No. I think this book might be a better read than a listen.
Steve Martin's imagination was the most interesting aspect--of the book, not the story. The least interesting of the book was the ending. It was as though Mr. Martin had been writing the book, then said to himself "Well, I have had enough of writing this book." andspent the next 15 minutes writing a quick ending.
He did a great job of differentiating characters! He described their posture, facial expressions and how they were dressed-but as the amin character saw them, not just as a description.
I would rent it, but wouldn't pay money to see it in a theater.
The almost flat affect of the reader's voice. Hard to listen to while driving because of the slowness, tone and lack of emotion
The narration set the pace of the story.
A made for TV movie, maybe.
This one suckered me in! A lot like Stephen King, writing about everyday things/people until it turns to horror, this turned to Sci Fi. It is one of the few fiction books I found that had me sitting in a parking lot just wanting to hear a little more.
No one moment stands out, but I liked the way we got to know the individual characters.
I have not, but now I will look for him. His reading made it easy to form a mental picture of each character!
A sweet story made even more endearing by the reader!
THe reader! She brought every character to life!
She gave each such a personality that I could easily picture each character in my mind.
Aunt Tootie. She is the epitome of a southern belle!. Soft on the outside, tenatious on the inside.
I didn't see the movie because of the circus animals. I was hoping the book would not be too graphic when it came to the treatment of the "menagerie", but I was wrong.
Left out the graphic mistreatment of the elephant!
The narrators were the saving grace!
No character, just the graphic details of the mistreatment of animals.
None-they were all intertwined.
This was an unremarkable story about an unremarkable family, saved only by the narrator who did his best to save the story.
I read this book when it first came out. It was a good, but very lengthy book. Steven Weber brings new life to the book by telling a story, not just reading us a book.
He read it like I imagined he characters in my head when I read it.
Christopher Prince has an easy, conversational tone to his voice that makes you feel a part of the story.
This is not just abook about 9-1-1. The story was more of a blind person's life and the public perception of blindness and, also, a dog's devotion to it's human. It was a wonderful story that I have already recommended to many friends!
I would recommend this book because it is well written, very well narrated and informative without being "preachy".
The depth of the different characters and their emotions.
I would recommend the written book over the audio book. The narrator read a book, not a story. Almost monotone and devoid of emotion.
The story stands on it's own, with no other book to compare
Almost anyone, but preferably more mature, with more life experiences from which to draw. It was very hard to concentrate on the story with Lisa's emotionless reading.
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