Listening to this book is very similar to the authors experience with reading the encyclopedia-sometimes interesting, but a lot of useless knowledge and way too much name dropping. A.J. clearly comes from a family of privilege, so it's not so much "average man tries to rise above" as it is "Well educated and pampered guy spends weekends at his parents in the Hamptons being a little bit obnoxious"
I really wanted to like this book....I really did, but it's just not doing it for me.
This book is WAAAY too long. And I say that as a huge King fan. It's almost like he went to his editors and handed this a really tight 200 page story, and his editor said
It just took so long to get to the actual excitement that I felt like I was running a marathon. The last hour of the book I was mentally screaming
Not a bad performance. One of the characters was a terrible Jimmy Stewart impersonation, which was a little obnoxious, but other than that he was good.
Most definitely, because it would be edited down.
If you're really into history or JFK, then go for it, but just know what you're in for.
Very well written and FANTASTIC narration. Seriously, Robin Miles somehow manages to pull off everyone from a mid-western white woman to a snarky black teenager. The story is good, I've never read a book centered around voodoo before, and it was really interesting.
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