The male narrator who begins the book needs to remember that this is not a dime store dectective novel. I hate how he delivers the lines! Say the words normally, not like your Sam Spade waiting for the mysterious blond to walk through your dimly lit office in a haze of smoke and mist. I mean come on. The rest of the narrators did a good job and kept the focus on telling the story not trying to make themselves into the star of the book. Not sure if it was Christian Baskous or David C. Wells but one of them needs to check his ego at the door and just read the darn book. Thank goodness he wasn't the only narrator or I'd have to delete the book and not listen to the rest of it.
As always Jackie's books keep me engaged and entertained. After listening to an extremely lengthy and some what emotionally difficult book, listening to a Jackie Collins novel is just what I needed.
Someone looking for a short inspirational speech
He spoke quickly and sometimes his speech was disjointed. I know why but I wish it was better.
It was a funny short story but a book it was not.
Someone who likes the fairy princess waiting for someone to rescue her instead of her rescuing herself and making decisions about her life.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer
Didn't have one.
The main character.
I like Danielle Steel books especially Southern Lights but this one was just bad. The main character just whined about her life instead of taking it by the horns and living it. She had the means and opportunity but didn't look at the chances in front of her. She let life fall upon her instead of living it. The book doesn't start to have any action in it until the end and by that time you don't want to listen to anymore. I understand the HRH was young but this was more of a teenage romance novel than a adult romance novel. I can't even call it a light read because there was so much repetitiveness that it consumed most of the book. Danielle Steel's other books are much better. I would suggest you save your money or credit and use it for another selection.
The narrator was perfect although sometimes he accidentally fell into other characters voices but he quickly corrected himself. I love storytelling and amazing storytellers are rare. This story mixed with historical facts was a history lesson but almost as good as living it.
That it weaved in and out of science fiction, history, a love story and a riveting story. It was a long book but I listened to every word. Sadie, George/Jake, Deek, everyone seemed so real. The butterfly-effect. Everything is connected. You can't change one thing because you change an untold number of other things.
He brought the characters to life. I forgot about the fact he was one man and through him I could envision all of the characters, Sadie, the jump rope girls, Mrs. Kennedy, even Oswald and Marina.
Mrs. Kennedy thanking him for what he did. I can imagine that happening and sad that it never took place.
I've never read or listened to a Steven King novel before. I'm a fan of his because of the movies based on his books. Now I'm just a Steven King fan. 1963 subject interested me and I decided to give it a listen and now I'm very happy that I did. Steven King's storytelling is brilliant. I can't wait for the next book. But I would love an epilogue to Sadie and Jake. The ending was moving and I loved it,
Yes. The narration was wonderful and the story was so compelling that you wanted to hear the end of it. I love biographies and this was the only one I've heard so far that I would consider listening to again.
Christopher Lawford's Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption. I would compare the too because of the brutal honesty and the storytelling. You can have a good story but if you haven't found a way to convey that story in words then it is worthless.
Sometimes words on the page just don't keep you going and it might take months for you to read a good book. Some narrators just don't know what tone to use when reading for an audience and you know it right away. Dylan Baker had me hooked and kept me intrigued and entertained all the way to the end.
Hearing the lives of the main people woven together and seeing how they all strived for a better life and what they found was often not better just different.
Stamina. If I had been reading this book it would have taken me weeks possibly months to get through. This is a long book. Whether you are reading it or listening to it.
There are some parts of this book that will make you weep about all the lives that were lost for saying hello to a person or how one race actually believed they were better than someone else when they weren't even born in the United States. This is a book that should be read and discussed. The history books in schools are still lopped-sided. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X weren't the only freedom fighters and leaders. There were millions of everyday people who made changes simply by leaving one part of the country for another and it has shaped the world that we live in today and they should be known for their courage and sacrifice along with MLK Jr. and Malcolm X. I love the Shoah Foundation that has been preserving the memories of the Holocaust survivors as much as possible before they have all passed. There should be a central place that is capturing the memories and stories of blacks and African-Americans before all of the internal immigrants have passed away.
Unless you are intimately aware of the players inside and outside of the Kennedy's circle when the President was killed your going to be asking "Who?". Jackie didn't seem to know too much about the political goings on at the time and couldn't answer many of the questions posed to her. Other than to say that she wasn't apart of the situation, she was busy being pregnant or with the kids. So what is the point of asking her about the President if she didn't know anything. Truthfully, there doesn't seem to be much reason to keep these tapes underwraps for 50 years because she didn't say much of anything. I deleted the book before it finished.
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