Joe Hurley narrated superbly. When he first started, I thought it was Keith. Sorry, Johnny, I love you, but narration by an American just didn't seem right.
I've never been a huge Stones fan, but no one can deny Keith has led an interesting life, so I thought I'd listen to the book. It was well worth it, and I love that Keith just laid it all out - the best and worst of him. Yeah, he's misogynistic, a dope addict, and did many other questionable things, but this was his life, and it was an engaging read.
Funny, heart-warming, heart-breaking.
It's a toss up between Arnold/Junior and Rowdy. Their relationship was real - what I would have expected between two teenagers. Each had strengths and fears the other didn't. Each admired other, but that went unsaid. I loved them both.
When Arnold received the geometry book at school that had belonged to his mother 30 years prior. He was so furious he was using such an outdated book that he threw it at Mr. P, who then visited Arnold's home and inspired him to leave the reservation.
I laughed and cried listening to this book. I loved it and couldn't wait to get in the car to listen to the next event in Arnold's life.
To the author: Please write a sequel!
I don't think I've ever disliked the main character in a book before, but I ended up disliking Victoria as an adult. I got her anger and aloofness as a child, but couldn't stand it as she grew up. At the point when she got pregnant and ended her relationship with Grant, my interest in the book ended. I listened to the rest just to finish the book. I may have had a different experience had I read it, but I did not find the story engaging. Sorry!
It wasn't Tara Sand's performance - it was just that I didn't like the main character.
It was delightful learning about the meaning of flowers.
Yes, I would listen again. I loved the characters. The development of each was excellent.
Arthur was my favorite. So kind, so smart, so wise. He had so much to share, and no one to share it with. He was a lovely and lonely man, and I was drawn to him.
I have not.
Arthur. I think he would be a great friend - loyal, generous and knowledgeable.
Every one of the StoryCorps stories was heartwarming. I wanted to listen on and on. I even looked for more in the Audible library, but couldn't find any. This is really worth listening to. Have tissues handy!
The human experiences.
This Is Life
I listen to StoryCorps every Friday on my local NPR station, and always look forward to it. Please put more stories together!
The story was so depressing, it was difficult to read on.
That he felt compelled to write it.
Favorite?? There was no favorite scene; however, one memorable scene was the explanation of how lobotomies were conducted. Yeah, I won't forget that too soon.
The only reason I continued reading it was to rate it and discuss it with two friends who had recommended it. I'll question their suggestions in the future. I gave it two stars because of the narration.
I love Bill Maher, so most of what he says, I agree with. That may not be the case for others. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I was looking for something light and funny, and this book fit that perfectly.
Wonderfully engaging story, and the narrator, Joe Barrett, was outstanding. I am now looking for other books he's narrated. This is a book that screams to be listened to, rather than read, and Barrett did an exceptional job.
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