There was absolutely, positively nothing positive about the United States in this book. I'm a generally cynical person, and certainly not a fan of society as a whole or people and their agendas for that matter, but this guy makes me feel like Dale Carnegie by comparison. It couldn't have been more biased.
Nope. I feel the same way about his work as he does the United States.
Perhaps it was the material that influenced my opinion of the performance, but I thought that he came across as snarkey and condescending.
Anger, definitely anger. Yeah, disappointment. Did I mention anger?
I loved The Turtles music growing up in the late 60’s, so I jumped on this audiobook as soon as I saw it and wasn’t disappointed. Howard’s narration is like hanging out with an old friend and swapping rock and roll war stories. The stories of his interactions with rock and roll royalty are worth the price of admission alone. The stories of his personal misbehavior and of the show biz sharks that bit them are riveting. Then there are the Mothers of Invention stories, most notably his firsthand account of the concert in Montreux that was the inspiration for Deep Purple’s immortal Smoke On The Water. All in all a pleasant listen…, that I’ll probably do again in the near future. So if you’re a former child of the sixties, or just love that music, this book is for you.
Some information about Maine Coon Cat's behavior. You know, like the title says. In an hour and fifteen minute audiobook, less than three minutes were spent talking about anything specific about Maine Coon Cats. The rest was filled with general grooming tips, training tips, and such.
I own a Maine Coon Cat. They are certainly a unique breed with many fascinating and endearing personality traits..., at least mine is. I wanted to learn more about why she behaves more like a puppy than a cat. Scoops her food out of her dish onto the floor when she thinks the food level is too low. Why she craves attention, yet hates to be held. Stuff like that that other Coon Cat owners and I wonder about.
The recording was disappointingly comparable to a girl reading a book into a cassette recorder in her kitchen.
I was expecting at least a couple of laughs. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich was funnier. Apparently a dry delivery of moronic/sophomoric "jokes" is supposed to be funny. For example, when we got to the letter "L" , the narrator repeated the word "lonely" what seemed like forty times. Check, please! I'm outta here!
I'm a pretty big Who fan. It was my hope that there'd be some sort of inside stories of how some of my favorite songs came to be which, to fair there are, but not anywhere near enough. I was also hoping to hear some inside stories about the recording process and their legendery screaming matches but alas, only a scant few. The narrative pretty much goes on about his neurosis’ and accompanying substance abuse problems, which is fine. But personally I would have preferred more of the former and less of the latter.
Beyond that, the sniggering smarminess that dominate spots of his narration tend to wear thin after a while and have left me having to listen to this in installments. I havn't even finished listening to the book, but intend to. In conclusion, it's just a difficult listen where I fully expected to devour it.
Gutfeld succinctly and humorously puts into words what I've been thinking about the antics of the entitled lefties for a long time. There were actually passages that had me laughing so hard at the ironic truths put forth in this book that I actually had to rewind it to hear the parts that I missed while I was laughing..., much to the amusement of some of my coworkers. I highly recomend this book to anyone who's looking for a few laughs at the expense of the heavily biased media and the liberal elites.
Ordinarily I'm not a fan of Scott Brick. IMHO he butchered the narration of Atlas Shrugged, one of my all time favorite favorite books. However he excelled in this one.
As a lifelong admirer of Thomas Jefferson. Listening to this book, and the bio of John Adams has shown Citizen Jefferson in an entirely different light in HIS OWN WORDS in letters to James Madison and in articles he ghost wrote ripping the reputations and intentions of both Hamilton and Adams to promote his own political agenda. Still a great man, though a decidedly flawed and duplictous one. Though a misfit toy himself who made some ridiculously stupid decisions in his personal life, Hamilton had a gargantuan intellect and forsight that created sytems that are still relevent and in use today. There are few more glaring examples of the expression "history is the lie that everyone agrees on" than that of what is commonly believed about Hamilton.On a side note. I listened to this soon after listening to the Steve Jobs bio, and the similarities in how they presented their ideas, the accuracy of their visions, and how they interacted with people while promoting them is startling.
The stories about John Lennon lasted for about as long as it takes to eat a bowl of cornflakes. These were followed by excruciating, seemingly endless tales of the genius' of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, and Kurt Cobain. Not what I bought the book for. There were some interesting stories about Elvis and Johnny Cash among others, and the narrator's impersonations of the subjects' when quoting them was kinda cute, but overall I hate it when I spend my monthly credit on books that I end up listening to with my finger on the fast forward button.
If you like Ann Coulter (and liberals, not so much), you'll love this book. Her razor sharp writing is absolutely riveting. I only regret not having bought the unabridged version, which had a different woman reading it. The less than stellar reviews of the other reader, along with the fact that Ann Coulter herself reads this abridged version is what ultimately influenced my decsion. I highly recommend this book, and expect I'll listen to it multiple times.
I enjoy Laura Ingraham, I enjoy sarcastic humor, but I most certainly don't enjoy President Obama, his unavoidable presence in every form of media all day every day, or his version of what our country and government should be. So this book seemed like a natural for me.
This was my first Audible download. I was eagerly looking forward to some laughs at the President's expense, but found myself stopping the book after about twenty minutes or so (several times), finding myself getting tense and annoyed at Laura's often preachy and almost shrewish presentation until I ultimately stopped listening to it altogether. Where's the yucks? If I wanted to be told what to think and how to feel about Obama I'd tune in to one of the many 24/7 infomercials about him (pro OR con) on cable tv or talk radio.
So, I guess I liked the idea of this book better than the actual book itself. You're really spinning the wheel on this one if you're looking for laughs. I personally found it unfunny and unlistenable.
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