Alan Alda has to be the most self-centered, cocky individual on the planet. I always liked him and thought he had to be like "Hawkeye" - funny, smart, happy go lucky, charming - but he came across as a man who was spoiled from childhood and put himself ahead of his wife and children at every turn. After listening to his book, I simply don't care for him at all. What a stretch it must have been for him to play such a nice guy on "Mash" all those years!
Don't know of anyone who would enjoy this one!!!
No - just this author. I love audio books BUT when you start to buy a book in print, you can thumb through it and get some idea of the language the author uses and either buy it or put it down. With an audio book, you have no way of knowing how it is rated. Wouldn't it be nice if SOMEONE rated these books like movies?? Say - Rated V for violence, S for sexual content or F for use of foul language. Then we wouldn't waste our money on books we just couldn't stand.
The performance was OK.
Doubtful. I don't think I could tolerate Frank Langella's monotone droning on and on for another 10+ hours. He has some good stuff to say about people who are well known but dead (so he's safe that they won't dispute what he says about them). He is tough on alot of people and outs more than a few. Remarkably, he always comes out as being the one everyone turns to - from Elizabeth Taylor to Bunny Mellon - for comfort. He's always "Frankie" or "Baby" and it wears thin after a while.
No. I think he's said all he has to say that's interesting.
His ever present droning monotone. He's an actor, for Heaven's sake! The only time his tone changed was when he was portraying a female.
From "Dropping Names" to throwing names in the gutter.
I've heard worse.
William Shatner is a joy! He was so candid about his life - good and bad - his feelings and why events turned out as they did. He took credit where he should have and blame when it was his fault. It is funny and refreshing.
It was a little like Rob Lowe's autobiography. Both guys told it like it was and it is amazing how many people they have interacted with and could tell stories about.
Loved his stories about the horses.
Laugh mostly, although it was very touching when he talked about his love for his wife and her suicide.
I would recommend this one highly. Even if you don't know much about Shatner, he will feel like a good friend at the end of the book!
It was a great biography in that Jobs had input into the book but didn't censor it or dictate what could or could not be in the book. Lots more negative than I would have imagined. He was not a person I could have been friends with or worked for. Disloyal, verbally abusive, vain, hypocritical....but wait, I'll spoil it for the next listener!
Can't think of any
Yes, he was very good.
If you thought Steve Jobs was a good guy - think again! His name should have been I-Steve because he only thought of himself (I-I-I-I) all of the time.
I'm not sure it was worth over 25 hours of listening!!
Yes, if they like little mysteries and easy reads.
Yes, but you need to have read some other Stone Barrington books first.
As always - both Stone and Dino.
No extreme reaction. Just a pleasant "read".
Getting a little tired of the same stuff.
Probably - have listed to all Stone Barrington books. If bad language appears in another one, however, it will be my last.
Left out the crude language - MY Stone Barrington would never use the
Always love Robert's Stone and Dino. And his Holly is always a good female!
NOT this plot. It was weak and thready. Two stories that never connected. The murderer should not
I have liked Woods because his characters USUALLY have a great vocabulary and rarely use bad languarge and cursing. The
I THINK this might have been a good book. It was narrated by Scott Brick - my favorite - and had potential for a great listen. Unfortunately, the author seems to think that every character regardless of age or background or role in society MUST say the "F" word every 15 seconds. If this doesn't bother you, then you must have a very limited vocabulary or just not mind hearing the same stupid word over and over. I have often wondered if the characters substituted the word "walk" for the "F" word - how long would we listen to the drivel?? "Did you walk her?" "Did she walk your brains out?" "What the walk are you saying?" "That's a walking lie!" How walking stuped are we???
I loved everything about this book. The story was wonderful,the characters were real and gutsy and precious. I haven't listened to many books with more than one narrator, but the gals on this one were right on cue. They made me feel like I was in Abeline's kitchen or on Skeeter's porch sitting in a chair right beside them, watching and listening as Abeline and Minnie talked and Skeeter wrote. I want more. I want to know what happened to all of them after the book ended. Did Abeline work for anyone else? Did Minnie leave her husband? What did Skeeter find in New York? I am hungry for more from Kathryn Stockett.
As a Grisham fan, I had to listen to EVEN this one! I'm sure it was geared to a much younger reader but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I am giving it to my "brainy" granddaughter who loves to read and can't wait for her reaction. Maybe she will write a review....
This is my first Grippando novel and I liked it! It is action packed, has good characters (really likeable and really dispicable) and the difficult relationship between father and son is well portrayed. Lots of killing, suspense, romance and humor. Will read more of this guy!
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