Milwaukie, OR, United States | Member Since 2011
I enjoy listening to the news every morning. It usually runs about 55 minutes on average with several US stories, a few World stories, a Journal entry, 2-3 Sports stories and 2 business stories. The best part are the opinions, 3 a day with the best of the Times Paul Krugman, Gail Collins, Maureen Dowd as my favorites.
The narrator is unknown and he does an adequate job. My only complaint would be it's not as loud as my book narrations.
If you are interested in concise summations of the news, then this is a must have. It's free with your subscription and not to be missed!
The story was sad. A young woman dies of an unknown heart issue and leaves a husband and 3 young children. The grandparent's move in and help raise their grandkids.
I liked Harris, the husband the best. He isn't in the story much but when he is it's great. When the Grandpa complains about interference from someone outside of the family, Harris just gives him a look that says it all. I hope he is able to move on some day and perhaps remarry. Too young to have lost the love of your life.
It's always hard when an author reads their own book, but he does a good job. He lived it and it shows.
I did listen to this while making Thanksgiving dinner. I was very involved in the story.
Kudos to these grandparents. I don't know if I could do what they have done. I am about the same age but would not want to raise anymore children at this stage in my life.
I think I would. The story pulls you in and gets you involved with the characters lives. I recognized some of the people as relatives in my family, if you know what I mean! lol
Quite similar style to Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café by Fannie Flagg. Both books go backward and forward thru time and have some great characters to love.
Some of her reading was off, not enough inflection etc. but she nailed Winged Victory perfectly and even the Wisconsin characters.
What if you found out your life was based on a lie and it turned out better than ever!
I loved this book but the enhanced version has some repeating chapters in it, so I recommend at this time to use another version which I have been told work fine.
Maybe, but it's not a top priority. Some good bits but not as good as the first book when they had Palin to skewer.
This is a gossipy book. Most of these things I already knew because I am a bit of a political junkie. The things I didn't know were fun and interesting.
No characters this is a book of non-fiction, I liked the info in the second section the best, It was about the GOP wannabes and was quite enjoyable. I had no idea of all the feuds going on there.
My favorite people in this book were Mrs. Obama and former Pres. Clinton. Clint Eastwood was an honorable mention.
Parts were very funny but for the most part it was sad that people could make such foolish mistakes.
I thought the nicknames used for the various people were kind of goofy and wasn't clear if the authors called them this or if these were ways politicians distinguished them. POTUS and FLOTUS are bad enough but Pufferfish for Christie and Fishsconsin for Ryan? Uncle Joe for Biden?
A bit much.
I think I will. The Professor is engaging and plays music, sings and uses old recordings to keep you listening. I liked his inside stories on the different eras and his insights on some of the historical aspects of theater in America.
I learned things about the theater I didn't know. It made me realize that judging people in the past by the way we think nowadays is wrong. We have come along way, but without those in blackface making a living in the theater, it may have died before I got to enjoy it.
His playing and singing of some great songs.
Too long for that but just perfect for about 45 minutes a day.
My husband's grandmother was in the Gaiety Girls in England and came to America in 1915.
She never went back and was in some early shows on Broadway. I am a fan of Musicals and wanted to gain more insight on what the life was like in the early days. Excellent course!
Cowboys, Indians, Oil.
Eli McCollough because he had the most interesting experiences. He went from being captured by Indians to becoming an Indian than a Ranger and wealthy Oil man. Quite a range of life altering stories that come down to what kind of man he became.
We had 4 narrators. Will Patton was the best, and even though I love Kate Mulgrew I think she was miscast in this. I would have liked to see Cybil Shephard or some other Texas woman do this part. Kate is too East Coast patrician for it. The other narrators were so so. The Peter McCollough narrator was pretty wimpy and whiny, but I guess that fit his character. The Garcia-McCollough character was fine but not in much of the book.
The wild west, uncensored.
It is a little dated and I could not keep awake listening to it. Perhaps have different narrators when the story is told by someone new?
It supposed to be a classic so I wouldn't change anything.
I thought it was too slow but so was the story's pace.
Not for me. I love a good mystery but could not get interested in this one.
I enjoyed the history of the Netherlands in the Revolutionary War. I don't think that story has been told before.
I think the story dragged on for a long ways not seeming to get anywhere. When would the war start? etc.
The view of Europe on the British predicament was the best. What would Washington do was not that interesting.
She has a voice like Audrey Hepburn so if that matches your view of how George Washington talked than yes she did fine.
Read more about the early years of our nation.
I thought it could have been much shorter. They seemed to go into the life story of each person involved in each trial. That is fine if the book is about one trial, but when they have 6 or so to hit you with, it's a bit much.
I thought the Ruby Ridge trial seemed very biased in the telling and had a hard time getting past that calling someone the "n" word didn't make you a racist, etc.
I don't recall much of the narrator, so he didn't get in the way of the story, but didn't bring anything to it either.
Do one case at a time and don't include so much that doesn't add to the story.
The characters always stand out in a King novel. Even the bad guys have a story to tell. I love the way he weaves the characters in and out of each others lives. Not his scariest but a wonderful ending to the story of the Shining.
I would compare it to his son Joe Hill's Nos48tu which was scarier but they both create wonderful people that you really pull for. They could be you or me and you want everything to turn out ok for them.
My favorite Patton book is Deliverance by James Dickey but this is a close second.
Need a vacation? Go back to where it all began...
Loved the book and highly recommend it!
Trust no one.
Somewhat. I knew he was going to kill his wife, but would he get away with it? That was what kept me listening.
When the jury comes back with the verdict and everyone is so surprised.
When her friends at work kept all of her stuff so that when her son asked for it, they would give it to him. I hope he does someday.
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