The author lectures us on how terrible the US government, US Forestry Department, US Southerns and any not of his self appointed superior level is and it continues throughout the book. He clearly thinks he's very funny and the book is amusing for a time. I enjoyed imaging myself tackling the "AT", but the author can't get out of his own way to let us enjoy the journey because he feels the need to 'educate' us simpletons. Furthermore, the author appears to to have adopted a British accent (but I believe he's American) and this wears on you after a while.
The story is interesting, but it does lag a bit near the end. I am not sure why this established him as such an icon as I thought the writing was good, but not great.
The development of each character is done so skillfully along with a very good performance makes this one of those books that during the day you wonder what/how they are doing just as if they were people of which you are friends. Excellent read/listen.
I feel like a learned a lot about him and it's all very good. You tend to forget these are real people with real life issues. I also had forgotten how far back his tennis career reached. The best thing about the book is that what you likely thought about him is not at all accurate. Very interesting.
Well, I never was a particular fan of Mr. Lowe, but I did enjoy his work on The West Wing. With that said, I took a chance on a recommendation of a friend and 'read' the book. Who knew that he's lead such an interesting life. Truly great stories and his impressions of the characters of his life are very entertaining.
Great characters who you can cheer. When put into perspective, the choices presented and made by these characters become very understandable. The politics, the extremist and those caught in the middle make for a great piece of fiction that probably mirrors real life more than any of us would want to admit. Frighteningly plausible.
This is a wonderful story about the type of life we all lead. It's a story of love, forgiveness and decisions that will have you deeply involved in the characters. Several reviews complained about the amount of medical jargon, but I didn't mind it and felt I may have learned a little something too.
A great book made a little less great by the authors (or narrative character’s) relentless sarcasm and clear distain for America and Americans. Although somewhat necessary to support the development one of the characters, it’s really overdone. That said, the main character is someone to admire for his courage, strength and faith in his destiny. A really wonderful piece of work and I enjoyed nearly all of it.
This is a good book although I'd rate it more 3.5 stars than 4 if I could. Characters are delightful and the story is solid. I found a lot to laugh at here which surprised me a bit as there's not much funny about WWII. Narrator is good, not great, but keeps the booing moving. The book drags a bit but you're so hooked you can't leave.
Would like to give this 3.5 stars, but apparently Audible can't do fractions I won't penalize the book for that. Good detective type story with several possible suspects. Unexpected turns throughout the book albeit sprinkled with some true fiction. By the way, for those who write in these reviews that some of these stories are not realistic; I say it's "FICTION!". Anyway, fun characters to get to know and a bit of an interesting moment or two about how sex offenders are categorized in the US. You'll have to listen to get the rest. Narrator was excellent.
Sweet, sad, and funny. This is a really nice book for listen. The narrator is great, and seeing life from a dogs view is amazingly believable. Sit back and just enjoy the story.
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