Las Cruces, NM, United States | Member Since 2007
Easier to understand.
The ticking is the Death Watch Beetle that taps on the rafters looking for a mate.
The only character is the narrator and she is very good. She has a precise voice that is soothing and easily understood. That is what is needed for this book This book is a compenduim of many of the wicked bugs known and their habits. It is wonderful to listen to but you might not want to leave the house, much less travel too far. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Only the narrator
This time in history is my bread and butter. This book is the only one that I might not finish. Among my favorites are The Autobiography of Henry VIII. The Lady Elizabeth, the King's Fool, and so on. In all of these recordings the narrator makes the book.
My only complaint is the narrator. She is like fingernails on a blackboard. I am not sure I can finish it.
These involved historical novels never make good movies. Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth was just terrible. Johnathan Meyers was no more Henry VIII than I am, That series was not worth watching. The only way to portray the people and the era is by way of a good historian and a pleasing narrator and a story that has not been hacked to bits.
Great characters, holds interest, good plot.
All the characters were admirable. Paul Michael made each character individual and believable.
He is an excellent narrator with a particularly expressive talent.
Would if I could. I listen in my car and was always eager to get back to it.
All in all, a very good read. I have even started on Dante's Divine Comedy.
Mystery to the end
Ron Keith is a particular favorite of mine I and I originally chose the book on his merits. The book turned out to be a winner. I found out years ago the listening to a book being read was a far better experience than reading. While reading is a pleasure of mine, listening provides many nuances lost when reading.
I would have but I have the Ipod in my car for use while driving.
I listened to the first seven hours hoping it would get better. I did not continue as it just seemed to be an interminable bodice buster with vampires. In my opinion it could not be more boring.
No but I'll listen to others of the series
Walt is real and likable.
Guidall is always excellent and one of my favorites.
I listen only in my car
The overall would have gotten all stars except for the potty mouth Vic. She lacks likability and, in real life I would tolerate one like her for one minute. She is a detraction to the story
Audio is more intense without being sensationalized
There is a second book in David Pelzers saga and both are worth reading. These are books that cannot be equaled.
This story would defy being made into a film. The horror of it could not be duplicated without becoming a sensationalized film as only Hollywood can do. If it were to be filmed, I would never watch it. It only in real life and the spoken word that the story is alive.
David Pelzer is a monument to the strength of the human spirit.
Joe Arpaio is a hero of mine so I was pleased to find the book. However, the narrator does not sound like I think Sheriff Joe would sound. Joe should sound like a well spoken but rough and tumble sheriff. The narrator is too well spoken to sound real. In addition, there are too many "I's." It would just be a matter of rephrasing here and there. Maybe it would read better in not written in the first person. I am not trying to negate Sheriff Joe's accomplishments. They are many and extraordinary and I will forever be amazed by the man.
I enjoyed Odd Thomas enough to read it twice. The next was not bad but did not compare. Brother Odd was a bit hard to get through but I persevered.
Now I have attempted Odd Hours. After listening to more than three hours, I gave it up, I could only think "get on with it". It might get good or at least better by the end but I do not have the patience.
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