I loved The Turtles music growing up in the late 60’s, so I jumped on this audiobook as soon as I saw it and wasn’t disappointed. Howard’s narration is like hanging out with an old friend and swapping rock and roll war stories. The stories of his interactions with rock and roll royalty are worth the price of admission alone. The stories of his personal misbehavior and of the show biz sharks that bit them are riveting. Then there are the Mothers of Invention stories, most notably his firsthand account of the concert in Montreux that was the inspiration for Deep Purple’s immortal Smoke On The Water. All in all a pleasant listen…, that I’ll probably do again in the near future. So if you’re a former child of the sixties, or just love that music, this book is for you.
The narration was so amateurish as to be distracting from the story.
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But seriously, by mispronouncing then immediately repronouncing words, then moving on to the next incomprehensible, inverted inflection narrative. I found myself putting more effort into understanding the sloppy narration than I did following the points he was trying to make. Did anyone listen to this audiobook before it was published? Ever hear of editing and/or retakes?
As Bill O'Reilly has demonstrated over and over again with his inexplicably inept narration in his "Killing Narration" series of audiobooks, authors don't necessarily make the best narrators.
I enjoyed Adam's first two books, so I figured that this one would be a safe bet. It is. I usually listen to my audiobooks at work in a factory. I found myself laughing so hard (not just out loud, but gasping for air, tears in my eyes laughing) during some sections of this book (particularly his United Nations address) that some of my coworkers were starting to look at me as though they were sizing me up for a straightjacket. It's a good, light listen, and he actually makes a lot of excellent points about our culture these days to boot.
One of the more engaging books I've listened to in awhile. If you're a listener that enjoys historical trivia in bite sized bits, then this book's for you.
Overall, the character voices, the accents and, the general narration makes for pleasurable listening. I, however, found myself cringing every time McLarty read cavalry as Calvary (as so many other narrators do). Huge difference in the meaning of these two words, and the misuse is highly distracting.
Glenn Beck is..., well Glenn Beck.
Yes. But being able to listen to several complete stories any single sitting scratched that itch.
I rarely, if ever, use the word terrific. That said, there is really no better word to describe Tim Curry's reading of this classic. The vocal inflections between the different characters, even in conversation with one another, is truly remarkable. If you love this story, I'm certain that you'll love this audiobook. I listened to it twice in two days. It's that good.
Some information about Maine Coon Cat's behavior. You know, like the title says. In an hour and fifteen minute audiobook, less than three minutes were spent talking about anything specific about Maine Coon Cats. The rest was filled with general grooming tips, training tips, and such.
I own a Maine Coon Cat. They are certainly a unique breed with many fascinating and endearing personality traits..., at least mine is. I wanted to learn more about why she behaves more like a puppy than a cat. Scoops her food out of her dish onto the floor when she thinks the food level is too low. Why she craves attention, yet hates to be held. Stuff like that that other Coon Cat owners and I wonder about.
The recording was disappointingly comparable to a girl reading a book into a cassette recorder in her kitchen.
I was expecting at least a couple of laughs. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich was funnier. Apparently a dry delivery of moronic/sophomoric "jokes" is supposed to be funny. For example, when we got to the letter "L" , the narrator repeated the word "lonely" what seemed like forty times. Check, please! I'm outta here!
There was absolutely, positively nothing positive about the United States in this book. I'm a generally cynical person, and certainly not a fan of society as a whole or people and their agendas for that matter, but this guy makes me feel like Dale Carnegie by comparison. It couldn't have been more biased.
Nope. I feel the same way about his work as he does the United States.
Perhaps it was the material that influenced my opinion of the performance, but I thought that he came across as snarkey and condescending.
Anger, definitely anger. Yeah, disappointment. Did I mention anger?
I'm a pretty big Who fan. It was my hope that there'd be some sort of inside stories of how some of my favorite songs came to be which, to fair there are, but not anywhere near enough. I was also hoping to hear some inside stories about the recording process and their legendery screaming matches but alas, only a scant few. The narrative pretty much goes on about his neurosis’ and accompanying substance abuse problems, which is fine. But personally I would have preferred more of the former and less of the latter.
Beyond that, the sniggering smarminess that dominate spots of his narration tend to wear thin after a while and have left me having to listen to this in installments. I havn't even finished listening to the book, but intend to. In conclusion, it's just a difficult listen where I fully expected to devour it.
Gutfeld succinctly and humorously puts into words what I've been thinking about the antics of the entitled lefties for a long time. There were actually passages that had me laughing so hard at the ironic truths put forth in this book that I actually had to rewind it to hear the parts that I missed while I was laughing..., much to the amusement of some of my coworkers. I highly recomend this book to anyone who's looking for a few laughs at the expense of the heavily biased media and the liberal elites.
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