It's in a class by itself. I have never read anything like it. It does kind of remind me of the film "A League of Their Own"
I have not but I would like to.
Yes. It was a beautiful story and the narration was excellent.
I loved the love story and the history lesson.
LeDoux and Jones both do a great job conveying the emotion that Jacob was feeling. I cried when I thought 90 or 93 year old Jacob was not going to get to go to the circus.
It already is a film and I think the tagline is excellent "Sometimes life is the greatest show on earth."
No. I feel like I got the jest of the story the first time.
The way the actors beautifully portrayed the tension of dancing around taboo topics.
You could not help but have a great deal of compassion for these older people making the attempt to navigate a changing world.
The last scene when Lily Dale finally accepts what happened to their son.
Yes. It was great to hear Steve talk about his stand up career and hear his philosophy about career fulfillment.
Steve... were there any others???
His distinct tone. I could imagine his voice if I read the book. I am an 80s child and the earliest work of his that I have ever seen is early SNL. I'm more familiar with his movies. I have never seen his stand up and I would not have been able to properly guess the tone of the jokes if I had not listened to it.
The last joke made me laugh for a good five minutes. I cried when he spoke about the death of his parents.
He constantly talks about what a shy person he is. He is known to be very private. I gave the story a 4 star rating because like many autobiographies that are specific to one period of a persons life you can literally feel passages where you get the feeling there is more to a story but the author is only going to tell as much as they want you to know. It is the authors right to do so but when the reader can sense the story is censored it leaves a slight feeling of dissatisfaction. I also found this in Tina Fey's "Bossypants". The only autobiography I can think of where I did not feel this was you Michael J. Fox's "Lucky Man."
On a scale of 1 to 10 it is a 6.5.
How both men were very much alike and experienced a lot of pain do to their bad qualities. The lease interesting were the more than predictable plot twist. They may have been interesting 30 years ago when the book was written but now everyone of them is a cliche.
The story of two great men who's desire to destroy was greater than the desire to build.
It may be good for someone who needs a good distraction who has a few hours to kill on a road trip.
The 13th Tale
The pop star
This story was just LAME.
The narrator was awful. She did not have good infliction for her voices and did not bring any type of life to the story.
I was so bored I couldn't find anything good about it. Even though I listened intently and tried to find something.
funny insightful interesting
Tina talking about working at the Y. It's always nice to hear about the humble beginnings of successful people I admire.
I loved her talking about her thought process during the 2008 election and her portrayal of Sarah Palin on SNL.
I wish she would have talked more about her movie career.
Yes. I have read the print version and listened to the audio version and I will say that the audio is better. When Muller reads the descriptions of the South Carolina Low Country I feel like I can see, hear, taste, feel and smell it. To listen is an experience.
I love every single Wingo! Yes even Henry and Lila. They are PERFECTLY flawed, 3 dimensional characters. While I may not want to be friends with all of them, Conroy gives the reader so much information on what has shaped each of them.
There are interpretations of certain events that Muller is able to portray with voice inflections that I can not imagine in the print version. Most specifically Tom finding Savannah with Rose Aster. This is the beginning of her illness and Muller having her sound sad one minute and angry the next is just awesome.
There are several. My favorite thing about the book is how much the three siblings love each other. I love the series of questions Tom asks Savannah after she tries to commit suicide; the Wingo children's adventures with the porpoise and the turtle; Graduation; The last time they are together on Marsh Hen Island.
This is an awesome book about life. The characters in the book go through very real ups and downs. Conroy allows you to know all of them so well that even when they are doing something unflattering you still like them.
I did not read the print version but I am not sure if it would have held my attention the way the audio did.
The group searching for Trevor in San Francisco.
Leopold Bloom King
A story of friends... that were closer than family.
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