Sure. I would be interested in learning more about the serial killers, reading more about their crimes and history; and then read it again when I know the people better.
It didn't sugar coat the crimes, but also didn't get too gory. I also liked the fact that many people would have written Tony off after his brain injury, but instead his work helped heal others.
He did a different voice for the serial killers; the bad part was, he used the same "voice" for each person. So the killers had the same "laugh", etc... But, overall I would listen to him again.
Same as the headline: Tragedy's can sometimes lead to greatness
I recommend studying up on Tony and the killers prior to reading. You don't HAVE to, but I think it would add value.
I would; and I have. I came across this story almost 30 years ago and loved it. Time has not changed that. Even knowing how it ends, the ride was still fun. It's even more fun if you haven't heard it before.
It does a great job with the mystery. If you haven't read it before, you'll spend a lot of time in the back of your mind trying to figure out what is going on...also, you don't know how it is going to end.
He was unmemorable...but maybe that's good. He didn't do anything to distract you from the story. Sometimes, less is more. So, my guess is he did a good job because I was focused on the story and not his performance.
Einstein, of course!
There are a lot of really good Dean Koontz books, but the earlier the better. If you like this one, then try Lightening next.
Julia led an interesting life. Her journey is worth listening to.
Maybe. There were a couple of things I would have liked better about the book that wasn't there. Such as, Julia had a wicked sense of humor, I wish that I could have heard more stories about that part of her personality.
Also, I felt there was too much time spent on talking about the meals. I know she was known for her cooking, but after a while I felt like "enough already". Especially since the book was so long to begin with.
I've never listened to Kimberly Farr, but I was very please with her performance. She provided enough of the "Julia voice" to make it feel like it was really her...but not so much that it could be grating. I love Julia, but I wouldn't want to listen to her voice the whole time.
Keep looking and you'll find your destiny.
It was worth my time.
Yes. I've listened to it, watched the movie, read the book multiple times. It amazes me what a 17 year old kid got away with and it is fun.
That's hard to say because when I think of so many I reflect on the movie. Walking passed authorities with all the stewardess's and they're searching for him...he's right in front of their face.
It was a fun ride.
If you've seen the movie, you'll like the book. If you have done either, then you must.
Carol does not disappoint with the stories she shares. It's not a "biography" but more about events that happened in her life...usually humorous. I think if you walk in knowing that it is more short stories than one long one. Not realizing this with my first listen it felt a little choppy. Now that I know, when I hear it again I'll realize when there is a pause, it will be time for a new tale. If you liked the Carol Burnette show, then this will not disappoint. There a many stories about times spent off the camera with Tim, Harvey, Vickie and others....which is just as entertaining as the show itself.
Her genuine laughter when recalling moments. You can hear her laugh the same way she did (I'm sure) the day the event(s) took place.
Yes, but it was also nice that it was a bunch of short stories because you could walk away when you needed.
A MUST listen if you love Carol and friends.
Definitely. Not only did Rob bring good stories to the table, but he also is a good impersonator and used voices. If you ever saw him do Robert Wagoner in Austin Powers, you'll understand how he's just as strong with other well known people he's worked with. It's pretty lighthearted but also with some insights.
How this incredibly beautiful looking man was such a "geek" in school. I find that amazing.
Definitely some good stories and brought you into the moment on the scene of movies or in his love life. I wanted more. He glossed over some events that I could have spent hours hearing about. Such as the incident in the hotel room with the underaged girls. I heard more in the news than from him. Not necessarily the actual sex act(s), but things that led up to the event and more about the aftermath. In the end, I totally recommend this book and if he writes another about his life, I'll get that too.
It's also really interesting to hear about him as a kid and school chums with other well known celebrities of today.
If you are reading this review it is because you are interested in the topic. It wont disappoint. The mind is amazing and these stories are as well.
The lady who had been "babied" her whole life that she didn't even know she could do things like feed herself.
The lady mentioned above.
The stories of these people are so interesting, you will be discussing them with your friends.
I believe it was Ann Rule's first book, so it is a little clumsy, but still an interesting story. I would like to see this rewritten now that she's honed her skills. There is so much more she could do to bring you into the moment. Some parts are a little too clinical and removed. She's added "chapters" over the years at the end, as time has gone by... again, a rewrite where she could incorporate that into the book would be better.
Learning about the "humane" side of Ted Bundy. So often we forget that people aren't black and white and he did some good things.
Unremarkable...which is good.
I wanted to see more and learn more about the victims so I did some research while listening.
You will not walk away understanding why he did what he did...which probably why it makes it such an interesting story.
I will and I have. I've also watched the movie several times. It amazes me the type of people that walk among us and I never get tired of seeing a hearing how far Brad Cunningham went before he was finally stopped.
Geez, to narrow it down.... I can't think of ONE moment, it was just the culmination of little things he did daily that when added together showed how evil this man was.
I don't know if he brought anything to the story, but he didn't detract from it...which is more important. I drives me crazy when the narrator takes you out of the story.
Unless you live in the area, you wouldn't know that he was mispronouncing some names. That was the only thing I would change...make sure you say the names correctly. It's Will-AM-ette...not Will-uh -met, etc...
Makes me angry that monsters like that live when beautiful souls suffer.
If you like true crime, you will like this.
Interesting, Want More
I didn't feel like he sugar-coated anything when it came to Don Ohlmeyer. They are definitely not friends and he did not hold back in sharing what kind of boss he was. It amazes me that Don Ohlmeyer made it as far in his career as he did. It was nice to hear about how different shows came to fruition...who they tried to get for the characters of Friends, who passed, etc... For me that was the best. When it got to the business part of things (stock options, etc...) I would find my mind trailing off. When it came to the celebrities, he held them more with kid gloves, but it was still interesting to hear about the behind the scenes activities and what could have happened and what did happen. If you are interested in how Friends, Cheers, Frasier, Seinfield, ER, and all of those shows how they got off the ground, you should find this a good listen.
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