At the end of the book when Bruce is interviewed about the death of Danny Federici and Clarence Clemons. He says that, unlike other bands, the E Street Band didn't lose members due to death because they all looked out for one another. I love that, and it is one of the reasons I love Bruce and the E Street Band so much. It's about the music for them, not the "rock'n'roll lifestyle" or drugs/alcohol.
There were a lot of parts that made me laugh out loud, especially in the beginning when Bruce is talking about his childhood. I started to tear up when he was discussing Clarence Clemons's death.
I absolutely loved this book, but I am a huge fan of Springsteen. There are a lot details about his family history, his childhood, and his bands before he went solo and started the E Street Band, probably too many details for non-Bruce disciples.
I would definitely recommend this book, to Christian friends and atheist friends. There are not many books about atheism, so I think it would be good for Christians to see that we are not "devil worshippers" or people to be afraid of.
It was for sure worth the time to listen to it. I learned a lot about evolution and the argument for atheism, even though I already consider myself one.
I loved "Nickel and Dimed" and so I bought this book purely on that fact. However, the topic of this book never became interesting to me, and I really didn't like the narrator. I felt that the narrator made the story more pessimistic then it was originally meant to be with the inflections in her voice.
The narrator seemed to be adding in her own viewpoints with the inflection in her voice, and it really turned me off to the whole book in general.
What I loved best was how the author interspersed the stories of the "Running People" with his own personal athletic history, evolution, biology, and the history of modern athletic consumer products. This book was so fascinating to me, I have been driving my husband and friends crazy by repeatedly sharing things I've learned from the book.
I am not an avid runner, but it certainly inspired me to want to take off my shoes and run through the woods.
It is definitely among the best audiobooks I've listened to. Barbara Kingsolver did a great job. I enjoyed listening to the author read it, because she gave it the inflections she meant for it to have.
The story is not one of my favorites by Kingsolver, but her prose is phenomenal, and I wanted to keep listening to see where it was all going.
Barbara Kingsolver brought the accents, and the correct pronunciations of the Spanish words I don't know, plus she brought the inflection of the words that I may have missed.
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