The Audio has Stewart and some of his stuff from his show plus S. Weaver that read it. It's funny like his show and I think I will listen to it more than once. The only down side is I had to order a cheap book to look at the pictures from the book. Still listening is enjpyable and I laughed out loud a few tiimes while I worked on computer. It really was a fun look at the Earth.
I think if I had to compare it to another book I would have to go back to an old audio I have of the Hitchhikers to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. And yes it has that weird kind of humor while still passing alone information. Douglas would of loved Steward.
Hitchhakers to the Galaxy or a Big Finnish production, Sorry I am a Sci Fi geek. But it's not science Fiction, It's a like his show.
The parts where he explained things to a aliens set to invade the Earth, I was amuzed
It well done audio book.
That it was fun, but more geared to kids, I still enjoyed it, they read some good poetry, and stuff. It just missed being a 5 star thing by a little but it just lack that little spark for me the adult listener. (Why I was listening to kids was the problem but it said it had a lot of poetry I liked to hear and also like Andrews.)
It was a few people reading poems, it had to find a favorite character, My favorite poem was by Langston Hughes.
I have a Julie Andrews book Home waiting for me to listen too, I enjoyed the book completely and it was on sale so I bought it but have not had time to listen yet.
I smiled a bit at some of the poems, I really enjoyed listening to them.
For a mostly kids book, its not too bad for adults too.
That Bob Newhart stammered through the whole book. That he read it himself, Telling some of his best jokes, from all his albums.
That Bob Newhart told some of his best jokes dating back to Button Down Mind to the Present, I would not have bought if I did not enjoy Newhart's humor and I got it in a large book size release.
The old stuff like Driver Instructor and some of the phone call routines he did in the book that were also on his old albums. I loved those old albums and got a few on CD, I love listening to them. Mostly the best of kind thing but some of the older ones. My parent still had Button Down Mind and I would listen to it all the time in college. Brings back good memories.
Made me laugh really hard, I love his slow build up humor, it is just plan funny and with out a lot of cussing or swearing.
Newhart was always one of a kind in the world of comedy, I wish there were more like him.
That Carol read the book herself. You get to hear the highs and lows in her owe words, I would not of bought the book if I did love the actress, now I got to hear her as a human being with some funny moments and some sad moments too.
Spoilers************************************************************************************Kissing Julie Andrews to crack up either Julie Husband or Carol's I can't remember but the scene is so very funny waiting out side the elevator just kissing as it opens up and it keeps being the wrong people and how. And it's so very funny. I couldn't stop laughing. I was coughing and turning red from laughing so very hard.
Just her TV show. never a book on tape, I will have to look for others, she was great.
Boy did it make me laugh, or sometimes just smile, I enjoyed this whole book even the sad parts where my heart was breaking for her. It must be hard to loose a daughter, I know it was hard for me to loose my father I can't image loosing a daughter.
Buy this,then- Listen, Laugh Repeat.
AWESOME LESBIAN MYSTERY! The book is a very good mystery, with a lot of information about the 4 corners area, along with a lot of information on the Mormon's Polygamy groups and how they operate just outside the law and get by with it. And you get all this information from the POV of a lesbian woman, And there are other people to Identify with, June's deputy who had a need to prove himself but was always out of step with the other cops, There is the young ex-Mormon woman desperate to get her little sister out of the hands of the Polygamist. It is a full rich novel full of characters, including Jude's love interest, Dr. Westmorland The renowned ME from Grand Junction. Keeping Jude on a tight rope. As I said the novel is very rich and full and well written by MS. Beecham,
Jude who was full of secrets, I could go on and on about them, but they would need spoilers. She is just so cool. And the Mystery so well written.
Is this the same Kim Baldwin the writer? When does she have time to read other peoples work unless Rose Beechum is Kim Baldwin because Rose Beechum is a pen name, I know she wrote under several names, Still Kim Baldwin is like a hugely successful writer. I love her work, Unless this is a different Kim Baldwin at any rate she is a very good reader. She brings Jude alive. Makes you love Jude.
I wish I had that kind of time, as it was I almost listen to most of it in one night, but I didn't get much sleep. I normally listen to books at night to sleep, Which means backing them up and listening to them over and over,
This a great book!!! And I hope they record the other two Jude Devine Novels. The Trilogy is a great set, I always wished Beechum would of written more books but I guess commercially they didn't sale well, Lesbian books don't sale six million copies.
Erik Schubach writing, his/her writing is so very good that it keeps you on the each of your sit even if this stuff is tacky. The writing is sound.
Cara - I love that it starts with her death the re-tells the story in a new way starting 72 hours earlier. It's great.
She does the voices perfect, and the funny little expressions. She is just cool.
The end of the story when Cara is storming through and it looks like she will die, only Spoiler**********
Erik Schubach body of work is amazing whether it's his music of the soul, Valkyrie tales, Bridge Troll or whatever, He/She is just amazing in his out put of lesbian young adult fiction that even older adults like me can love (I know what the hell is this old enough to be my grandmother dyke doing listening to this, well she loves it, and wishes she could of read this stuff when she was growing up and was like 13 or 14 and could dream about someday meeting Ms Right. ) Nancy Drew and Trixie Dixon was as close as I could get.
Right dead first. I love Briggs world, but her Alpha and Omega series, In this story you get to meet one of Charles few friends, who of coarse has a grandchild in trouble! The Fay are the war path and you never know which direct they will strike. But the Fay favorite target are children which every one seems to forget. And the children are the target which Charles and Anna will never stand for so you have the mix for a dynamic book.
Anna, Anna has been my favorite since I began reading the Alpha and Omega series, I like the way she can calm Charles down, and other people, I like the way she can seemly walk in front of raging people and calm them down and think about what they are doing. She is peace while Charles is War. War is fine when you need him, but peace is so much more cool.
He reads Charles like a pro which he is, No he brings the whole would to live.
At the end Spoiler alert*******************************************************************************
When Charles and his friend are fighting the Fay and all seems lost and Anna, jumps in, and she beheads its. Thought that was cool that Anna saved Charles and not the other way around.
Briggs is brilliant! I love both her Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega books. But it seems she has a lot more room to tell stories left in her Alpha and Omega world, She done married Mercy off and while they are most entertaining they are slowing down. While Alpha and Omega are heating up.
That the story started with the girls when they were 17 then made them come full circle to adult woman and all they were dealing with, I loved that Madison had to deal with her parents, her estranged husband, her son, the growing feeling toward her childhood lover and she did the smart thing and decides she doesn't want to just have an affair, friendship is welcome but until her divorcee is final she is only interested in friendship because that is all she can manage at the time. And it's fair to ever one. Madison knows she needs to get act together before she can give her heart 100% to another. And that the only way she wants it.
Mostly what I said above, but that there was a lot of background on each girls families. I liked learning about Madison's super smart young son off at college, I liked the picture of her mother (Jerk 1) Husband (Jerk 2) and her father, I liked learning about Shannon and mother and brother. It was nice to have family support in a book. Not just those books with, you family hates because your gay, you must make your own family and never have a mother/brother/uncle or aunt show up and embarrass you in a story, It was refreshing.
Madison- I related to her the best, what it;s like to not be able to say no and to do it for so many years it just builds up. Only for me it was at work not at home but I could totally relate and to have someone telling you what to do every second of the time until you can't breathe, been there done that, not fun.
Two woman separated by time and circumstance, Brought together by love and chance, will they take the leap, or live in hell.
Hill is to me the second best lesbian romance writer topped by only Radclyffe, and then only just. Hill is amazing, she can make the same old story sound new, and the new sound amazing. In this jumping back and forth from 17 to the present, she wines and dine us on gourmet food. all the while making you want to eat more and more. Save room for dessert.
Only if there they are a hard core Bebo or Laura Fan, for me, it;s so sad what's done to poor Bebo who always gets the short stick and the same with Laura, why can't they just have a happy ending:, no men involved, not that Jack is happy either, no gays are allowed to be happy, only as a switch they do seem to be keeping some of there dignity, but only if you read between the lines. This is a story written as a dime story novel in the 50's or 60's back when it was a law that you could not have happy well rounded gay people and Bannon did her best to stay with in the rules of the time but offer up at least an interesting group to follow.
Yes, darn it, I will be getting the next in this series until I finally reach Bebo Beeker, Way back in the 80's I read, Odd Girl Out and Bebo Beeker never knowing they were a series. If I had know I might have read all 5 books if I could of found them, I was reading them pre-internet, way back when you had to drive all the way down to downtown Denver (I lived in Boulder my hometown) and go to the only lesbian book store in 100 miles radius. Or later on take a chance on a book you read about in the back of the book and send of for it to the publishers and buy direct but that was just coming into vogue as the internet went up. You got magazines in the mail from companies like this one gay music company that sold CD and you could buy music from them mail order. It was a brave new would, and people didn't yet have PC at home. Can you imagine. Or if they were like me, my PC was just a word processor that I wrote my test on and keep my poems and short stories on. And I stored them on 3 1/2 inch floppy disc. Which beat my father's 5 inch floppy disc that actually flopped. And besides you had to know APL to use his computer to actually do anything with it. That got old fast. Mine at least had a word program with it. Even if the printer was dot matrix. So yes I would buy another Ann Bannon book.
Yes she really does a go job bringing Laura alive, and telling us what Jack and Bebo are up to. This is mostly told through Laura's POV which is how the series started.
Yes, because I am a sucker for this soap drama 50/60 style world were you can still be arrested for just being gay and out in public. It's a scary world I never lived in because of people like Bebo and maybe even Laura, who fought the war for us all those year ago, and over 50 and things are still changing in my life, I never thought I would live long enough to see gay marriage, and yet it coming fast, yo-yoing around all the states until congress acts. but I might get to see it before I die. And books like Bannon's remind us why we have to keep talking and fighting. To see how far we have come. So yes it is worth listening too.
Bannon was a good writer of dime story novels, but you have to understand they were written as dime store novels, they were not meant to be positive gay role models, they were to scare people straight wink wink nug-nug; And she did the best she could under those guidelines of her times to give us strong characters worth caring about though they have many faults, and we would not still be read/listening to them 4 or 5 decades later if she had not created something special and worth our time.
Only if they are interested in what happened to Laura from Odd Girl Out or the first book with Bebo Breeker in it. Because Laura is a fool in love with a straight girl in the 1950's and you know it will end badly for her, why can't we get a happy lesbian story where the lesbian is not the butt of the joke and so full useless drama it is just tiresome, Laura's behavior is crazy and they make drugs for it now..
Laura would get the girl, they would live happily ever after, the girl would be trill and throw herself at Laura and tell her boyfriend to go jump, He was a jerk anyway. Laura was a better caught. Laura would impress everyone at work with hard she works, and she would not have down spells were she got no work done, Even though Susan over heard talking on the phone about her home situation with her roommate/lover to her best friend Jack Susan would still befriend Laura and be her work buddy and though she suspects Laura's gay it would make a difference to Susan though she very straight And the End of the story would have Laura and her new girlfriend helping Jack kick his useless boyfriend out the door and introducing him to a new cut nice guy.And Jack helping to dump Laura's girlfriend's boyfriend off the docks or someplace close to hell. ,
Nothing, she told the written word well, The problem was with the written word,
Laura would be a good role for Meryl Sterp about 10 years ago, or Glen Close, Someone who can do flaky drama,, Almost like a soap actress, Maybe Susan Lucci. Jack should be played by Neil Patrick Harris, Laura girlfriend should be played by Wynna Ridder, Or Jennifer Lawrence/, kate Beckensale, Not sure who should be cast as Susasn
The story was so frustrating for me, Not all Lesbian are erratic, Stalking woman they have crashes on, There work doesn't suffer because they get a crush, and the whole world doesn't end with one bad relationship, The story off no hop to the newly come out, and to us old timers, well it just makes me mad, Beebo was a perfect date and she just insulted her really bad. The speak she gives Beebo near the end is an insult. and nor does it add to the story. ,
Yes Just to get every ones names right in my head, I loved the story and hope she writes a book two, It was well written and well preformed. Do you help your friends or run and help your self, how much magic is too magic to draw attention to yourself? Will this little spell trip the scales and alert the bad guys or will the scale alert the bad guy. Do you use just enough magic to save yourself or will the little extra to save your friend be to much? So many questions and the only answer sometimes is to push forward and find out.
Spoiler Alert********************* When she decides she has reached the crossroads and she just slams her arm into the bad guy and eats his heart to get the knowledge to save every one. I didn't expect that.
jade- I liked all her gamer lingo to deal with how her magic worked. That she was brought up on D and D only doing with really magic. That she used a 20 sided die as her totem, I just thought it was cool. I loved the way
I wish I had that kind of time instead it took me two night, because I fell asleep the first the first night and but finished up the next night,
It is a great story with a lot if imagination and a fun story urban fantasy story,
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