the language style is so irritating to listen to i simply could not carry on. there is far too much "he says" "i says" "he says" .. over and over and over. drove me to distraction!
Arthur Opp. i'm not sure which of the readers portrayed him but his pacing, the timbre of his voice, his ability to emote... all draw you in and let you feel you really really KNOW Arthur Opp.
both Arthur and Kel's characters will remain with you long after the last page.
the narrators succeed in bringing each character to life
the entire section devoted to her grandmothers story was captivating. I became completely lost in the tale and when it returned to the current day portion of the story I had honestly forgotten all about the original premise for the book.
Jodi Picoult continues to create classic reads that will endure. highly recommended.
in the lower half of the field
I didn't enjoy his "voices" that he used for various characters - particularly for his mother. he made her sound like Harvey Fierstein! it was unsettling.
mostly it was a middle of the road experience, start to finish - however some of the discussion around the abuse by his mother was disturbing. if this is accurate information, she is one seriously messed up individual!
I didn't dislike this autobiography but something was lacking. I really like Feldman. I've enjoyed what I have seen of his movies/tv but a lot of the time he describes his career and his abilities at a higher level than I would afford him.
overall, it's worth a listen, if you're a fan at all.
yes - her comedic timing and delivery really enhance the experience. much of the comedy comes from hearing her tell her own story.
i first discovered this presentation on ted.com - just a 20 minute condensation of it. when i learned there was a full book i was eager to enjoy her full discourse and i'm so glad i opted for the audio version. i've listened through twice now - sharing with friends on a road trip. they, too, really enjoyed it.
julia sweeney has a brilliant mind and i love the way her thought processes work.
i haven't read the print version but i found the audio edition to be very compelling
i felt like i was listening to someone telling their real life story
i remember one of my closest friends raving about this book many years ago and referring to it as her favourite. i'm not sure what took me so long to get to it but i'm glad i waited for the audio version.
i also really enjoyed listening to the references to the area that i live in - made the story seem just that much more real for me
yes, it's always great to hear kev telling his own tales.
kevin discussing his reaction to the BS dealt to him by southwest airlines
what a JERK bruce willis really is!
if you're a fan of kevin smith you'll love this
open honest & frank
not a life changing experience but definitely held my interest and was worth the time. changed my impresson of rob lowe.. i'm more of a fan now. he's an interesting dude.
i would absolutely recommend this audiobook, i found it difficult to pull myself away much of the time.
his ability to switch voices and characters was impressive & entertaining.
this may be my favourite stephen king tale. however, around about the 3rd installment i found it began to lag quite a bit. sometimes king is a bit too wordy in his narrative and that isn't any different here. i did still find myself very eager to see where the story would go and how it would all turn out.
i found myself able to really visualize the trail and i was eager to get back to finding out where her journey would lead next.
listening as she recounted the death of her mother was poignant
there were times i found myself shaking my head and wondering how she could be so dumb! hahahahaaa and many more times i found myself astounded at her courage and determination. i admire cheryl's tenacity and her honesty in the telling of her tale, warts and all.
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