I thought the content was fascinating, but I could not pay attention to the audiobook for more than minutes at a time. The style of writing struck me as academic or sanitary or without personal connection from the author. At the end, I thought Faust needed to apply what the subject matter explored. For instance, Faust talked about how the Americans in the civil war tried to not treat all the civil war dead as just parts of a machine. In a recursive twist, Faust's style of writing treated the material as mechanical content, to be proven as in a PhD thesis. In a commercial book, I don't care if every point is perfectly proven. I want to connect with the humanity of the author and what he/she knows and cares about in the content. Dr. Faust, heal thyself.