The stories are pretty good and give a lot of insight into some really interesting historical occurrences. I don't feel the author did a very good job at tying everything together. It seemed really forced and without closure.
Joe Hill does it again. He is a great story teller and I found myself sitting in the car wanting to hear what was going to happen next. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Narration was top notch as well.
You have to go into this book with an open mind. If you like jazz, then you will enjoy this book. You have to remember that Miles Davis grew up in a totally different time and his views of the world are completely justified. I found myself, on occasion, feeling a little put off by his somewhat one sided views. Then I reminded myself how different times were back then and put in the same situations would probably have similar views. If you can get past all that, you will find this book truly interesting as it goes into the deep deep history of jazz, along with side stories of Coletrain, Monk, Armstrong and all the other masters of jazz.
This is a real history lesson in the music and the times.
I really enjoy the writing style of JLB, and have listened to all of the Robicheaux novels. This book is classic JLB and will not disappoint those followers of the Robicheaux/Purcell escapades. The characters are complex and the details true to form. I do enjoy the ones set in south Louisiana better (but that's just because I love that area it's rich history). Will Patton is a master narrator (as usual) and really brings all the characters to life.
Grabbed this one because we were looking for something to listen to for a road trip. The reviews were good and we love Mr. King's story telling.
This one did not disappoint.
Although the description paints a picture of death and ghost, it's really a story of the coming of age in the 70s. This story really took me back to my youth. I could almost feel the ocean breeze in my face and hear the sounds of the amusement park.
This does have typical supernatural and murder, but that's not the sole focus of this one.
The narrator also did a fantastic job.
This was a good story and the world that she created is very unique. It's a little too "teenie bopper" for my taste, but now that I am bought in, I have to finish the series.
Don't get me wrong. The story is great and the narrator is outstanding.
This is the second Joe Hill book I have had the pure pleasure of listening. Just like Heart Shaped Box, Joe Hill tells a really unique and terrifying story. He created some really profound and seriously troubled characters and kept the story flowing really smoothly without making it convoluted.. I am a real fan of this author.
As for the narrator, there are few people who can pull of what Kate Mulgrew did with this one. She really brings all the characters to life, especially the antagonist.
I was born in 1970, but didn't really find music until the 80's with punk and hair bands, so i wasn't much into the Allman Brothers. I knew a few of their songs, but it was Van Halen and ZZ Top for me back then..
After reading reviews, I was intrigued and gave it a shot. I'm glad I did! This is a super interesting book and gives a real insight to what the music scene was all about back in the 60's and 70's...
I had no idea of the accomplishments of Gregg Allman. There are some really funny stories and all of them are extremely interesting.
You don't need to know much about the Allman Brothers Band to enjoy this book.
As for the narration... Will Patton is one of my very favorite narrators (as well as a great actor). He was the perfect choice for this one.
He really put the soul of Gregg Allman into his narration.
I was concerned that being a historical book it would be dull, but it was a really well thought out story with some extremely interesting insight into the Linbergh kidnapping. I never knew much about this particular event, but the information is laid out well and unfolding beautifully to keep you interested.
The narrator does a fantastic job which certainly helps hold the listener.
Read this as a kid, but didn't remember much about it.
This is one of those stories that you want to keep listening to when the drive has ended and it's time to get out of the car.
Like always, Will Patton nails the narration.
I have never been much into the Civil War, but someone told me to give this one a shot and I'm glad I did! The story is constantly moving and you don't have to memorize all the players to keep up. The narrator does a really fantastic job bringing this book to life and you find yourself wanting to keep listening. Although it's historical fiction, you really learn a lot about what took place with the battle of Gettysburg.
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