I love Maine's books. He is witty, historically intuitive, darly humorous and rawly emotional as he plays the part of his "famous" person of choice telling their life story 1st person. This is a good book. I loved the confessional way he tells his story, exposes himself to ridicule and love, while being in the moment in the temple held captive waiting for his death. I hope Maine keeps the hits coming!
So far this year, it was my fave non-fiction book.
All the info about Rum and Tea. It was amazing.
Coke VS Pepsi in the cold war
No. I listened in a week on car rides.
A fun history of beverages. Good times.
Yes, because Colin Firth read it to me. He was the best part.
I have not.
All 3 main characters were well read and completely mental about each other.
No. No it does not. The story was sooooo depressing and slightly mental.
I will not listen again. It's just too depressing.
I did recommend this to my horror geek friends.
None that I have read thus far.
The history of Wes Craven's upbringing and eventual move into horror was really mind blowing. I was like "WHAT?"
I laughed many times and shook my head a lot at the behind the scenes beefing between horror creators, writers and movie companies.
A really good book about the change in horror in the 70's.
I thought this was going to be a horror book. It ended up being the Scooby Gang in a sci-fi end of the world book with other dimensions! I know, right? Loved the characters and loved the twists.
My faves were Zeela and Tim because they were the most interesting and always had the best lines. Although I love Nate and Roger, too.
Tim was the best listening. He was awesome. He was interesting.
YES YES YES!
It's a good listen. Give it a go.
I'm reading this Pendergast series now. So, yes.
I love Agent Pendergast. And I loved we revisited the story from Relic. However, it was not as interesting as Relic was and even became a little far fetched at times for me.
Agent Pendergast has the greatest southern draw. It's the best character to read for.
Yes. Even though their attempt at Relic was bad for a movie.
Good series. I will continue it.
It was fun. Not the best book I've ever listened to, but it's well done and interesting.
No characters in this book. Just science. The periodic table is the main character here, so perhaps it's noble gasses.
It was even, teacher-like with a side of sarcasm. This is good for a science book.
I laughed a few times. It was amusing and learned.
Good science book.
The smart and snarky humor.
Mollusk was THE BEST character ever. He is brilliant and outwits his foes...most of the time.
Emperor Mollusk. He spoke him beautifully.
I laughed excessively. It was amazingly funny.
Great sci-fi parody book.
*SPOILERS* I love Philippa Gregory books. The audiobooks are so supurbly done, as well. This is the last in the Tudor Court Series and it was a good one. It seems like every time I finish the book before and feel badly for the previously betrayed/abused/ignored heir or heiress they show up in the next book to be the tyrant putting the royal screws to the NEXT poor heir or heiress! Elizabeth is show to be paranoid and a tyrant at Cecil's bidding, but in other books she is to be given pity by the reader. THIS is why court intrigue is fun to read about. Bastard or not, everyone is in line for the throne in some way and could be hoisted up to that place and dragged back down again. Mary and Elizabeth should have joined forces and took on the male dominated world, but instead had their own agendas including Protestants versus Catholics. Good book. Good series.
DELIGHTFUL! Written well. Researched. Narrated AMAZINGLY! This book was like spending 10 years with Charlotte Bronte as a companion and interacting with her amazing sisters, her bitter brother, her taciturn father, her bestie Ellen, her Mr. Nichols and blossoming friendship with Elizabeth Gaskell. This book was emotional, bouncing between cheerful and heartbreaking at all times. But when it came time for Charlotte to endure her brother's and sisters deaths, it was painful. This poor woman suffered as much as she won. **SPOILERS** The two best parts of this book were: 1) The Bronte sisters discussing Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" after reading it. Total literary-gasm. 2) Jane's wedding night. I blushed. No it wasn't graphic, but my inner victorian lady was quite aghast. This book takes place during the sisters publishing of their books, which is nerve-wrecking and exciting all at once. All in all, this is a very good listen. The narrator is brilliant. I am now going to down load this author's "The Memiors of Jane Austen" at once.
*MILD SPOILERS* Five Stars? Yes. This was a great book from a really good series. Sadie and Carter are so good together in their fight against Apothos. Also compared to "Percy Jackson and the Olympians", this series gives us some romance! Walt, Sadie, Zia and Carter just seem to NEVER catch a break, but it's fun getting to the end with all their teen angst. Very satisfying, really. The gods are so different from the Olympians in some ways. I like the contrast. I liked the darker nature of this series. I wish it was more than 3 books long. Great narration by two people. Honestly, the narration made this series even more delightful than I thought it could be.
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