Honest, Interesting, Entertaining
It might be a stretch, but it reminded me a little of Paper Lion. I am sure the sports theme had a lot to do with it but one thing I really like about both is the frank, unassuming nature that was used to tell each of the stories.
I was impressed that Abbott read the story himself and I though it added to the entertainment value knowing it was his story.
No especially but a couple parts made me laugh out loud.
I bought this book because Jim has always been a sentimental favorite of mine which is probably not a reason he would of approve of for buying his book, but none the less, that is what first caught my eye. However once I got started the book is well written and interesting enought to stand on its own.
I enjoy Lewis' writings so I thought I would take a stab at his entry into the realm of Science Fiction. I enjoyed the book and was pleasantly surprised. It took a while to reach 'can't put down status' but it did and before long it was over. Book listens in about 5 and a half hours so there isn't much investment for what turns out to be a pretty well thought and told story.
Very good book. I almost decided against listening to it because of its length but I am glad I did and now understand why this book is so popular. Interesting story, good character development and I even thought the reader, Scott Brick, did a nice job in bringing the story to life. First and foremost, the book is meant to be philosophical but Rand's points are clearly and entertainingly made within the fictional tale. Say what you will about how much you agree or disagree with her viewpoints, you can not argue the timeliness of its assertions and it's depictions of what faces us today. I found it to be almost eerie considering the book was written in 1957.
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