If you've ever surfed past a PBS-TV fundraiser, you've probably seen Dr. Dryer on stage, giving a talk to a live audience. This program is the audio extension of that. Dr. Dryer talks without specfic organization, but that works for his message. It's a series of talks and stories and examples. I can't imagine reading this; it was meant to be listened to.
It is an easy listen, and I found myself wanting to hear more. Time flew past.
It's an audiobook on Dr. Dryer's observations about the meaning of life, how he discovered things, and examples of what he believes. No surprises in the book, but that's okay; it's enjoyable.
This audiobook grabs your attention right away; no need to wait even five minutes to "get into it." Held my interest throughout the book, despite its long length. The narrator does a great job in putting appropriate personality in the characters, and is easy to listen to. The subject is a bit of a spawn from "The DaVinci Code", but only as a backdrop, and not the main storyline. Overall, a good and engaging book that will hold your attention for all the hours...
"The Eye of the Prophet" is a great book, but the audiobook read by Johnny Cash makes it an even better book. June Carter gave Johnny Cash "The Prophet" (also by Kahlil Gibran) before they married, and it made an impression on him (it's even shown in the 2005 movie, "Walk the Line"). If this book were merely read by Cash, it would be good enough -- his rich voice goes deep. However, it is evident that Cash believed the words he was speaking, and it makes that book even more enjoyable. East meets West, and it's a great synergy!
I read the other reviews, and was expecting a good book. Maybe it is, but I'm over two hours into it and so far, it's nice, but not very interesting. This is the first book of hers I've tried. I'm still listening to it because if so many people in other reviews liked it, maybe something will change soon...
Joni is enthusiastic in her reading, but frankly, listening to her early life was... boring as heck. She obviously loves her father and had a wonderful childhood, but I found it saccharine, true or not. It sounds like she had Ozzie and Harriet for parents.
The audibook begins well before her accident, "I dug my toes into the sand of Delware Beach,hugged my knees and drew as close to the campfire as I could. The flames warmed our faces...." , and soon the listener hears her experience in listening to her father's retelling of the retelling of the story of the Flying Dutchman. It's great that she finds such joy is such sweet memories, but... to me, "I guess you had to be there."
If you are looking for something that will hold your interest, or for something that shows insight, this is not the book for you. If you are a fan of the author, this book goes into tedious detail of her childhood.
It's a nice book, but, zzzzzzzz.
This audiobook is read by the author, which always makes books more enjoyable. I was a waitress through high school and college, and I believe 100% of the stories told. As far as the crude and vulgar language used in the book -- well, that's reality too. I heard worse language in real kitchens than I did in the Marines; the tone of this book is the tone of commercial kitchens. A good, entertaining, enjoyable book that is easy to listen to and amusing.
The book was good, the audiobook is great! The book is read by the author -- which always makes books better, but with the Irish brogue from the author, it makes it a GEM. This is my all-time favorite audiobook, and I'm not even Irish. It's a great story, a great piece of history, a great autobiography, a great audio story.
This book is a chronicle of the author's discussions with different people from different walks of life, and how he FELT about them, and how he FELT they FELT about themselves. In short, it's a book about feelings, how normal it is to be confused about "What should I Do with My Life", but it offers no real insight. It is read in an emotive, gooey style and I'm sure that the author intended the reader to weep at the touching insight he provided into "everyday" lives. I fast forwarded through some of the stories as they were, at times, repetitive. If this book were half the length, I'd recommend it. At full length...you'll get cavities.
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