I love my Senator and I l think his work is amazing for it's painful truth. I am always a big fan of the author narrating his own works, and this is no exception - Al is a terrific author and truly passionate when he reads his work. The only problem is, the truth hurts! It can get a bit depressing after a while so you may want to listen to it in small parts. Like "Hot, Flat, and Crowded" the reality of the work can be depressing, so pace yourself. But don't let my word of caution fool you - this is a must-listen, for anyone wondering "what the heck happened during those years?"
Would've preferred the narrator acted a bit more instead of just reading it. I think I would've been more engaged in the story had the narrator actually put some life into the characters other than that it's a solid thriller.
This is a beautiful, lushly descriptive book in the European style of storytelling. There are twists and turns aplenty - unique enough to keep me absorbed until the end. The narrator seemed uninterested at first, but warms up to the story and characters as he reads, acting more as the story progresses. Characters have depth and the story is rich like full-fat ice cream. I very much enjoyed the story, characters and performance.
It's a silly, typical bodice ripper, badly written - laughable actually - with EXCELLENT narration and production value! Phil Gigante talking in Scottish brogue is amazing! Pity about the actual STORY! LOL
Love it! Always a fan of the author reading his own work - and Michael does a great job. His love for his work and his enthusiasm for the subject shines through. This is a great listen for all techno-geeks like myself. If only he could have gotten behind the locked doors!!! Five stars!
This is a fantastic novel and the narration is more like a radio play than a straight reading, which lends itself well to this story. The production of this book is terrific. It's a heart-wrenching, throught-provoking story that is a very worthwhile listen not only for adults but for young adults too. Children's rights are often overlooked in stressful medical situations, and the delivery of this story actually enhanced it. Well done and highly recommended.
This is a LONG book. And because of it's length, and detail, I would recommend you listen to it in parts. It's a lot to absorb all at once. Definitely NOT light reading. The narrator is okay, nothing to write home about, but one buys this book for about the content, not the narration or acting.
This is a ghost story in the vein of a no-brainer summer novella. You'd read it on the beach, and toss it out when you were done. Or take it on the plane. This is a book to relax to. Not for the kiddies there's some gross bits, but the narrator does a good job, and spins the scary tale with finesse.
I love Freakonomics and Super Freakonomics - and Dubner as the author and narrator lends a light tone and sense of strong credibility. Personally I always prefer the author to narrate whenever possible, for they are the true "voice" of the book. This one is no exception - he's got a great style, and his sense of wonder and fun shine through. Five stars! Both books are highly recommended and check out their new podcast as well!
The narrator did a fine job, and if you love Faulks you'll love this book - however I am not a huge fan of "war stories", so there were parts of this book that didn't work for me. However the narration style is calm, quiet, almost sad - which plays well with the tone of the story.
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