The book is very well written, and I have to assume pretty much true. I didn't think 14 hours of this subject matter in an audio book would keep my attention.....well it did and then some.
Keith Richards has led a very interesting life to say the least and it is reflected here. My only issue with the book is the narration. Johnny Depp, I assume starts the narration and commands attention reading the narritive with an american accent while doing a great job doing other accents when people are quoted.
Then about 1/3 of the way through, he either changed his style completely or it was read the other narrator mentioned. This person had an English accent and did a great Keith Richards. With just the book on my ipod, I thought it was still Johnny Depp for a while. There were quite a few letters and quotes from other people but with this narrator it was hard to tell when they began and ended.
Then the last 1/3 of the book was back to Johnny Depp with an american accent. Keith Richards read a few sections himself at the end.
As with just about all Micheal Connelly books, I really enjoyed it. But it is really more of a Mickey Haller book then a Harry Bosch book.
The plot really moves along, switching from 1st person Mickey Haller to 3rd person for other sections. As with many Micheal Connelly books, characters from his other novels make appearances.
Peter Giles did a good job with the narration but for the Bosch, I prefer Len Cariou.
I give the book 3 stars for content and 5 stars for naration.
The book covers quite a bit as an autobiography and the last section is sort of her political platform. I'm glad to hear it from her point of view. During the campaign it was difficult to separate what was really Sara Palin and what was Tina Fay. She addresses in detail why she wasn't really allowed to go "off script" during the camppaign.
If nothing else she is a very good narator! Most authors tend not to keep my interest when they read their own books. She sells her point of view well.
I usually enjoy John Grisham books quite a bit. I had read the reviews on this site but decided to buy the book anyway.
It really kept my interest....until it ended. I knew from the reviews there wasn't going to be much of an ending but I was still disappointed.
Very good story and well performed. I've read quite a few of the others in the series, both before and after, and this also fills in a lot of holes in the story line.
I've always enjoyed Micheal Connelly's books whether they be Harry Bosch or Mickey Haller. In this book you get both. The book keeps moving and kept my interest.
The narrator was OK in the 1st person as the main character but was a bit confusing doing the voices of the minor characters. Several sounded alike.
I've listened to just about all of John Grisham's audio books and was looking foward to this one but was a bit disappointed. The story was OK but probably could have been half the length. What is usally great character development in Grisham's books, in this book I felt was just filler.
The naration I felt was uninspired as well. If you have never listened to a John Grisham book start with The Pelican Brief or The Firm.
Not Micheal Connelly's best but a good quick listen. The story moves along very quickly at the expense of and lot of background material. I have read at least 6 of the other books in the series and didn't miss it. It's perfect for a long car ride.
The book was mostly a collection of pieces Marian wrote for various publications during the 60's and 70's with updates written within the last couple of years.
She has some interesting insights to a rather small subset of all the jazz that was going on at the time.
A lot of the pieces were about players of the day such as Benny Goodman, Dave Brubek, Paul Desmond etc. Her naration was somewhat of a problem, because in many places it was unclear if what she was reading were her opinions or quotes from the people she was writting about.
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