I think the first volume was much more interesting to listen to. The second volume got bogged down in names and dates. It could have been half as long and conveyed the same message. Still interesting to hear his perspective on how things happened.
A bit dry - go for the Abridged version. The story was interesting but it got a little deep into some of the details of the science of creating the A-Bomb. However, my biggest issue was with the production value of this book. It sounded like it was pieced together from hundreds of readings. Sometimes one sentence would sound like it was a completely different studio and was inserted way after the fact. VERY distracting and beneath what I have come to believe is a high quality product in Audible. They need to redo this entire production in my opinion.
He pronounces the African words beautifully and sounded characteristically 17-19th century African American when appropriate. Really draws you into the variations between white and black characters and was very enjoyable to listen to.
I think what stood out for me was the performances of the two main characters. I thought it was portrayed well and gave a good sense of one event through two (or more) different perspectives. Nice story of forgiveness and redemption.
It was a nice mixture of Billy just reading and readings from live shows that added some energy and excitement to the book. I just wish I could see photos of people or situations that he spoke about. Not sure if they are in the printed book, but would love a PDF of images from books to be delivered with audio books. I know some do, but I wish it was all of them.
There were lots of examples of habits, good and bad, and how they were changed, but it does not give very much real advice on how to go about changing habits into ones you want to keep.
Just a nice romp through Tim's life and his experiences especially on Carol Burnett show. Good companion book to her book.
The two narrators/performers were EXCELLENT in this book and were able to create multiple characters that painted a very strong picture. I would pick a book just based on the fact that they were performing it. GREAT job!
See Above. Excellent performances from both. VERY strong. Would recommend the book on their performance alone.
Nice suspense throughout. The ending was a bit anti-climactic, but I was held capture throughout 99% of the book.
Yes, good story that was engaging throughout.
Amazed at the facts about US troops that died outside of combat in WWII and how the Japanese treated POW's. Very powerful.
The reader / performer was EXCELLENT. Nice voice with great inflection.
I liked the many different voices for characters. It felt like the old radio stories of the 40's & 50's with different people reading different characters. Made it come alive more. Nice job!
I saw a review before buying this with someone saying that they really did not like the narrator. I felt I could probably ignore that complaint as I didn't think it would affect me that much. Boy was I wrong! Hard to explain why it is annoying, but he has very little inflection in his voice and all the sentences end almost like in a question. Typically you would have highs and lows in intonation and all of his reading is right down the middle and lacks interest. He mis-pronounces words a lot, and gets very singsongy in his delivery. Almost like a politician ironically, but it was really hard to listen to which is a shame because most of the content is interesting. I would seriously consider reading this one instead of listening until they get a different narrator to re-record it. Sorry Bob.
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