Learned many things about Bannister and Landy that I never knew. The author and narrator do a good job of keeping your interest. I would have to say one of the best books I have listened to this year. Right up there with Cinderella Man.
Yes, there are some details that I'd like to listen to again. The story is pretty science heavy, so didn't get my head round some of the details the first time.
Mark Watney's snarky sense of humor made the recording a pleasure to listen to. He was a very intelligent and adaptable character, and wasn't afraid to lighten the mood with his hilarious quips.
Bray did an excellent job of characterizing the characters. It makes the recording almost sound like a radio play.
I definitely made me burst out laughing several times. A little predictable in some cases, but very funny none the less.
A quick read, and would be excellent on a long drive. I am actually sad it ended. I will have to listen to it again.
This book would be highly recommended for any Eagles fan.
I liked the first person narrative. You actually felt like you knew Don after reading the book.
See a different perspective from a musician that lived, worked, and played with the Eagles.
I told my daughter another serious classic rock fan, that I'd never look or feel quite the same way about the Eagles. I still love their music, but feel, I sort of have a fly on the wall's point of view of some of the goings on. I know it is one participant's perspective, but very interesting all the same.
Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. The different voices for the characters in the book were a very nice surprise.
Michael Corelone of course. He was a very well rounded character.
This book was well worth the time I invested. Having read about him in the fouth grade (about 35 year ago) I knew that he was great, arrogant, and very insecure. But this book taught me many things.
For instance, I never knew that he had a brother or that he was half-Mexican. (He was the first real Latino Superstar of professional sports.) I also never plumbed the depth to which his son John Henry would go to turn a buck.
If you can abide the extremely colorful languages (lots of ?F? bombs, and worse!), you will enjoy the book immensely.
As reprehensible a character as he was, he was just a insecure man with near god-like talent in several areas. Two things you?ll remember from this book are: ?Get a good ball to hit.? And, ?There goes that greatest hitter that ever played the game?.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.