After listening to the Fifty Shades Trilogy I've been trying to listen to other books that have been similiar and I must admit this has been the best thus far. Very hot and steamy! The verbiage is clearly makes this listen better than the others including Fifty Shades. I liked the narrator much better too!
I have to admit, I have never been a big fan of Penn (or Teller for that matter) but I listened to his first book and loved it and so, I decided to listen to this title and LOVED this even more. Penn is very smart and he is simply hilarious. Also, as a narrator he does an excellent job reciting his own work. Aside from the humor, there’s actually a great deal of truth in what he preaches and his inclusion of George Carlin, Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins helps the credibility in that. In addition, the parts about his parents’ death were very touching and emotional while some parts of the book may be considered a little raunchy for some. Even still, overall I thought this was a great listen and without a doubt, I will definitely be recommending this title to all of my friends!
A very interesting take from a different perspective. I never really thought about learning and essentially leading from asking questions but when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Overall, I found the writing and material to be outstanding and I definitely learned a great deal but with that said, I definitely struggled listening to the narrator’s voice. Also, the part on the Boston Red Sox racism during the 1950s was very intriguing.
I've listened to quite a number of audiobooks on interviewing and I thought that I heard it all. So, I was pleasantly surprised with this title and with much of the knowledge I got out of it compared to the rest of the books on the subject. Definitely a good listen and I'd recommend it to anyone who is about to go onto an interview.
Most books like this are fairly repetitive but this breathes new air onto the subject and overall, the writer and narrator present the material in a way that makes this title very easy to understand and follow.
I've listened to lots of books about this subject and while I enjoyed this listen it didn't quite standout from the many other books I've listened to that were similiar to this topic.
I love the way the author narrates his own book. He does such a great way of presenting the material that it’s more like he is naturally talking to you directly and not just reading from a book. I’ve read and listened to many books on this subject but I was very impressed by this author/narrator. Just a great book on the subject... clear, concise and very easy to comprehend.
The actual excerpts from Nixon himself and the real interviews, make this listen excellent and completely worth it. Otherwise, the narrator’s voice is dull and very boring and thus, that makes this a very dry listen and a little hard to follow and get my undivided attention.
The book is even better than the movie and that’s saying a lot considering the movie is great. Interesting that in the book, the horse is the narrator since the story is from his point of view this makes sense and obviously would not work in a movie.
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With that said, I love how the book answered all of the questions I had after watching the movie such as:
Unlike the movie, the father was supposed to buy a cow instead.
I hate the name of the horse, until I read that it was named Joey b/c the kid already had a horse named Zooey.
In the book, there is no mention of the father drinking because he went to war and they never had a war badge of honor that was carried around as it was throughout the movie.
Two German kids who abandoned the war because of a promise to their mother, weren’t in the book at all.
And after watching the movie, I was wondering why the Grandfather looked different at the end and in the book, it states that he looked different because it was supposed to be years later.
Tosh is hilarious. I love his show and I now love this audiobook, which wasn’t actually a book but was the audio recorded version of his stand-up comedy. Loved his take on baseball being a racist pastime and on the founding fathers. Very funny stuff. My only issue was that the book was too short.
Tosh is hilarious. I love his show and I now love this audiobook, which wasn’t actually a book but was an audio recorded version of his stand up comedy.
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