For it's genre it's very good.
The biography of Hubbard. He was so disturbed.
I didn't know much about Scientology. I knew they believed in aliens or we were aliens or something. After listening to this book I'm actually anxious for the poor people who are in the Sea Org. I really like the line in the book about people joining and being in religions, not because they are evil people but because they want to be better people, help people, help themselves. That's a noble desire, it's sad how people exploit others. I don't understand why anyone would want to be part of this "religion" unless you're Tom Cruise. Everyone else seems to be disposable and unimportant. For Tom Cruise it must be great, your own personal slave team and a religion set up where you can't do wrong. I always kind of thought he was a nutter, but now I think he's beyond narcissistic, maybe even sociopathic.
I bought this on a 2 for 1 deal. Didn't realize it was Christian fiction. Started the book, honestly it was riveting and kind of fun in the beginning. Then everything started to fall apart. It got super preachy. Hit all the Christian stereotypes. Misogyny, not one woman in the story could hold it together if their man died or left, not to mention that the narrator was AWFUL at female voices. Scientists and rational thinking bad, bad, bad. Public school teachers, another bad. Overall I have to give the story a 2 just because the first half, before he started making situations and people irrational was actually enjoyable.
I love the audio of this. Stephen Lang makes this story so cool. He's so perfect as Jude. I can't imagine anyone better.
Joe Hill is such a great story teller. He takes things that are just totally far fetched and brings them to life to where you actually buy into the fantasy for the time you're listening or reading. I love his work.
"You used to be all right, what happened?" I used to read Dean Koontz all the time but I just can't get through anything he writes anymore. It's either so implausible with no build up to let your mind suspend reality or it's just dull. This one was just dull.
This was like the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich except about indigenous Americans and of course no real resolution like we had with National Socialism. My family is Native American and the real history of what happened is heartbreaking. I was already pretty well educated about the history from the termination acts onward but that is pretty modern and it's just another thing on a long line of injustice and prejudice. I highly recommend this if you're interested in learning the history of the Native American people.
I would love extroverts, especially business people, to read this book. Give them an insight to how introverts think. For introverts I think being introverted you pretty much know what she is talking about. I have always been called shy or mysterious but I'm really neither. I like to roll around in my own head. I work better when it's quiet and I can think and I generally like what I find in my own ideas. If I don't like what I find I like to rework it all out. I don't understand extroverts. I loved the whole scene she wrote about Tony Robbins. I've seen him on television a couple times and have to turn the channel. She was spot on how introverts see that assembly of rah rah. Some of the sections, like about the fish, went on too long and my interest waned but for the most part it was insightful and nice to know being an introvert isn't as odd as people like to make it out to be.
Sharp Objects. Same kind of flawed personalities.
over the top
Loved this story. Was exciting and dark and fun all the way through it. Mr. Hill does a great job of drawing you in and taking you into his worlds. I definitely will buy this for reading. I think the narrator, though I know she's someone famous or something, was too dramatic.
Brilliant, Thought Provoking
I loved all the stories woven together. Louisa was my favorite story, but they were all great.
no it's too long. But I liked listening to it in the evenings and not just when I was jogging.
I loved the writing in this book. I loved the accents the narrator did. He was almost flawless. Great story, great narrator you just don't get any better than this in audio form.
Besides the section on Ruby Ridge I didn't like this book. It wasn't really what I expected.
How he bowed down to people that were obviously hateful toward him.
The performance is what kept me listening. He's a great reader, his humor is great and his timing is awesome. Just wish he had some backbone.
Disappointment mostly. I understand journalistic integrity but there comes a point where you should be a human being. I think the worst part is when he let that poor man go be publicly humiliated after he expressed to him that it was his worst fear. That was horrible.
So many things. The writing was horrible. The subject matter was so preachy all wrapped up in some melodramatic soap opera I totally hated it.
First the writing was horrible. It was written like he wrote straight out of a thesaurus. The subject matter was cheesy. It was written so cheesy that I was almost embarrassed. Was thankful I had headphones on and nobody knew I was listening to it.
He really didn't have much to work with in the first place. I love Roger Mueller usually but his inflections in this story just made the cheesy parts cheesier :(
All of them. Papa was so stereotypical that I'm surprised people haven't called this book racist. Jesus was dull and full of cliches and metaphors.
I tried to listen to this book over the past month and have never made it past about 30 minutes before I just couldn't stand anymore. I can't believe this was ever on a best seller list anywhere.
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