This subject is very interesting. I'm not a Late Night addict but I will watch if I am awake. I am old enough to remember Carson and then the battle of Leno and Letterman. I liked Leno in the early years. As time went on I thought he was boring. I use to try to stay up late just to watch Conan.
I was surprised how in the book they said that Conan's fans were very young. And the people in their 50's, me, were Leno fans. Well they have that one wrong with me. I have always laughed more at Conan then Leno. Leno wasn't edgy enough. Conan did the unexpected, and I like that. He is creative.
The audio book is great. I wish it was longer. I listen when I work on my computer, when I knit, I plug the ipod in my car to listen when I drive. This book has my interest that much that I take my ipod everywhere. I fall asleep at night with it on.
It's a great story and I have to say that I am all for Conan. I think he totally got the shaft. He says, "what does Leno have on you guys?" No one answers that question but I wondered that too. I think Leno was getting dry and stale. It was time for him to leave. Why was NBC so bent on keeping him around? Probably because the contract Leno had with NBC. NBC would have had to pay millions for Leno to go away. It was the money. They didn't make this war for Leno's talent. Which I think lacked humor in all age groups.
Con: The narrator reads too fast. There is so much good information that you need him to pause so you can digest it. I would pause my ipod just to think about what he just said. I did rewind a lot because of the huge amount of information being read. I think this guy could get a job as an auctioneer.
I loved this book. I liked that they gave his history from when he was a boy to the present. I wish I could find more books like this one to listen to. After you listen to this book I recommend that you listen to iWoz. It is about Steve Wozniak who was Steve Jobs friend and built the first apple computer. He is really the brains behind the computers. Steve Jobs was the detail person. Steve had the talent for the sleek designs on the products. He also pushed for them to be implemented even if they were costly. I like a person like that. Consumers want a quality product that stands out above all the rest.
So please go listen to iWoz after this book on Steve Jobs to get the whole picture of these men's lives. It's on audible also.
I really enjoy reading books by Vincent Bugliosi since years ago when he wrote Helter Skelter. I looked forward to this book. The book is good and full of information.
I have read Trial of the Century (1996), by author Frank Schmalleger right after the trial finished. Recently I wanted to read more and I knew that Vincent Bugliosi was a great prosecutor here in So. California where I live.
I really like his review of the case and his opinion of how he would have tried the case. This book, Outrage, outlines how the case could have been won.
HORRIBLE. His tone of voice was not as good as other narrators I have heard. But my biggest complaint is that he speaks too fast. This is a book with a lot of facts. When a reader reads like he is in a race it is awfully hard for the listener to assimilate the facts coming at us. I had to continually pause the audiobook, click on BACK, then Replay in order to listen again, then Pause to think about what was said.
It was so frustrating because this narrator didn't read at a normal pace. I am talking about how he read at a breakneck speed. I was ready to turn off the audiobook and go buy the paperback. I can listen and absorb a lot of information. I have listened to many many complicated books (like the Enron debacle).
I have never had an audiobook like this. I hope that Vincent listens to this and asks for another narrator.
The narrator also had a monotone voice throughout the book.
This book made me wish that Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecutor when O.J. Simpson killed his X-Wife Nicole and Ron Goldman. I think that O.J. Simpson would have been convicted.
Narrators should speak at a normal pace or slower when delivering complicated facts, dates, numbers and such. This narrator was on the fast track. I guess he thought that it was a race. Well in my opinion reading is NOT a race.
I think this book is just silly. There is no depth. I would like to see some suspense in it.
I bought the book because I saw a review by some celebrities on TV say it was so good. I was so disappointed that it was slow, shallow, and dumb story.
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