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Jason M. Edgington

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  • Life

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Keith Richards, James Fox
    • Narrated By Johnny Depp, Joe Hurley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2356)
    Performance
    (1209)
    Story
    (1204)

    Now at last Keith Richards pauses to tell his story in the most anticipated autobiography in decades. And what a story! Listening obsessively to Chuck Berry and Muddy Waters records in a coldwater flat with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones, building a sound and a band out of music they loved. Finding fame and success as a bad-boy band, only to find themselves challenged by authorities everywhere....

    Jesse says: "Ins and outs"
    "Can't finish it"
    Overall

    I like listening to Johnny Depp talk about Keith Richards, but only for so long. This book is only for the die-hard fan, and I guess I'm not one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Talisman

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs)
    • By Stephen King, Peter Straub
    • Narrated By Frank Muller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3336)
    Performance
    (1411)
    Story
    (1414)

    On a brisk autumn day, a 13-year-old boy stands on the shores of the gray Atlantic, near a silent amusement park and a fading ocean resort called the Alhambra. The past has driven Jack Sawyer here: His father is gone, his mother is dying, and the world no longer makes sense. But for Jack everything is about to change. For he has been chosen to make a journey back across America - and into another realm. One of the most influential and heralded works of fantasy ever written, The Talisman is an extraordinary novel of loyalty, awakening, terror, and mystery.

    Swad says: "Still Good"
    "Good listen, but not his best"
    Overall

    I picked this up after listening to all the Dark Tower books and becoming almost addicted to listening to King's works. The detailed imagery he uses in his writings is exquisite.

    The story starts out slow, but speeds up about halfway through. The use of cruelty to a 12-year-old boy might offend some, but I think it shows how much of the cruel world Jack must endure to complete his journey. After all, the point of the journey is to steel him for the final showdown. Two negatives were the lack of story in the Blasted Lands and the rather predictable ending. Ok, so when the main character is on a specific quest, and it becomes evident that he will succeed in his quest, it makes the ending somewhat predictable, but it lacked the usual King twist at the end.

    To sum it up, it was an enjoyable listen, but not as good as King's other works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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