Great reader who really uses the material to scare the beejeezus out of you.
McCarthy has. . .uhh. . .kind of a dark side in quite a few of his books and this text can drag on quite a bit.
If I was reading I would blow off a lot of the landscape exposition so I appreciate the breathy inflections.
I have never read a guy who has such an incredible vocabulary for landscapes. I actually knew the term arroyo before I read but that doesn't even scratch the. . .uhh. . .firmament.
McCarthy uses dramatic King James Old Testamenty grammar too.
Oswalt thinks himself cultured and literate. Unfortunately he sucks as a writer when he tries to overextend himself. This guy is just a medium talent comedian. Bleh. . .I have read some crappy comedy but I feel dirty after listening to Oswalt fill up time as he extensively goes over a crappy comedian's schtick (political jokes, topical humor, etc).
DONT BUY THIS! It sucks. . .get the first part if u can
If u must listen to it then wait for the public library to get it.
This guy sucks after 30 minutes. Fat pompous idiot.
Sure but not enthusiastically. . . good narration doesn't involve aping the speech of hunter s thompson on amphetamines. . .I just want the prose not the whole lump of crap entourage (Johnny Depp, Fear and Loathing hype) that usually comes this guy
uhh. . .the guy who read "white noise" or "blood meridian" or Harry Dean Stanton who narrated a previous "Fear and Loathing"
Narrator did fine job.
The counting system sounds fascinating.
The lead character, Kevin, sounds like he has every Donald Trump book in existence.
I don't think I would like him.
He really critiques his mentor's bad teeth.
More strategy. I hate hearing about them sucking up to celebrities and cheerleaders.
Learning to count cards and anything with the Mickey character.
Never. . .uhh maybe Kevin Spacey. Kate Bosworth is too dumb to pull off the math whiz character but whatever.
Execution is fine. The lead character is not very likable.
goes on and on about meeting wife. . .
didn't this guy brag about punching 60 year Jesse Ventura and then running away?
I love good sports audiobooks that give you insight into the sport. There isn't any such insight discussed here. It's just Tony Robbins like motivational junk. Awful cheesy statements on "100% happiness".
Hodgman recycles some junk from "America" audiobook. Also he milks awkward pauses until they are far from amusing anymore
Have no idea of text but heard the pictures of Supreme Court Justices' genitalia were vulgar & simultaneously disappointing. (?)
The reading lends a lot to the comedy & despite the stigma of being a nonreader (which Stewart mentions at beginning & aptly so) I adored this reading. You appreciate the comedy much better with the inflections.
Wonderful reading by very competent voices.
(If you feel he's a bit flat, as some folks do, it helps to bump the speed up a notch if you are using an iPod).
Read it had some humor but I found it occasionally, maybe it's just me. I saw the humor more at the end.
Thank you Kimberly!
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