I don't listen to a lot of books, and I don't read a lot of books, but I cannot believe how unbelievably great this book is. It is literally unreal I'm not going to tell you a thing about it, but it's so compelling you'll want to listen until the very last word.
Everything I have read or listened to by Bill Bryson is excellent. This book may not have been as "laugh out loud" (pretty sure that was not his aim...) but it was incredibly well written and narrated.
Once again Mr Bryson expands my learning in a desirable and fun way.
One of the most interesting books I’ve listened to. When I finished the first time, I listened to it once more. The author is brilliant. I will listen to it again for sure.
Great book, fascinating and accessible to the average listener.
I’ve learned so much about the body in such a fantastically entertaining and easy way. Bryson is brilliant in his ability to make even complicated things make sense. A true sign of a very gifted communicator who has taken great care to explain what he has taken great effort to understand first.
I always enjoy Bill Bryson, but this book was a different subject completely. I have read most of his travel books and enjoyed the humor and details of location. He took the same approach and researched it thoroughly to give us a real guide to our body, with his normal tongue in cheek approach. Learned a lot.
This was a nice listen jammed full of interesting facts about the body. But it's not just about how things work inside, I didn't find as much information about how we work as I'd thought. There was a good, if brief, explanation of the fit, function and form of the various body parts, and then a lot of explanation about the main scientists/doctors that did early work to figure these systems out. There are some fascinating stories contained in the book.
But I wish the author would have hired a narrator instead of doing it himself. He has a low voice that doesn't readily lend itself to an audio (ie: radio) format, so I ended up changing all of the bass, treble, and fade settings to better hear, without needing to max out the volume.
Full of interesting facts. You’ll learn a lot. Should be mandatory reading for everyone!
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