I would definitely try another book from Voltaire. A book narrated by Andrew Sachs wouldn't deter me.
Candide was actually a fun listen. The humor is so understated. It's really interesting how there is so much tragedy, but I would still call this a comedy.
His style was a little odd. He would elongate some of the words at the end. It was just a little awkward.
Possibly...It would really depend on who the director was and who the actors were. There are so many ways this story could go wrong.
intelligent, suspenseful, positive
I have never read anything else like it. I'm not a huge fan of technology or hackers, but after seeing the author on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, I wanted to give this book a try.
How he gets caught is really interesting.
"The story of the world's most infamous hacker, and how he overcame."
Don't let the subject matter fool you. This is absolutely intriguing.
Kathy Griffin has such a fun sense of humor! It felt like she was just talking to a bunch of her friends, rather than listening to a memoir.
This is the first one.
Without giving anything away, she goes to speak at a school, and lots of inappropriateness ensues.
Again. Without giving anything away, she talks about her first marriage.
Be advised that this is the ABRIDGED version.
The pacing is slow and tense. There is danger from the first second the reader starts listening.
I have not listened to any other books by this author.
He has such an iconic voice. I would listen to epic novels by him.
I could see Asylum being made into a movie or a TV series. The only one I have picked out to star would maybe be the guy who plays the guy with the curly cue beard in the Hunger Games.
Quick listen, but the main character makes some bad choices.
A better story
The psychic element being so minimal. Actually--the characters are so unlikeable. Can I just go on and say the story itself was the most disappointing part?
I don't want to give away the ending, but I like a scene at the very end with Gabe.
The narrator was pretty good. A little inconsistent at first, but it leveled out.
Sure. I listened to it while I was doing other things (driving, drawing, etc.). I was pretty engrossed. Not a waste of time.
Absolutely. I really enjoyed Gone Girl. I will be purchasing Dark Places soon.
I liked all the southern old bitties. What a nice, velvety drawl.
Yes. I didn't waste any time.
Yes! The pacing is perfect. There is so much going on, I wonder how much I'll pick up on if I listen to it again.
I don't want to give too much away, but probably when Amy is essentially kidnaped.
Yes. It did. My only complaint about the narration is that it took me a while to get into it. I found both of them annoying, but their performance was good. I think this one is just a personal preference thing.
No. I was ok to break it up, but I did devour that sucker in just a few days.
Wonderful villain. Wonderful attention to detail. Broad story. The ending took a few listens to settle. I was really disappointed at first, but it grew on me.
If this book specifically suited what my friend was looking for, I would. It is still well written. It's a repetition of his last books, though. There's not a lot of new brought to the table. I liked the anecdotes about his students, but he talked way too much about his thoughts--and in a manner that was kind of stale. He has interesting teaching ideas, though.
I am listening to Gone, Girl by Gillian someone or other. Teacher Man did inspire me to read Freedom Writers. I'm just waiting for a library transfer.
Yes I would! He has such a great and lively voice. Not distracting. Not dull.
I would want to know if he ever married again, and to whom or why not; why was his mother so mean when she came to America, tell me more about his relationship with his daughter and younger brothers, how did he decide to write and how was his process for his first two books. Not all that should have been in depth in THIS particular book--actually--I think the only one relevant for this book would be the inquiries on his writing.
It's decent. Not my favorite of his books. It's got some very very slow parts. I almost couldn't wait for the book to end, but the ending of the book is interesting and well written.
Yes. It was time well spent. The story was interesting, and I enjoyed listening to it.
One of the scenes where his mother comes to New York. She is unusually difficult, and that creates such an interesting dynamic.
This is not really the type of book where I would have just one isolated favorite scene since it's all connected. I did have favorite events and themes and ideas. I really liked how Frank became so skilled at typing--then was able to use that in the real world.
Yes. 'Tis inspired me to try creative writing and to keep trying with school.
I'm unsure. I didn't particularly care for this book. The first half is really boring, and if I had read this instead of listening to it, I might not have stuck with it. However, I was interested enough to listen to the sequels.
I've already listened to the follow-ups "'Tis" and "Teacher Man" is what I'm listening to right now. They are both by and narrated by Frank McCourt.
His story is narrated in his own words with his wonderful accent. It's told in a thoughtful way. The biggest thing that is a unique experience is the singing. In books when the lyrics are in the book, it's always awkward to read it without knowing the tune. Listening to the book give the reader an opportunity to hear the songs.
There is no main character I would cut. Maybe a few of the side characters that add nothing but pages and minutes to the story.
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