Wondered over and over if they paid to layover a laugh track. Normally Steven Wright is great, but I wasted money on this. If it was free, it still might be a waste of time.
Walking the dogs through the autumn leaves while listening to audiobooks is a great pleasure for me. "1, 47, 59, 09, 209...". Tuning in and out of numbers tests read in my ears is not a pleasure. I kept skipping forward hoping for something I could follow and learn from. But it's just not meant to be grasped in Audio-form. It's read very well, it's written well, but it was nearly useless to me as an audiobook.
Why can Alan Sklar make a distinction in his voice when he is reading at the end "thank you" letters, but never before?. Alan can comically make a Purwerrrlrtoreekan accent, but he cannot distinguish at all between the dialogues of and Bill Zanker's and Donald Trump. True. part of the problem is how it is written. In the first 5 chapters I never heard a signal that the story was now coming from Trump rather than Zanker. How annoying while following the "plot" and advice and then realizing..."oh wait...Learning Annex...This must be Zanker.....Wait, who is talking now"? Later on it is written "Trump's Take" or whatever. But a ridiculous idea to think that someone who is listening to the audio book would know without a verbal or audible signal who is speaking. I don't understand why it was written this way at all. But it doesn't work.
It's slightly fluffy, but entertaining. I like to hear what is going on in Trump's head. I could have easily done without Zanker's desperate adoration of The Donald - but oh well. Some valuable "we're going to pump YOU up" material.
I really liked the comedian listed, so assumed that this would be somewhat of a variety show, but it was like entering a bar to sit with drunk people you didn't know ramble about crap that they didn't care about, and certainly you sober would not care about. Listened out of desperation for 8 minutes - until could take no more loss of brain cells.
After 40 minutes of listening to just the droning sound of aviation maps and details, people about aviation and weather conditions during first take-offs and on and on...I skipped to the 2nd chapter. I re-read several times the description of the book, thinking that I must have made a mistake, this is all about aviation. I scanned through chapter 2 hoping for some chance of anything interesting to come into my ears...and just as what I thought was a new topic came up on Lindenberg...it turned only back into the most mundane of details about the planes. Look before you think that I don't like aviation, I'll have you know that I just happened to complete all my flight simulator hours and air time before taking my pilots test and this was STILL terribly terribly boring. I wasted money and I'm only in the 2nd chapter. I head a quick reference to Al Capone, but then it naturally merged into the details of the Italian pilot he was sponsoring. I feel mislead by Bryson. I bought his other 3 books and this is a waste of time and money. Not happy.
Oh my. What a waste of money. There is no amount of boredom that would benefit from the silly crap stories from a teenager. ARgh. If you had to listen to the whole thing, it could kill you. What simplistic language full of obscenities trying to spice up or startle an audience that no doubt has stopped listening. I kept thinking about other reviews that said this was funny. "the funny stuff must be coming up soon," I consoled myself. But I can't wait anymore for it. Looking at a tiny piece of tree bark would be so much more exciting and rewarding. Angry I wasted money on this. But at least I didn't waste more time.
Could only get 1/3 through this. Just nothing to keep my attention, and I really tried. No suspense. No enlightenment. Very slightly interesting in the beginning to hear about the history of the CIA. Nice to hear it from his voice.
Invaluable to anyone and everyone. Will listen to it again. Well worth the money. Very happy listening! Glad I decided on this book!
Waste of time, breath, money.........nothing useful in ANY way. Not funny, Not informative, Not entertaining, Not worth anything.
Had read this before at a Tai Chi retreat in UK, but had to listen again, and then I listened again then I let others listen, and then bought 3 of the Tao of Poohs paperpacks to send to friends. Life-changing in the best way.
Excellent writing. But you might want to listen more than once since processing such depth requires extreme concentration. Some stories make you wince in pain, but they are crudely real and sometimes necessary, though not always enjoyable. You walk away feeling better, more knowledgeable about things you've heard no where else.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.