I usually listen to books that are fifteen hours or more. I enjoy the Elvis Cole books so I 8 hours is ok. It is not a great book but it is entertaining and I listed to it in only two days which is pretty fast for me.
Joe Pike. He is a man of few words.
The performance was good but anyone who can't pronounce Sepulveda or La Cienega hasn't been around L.A. He pronounced it Sepul Veda it is Sa pal va da. Any way it gave me a good laugh.
A few times the scenes with children and their father made me emotional.
I hope he keeps writing more Elvis Cole novels. Reminds me of potato chips: not great food but I can't leave them alone.
I have read it twice and seen the movie twice. I will probably listen to Sissy Spacek read it at least two more times if I live that long.
I liked Scout's questions especially to Atticus.
Her cadence is perfect for this story. Her Texas accent is perfect from this great actress.
When Scout stops the men at the jail I felt much more emotion than when I read it because of the superb narration.
It is very personal. I have lived in several of the western areas that this story takes place. Also I am near seventy years old and can identify with the values presented in this novel.
Angle of Repose is better written in 1973 versus 1943 for Big Rock Candy Mountain. This is Wallace Stegner trying to understand his own father so it rings very true.
Mark Bramhall is perfect for Bo Mason's voice and he does Elsa's very well. I read the book after I listened it and, of course, I could hear Mark Bramhall.
The American Tragedy
Elsa is a saint but Bo is far more interesting. It took me a long time to realize that Elsa was the strong one.
It was enjoyable. I have listened to most of the Alex Delaware novels.
All of the Alex Delaware books are similar in my opinion and all of them are good. Kind of like Western Movies.
I have and he is quite good in this one. He does a ladies Texas accent and it is good. Let's face it when you have one reader doing all of these parts he can only go so far. He is a pro.
Nazis versus good guys.
I lived Los Angeles for many years and know many of settings in this book which adds to my enjoyment. Also, I like the way Alex Delaware analyzes everything. Kellerman is not Dickens but you can't have gourmet cooking for every meal.
Yes. But in a few years after I have finished all of the Dresden books.
Bob is my favorite character. There is just something about a skull that is a sex fiend and enjoys cheesy romance novels.
Harry Dresden, of course.
It made me smile a lot and sometimes laugh. Sort of reminds of sweet and sour with the extreme violence being the sour.
Maybe not great writing but characters that are great such as the temple dog, mister the cat and Murphy. I can count on listening to these books to delight me. I go around saying 'hells bells' when I have a problem.
I would not. There are so many good authors that I really can't give them a second chance.
The idea that it can show us the way today is false. Neither Edmund Burke or Thomas Paine had any idea of what society would be like in the 21st century.
The narrator was ok it was the content that I objected to.
The entire book would be cut.
I would recommend. It is very enjoyable but I wouldn't necessarily call it light because of the difficulties Carol had to overcome. I found myself going to youtube to watch clips of 'The Carol Burnett' and laughing. Her stories about meeting other celebrities are very interesting to a movie fan like myself.
This compares to Anthony Bourdain's ' Kitchen Confidential'. Both books made me smile and think.
I love Carol Burnett's voice as narrator and you could never get this in a regular book.
I found this book very interesting because I grew up in Los Angeles. Not so sure it would have been as interesting if I were from Boston.
I would recommend to some of my friends but not all of my friends because I suspect that it could be tedious for some of my friends.
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