Nibley, UT, United States | Member Since 2007
Andy is as simple as it gets. He admits his dislike for work and I find his sense of humor to be fantastic. We listen together (spouse and myself) and it just kills me when our schedules turn and I must wait to begin listening again. We hold on to each word and laugh out loud with Andy's antics. The crimes are being described more graphically and this might not thrill some listeners. What I like most about David Rosenfelt's books are the real human traits of Andy, Lori, Pete and Sam. They have funny things to say and they don't take everything too seriously. Some of the plot is stretched too strange to be real, but this is why it is called fiction. I think the best part to the Andy Carpenter series is the "feel good" approach to daily life. A body needs laughter as much as air, water, food and shelter.
I loved listening to snippets of people who explain their lives. I want to do this. I listened with my kids and we thought this idea was just fantastic. I wish I had been able to do this with my grandmother. WOW! Impressive. Very, impressive.
I kept thinking about my own life and what I would want to know about my elders. They have so much to share but our daily lives don't always allow us to remove the distractions that interrupt family conversations. What happens is love pours out and allows the participants to really connect. I just love this idea.
eh. The story is cute, it is short but it really doesn't develop much compassion for any of the characters. It is just ... there.
This wonderful little mouse has worked his way into my heart. I want a house with a piano and a little mouse hole nearby. I giggled and hummed. I came to enjoy each session of singing and key pounding. I think this level of creativity is like a ray of sunshine in the dark of reality. It is not possible to be sad with Wolf in the house. Mrs Honeybee is a fine lady that could easily be my best friend with tea and cookies included!
Insanity and marriage equals dysfunctional. Interesting yet I don't think I want to listen again. The best part of this is learning how to make a much better relationship. To get there means observation and wanting to be in a better place. I guess this means I choose to look at marriage a bit differently.
I laughed and was shocked all at the same time. I had never thought much about the Appalachian Trail because the Rocky Mountains are my back and front yards. Hikers are interesting people. I learned a lot about Bill's neck of the woods and some about hiking. I laughed with him, and panicked for him. This book was good and, in a Boy Scout way of being prepared, quite a time of fun. I felt the rain, the pull to be in the wilderness, the hunger and thirst right along side writer and narrator. Intriguing story. I will listen again.
A wonderful narration. Claudia's voice is sweet and wonderful. It is like a smooth tea. This is a short science fiction story and worth a visit. It certainly is unusual and it makes a unique perspective on life. I liked it but it is on the odd side of what I generally listen to. The creatures called Wraiths are what brings people to "town." It is like an old home that is said to have spirits, ghosts or paranormal activity. The home attracts its own tourists and site-seekers. This story has wraiths. This planet has wraiths. Without them, the place becomes a ghost town, and not in a good way, in the way of abandonment. Interesting.
The narration paired with the story. A clever Ted Hammond is not only a perfectionist regarding accomplishments but he is prepared like every good scout. This is a modern time story and won't stand the test of time but it is an enjoyable story regarding farm children who are part of a team, not just a kid. Good for a family reading.
A film? Why waste the time and money? Books have an entirely different sensation. The are also custom fitted to each reader/listener because we choose the exact color of blue, the brand of peanut butter and size of someone's shoes. Films are overrated when it comes to the idea that all books should be turned to film. It is a rare specimen that is better than the book. Rare indeed!
I am less happy with the Alan Cumming narration than the version narrated by Walter Zimmerman and Walter Covell. That version is far superior because it is so easy to determine who is speaking. No variation in this version for the voice of Holmes vs Watson.
Get the other version. Much improved.
The sound quality is really poor. I suspect it is the age of the original recordings and someone with superb skills to remaster would be needed.
The story is short, enjoyable and as all Shadow tales, the bad people lose.
Yes. I just wish all had today's sound quality.
Hmmm. I won't likely listen again because the background sound is too strong to really enjoy the story. Headphones are required.
No foul mouth, no graphic adult content, and just plain good writing. I enjoy mysteries but sometimes I wonder if the book should really be in the smut section. This book was fabulously written, a suspenseful mystery and an unexpected ending. I enjoyed it and have listened twice.
I have not listened to this narrator before but I will in the future. His reading was fantastic and perfect for each character. I loved it!
Forgo the movies and read a book.
Listen to the sample. I think the narration and story will capture anyone willing to give it a listen. I have listened twice, that speaks volumes!
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