While I do not wish to glamorize what Bulger did in his crime-centered existence, I must say that he was a cool cat. Loyal to his parents, brother and immediate "families." Whitey did have his principles - Sunday was a thug-free day. He adhered to the mobster code that bystanders and children were never to be hurt.
For me, when Whitey, gun in hand, looked through a front-facing window of a rival's house, drew down on the man, but smiled and walked away instead. He passed up on an easy kill because there was a child in the room with his nemesis.
I have not. What a gem I have missed.I greatly admire James Colby's credibility in his reading. It's as if either Bulger is telling the story, his FBI "handlers" or other gangsters. Colby was a perfect fit for this book. My next step is to search Audible for books read by Mr. Colby.
Irish wiseguy ... I have no clue. Wiseguy offs other wiseguys (who need killing)?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Engrossed and hooked from the first chapter.
I would totally recommend "The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle" to friends and enemies alike.
My favorite was the entire 1 hour and 56 minutes.
Wonderful, thought-provoking writing, perfect narrator and all the right stuff to tell Kyle's story. His widow contributed to the book as well. Next stop for me is American Sniper but I'm quite happy I read this book first.
Have no recommendation as to the purchase of this book either way. Personally, I'm satisfied.
Don Kline tends to speak in phrases, which was okay once I caught his rhythm. Pretty much a matter-of-fact narrator.
The book isn't great but it's reasonably well done and, based on the stories I knew beforehand, quite accurate.
Might be well-written but my urge was to slap the narrator the duration I suffered through this book.
Not if Conlan is the narrator.
I would have cut out the second half of the book as it really has no value. Just a time filler. However, the first story about the tragic nightclub fire was interesting, though very sad.
I have listened to a number of books narrated by Kevin Pierce. Don't think he's everyone's top choice, but I have grown to like and appreciate him.
Skip this book unless you are endeared by the voice of "that guy" at a party who you can't get away from. Sounds like a real smart ass.
No, but in fairness I should say he is not as awful as his predecessors.
Not printed/audio-booked this loser.
Like I said, get your tarnished spoon out ...
Once I hit DELETE in iTunes.
authentic, professionally dictated, fascinating
when the writer himself speaks
no, but will dig for him in the future
Stopped listening to this narrator. He ought to take his gravelly voice and stomp it out in an ashtray.
TEN STARS VERSUS FIVE
The authenticity, the bravery, the no-holding back in erasing a depraved animal.
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