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John

jgriner4

Oconomowoc, WI, United States

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  • Who I Am

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Pete Townshend
    • Narrated By Pete Townshend
    Overall
    (328)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (295)

    From the voice of a generation: the most highly anticipated autobiography of the year, and the story of a man who wanted The Who to be called The Hair; wanted to be a sculptor, a journalist, a dancer and a graphic designer; became a musician, composer, librettist, fiction writer, literary editor, sailor; drank too much and nearly died; detached from his body in an airplane, on LSD, and nearly died; planned to write his memoir when he was 21; and published this book at 67.

    Melinda says: "Glad To Meet You"
    "Candor is central to any autobiography"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Who I Am to be better than the print version?

    Finding time to listen is easier than finding time to read. Many hours behind the wheel allow me to safely enjoy an audiobook where reding a print or digital media book would be impossible or at least ill-advised.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Pete is clearly central. This is, after all an autobiography. I very much enjoyed that he narrated. His candor and self-awareness (low self esteem notwithstanding) personalized his tales and experiences and allowed the listener in. Thank you.


    What does Pete Townshend bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The authors narration makes this more the telling of stories than the reading of a book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed. I cried. I cheered and I jeered.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Luther: The Calling

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Neil Cross
    • Narrated By David Bauckham
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (86)

    Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He’s a murder detective with an extraordinary case clearance rate. He’s obsessive, instinctive, and intense. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumors that Luther is bad - not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. He seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things he shouldn’t - things well beyond the limits of the law.

    David says: "Scapegoat"
    "A Must for Luther Fans"
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    If you could sum up Luther in three words, what would they be?

    Heartpounding; Intriguing; Compelling


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Luther?

    There are two moments where otherwise disparate parts of the story come crashing together. The listener enjoys an "ah-ha" moment.


    What does David Bauckham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr. Bauckham gives voice to the characters. Though this is not a dramatization, you do get the sense of seeing or hearing different actors portraying the different characters.

    He is a master of several british realm accents, allowing the listener to believe that they are listening to the characters and not a narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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