Elizabethtown, United States Minor Outlying Islands | Member Since 2006
The writing does a good job at what the daily life at Alcatraz was like. Great piece of non-fiction.
I have been looking forward to this book since learning it was going to be released. It was good, but not as good as the first book. They ended up retelling a great deal from the first book. I expected the Burpo family to go into further depth than they did.
I would still recommend it if you enjoyed "Heaven Changes Everything." Just do not expect any new revelations from this book. The part that I did enjoy was hearing the spontaneous prayer by their son.
I must start by saying I only listened to a few chapters. I am a smart guy with a doctorate degree, but this was way over my head. I am sure this is required reading for a literature major in graduate school. As for reading for enjoyment or to broaden my mind, this was not something I enjoyed. I am sure if I could have toughed it out, it would have broaden my mind, but I enjoy Audible books to relax. This was not relaxing. Good luck to the literature majors, but this was not for me.
I have enjoyed Kevin Pollack's work for a long time. Hearing his story in his own voice, is priceless.
Kevin Pollack does such a great job at telling wonderful stories of working with Hollywood elite without sounding like he was name dropping. I think he is too humble to realize that he is now part of that Hollywood elite in my opinion.
This is one of the funniest audiobooks I have every listened to. While listening in my car, I am sure that I look ridiculous laughing my head off. I am sure that Kevin would enjoy that he was able to get one more person to humiliate himself at his expense.
I only recommend this if you want to laugh like you have not laughed in a long time.
WARNING - Do not get this book if you do not want to laugh out loud!
This seems like a cute idea. I have seen something similar with the World War 2 Holocaust Project by Steven Spielberg. This one is for having good memories of our past.
This was an amazing book. One of the best Audible books in my collection. I have recommended it personally to a number of friends of mine. I live near Lincoln's birthplace so there is "Lincoln" everything in this area; roads, banks, parks, festivals, etc., so there is a regional interest in Lincoln.
I like Bill O'Reilly but I was hesitant to listen to a book narrated by him. I thought I would get annoyed listening to him for an entire book, but I was wrong. He does a fantastic job as a narrator. Such a good job that I downloaded his book "Killing Kennedy."
This book is such a great narrative of the last days of the Civil War and what the emotion of the country was at that contentious time. He did a great job of putting you in the mindset of Booth and his true hate of Lincoln and Booth's deep to the core narcissism.
I am not a big magic fan, but I really enjoyed this book. I like listening to biographies and I did not know much about Houdini.
Good writing and narration. Definitely kept my interest the entire book.
I recommend this to my best friend. He was reading it while waiting in an airport. Two servicemen saw him reading it and gave him a "thumbs up".
We have all hear the basic story, but this gives the real story.
It makes you think about your mortality and how your life affects others.
I enjoyed listening about Morrie dancing.
Sometimes the books being read by the author is not always a good thing, but in this case Mitch Albom did a great job. The impact the story had on his life is translated well in his narration.
I listen to almost everything at 1 1/2 to 3 times the normal speed with the iPhone app. I cannot do this with all narrators, but I could easily do this with this audio book.
Donald Sutherland proves how great of a performer he is with this narration of "The Old Man and the Sea". I felt as if Hemingway himself was reading this to me.
As I listened, I could feel the rope across my back and the torn flesh of my hands holding the line as I patiently waited for the big fish.
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