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Superb book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-04-2018

Simply fabulous, with a sobering, brutal finish. well worth reading. . . . . .

A great disappointment

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-12-2015

What disappointed you about Natural Born Heroes?

Having read Born to Run several times, I came to this book with reasonable high expectations. Sure, those poor reviews Natural Born Heroes had received were only an accident, I thought. I was wrong. The book was a big disappointment. Natural Born Heroes is patchwork of narratives put together to make the underlying story - the kidnapping of German general - go the distance. Frequently, I found myself lost wondering when the central story would come back into play. Some of McDougall "discoveries" are only half interesting and way too drawn out, while those relating to nutrition have the factual inaccuracies and misrepresentations common in those who do not understand the science (the book should come with health hazard warning!).In sum, the book rarely excited and frequently annoyed. That's the sad truth.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Terrible diction

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-08-2014

Would you try another book written by Bill Bryson or narrated by Bill Bryson?

I found Bill Bryson's narrative too thick and very hard to follow. Actually, I think it spoiled what could have been an otherwise good book. I found myself lost to many times and had enough of it. Only heard about 1/4 of the book, but lost my interest in it. It's simply too hard.

While I would READ another book by this author (considering the many I read previously), I WOULD NOT TRY another book narrated by him.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Well, too much!

2 of 6 people found this review helpful