The stories were interesting yet I found them to be told in a one sided manner, however, the odd thing about it was that throughout nearly each piece the author would flip his sides/takes. Obviously, most stories aren't black and white, yet I found the author wasn't capable of writing in "grey"...perhaps the tone of the reader takes some of the blame?? He was awful, more on him later..
I think they were all fairly interesting, some more annoying than others thanks to the readers attempt at various dialects...the Rodney King and Savannah stories for example, he gave me douche chills.
Where do I start..I could be here all day, but instead I will simply state the most obvious and inexcusable, his butchering of pronunciation. For example in the DEA story he actually pronounced "tryst" as "tr-EYE-st" ...that one, after a series of others, actually lead to me turning the book off and having to take a break..otherwise I may have smashed my phone. I am so disgusted that this terrible reading managed to see the light of day..how can countless mispronunciations, incorrectly read names and so on make it past an editor?? How do I get this job? I can read and do lame accents as well, but I also know how to pronounce words properly...
Despite the reader, yes, it was.
The narrator is easily the worst I have encountered, thus far,in my career as an Audible listener..however, taking a shot every time he mispronounces a word or screws up a name would make for a brutal drinking game at the wild audiobook clubs I like to imagine existing in smaller towns across America. George, I feel embarrassed for you...Tryst? You botched TRYST???!! Please feel free to point out all my spelling and grammatical errors..just keep in mind I am "no pro" and my only editor is my iPhone with its spiderweb cracked screen ;-)
He spends the first chunk of the book bragging about crimes he committed and idolizing mob guys then the next part of the book showing no sympathy to the drug addicts and low level drug workers he, for the most part, illegally arrests. This was 9 plus hours of this guy telling us how tough and cool he was with a few interesting stories sprinkled in.If you want to discover why police lose the respect of honest citizens in the inner city by acting like cowboys then give this a listen.Or if you just enjoy hyperbole, exaggeration and self aggrandizing then this too is for you!!
Tommy James is possibly the only person who may like this book
This is just a collection of bullet points and Tommy James telling us how great he is despite revealing that he basically intimidated and stole from the song writers who gave him his hits.
He talks more about a random woman he met than his son and contradicts himself atleast a 100 times..garbage.
I will never enjoy Crimson and Clover again...
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