I would recommend. It is a quick, easy listen with an impactful message. The lesson is spoken to you, not at you. It is a man's opinion, and is presented as such.
Excellent material and perfect narration by Mr. Rummel.
An old broad that enjoys books of all types. Would rather read than write reviews though. I know what I like, and won't be bothered by crap.
Anyone that is open to hearing this message should. Mr. King lays out what we are really fighting for in gun safety. I appreciate his essay.
This is an essay on gun safety. I can't compare it to anything else.
Wonderful narration. He hit all the right nuances of the points Mr. King was trying to say. No complaints here at all.
Documentary film, "Do you need 10 shots to kill a burglar?"
Money goes to Brady gun lobby. Worth the price.
I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you.
For $0.69, I think it was well worth my time. Bottom line: whatever your view on gun control may be, you should listen to this audio essay. Mr. King makes good points, especially about the lack of civil discourse on political issues equating them to barroom braggadocio. I fully agree with this analysis. However, I gave the book two stars because, while entertaining (to a point), it failed to help me reach some new catharsis on this very controversial issue.
Mr. King tried to reach across the aisle and provide both sides of the issue. However, he could have done a little more to balance the examples he presented - pro and con.
I guess that I was disappointed when Mr. King concluded his essay with the same old, tired anti-gun rhetoric. I was hoping for a third way...a workable compromise. You won't find that here.
Just to be clear, I don't think that there should be carte blanche access to firearms. But the argument Mr. King makes falls short. Like I said previously, I gave the book two stars because it failed to help me reach any new conclusions on this issue. Also, as stated in one of the previous reviews, the Second Amendment is not about hunting or home protection. The Second Amendment is a safeguard against tyranny.
King at least admitted he has 3 guns. Too bad he didn't mention what type of guns his family's bodyguards tote.
Love the bragging about how firearms assaults have decreased so significantly in Australia since their gun ban. Why didn't you mention the TRIPLE digit rise in rapes, burglaries, etc that have INCREASED since Australia implemented gun control. Criminals LOVE self-important liberals making their jobs easier.
Love how you man-upped in taking your book, Rage, off the market, while simultaneously refusing to admit any personal culpability. How many times was Rage found to be a factor in gun violence prior to your removal of it? 2 or 3? Why didn't you remove it the FIRST time, Stephen?
Love how you educated us on how gun laws in early Hitler-Germany were about like they are here now.........well except those pesky Jews couldn't own ANY type of gun. Yeah, just like the good old USA..... Not.
You need to get that other foot back in the red state, Stephen.
You are much like the sweet, self-important character, Sheldon Cooper, on The Big Bang Theory; except, he is sweet and he doesn't toss in all the "f*** and s*** and a**hole words you are so fond of using.
My now-deceased father fought in WW2 and he saw first hand what they did to the unarmed Jews and others you so callously dismiss. Daddy used to say that a man used filthy language when he had nothing else worth saying.
AR-15s are not for deer hunting; they are to stop a violent government if, and only if, that government leaves no other choice. Stephen King is an ignorant man whose own contributions to our culture is violent entertainment. He loves the cash but angrily - and in my opinion - violently, rejects any personal responsibility.
It was as I expected. Stephen King loves the sound of his own typewriter.
No but it probably won't stop his now-familiar bloviating.
another bias opinion. I would have expected it to be a researched unbiased source of information. Authors and newscast seem to have forgotten that given unbiased facts on both sides of the fence; people are intelligent enough to make intelligent, reasonable decisions on their own.
I believe both side have valid claims and both sides have valid fears, but there is definitely room for compromise.
on all books from this author.
It was well written but sadly it turned out to be just his poorly informed biased opinion
nope. at the beginning you seem to hear Fox news commentaries and at the end turned out to be nothing more than another MSNBC commentary. It will be nice to stop the current affair of extremist opinions one way or another.
yep. remove it from your list.
I found the profanity distracting and unnecessary in an audiobook. I think it detracts from whatever intelligent points the author might have made.
left out the profanity
Interesting to see how he tries to escape blame for writing his book RAGE. Like a true emotional Left Wing writter, he never mentioned the thousands each year who have sucessfully defended themselves with a gun against intruters.
Problems we face in the USA:
1. During the LA Riots, the police defended no one.
2. There are more bad guys with guns than police.
3. The Mexican Cardel is at our doorstep.
4. The Jews could not do anything against the Germans....no guns.
5. We don't keep criminals in jail very long and they our repeat offenders.
6. We punish victims more than criminals.
7. We give more money to prisoners than we do to educate our children.
8. We have no Capital Punishment.
Write down the number of people who are saved because they had a gun.
I value Stephen King's view on anything. He is a highly intelligent and articulate person with valuable world views. And I appreciate what the man has to say. I don't necessarily agree with his commentary on guns but I appreciate hearing his viewpoint. It does provoke thought. It did at several points feel more like a rant, but frankly with any of the opinions on gun control / gun rights, most come across as a rant.
I wouldn't have had a narrator read this. This essay was intended to be Stephen's commentary. Quite frankly using a narrator created an unnecessary dramatic effect that made it feel like a story, rather than an essay / commentary on current events. Going forward I would love to hear the author use his own voice to voice his own opinions. In my opinion, it will lend more credibility to the message he's trying to convey. Mr. Rummel did fine and has a good resonate voice that was perfect for narration. It just didn't make sense to have any narrator outside of the author himself read this essay.
Special thanks to Sasha, Stacy and Stef for sharing the Audible experience with me and being the best of company during my recovery.
Stephen King has never been a favorite author of mine but I have never heard a better speech, book, short story or whatever on firearms. It is neither a conservative apology for guns; or a liberal screed against all guns. As a gun owner who disagrees vehemently with the NRA. I see this as a common sense approach to gun ownership and regulation. I applaud King for this article. The narration done by Christian Rummel is first rate as well. An absolutely fantastic buy for the price.
Stephen King is a self proclaimed liberal. If you have read my other reviews you would correctly surmise that I am a conservative. This essay is truly middle of the road. King has taken this very controversial and serious topic and accomplished two things. First, he tastefully recaps the horrors that America has gone through in the past few years that relate to the topic. Second, he offers some well thought out ideas about what can be done. The crazy thing is, (and this is coming from a conservative) they make sense. Really good sense. Even if you listen to this and disagree with what King has to say you will walk away with a better understanding of what the other political side is thinking. The book is basically free and well worth a listen.
Two side notes:
1) Even though the topic is serious the book is tastefully entertaining.
2) Don't listen to this with your kids there is some language.