This book goes all over the place without apparent direction. I would not recommend to anyone.
the book wanders aimlessly
He was terrible. He actually narrates the book with the same intonation you would expect from an adult reading a bedtime story to a 4 year old. There is a lot of conversation recreation in the book and it's as though he's narrating to a small child.I've listened to several audiobooks. This is far and away the worst narrated book I've experienced.
I made it through the first 30 minutes and returned the book.
I bought this book as soon as I was made aware it was published. I recently retired and thought it would be a good listen/read. Big mistake.
Tom Brokaw did a great job of weaving in a variety of people and their experiences. Hopefully this book helps retain the memories of this truly Great Generation.
Tom Brokaw is an excellent narrator.
I think the common thread of the veterans noting they felt they were/are owed nothing and their maintaining strong values and strong work ethics.
Phil provides a roadmap for folks loving each other trying to make the world a better place for all. You may not agree with some of his words, but his desire for loving one another and loving God is a good path
I enjoy the numerous parts of the book where he and others help their neighbors and compete strangers.
Yes. I loved his candid advice and straightforward thinking.
His overall theme of self reliance and the necessity of hard work was refreshing.
I thought the author did a great job of establishing a "feel" for the different sections of our country. Also with each day of his journey, it's a new and different short story.
I think it was interesting how he came to realize one of he key personal cynicisms, (I won't create a spoiler here) was probably too intense, if not misplaced.
It's amazing that time and again...the people with the least...give the most.
The epilogue interview with the author was a wonderful surprise. It provided a look back and answered a lot of questions I think listeners, including me, would have.
A treasure chest of stories, experiences and behind the scenes views of a remarkable person and career. An amazing book.
Ray Porter does such a good job narrating most of the book, you feel like it's Al Michaels speaking.
If you're a sports fan, especially in your 50's, you'll feel like your on a wonderful path down memory lane. Even if you're not in your 50's, the stories and behind the scenes perspectives of some of our greatest sports events are fantastic. I recommended this book to a young man I work with and my son, both young men, they loved it.There's also a very interesting glimpse of network sports programming. I highly recommend this audio book. I've listened to many and it will be the first that I will listen to again.
Straight forward, caring, no mud slinging....just honest logical thoughts about the things that are truly important to our Nation.
Great detail and explanation of a complex subject. Michael Lewis has the wonderful skill of presenting the human side of things into his story line.
A great glimpse at the man and the musician
All the experiences he describes along the way
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