I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry. I also love to listen to the same whilst not paying attention to other things. I aim for my reviews to be short and succinct so that they are easy to read.
I bought this title because I had been meaning to read the book before watching the movie. I had heard that bothe were great. I will watch the movie one day I am sure, but the book? Such a very tired premise. I was so bored and so not amused. We all know that poking fun at military intelligence services has been done to death. If you have read this sort of this before don't bother, if you haven't this may be a good place to start. I am again wishing for half stars because the story and overall scores are worth 2.5 stars. Another average offering.
Hyperbole is the Best Thing EVER!!!!
Not really. I think there are some interesting aspects but the overall narrative left me a bit confused at times. Is this a comedy? Is this an expose? How much of this is legit? How much is the writer? I was just never sure where I stood with this book.
I would make it clear what the purpose of the narrative is. I had to do extensive on-line research to understand what this book was. Shouldn't have to do that.
I thought it was weak. I felt like he helped in my confusion by playing this ambiguously. Sometimes I thought he was being silly, sometimes serious. But I always expected that I was wrong about what I thought.
Google this title often
Is this really a person reading this book? It sounds like a computer generated voice - and just as compelling. The book itself seems to have some interest, if I can just get past the monotone inflictions of the reader.
I feel like the only person who doesn't "get" the joke. I mean, I "get" it, in the sense that I understand how it is intended to be funny. I just don't get how its funny. It was trying to be over-the-top funny and came off trying entirely too hard.
This book goes fairly quickly, thank goodness, because I wouldn't want to spend any more time than necessary on it. The psychic warfare researchers did some interesting things, and perhaps we'll eventually know more. Meanwhile we have the true books by Joe McMoneagle and Lyn Buchanan. This...the goodies could be distilled into about fifteen minutes. I cannot believe that anyone thought this was movie material. Do not evaluate the research based on this book alone. It will be a long time before I listen to this book again - if ever.
I agree that the reader had a lot of trouble pronouncing some pretty straightforward words, plus the exotic names of McMoneagle (Mick-moniggle) and Maryland. Renaissance was another tough word. His voice was excellent, and he did manage the tongue-in-cheek aspect of the book quite well.
Not worth the time to listen to this, get the movie, sit through it, wonder what it's about, then forget it. That is what I have done, not saying you should!
I thought the book was dumb. It jump about like the ramblings of a conspiracy nut...sorry...I had wanted it to be good...
I generally listen to the self help series and tried to diversify. With these stars I figured the movie would be kewl enough. So, what the heck, I'll try some light listening for a change. Well, I guess I'm additiced to what I listen too. I just couldn't finish it. Hey, its just not the movie with the famous stars. I think its a light harded book, and if that is what you want then def go for it.
PS. I fell asleep watching the movie on cable. When its free I'll watch it again.
I can't believe someone bought the film rights to this book.