I listen while I drive and I love to drive
I really enjoyed all of the characters Smithson meets in his quest. The book made me want to get of my old fat butt and put some miles on my bike.
I enjoyed this book, but the flashbacks bothered me. I understand that they were an important part of the book, but the way they were written made it difficult for me to keep track of the story. Ide would begin a flashback of his sister but wouldn't finish that part of the story until much later in the book. This jumping back and forth was annoying to me.
I found this book to be wonderfully descriptive and imaginative. The simple optimism of Smithy in spite of all his hardships was very refreshing. Great job of narrating as well!
I kept thinking the main character was kind of wierd, but at the same time I really liked listening to his thoughts. Without treating them as victims - it gives a unique point of view on how mental illness affects family members.I did not want it to end - and when it did I wanted a sequal.
Wonderfully written and read by McLarty - this Odyssey takes a tragic character and follows him as he finds meaning and value in his life. A great listen. Long but unstoppable - with a great ending.
The story of this book is quite interesting but the narrators flat voice just droned on with almost no change in inflection, that it got to the stage where i couldnt stand it any longer. Poor Smithy had to be left somewhere along his ride as it became impossible to listen any more. A shame really because the story was good. Maybe i will buy the book!
I couldn’t even finish this book. It was an insult to my intelligence, crude, base and so boring. I had to “fast forward” many parts because they were so vulgar. I can’t believe it was rated so high! I will NEVER trust those ratings again! I finally just quit listening, I don’t have to subject myself to that. I’m just disgusted I wasted time and money on it. I had to give it one star because it wouldn't let me save it without giving it one.