This book was written in the 50's but has concerning applications to what happening today both in the economy and our governments involvement. You'll listen to the book and then listen to the news and will have to remind yourself you've stopped listening to the book. Amazingly appropriate for the time. I would recommend the abridged version for those with limited attention span like me....
The story is interesting, but it does lag a bit near the end. I am not sure why this established him as such an icon as I thought the writing was good, but not great.
The development of each character is done so skillfully along with a very good performance makes this one of those books that during the day you wonder what/how they are doing just as if they were people of which you are friends. Excellent read/listen.
I feel like a learned a lot about him and it's all very good. You tend to forget these are real people with real life issues. I also had forgotten how far back his tennis career reached. The best thing about the book is that what you likely thought about him is not at all accurate. Very interesting.
Well, I never was a particular fan of Mr. Lowe, but I did enjoy his work on The West Wing. With that said, I took a chance on a recommendation of a friend and 'read' the book. Who knew that he's lead such an interesting life. Truly great stories and his impressions of the characters of his life are very entertaining.
Great characters who you can cheer. When put into perspective, the choices presented and made by these characters become very understandable. The politics, the extremist and those caught in the middle make for a great piece of fiction that probably mirrors real life more than any of us would want to admit. Frighteningly plausible.
This is a wonderful story about the type of life we all lead. It's a story of love, forgiveness and decisions that will have you deeply involved in the characters. Several reviews complained about the amount of medical jargon, but I didn't mind it and felt I may have learned a little something too.
A great book made a little less great by the authors (or narrative character’s) relentless sarcasm and clear distain for America and Americans. Although somewhat necessary to support the development one of the characters, it’s really overdone. That said, the main character is someone to admire for his courage, strength and faith in his destiny. A really wonderful piece of work and I enjoyed nearly all of it.
This is a good book although I'd rate it more 3.5 stars than 4 if I could. Characters are delightful and the story is solid. I found a lot to laugh at here which surprised me a bit as there's not much funny about WWII. Narrator is good, not great, but keeps the booing moving. The book drags a bit but you're so hooked you can't leave.
Would like to give this 3.5 stars, but apparently Audible can't do fractions I won't penalize the book for that. Good detective type story with several possible suspects. Unexpected turns throughout the book albeit sprinkled with some true fiction. By the way, for those who write in these reviews that some of these stories are not realistic; I say it's "FICTION!". Anyway, fun characters to get to know and a bit of an interesting moment or two about how sex offenders are categorized in the US. You'll have to listen to get the rest. Narrator was excellent.
Sweet, sad, and funny. This is a really nice book for listen. The narrator is great, and seeing life from a dogs view is amazingly believable. Sit back and just enjoy the story.
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