Yes, hearing him tell his story tunes you in to the real emotion behind it all.
I have great admiration for Dan Rather. It's never easy to go against the popular opinion but sometimes it is necessary. Dan is an excellent example of how to do that with grace and dignity.
I wanted to give him a standing ovation a the end of this book!!!
Like listening to a book being read by Siri. Made it impossible to follow the story line.
Yes, perfect example of how bad things happen when good men stand by and do nothing. The man who shot John Busby got by with it because he was a bully who scared others into LETTING him get by with it all.
It made me feel sorry for the family, made me appreciate those who take public service seriously and made me MAD as hell at those who stand by and do nothing.
Near the top...I'd say on a scale of 1-10 I'd give it a 7
The history lesson involved.
Yes, great narrator!
At times yes.
Nothing...this is just not for me at all.
The fact that a person would be PROUD of being an arrogant ass and treating people like trash. Also, the fact that another human would LET him.
Anyone! He reads WAY too fast and his puctuation is so bad that it is hard to follow.
There really was no story to tell. Like the author wrote a book for the sake of writing a book. No caring or feeling in this one.
No, not at all.
Very monotone and cold
Eh....not really. The book moves VERY slow and then at the end when it starts to get interesting it seems as though the writer just wanted to finish the book and rushed through writing it. Probably could've taken the story farther at that point and left out most of the first half of the book.
It was definitely too short. There was some potential here for a really interesting story but I feel like too much was left out. I think there was more to all this but we never find out what it is really.
Nothing outstanding but the narrator was good. I've definitely listened to better books with WAY worse narrators.
The narrators were great and a perfect match for this story.
Both narrators have such emotion in their voices. It really makes you feel what the character is going through.
Not really....just a good story. I'm more of a non-fiction reader but this was still a great story.
Yes! This book is so beautifully written and so full of meaningful content that I would listen again in hopes of catching anything missed the first time.
Danny himself. He is a GREAT storyteller and has quite a story to tell!
If you liked Angela's Ashes, then The Boy At The Gate is an absolute MUST read!! I am a HUGE fan of Frank McCourt and never thought anyone would be able to come close to being compared to him. Then I met Danny. Danny's story is heart wrenching and heart warming all at the same time. What an extraordinary man and an extraordinary storyteller! Hearing him tell the story in his own voice is absolutely priceless. I literally laughed and cried at the same time on multiple occasions. I cannot sing the praises of this book high enough. I have suggested it to everyone I know!
Molly Walling? Yes. Angela Rice? NO
Great story of family secrets.
No feeling whatsoever!! VERY robotic in speaking. Punctuation was awful and absolutely NO feel for the southern dialect which is SUPER important in this particular book. The narrator is SO bad that it is hard to stay focused on the actual story line.
If I were the author of this book I would be furious with the narrator for ruining my writing.
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