Nostalgia, reality, mean streets ... the cumulative sweep and power of this book knocked me out. Dozens of interwoven characters, themes, as challenging as the best of mysteries. How did we wind up in a landscape of fast food and bad vibes? The clues are all here.
Grisham's return to Mississippi gothic is top notch, but reader Michael Beck is spectacular. His assorted voices, accents, nuances, tongue-in-cheek asides and seamless story-telling easily eclipses any of the 20 audiobooks from audible over the last two years. Don't miss it.
As any reader of the New Yorker knows, not all of Sedaris' musings prompt nods, snickers or giggles. Several of these pieces seem more diary entries than anything a larger audience might respond to. Publisher: "What haven't we printed yet?" The best of these pieces are performed live to adoring audiences, and work best.
As one who agrees with almost every point Savage makes in his essays, he reads too fast , too loud. Some of his bitchy asides leave a harsh and nasty aftertaste. In print, the essays probably seem more moderate. But then, Savage wants to be anything but moderate. Okay, okay, I get it. Embrace change. Move forward. Let me out of here.
For fans of TV's most remarkable shows of the last decade, this peek inside the factory illuminates how the best sausages are made.
Rob Lowe's accomplished storytelling, often expanding personal experiences into larger events and issues.
His self-effacing humor, remarkable in most "star" autobios.
The use of actual events to illustrate the incestuous, incredible vanities at play in the capital.
Mark Leibovich's informed sarcasm. LOL.
Barrett, who fronts dozens of Audible's best reads, has never been better. I can think of many, many authors who read their own material, who should defer to this pro.
My fave audiobook of the last 30.
The listening sample provided is not representative of the book.
The single star shown is about one star too high.
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