Being voiced by the authors. I enjoy hearing biographies in the subject's voice. The nuances in inflection often provide me with ideas or insights I might have otherwise missed.
The willingness of the authors to share the bad/difficult aspects of their relationship as well as the good times. It felt genuine to me.
Both. I knew more factual info on Martin/Ramon, but little about Emilio. I feel I learned about both men as people, and I like them both all the more for having read the book by hearing their voices tell their story.
The parent/child struggles reminded me of my own life experiences that saddened me. I think most people can identify with those feelings. There were also many occasions that brought a smile as well. The road trip story reminded me of a few childhood vacations I experienced way back when, and gave me a warm feeling.
Loved this look into Alda's life and what makes him tick. Wish he'd done the narration though.
I selected this book because of its setting (I'm a long time resident of the area) and the concept of the story being told by individual characters. The read was pleasant enough--performances by the narrators quite good--but parts of the plot became a bit predictable. What was the most disappointing was the very end. I felt lured to the conclusion only to be left hanging mid-air. I even listened a second time..still can't figure out what the last chapter was intended to communicate.
I thoroughly enjoyed this meeting between Spock and Q. Dry humor, with lots of Trek-isms, got me chuckling along with the live audience. Nimoy and de Lancie wear these two characters so well, their familiar voices make it easy to picture them in my mind's eye. Wish I could have been there for the live performance! Wish there was more to listen to! This is one tape I will listen to over and over again.
I want to believe in NASA's future... but I don't. Nice account of the glory days though.
Yes! There's so much information in here, I'm sure I'd glean more from multiple listenings.
How the industry has evolved, and the lengths these companies will go in pursuit of the almighty dollar. Not necessarily surprising, but interesting. Invites comparison to Big Tobacco.
Yes. I'm a big fan of Scott Brick. He's quite versatile!
There are some funny/humorous aspects. The most extreme reaction would be my incredulity (followed by 'doh' head slaps at my own naivete) at this industry's business as usual.
I finished this book recently, but I've already forgotten it. The story just didn't meet the quality I've come to expect from this author.
There's absolutely nothing memorable about this book, either good or bad. Extremely vanilla.
Reading was bland. Nothing standout. Partially a lack of exceptional material.
Have a pro read. I would not usually say this, but a pro reader might have helped the material.
I would not have published this except as a vanity publication for family/friends.
Stories on individual players vary, of course. Favorites included Dravecky, McCormick, Perry, and Speier. Some stories well known, inspirational. Some are catching up with old friends from youth.
Learn to accurately pronounce names! Hearing Brian Sabean's surname as "Sa-beeen" vs "Say-be-an" was distracting and annoying. There were other errors as well, but this one was the most frequent and grating. It detracted from the book as a whole.
No. Its format is ideal for periodic or sporadic listening. Nice if your time is limited. I like to have this kind of short story style book in my library for that reason.
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