I could not finish this book. Joe Mantegna is a great actor but he reads this in a mono tone- like manner. It's not a droning narration but Mr Mantegna keeps the exact same level of intensity in his voice reading every line of this book. At first I thought "great, It's Joe Mantegna reading this". As the book progressed I just couldn't stand it anymore. It's very detailed as to the beginnings of Atlantic City, non of which the series conveys, but I kept waiting to get that lift, that pull into the story but the narration is like a wall keeping me out. I think it coulda been a champ but no. Maybe it's me.
Listening to sanity being explained so directly and Adam Carolla's narration is spot on
A to Z
The entire book
Adam Carolla, sometimes, is a bit frustrating listening to on his podcast because he's always in high gear and repeats himself a lot. In this book he's straight ahead from the station to home!
I see a complaint that Keith Richards is not the narrator. Well Keith opens, hands it off to Johnny Depp where it's picked up by Joe Hurley (Keith's voice extraordinaire) and it's great! As I listened I thought "Wow..Keith is all over the place telling this". Yes, it's written from mid beginning's to childhood, school mates, the 1970s, childhood, hometown, school mates, etc BUT it's coherent! It's written like your sitting there across from Keith and he's telling you his story and it all flows, clearly and evenly as you listen. So no con on this.
Some insights. Nothing that's going to make yer mind go boom but insights that may make you think: " Dam...it's a hard , hard life they all had/have.". I did. Not to mention the police harassment. A jolly good read and thank you Mr Richards for letting yer ya ya's out. (Note: Not a spoiler but there IS a surprise and it's a gas)
BTW Keith I learned to play "Malaquena" but I still ain't "in".
Thanks for adding so much pleasure to my life. I realise you paid to do it.
Nothing more be said. It's Joe Namath bare bones as Joe Namath was always "bare bones" in his life, how he played the game and how he played the night. The last of the great QB Passers and QBs who called the game their selves! A surprising insight into the real violence that, occasionally, is planned and plotted into the game plan and an incredible insight into Mr Joe Namath's "origins". No silver spoon kid here. I Listened from beginning to end. Another way of "I couldn't put it down". Great book! Well written! Well Read, as per usual, by Mr Scott Brick!
Not on a par with "I Heard You Paint Houses" but quite another inside story that will hold your attention, your ear and your imagination! It all started so honorably and is made, quite clear, how "this thing of ours" devolved into chaos and treachory. Well read by Alan Sklar too!!
After listening to this book I find it amazing that newscasters and some comedians, when Mr Jimmy Hoffa's name comes up, speak as if it is still a mystery as to what, where, how and when Mr Hoffa disappeared and that a few people tend to believe the major events Mr Sheerhan "confesses" is drivel and wild lies.. Written by Mr Charles Brandt, former Prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General in Delaware and excellently narrated by Scott Brick, made me a believer. Mr Brandt, himself, says "there is a ring of truth to what he told me." Mr Brandt and Mr Sheerhan, so many years after the fact, drove to Detroit and "the house" Mr Sheerhan describes in detail, as he does throughout, and found all to "add up". As to the "wild rambling" into the JFK matter, I thought "why would Mr Sheerhan bring up the JFK assassination in his revelations of his life and doings in the alleged "Mafia?". Mr Sheerhan's storyline makes sense and logic leading me to believe him. It's not a long, drawn out story as to JFK., just a passing episode he mentions in relating incidents and times, keeping continuity . Dr. Michael Baden stated "case closed" as to the 'Jimmy Hoffa disappearance" after his read. An outstanding, educational and exciting book. WWII was a revelation to me as to the "soldiers" of various families and how they operated and accepted the horror. Not all but some...Like Frank. The BEST on this subject I have ever read!
I was in the U. S Army. I am a Viet Nam vet. I can assure you, with certainty, that Robert Leckie will take you places and show you things which you will see and feel as if watching a movie.
I would have been pleased to be in Robert Leckie's squad. His sense of humour did not overshadow or deter from his sense of humanity. From home to boot camp to the ship to the LST to landing on the beach to the combat to the R&R and back to war again, is wonderfully related to one and all in this book. Be sure to add this to your library.
I saw a hilarious and informative concert, as per the usual with Mr. Lewis Black, performed well after this annual Presidential roastfest. During the concert Mr. Black commented on this gig. I wondered, at that time, just how true to himself that presentation could have been, given the many insane "rules of engagement" for these people of sensitivity. Rest assured Lewis Black worked that room with his usual expertise and, although limited in words he could not use, left the room, and me, the listener, in laughter. Oh...Lewis Black also got a message across or two or three. If you had doubts, undoubt yourself and get this audio now! Splendid time is guaranteed for all.
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