I think the first volume was much more interesting to listen to. The second volume got bogged down in names and dates. It could have been half as long and conveyed the same message. Still interesting to hear his perspective on how things happened.
Just a nice romp through Tim's life and his experiences especially on Carol Burnett show. Good companion book to her book.
The two narrators/performers were EXCELLENT in this book and were able to create multiple characters that painted a very strong picture. I would pick a book just based on the fact that they were performing it. GREAT job!
See Above. Excellent performances from both. VERY strong. Would recommend the book on their performance alone.
Nice suspense throughout. The ending was a bit anti-climactic, but I was held capture throughout 99% of the book.
Yes, good story that was engaging throughout.
Amazed at the facts about US troops that died outside of combat in WWII and how the Japanese treated POW's. Very powerful.
The reader / performer was EXCELLENT. Nice voice with great inflection.
I liked the many different voices for characters. It felt like the old radio stories of the 40's & 50's with different people reading different characters. Made it come alive more. Nice job!
I saw a review before buying this with someone saying that they really did not like the narrator. I felt I could probably ignore that complaint as I didn't think it would affect me that much. Boy was I wrong! Hard to explain why it is annoying, but he has very little inflection in his voice and all the sentences end almost like in a question. Typically you would have highs and lows in intonation and all of his reading is right down the middle and lacks interest. He mis-pronounces words a lot, and gets very singsongy in his delivery. Almost like a politician ironically, but it was really hard to listen to which is a shame because most of the content is interesting. I would seriously consider reading this one instead of listening until they get a different narrator to re-record it. Sorry Bob.
Post Apocalyptic world
The hardest part is to stay focused on the story because my mind kept wandering into the world of "I wonder how I would react to this situation."
Mostly just afraid of the possibility of this really happening. Suddenly you start appreciating the little things in life and how drastic our lives would change if the power were to go out tomorrow. I hope I never see the day...
I liked the stories that Carol has to tell and many were laugh out loud and others were very sad. Like all lives, she has had her ups and downs and it was nice to re-experience them with her.
My biggest issue was with some of Carol's inflections. It is certainly her style of speak, but she often ends sentences with a question mark even if they don't warrant? It got a little too much? So I tried to just enjoy the story? You get the point...
Some characters she performed wonderfully but others just didn't match the personality of the characters. She has potential, but didn't live up to her acting on screen skills.
It is hard not to compare it to the movie version. It just didn't hold up as an audio book even if it was free.
I enjoyed listening but he stops as his stand up career ends. I wanted to hear more about his movies and life after stand-up. Still brought a smile to my face often.
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