This book had me laughing so hard that I woke my wife up and got curious stares on the bus. While the run time of this audio book is only 3 hours it is the perfect length to get an idea of how Justin's father thinks and you also get a sense that there is absolutely no filter when he thinks something to when he speaks what's on his mind. This very funny book that does use course language because Justin's father is a little gruff! IF you are offended by such language, then stay away.
This is the first Andy Carpenter book and it is a thoroughly enjoyable listen. Grover Gardner with a New York accent relays the story through the defense lawyers eyes. While this story does not give many surprises (you can see where it is going pretty early) it is a fun listen and many of the quips Rosenfelt writes are amusing and keeps you paying attention. Note: though I recommend this book, if you are one of those listeners that is offended by cursing, avoid this book.
This book was quite disappointing. I was hoping for a humor filled book (and even a little smattering of Christianity would have been fine if it adds to the story)
Instead, (though the plot could have been interesting and funny and poignant) "The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher" plot is a mere afterthought and was annoyingly ham fisted and clumsy in testifying about the bible, bible study, how everyone is happy going to church, etc.
Christopher Moore yet again writes an incredibly funny sequel to "You Suck: A Love Story" which is a sequel to "Bloodsucking Fiends". This story contains vapirous cats, rats, an emperor and other surprises that keep the story funny and interesting.
Susan Bennett does a fantastic job narrating the characters in this book. From the cool Jody to the chipper (yet in perpetual despair) teen goth Abby Normal, to the lispy Jarrett, Susan's delivery adds to the funny.
I highly recommended "Bite Me" to those who can handle a funny (yet at times crude) story that adds new dimensions to the age old vampire story. Also, any potential downloader must not be sensitive to a story containing curse words (the book doesn't overdo cursing, but it is in there and many are very sensitive to it)
Christopher Moore takes on Shakespeare in this really funny book about Pocket, King Lear's fool (NOTE: Moore mixes various part of many Shakespearean plays in this book). "Fool" has excellent pacing, really funny (and yes sometimes he uses bad words), and engaging story. One thing that was fun about this book was the exposure to various British slang (which I am unconsciously incorporating into my speech).
What truly sets the tone of this book is the great narration by Euan Morton. It was a delight to hear his superb ability to tap into the characters (my favorite is his interpretation of Drool (Pocket's slow assistant)).
Overall, I highly recommend this book, but if you are quick to become offended or have a sense of humor that requires exclusively clean jokes stay away...but if you have a good overall sense of humor, this book is credit worthy.
Tim Weiner's VERY LONG history of the CIA is a rather convincing indictment of the CIAs blunders through the years, and according to this book with the exception of 4 times, the CIA has been completely (or if Tim is being charitable mostly) incompetent. This is a very biased book, and should be looked at as an indictment where a prosecutor only displays the failures. If you are inclined to this view, this book is for you.
To be fair the this book did present some interesting revelations regarding how politicians, once elected, continually expected different missions from the CIA, so they were never on steady footing.
Audio-wise, Stephan did a passable job narrating the book, though there isn't a lot of feeling put into the narration.
This book is VERY CHALLENGING because it jumps through history and it can be quite difficult to follow. The author is constantly going back and forth through time and it can be challenging to gain a linear time line.
This book was my first exposure to Agatha Christie. I bought this to find out the style she used and admittedly it didn't match my taste (my problem, not the authors). With all that said, David Suchet did a wonderful job with his character voices and this audio book should be purchased to listen to his expert narration.
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