The narrator does a wonderful job. If I didn't check I would be sure it was the actual author narrating. Pronounced all the slang and spanish well. Also sounds like a white guy in the 50 year old range.
The end of the search is emotional. Some surprises, and then some mid-life crisis/soul-searching stuff that you can either leave or take depending in your own feelings and views on life.
Definitely recommended for anyone who likes surf, travel, or central america. I like all, so it was a great book. Especially for surfing, which is pretty limited on good books. In the world there are lots of magazine articles, movies and pictures on surfing. Even some good biographies, but not all that many great surf adventure tales in book form.
Yes, for sure. I've listened to 6 or so of them and even though they aren't my favorite series, they are entertaining light reading.
Let me count the ways. 1. Talks about 2x too fast. 2. Sounds like a 16 year old from Jersey. 3. Just comes off rude and obnoxious, especially when you've gotten used to the previous narrator.
The only reason I could ever think of that she could be justified would be because she's got the jersey accent. I'm guessing this was her one and only gig.
Don't judge the series based on my opinion on this book or the narrator.
I also recommend the unabriged versions of this series.
It's enternaining and kind of hilarious how much research went into this book to make it authentic, while at the same time half of it was made up.
It really captures the imagination. I was excited every day I had to drive to work to listen. I really would recommend it, if this kind of book seems at all your style.
It could have been read with more excitement or personality. Given, a lot of the storyline is supposed to be first person from old journals. The narrator sounds exactly like a narrator off the history channel. Pretty slow and monotone.
Without giving away the ending, I was kind of dissapointed. The beginning and ending didn't tie together at all. I was really surprised that it ended when it did.
This book is great if you like history or non-fiction types with good storylines. I don't have any special interest in San Francisco but this is a good story regardless.
Devil in the White City. Fairly recent history with an entertaining and varied storyline.
It is scary how many violent cults and organizations came out of SF, but how the city weathered them, and you don't even think of them as tied to the city today.
One of the better ones in the series. It ties up a lot of the loose ends that the last one left behind. And Johanna Parker as always does a great job w/narration.
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