College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Ripping good tales of 1950's childhood and growing up!
Contrary to other reviewers, I really enjoyed this book and the narrator! I would recommend it if you love the movie and you're looking for a fun holiday story.
Dick Cavert's is brilliant as the narrator, with his dry wit. I absolutely loved listening while on my commute to & from work with a smile on my face and an occasional yelp of laughter!
as memorable as the movie. as good as I hoped it would be. dick cavett is one of the better narrarators I've listened to. nice length.
I thought this book was extremely charming and very very similar to the term in the movie version. As I own a small DVD player (no television) and did not have a DVD of this book I thought I would give the audiobook a listen. When I told my mom about the audiobook of her favorite Christmas movie she responded, "Jean Shepherd is a good writer and you will most likely enjoy it!" I have to admit that my mother was correct. I found the added sound effects really increased the charm of the story and made it feel like you were listening to an old time radio broadcast. I thought the narration was spot on. I plan on listing to this book again during the next holiday season and starting a new tradition!
Fun, Familiar and Enjoyable
The pack of dogs taking the ham right off the table, especially after the description of the long process to prepare.
I was happy to find many aspects of the film were accurate in the book version, though not in exact sequence. Dick Cavett , as great as his voice is, may not have been the top choice for the narration.
Sure, it was not that long and I did enjoy it.
As other reviews and also touched upon in this one, if you are looking for the exact version you see in the film, you wont find it here but you will find enough that you can picture the same kids, adults, and many other scenes that will be easily identified. Read this with that in mind and it is still a fun story.
Fantastic performance by Dick Cavett. Nice sound effects--not too loud or overpowering. The story isn't entirely about Christmas--more like a review of quirky family moments, and it's not exactly like the movie but very enjoyable nonetheless.