Although this book is the last in Ms. Warren's original Trap trilogy, this is a highly enjoyable listen, since the story stands on its own. Wonderful dialogue, witty, humorous and poignant. The characters are very human, very believable and very easy to care about. Ms. Warren's book comes to life beautifully in this audio version.
Anyone who enjoys using language - or languages - should find this series of lectures about what constitutes language informative and worth the listen. Very well done.
As presented in this biography, Lucille Ball's life was interesting, but not exceptional, if for no other reason than that she was an amazingly ordinary woman - much like her alter ego Lucy Ricardo. Only through her brilliance as a comedian was she able to transcend her personal limitations. The author writes well and the narrator presents her words in a competent, low key manner. Good job.
Great course. Thought-provoking and eye-opening information about one of the basic parts of everyone's existence. Food for the intellect.
One of the best biographies I've ever "read". Mr. Lewisohn, while obviously enamored of the Beatles, reveals warts and weaknesses of the group's many members to a surprising - and sometimes disillusioning -degree. Anyone who disparages the importance of luck in someone's rise to fame and success needs to read this work. I can hardly wait for the next installment.
As a long-time fan of Bruce Campbell, I enjoyed listening to his entertaining account of his start in film and television. I hope he writes a sequel detailing his time on Burn Notice.
I enjoyed the juxtaposition of depression era history, Hollywood lore and the story of Shirley Temple's meteoric rise - and fall - during the same period. The narrator has a pleasant delivery; the author's narrative is easy to follow. This is worth the listen if you enjoy history, gossip about early Hollywood and are old enough to remember watching Shirley Temple's movies.
Malcolm Gladwell's analysis of human intuition is eye-opening and truly fascinating. One of the best books I have ever read - or listened to. Not to be missed.
I first read this book back in the 60s; I was very excited by the prospect of being able to enjoy the tale once again - only this time by listening to it being read. However, the actor who narrated the book is TERRIBLE. He is so bad in fact that I couldn't even finish listening to the story. Very disappointing.
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