Sh*t my Dad Says was good, this one, not so much???sorry Justin! I did not enjoy this at all, not even the few ???Dadisims' interjected here and there!
Feel kind of cheated with this one. Some funny stuff but certainly nothing to write home about. It was more like 8 hours of listening to Carolla ad-libbing, not narrating a book. Would I recommend this book to friends...probably not!
Reviews have a 15 Word minimum. Really, there???s only one word necessary to describe how I feel about ???The Art of Racing in the Rain.??? That would be - Awesome.
Miss you Dusty???loving you Fred!
I must say, I didn???t learn anything I hadn???t already gleaned from reading Walter Isaacson's book shortly after Mr. Jobs passed away.
Adam Lashinsky's effort was good but really, kinda of sterile and business like. I guess that was his intention. Still a good read if your looking for your Apple info fix!
Murakami???s story was excellent, however, the narrator that read parts by Mr. Ushikawa absolutely destroyed the listening experience for me. What annoying ???Spit Mouth??? clicks and slurps???forget about the violent gasps for air. If / When I figure out which of the male contributors read the Ushikawa character, I???ll never purchase another audio book he???s involved in.
First off, I disagree with those who???ve written their thoughts before me. Dylan Baker did a ???nice??? job with his narration of this story. It wasn't the ???story??? I was expecting from Isaacson but informative all the same. Mr. Jobs wasn???t so much a genius as he was a bully, a gifted bully and manipulator of people that got his way or cried on those rare occasions when he didn???t. That said, I???m in awe of the man and regret his early passing.
Finally a view of Steve Jobs not obscured by walls and corporate security???we finally got to see the real guy!
I finished listening to ???The Help??? just in time to catch the 6:15 showing at the local Theater last night. While the movie was good the book was definitely much much better. All four of the women who narrated ???The Help??? did so in an expert manner and drew me in so much so, I listened to the final 9 Chapters in a single afternoon. Great story superbly told. Says a lot about our America and just how far we still have to go???Black Man in the White House and hundreds of thousands of people of color in the poor house???sadly!
Nice work by Kathryn Stockett. I was happy to hear to authors comments at the end of the recording???a neat touch!
While Jaycee???s story is compelling, her narration was childlike and troublesome; children shouldn???t use such language. The last several chapters were ???feel good??? in nature and her tail certainly is not. She???ll make a lot of money on book sales on top of the millions the states of California has already paid her for their missteps in keeping her adductor under wraps???I guess that???s ok, but..!
As far as I was able to listen, I enjoyed this story very much. However the Narrator, Robin Bailey destroyed this book for me with his incessant lip smacking, slurping and spitting, punctuated by gasps for air between sentences...absolutely awful. I couldn't bear to listen past chapter 3. Deleted it from my Library! I'll buy "A Town Like Alice" in print and read it the old fashion way. Saving grace - I only paid $4.95 for this audio garbage!
I've listened to many audio books and haven't until now been so drawn in by the narration than I was with Matterhorn. Bronson Pinchot's reading was nothing short of spectacular. My hats off to Karl Marlantes. An excellent tale of humanity in the worst of circumstances! I'm a Pinchot fan for sure...can't wait to wrap my ears around another story told by him!
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