I have never written a review before. But I disliked this book so much I wanted to tell others not to listen to it. I got this book because I really liked his second book "All the light I could not see." The main character and actually the entire story was so utterly unbelievable and unrelateable it was painful to drag myself to the end, which was just as disappointing as the beginning and middle. Doerr does write very well. I enjoy his descriptions, transitions and details. But this tale was just too long, too many twists and too unbelievable. A scientist with a PhD would never be so stupid. It was an insult to my intelligence.