This was a selection for my book club. While most of the members mildly enjoyed it, I truly did not. I do not believe there was enough substance here for a book. If this had been a series of articles I may have found it somewhat interesting but there were just too many words, too many descriptions that didn't accomplish anything except boring me to tears.
I would not recommend this book.
This is a delightful listen. I enjoy Bryson's narration and the book is so funny. I highly recommend this book. I'm afraid it has given me a glimpse of what I'm in for in raising a boy!
This was a book club pick and a very disappointing one. No one in the group thought too much of it and we ALL HATED the ending. Don't bother with this one. Not worth the time or credit.
And I wasn't the only one. This was a pick in my book club. The stories were interesting and kept me listening but, in the end, I thought there would be a moral or big picture or larger meaning and there wasn't. It was good for some discussion and it was interesting how each of us perceived parts of the stories differently. None of us hated it just no one would recommend that anyone run out and read it.
I haven't been so thoroughly entertained by a book in quite some time. Part one is a little slow but once I got to part two, I couldn't stop listening. The narrator was fantastic. This book is well worth your time and the credit.
This was a selection for our book club and it was a hit with everyone. That happens very rarely.
This was a fun and quick read yet there was quite a lot of discussion about the book at our meeting.
I truly enjoyed this book. While it is not a how-to book on improving your memory, it is an enjoyable, humorous trip with the author to the memory championships.
There are a few slow spots, especially in the beginning, but I'm glad I pushed through. I finished the book with my own memory palace, which is still furnished with the items on the to-do/shopping list the author got in the park and a smile on my face.
Very interesting. A lot of fun. Well worth the time and the credit.
I was a little unobservant and did not realize until I finished the book that this is an abridged version. But it was fine. I think had it gone much longer or into more detail, I would have gotten bored.
I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed that it was narrated by Patrick Swayze. He and his wife had a very touching love story. It was also interesting to read about someone with so much drive and determination. I also liked the details about his movies.
If you are a Patrick Swayze fan, I believe you will enjoy this book. If you are looking for a little inspiration about working through tough times and continuing to follow your dreams, you may get some here.
I generally steer away from abridged versions but with this book I'm happy with what I got.
I've always been a Hitchcock fan. I remember watching Psycho as a grade-schooler and then watching it again and again with my friends to scare them.
I found this book started slowly. The history of how the film got off the ground was a bit boring but I'm glad I kept going. When we got into how the film was made I was fascinated. This was a great insight into a movie that, for its time, was so very shocking.
I only recommend this to people who have seen the movie, more than once, and found it intriguing. If you aren't a Hitchcock fan, don't bother.
This was a selection by my book club. It's a quirky, dark book and I absolutely loved it. I found it to be rather funny and quite entertaining. The narrator was perfect.
It's not a tremendously deep book but everyone in the group had some questions and there were some conflicting responses which lead to some good discussion. One of our members found an interview with the author which answered some of the questions we had about the book.
This is not your typical book club book but I thought it was a good choice and I enjoyed it as did the rest of the members of my group.
Give it a try.
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