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5.0 out of 5 stars Water, water everywhere, April 24, 2011
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This review is from: The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water (Hardcover)
A whole book about water? Really?

We all know water is precious and important in our lives, but like most U.S. citizens, I used to take safe, clean water for granted.

Never again after reading "The Big Thirst." The book is compelling and fun to read, serious and hopeful.

Charles Fishman is a great storyteller and writer. With humor and facts, he identifies and explores vital issues as he travels to Las Vegas, Australia, India, UAE and beyond. He presents ideas, information and critical issues in a thoughtful and calm manner.

This important and book changed the way I think about water, and has lessons for individuals, communities and policy makers.

I no longer feel numbed by water worries; I even feel hopeful. And I keep thinking about my relationship with water, including why a body of water makes me so happy, and why some fountains are amazing and others are just annoying (you know the type). This book will keep me (and others) thinking and talking about water for a long time to come.
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Initial post: Apr 30, 2011 6:56:32 PM PDT
Sand G says:
Great! Glad you enjoyed the reading. For those of us who don't have time to read but listen to books on our kindle, Amazon sticks it up to us. Since they acquired Audible more and more books on Kindle are sold without Audio - the big short and now the big thirst. I can see how Amazon tries to get the last penny from its clients and does not show much respect to them by not keeping their promises with regards to the Kindle. Not sure if I'll trust amazon with their electronics again.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2011 3:18:45 PM PDT
C. Fishman says:
Sand G - I'm sorry the audio on Kindle is not as common as it should be. I hope you understand that authors, in particular, have absolutely no control of those kinds of decisions. We're all for getting the book out in every possible form.

You do know, I hope, that "The Big Thirst" is available in an audio download form - not just CDs, but in a digital download from Audible or from iTunes. Not inexpensive, alas, and you already own the Kindle - but just so you know.

Thanks. Charles Fishman, Author, "The Big Thirst"
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