I admire the writings and insight of Ray Bradbury.
How he addressed modern issues such as homosexuality.
No I spread it out over time but since they were all short stories it was nice.
Ray tended to get a little verbose at times but his writing still provokes introspection with the twist of an unknown story characteristic.
The book was just ok. I admit that I thought it was going to be more funny rather than instructional. The content wasn't bad from a Catholics point of view, which I have. However the book itself as far as being entertaining wasn't very good. Fr. Rulli has a sidekick come in, I think from a radio show that they do together, and there isn't as much chemistry as what they would like. In fact at times the partner's, also a catholic priest, contribution was more mean than poking fun. I love the male type of banter where we poke and poke at each other, but because of the lack of chemistry, it just comes across bad.
Like I said I was able to get something out of the book from Fr. Rulli's anecdotes and lessons. So it was by no means a loss. It just wasn't that funny. I do however like the fact that he brought lessons out from a "less than Holier than thou" life. Which is good for us who are also less than "Perfect" Catholics to relate to and learn. For that I thank Fr. Rulli.
The book really wasn't what I thought it was going to be. I'm not blaming anyone but myself because I probably just made a quick decision on the purchase without researching it properly. It's mainly an autobiography. So if you really want to know about David Sedaris, this is your book. I will say that at times it was quite humorous. Mr. Sedaris's stand-up comedy which he places in the book from time to time is probably the best part. His speaking ability lends itself great to the stage but is rather to droll for the book. But again it could have just been the content of the book wasn't very appealing to me.
I love the insight given by Tom Brokaw in his books. The Greatest Generation gave me a look in to what life was like for my parents. I am a Cusper, born in 1964 in between the Boomer generation and the Generation X'er's. In Boom, Tom gives me an overview of the lives of the news makers of the 60's. You can tell that Mr. Brokaw was very much a 60's child and I was rather shocked to find out that he even tried Marijuana :-) .
The book at times got long winded when it came to the political scene. Although those chapters were still interesting it just went a little more in depth than my own scant knowledge of the decade was willing to sit through.
I also wish that Tom would have narrated the book himself but Robertson Dean did an excellent narration.
I really enjoyed the book and look forward to listening to the next in Mr. Brokaw's line.
Although I enjoyed the whole series, I believe that the 3rd and final installment was the best! Not only did the story flow and fill in the shole or questions left by other books, it brought new material to light and new twists that you didn't expect. Although at times I think the author tried to tie too much together in longer narratives. But it was done only in an attempt to tie things together for the final book.
It was exciting! I particularly enjoyed the epilogue and Suzanne Collins' explanation of what inspired the 3 books. Realizing that she was inspired by Greek lore and tragedy made perfect sense and made me say "oh yea!....I get it!".
The book and the narrator did a good job. It is a young readers book but it was a good escape for me to listen to on my way to and from work. The series is comfortable and I will listen to one in between heavier listening books.
Thought the book was well written and the narration was good. The author does a good job of breaking down Google with little if any biases. The book goes a long way towards making an uninformed industry insider understand how Google is different from other competitors and how they survived so long. It also calms some fears as to wether Google categorizes what you do personally or only per visit.
I cross between an "Angels & Demons" wanna be and a "CSI Miami", this book was just one long diatribe on research. The author would concoct reasons to have a dialogue between to characters for the sole purpose of telling the whole story. A good portion of the book dealt with his dislike for the field of Chiropractics with a good dose of Roman Catholic lore mixed in. I was dissapointed to say the least.
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