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Cully

Norcross, GA, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • Who Shot JFK?

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robin Ramsay
    • Narrated By Bob Sinfield
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    After nearly 1000 books, half a dozen journals, two official inquiries, several million pages of declassified documents, dozens of TV documentaries and hundreds of Websites, is there anything left to say about the assassination of President John F Kennedy? Hell, yes. The Kennedy assassination remains both the greatest whodunit of the post-World War Two era and the best route into recent American history.

    Patrick Weldon says: "A Rare 5 Star."
    "Interesting Book..."
    Overall

    ...So far, but do we really need to hear ALL the footnotes read aloud? It's really distracting, especially when spoken by a John Cleese sound-alike.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny Betrayed, Second Edition: JFK, Cuba, and the Garrison Case

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By James DiEugenio
    • Narrated By Paul Neal Rohrer
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    If you enjoyed the chilling experience of In Cold Blood and were at the edge of your seat while watching Oliver Stone’s JFK, you’ll love this investigative look into all the facets of one of the top conspiracies of the 20th century and beyond. DiEugenio, who has spent decades researching the Kennedy assassination, takes both an analytical and conversational approach to his fascinating exploration of the pivotal historical events and scandals surrounding that day.

    clive says: "Great Book Destroyed By Bad Acting"
    "Interesting book, annoying reader."
    Overall
    Performance
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Filled with information that doesn't often get attention in the mainstream media.


    If you’ve listened to books by James DiEugenio before, how does this one compare?

    It's my first book by this author, so... moot point.


    What didn’t you like about Paul Neal Rohrer’s performance?

    Most annoying is his apparent need to do an accent or voice impression for every figure or character in the book. His accents are terrible, his JFK impression is laughably, cartoonishly bad. For some reason reason, he decides to give Jim Garrison a heavy, HEAVY Southern accent he didn't have in real life.

    And although he generally speaks well and has a nice voice (when he's not doing those terrible accents, anyway), he routinely mispronounces names and common words. It's jarring.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Sure.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Twilight Zone Companion, 2nd Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marc Scott Zicree
    • Narrated By Tom Weiner
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (21)

    The Twilight Zone Companion is the complete show-by-show guide to one of television's greatest series. Zicree's well-written account is fascinating reading for even the casual fan. Coverage of each episode includes a plot synopsis, Rod Serling's opening narration, behind-the-scenes stories from the original artists who created the series, and a complete list of cast and credits.

    Cully says: "A Fave-- Glad It's Finally On Audio..."
    "A Fave-- Glad It's Finally On Audio..."
    Overall

    I got this book for Christmas when I was a kid, and have read it many times. I'm glad that I can now listen to it while working or traveling. My only quibble is with the reader, Tom Weiner. He's done a fine job on other books I've listened to, but here he has an unfortunate tendency to do a REALLY bad impression of Rod Serling's distinctive clipped vocal delivery whenever Serling's quoted. Also, I was annoyed that he mispronounces the last name of noted TZ writer Earl Hamner, Jr.'s last name (a surname I share, incidentally) as "Hammer."

    Aside from these two minor annoyances, though, this is well worth the download.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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