Joliet, IL, United States | Member Since 2013
Both the reader/narrator and the content of "My Cross to Bear" made this book very enjoyable. The story seemed pretty down to earth and definitely entertaining.
I most enjoyed hearing stories of the band and their struggles to "make it," and then their struggle to keep it together after several life challenges.
The whole book was my favorite. I just couldn't get enough of this book!
No. In fact, I wanted to take my time and get through it because I didn't want it to end so quickly for me. It was an indulgent treat for me.
I would have like to have heard more of Gregory's struggle with addiction. It seemed a little glossed over in a very general sense. Aside from knowing he had an addiction that took many tries to overcome, there wasn't much detail about it.
I enjoyed hearing the musical biography of Anthony Kedis and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
I wanted to hear more stories about the music, the band, the road to stardom, behind-the-scenes stories, etc. I would have cut out a lot of the sex stories, which seemed grandiose anyway. This seemed more like a sexual memoir more than anything. I caught myself rolling my eyes a lot. There were a couple other stories in there where I thought, "Really?! C'mon!" There are some egotistical parts that seem seriously embellished and unbelievable. I don't want to say which ones because I don't want to ruin the book for anyone.
From the book it sounds like success just fell into Anthony Kedis' lap. He just happened to know these guys who had a band, and because he danced and thrashed around (because he didn't have any musical talent) he became the lead singer. Also, sobriety seemed very casual to him, like that was easy and just fell into his lap too, despite repeated relapses. Although I listened through the whole book, I have less respect for Anthony Kedis now than I did before listening. I don't think that should happen, but it did.
I'm not sure what would have made this book better, but I consistently lost interest. I tried and tried to get through this book but just couldn't.
This book has turned me off of other books in this genre, unfortunately.
Gripping, disturbing, and jaw dropping.
Hearing the candid stories of how Richard Kuklinski executed (pun intended ) some of the killings, the pride he took in carrying out the contract, and how he'd be requested to "make 'em suffer" is captivating and at times shocking.
Richard Kuklinski, obviously, was my favorite character. Despite all of the killings and how evil and angry he could be, the biography also paints a picture that draws me into Richard, finding him to be quite likeable, which was unexpected for me.
No. I wanted to listen to it over time, absorbing the magnitude of all that the book entailed.
I really, really loved this book! I know it's graphic and sometimes hard to listen to, but it is the true story of one man's life and the circumstances that made him become the person he did. Richard's stories are very candid. I was intrigued throughout the entire book and couldn't get enough of it.
I didn't read the print version.
I liked being in suspense wondering what's coming next and why. It definitely was NOT predictable; I loved that too!
I like the pace Scott Brick reads at.
I did not have any extreme reactions.
Because I liked this book so much, I bought another book by Harlan Coben. I may have found a new author to follow.
If you like long, drawn-out visuals, this book is for you.
I don't think it has.
Reluctantly, yes, but not another Grisham book.
Boredom and disappointment.
It felt like I was listening forever to get to the point. Once I reached the "point" or the end of the book, I was greatly disappointed.
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