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Paul Sheldon

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Excellent deep dive into beer styles

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-12-2018

This is an excellent book for those wanting to take a deep dive into various beer styles from around the world. The book is packed with information, from the history of each style, to current trends, with tips and tricks from brew masters renowned for each particular style. The only disappointment, with 26 recipes to try, is that there is no accompanying PDF. You will need to write down each recipe, along with the tips and tricks, as you listen. Very tedious.

If you only ever read one book on beer...

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

Reviewed: 30-11-2018

If you only ever read one book on beer... this should be it. Great coverage of what beer is, how it came about, where and how the various styles are made, and most importantly, how to taste beer and build your tasting knowledge and experience. It covers the various styles, the basics of brewing (but it is not a book on how to brew beer by any means), tasting, judging and how to enjoy this great beverage. Highly recommended.

Classic horror stories, terrible performance

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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-2018

There probably isn't much that can be said about Lovecraft that hasn't already been said. He is a master of horror and very eloquent. Despite the older style of language these stories are still both entertaining and relevant today. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the narration. The combination of uncountable mis-pronunciations, in many cases of relatively common words, coupled with a style that sees every piece of dialogue delivered as if from an old man, makes this difficult to listen to. I would recommend reading the works instead.

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Great coverage of a huge topic just a little dated

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-07-2017

Where does The Joy of Science rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Joy of Science is a great way to cover a lot of territory without getting too bogged down in any one area. The fact that the course is nearly 20 years old however does show up in several areas, astronomy in particularly the search for other habitable planets, genetics and particle physics (the LHC was nearly a decade from being built when this course was recorded). This does detract from an otherwise excellent course.

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Don't bother!

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-2017

What would have made The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k better?

Having some actual content that added value to the listener. The presentation isn't too bad, quite funny in parts, but the content is just banal rubbish. "Do what you want" is the message, the rest of the book simply tells you how to make lists of things you want to do and how to politely avoid doing things you don't want to do, hardly enlightening stuff.

What was most disappointing about Sarah Knight’s story?

Lack of any depth of content, just superficial rubbish.

Would you be willing to try another one of Sarah Knight’s performances?

No

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The book itself has no redeeming qualities, the presentation was mildly funny in parts but that's about it.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your time and money, there are much better books on time and priority management available.