Sat Nov 17 00:00:00 MST 2007Rating:5.0
My daughter loves this, having already read it and listened to the audio in the library numerous times, she was thrilled to own it and have it available any time she wants it. I enjoy listening too.
Wed Dec 07 00:00:00 MST 2011duckie01 Rating:4.0
This book is enormous. It is very academic. I don't think it's possible to read this kind of book with understanding while listening to any type of music, excepting classical. I expect that this book will appeal primarily to the pale-faced library-dwelling researchers active in this field. Nonetheless, the book is, I think, accessible to any normal human in possession of patience and an interest in various human norms and the rather significant role that religion has played in their development (wait did I write that backwards?). I have not completed a reading of this book from cover to cover but it is quite clear to me that the enormous page count is justified. In his discussion, the author defines terms carefully and quite impressively, in my opinion, discusses the many different (though themselves interrelated) conceivable variables that have affected the development of a number of major cultural traditions. I like this book. I anticipate enjoying it as food for thought for years to come. I'm sure the scholar's have serious opinions about this book and it's perceived inadequacies but I'm - at best - a plebeian with respect to these matters and I couldn't be happier having it as an thorough and well-written reference on my shelf.
Sun Jan 13 00:00:00 MST 2008pinkflmgo2 Rating:5.0
My son brought this book home from the library and it is the best. I got it for him for Christmas and love to listen to him read it with such expression. It is a great book for 5-9 years. Sarcasim, humor, thoughtfulness and cute all in one!
Wed Oct 10 00:00:00 MDT 2007kneazle Rating:5.0
These hardback books are wonderful and make the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans (the holidays are coming). The best parts are the hand written notes from Harry, Hermione and Ron throughout the "Fantastic Beast & Where to find them" (still giggling). Once you read the "Quidditch through the Ages" you will see why it's the best game in the wizard world. And after you read these you will want to reread or listen to all the Harry Potter books (all at Overstock.com at a great price).
Fri May 18 00:00:00 MDT 2007sweetlu Rating:5.0
One of Dr. Seuss's very best! As much fun to read as it is to listen to. My son & I would giggle our way through every time. There's an important lesson about tolerance, that shines through. It was my son's favorite book growing up. He's 28 now, and I'm reading the very same book to his children. I purchased this copy for him to keep at his house. My grandchildren love it every bit as much as he did, and I'm sure they will be reading it to their children too. A MUST HAVE for any child's library!
Wed May 19 00:00:00 MDT 2010pegalino Rating:5.0
I had originally found this at my local library. After listening, and thoroughly enjoying the poems and Bill Murray's introduction, I decided to purchase three copies. One for a friend who is a reading teacher to use in her high school, another for a contemporary for Mother's Day with an emphasis on "Lanyard" and finally for an adult daughter. All of us raved about it. A great, light hearted gift.
Thu May 20 00:00:00 MDT 2010griefrelief Rating:5.0
For anyone who is grieving the loss of an infant, this is an excellent resource. But it is especially appealing to young children who are old enough to look at picture books and to listen to stories. It is a factual account with delightful illustrations that depict the joy of pregnancy, the shock of loss and the sadness that surrounds the whole family when death sneaks in. Very insightful without being judgmental or religiously specific. It is a superb "read aloud" story that teaches adults and children alike. It is a mainstay of my bereavement library and one copy has nearly been worn out by one client with two young daughters.
Thu Nov 02 00:00:00 MST 2006mellen11 Rating:5.0
I rarely buy books, being an avid library patron. I took the audio CDs of Ominvore's Delimma to the check out counter at my local branch and the head librarian raved about it. He was right, after I starting it I couldn't wait to get back into my car to listen to it. Now I amy ordering three to give as gifts! I had expected the author to bash the food we eat, but was pleasantly surpised to hear balanced views on the food we eat, how it is grown and aquired. It is the kind of book we all wish we had read as students, informative yet wonderfully entertaining. Not just facts and figures, but first hand experiences showing how things are in the food chain.
Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 2010evergreen Rating:5.0
Tired of dieting, I decided to try something new. I stumbled onto Dr. Mark Hyman's Ultra Prevention, which I checked out of the library and read in book form. I learned so much about how what we eat having a direct relation to various common health problems. Then I saw a DVD presentation of Five Forces of Wellness on public television. Dr. Hyman has a kind, non-pressure voice, and years of experience as a practicing internal medicine physician. He is a proponent of integrative medicine. He is not extreme in any way. He makes good common sense! So, when I saw the CD set on Overstock, read by Dr. Hyman, I bought a copy to listen in my car going to and from work. I am pleased with my purchase.