the-layperson title like this one, I think I might take a look at the text, notice that there are some foreign terms and ten-dollar English ones in it, and find out how to pronounce them. The narrator for this book didn't do that. Consequently, his pronunciations of French and Latin names and phrases becomes absolutely hilarious at times--enough to have taken me right out of the book.
I'm not talking about esoteric terms here; just that it's not King Lewis XVI, and not Chateau-nee-uf du Poppay, and not inexORable, and not "in vino vu-REE-tas" and...and... There's one such gaffe every few minutes.
Sadly, this makes a fairly thought-provoking text sound kind of...well, silly.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Though it starts off a little slow, this book is well worth the wait. It's fascinating to find out how powerful our expectations can be, in relation to ourselves and to others we might unknowingly influence. The scientific information here is presented in an anecdotal, entertaining and easy-to-digest manner.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful