Bryson is a great writer and the narrator did a wonderful job of capturing the humor. I was mesmerized by his experience and his relationship with his friend Katz.
When Bryson "loses" his friend Katz in the woods.
The female hiker they ran into who asserted herself as a hiking expert (and chastised them for their amateurish methods).
I am listening to most of Bryson's books now after listening to my favorite book of 2013--One Summer, America 1927which he wrote. I am not always sure about how listening to some books would be better listened to than read, but his books are amazing audiobooks. The performances really add to the story.
No, I have so many books to listen to I do not have time.
It was as if Wozniak was reading it himself. You could feel his enjoyment about his life through the performer. I really enjoyed it.
When he talks about how he got involved in electronics at an early age by going to work with his father. It really struck me how important it was to him (and could be to others) to have a parent who was really involved and helped spark a lifelong interest that culminated in computers and other advanced electronics.
Seems to be a much nicer person than Steve Jobs.
Yes--it was fun and interesting. Patton Oswalt tells a terrific story about his "addiction" to movies, which substituted for actual work.
He's engaging and interesting, and the story is unique.
He brought his own story to life.
Yes--it was a bit long but interesting for someone like me who grew up with Shields' as a celebrity. Interesting to find out about her perspective of her life with her mother and show business. Learned a lot about her that I did not know.
When she described how it was OK that she was photographed topless for "Pretty Baby" when she was 11 years old. It was creepy.
Average. I understand that people want to read their own stories but that is just what she did--read a book. She was not bad like William Buckley or Christopher Hitchens (unintelligible) but never came close to the wonderful job that Elizabeth Gilbert did in "Eat Pray Love".
No not that interesting
Maybe--I found the narrator somewhat distracting because of his strange cadence.
The main character, Comfort, was a lifetime criminal but you find yourself liking him and not wanting him to get caught.
I have listened to other audiobooks performed by Hoye. I know that he has won awards, but I find him somewhat "NPR"-like in his presentation. He does a good job when reading quotes, but at the end of every sentence he drags out the last word. Very annouing.
Yes--really wanted to find out how it finished.
It went back to Martin's early life, when he did stand-up. Interesting to see how his life progressed until he gave up stand-up to move forward in his career.
Short and sweet!
Yes--so funny, smart, and engaging that I was laughing out loud.
He brought his own stories alive--I could see him living the experiences he was recounting.
Great book even for those of us who do not have kids.
Probably not--I have so many books to listen to that I do not listen more than once. However, if I was to listen to a book again this would be the book because it is so compelling.
Probably Martha Mitchell. While she was a minor part of this story, I was reminded of how badly she was treated and how lost she was in this political mess. Everyone else in the story is pretty despicable so I cannot say "favorite".
I was shocked to hear that Nixon and his people were fairly certain, BEFORE his reelection (but right after the break in) that Felt was the person leaking information to the news media (("Deep Throat"). They left him alone because they were afraid he might do more damage. Also, his overall role was fairly minimal in the scheme of things.
This is one of the most important books I have ever "read". I was continually shocked by what I heard from the tapes. As bad as we thought it was, it was a lot worse. The callousness, the ability to lie so easily, and the shifting of blame to others was unbelievable. Also, it was the coverup, not the thwarted break in, that was so important.
This book is important and needs to be read by every citizen. Dean's transcription and his linking together the meaning of the tapes in terms of the bigger picture was compelling. Every part of this book was thought-provoking (and anger-provoking!). This is the only book about any aspect of Watergate that needs to be read to understand exactly what happened and why it happened (and how they got away with it for so long).
I was so interested in the topic but found it so boring that I could not even get close to finishing it. I tried to listen to it twice (with about 2 years in-between!) and just could not get engaged with the story. I kept thinking "who cares?". Not me.
No, I have listened to many books like this that were great.
There was nothing in this book that I could point to as a "favorite".
I liked her delivery--I am sure it was much more interesting to me than just reading the material
She is brilliant and engaging. She made what could be some very dry material interesting. And she is funnily.
I liked the end where she started talking about ants and how they work together, and then moves to socialization among people.
Chris Hardwick's delivery was wonderful. He takes an important topic and makes it enjoyable (both in the book itself and his performance). I am not a nerd but I loved this book, mostly because he read it himself.
The topics he covers for his nerd brethren are important and delivered in a way that makes you want to listen (and follow).
His delivery is great and you can tell he is excited and committed to what he writes about.
When he talks about turning his own life around and how he methodically went about it--quit drinking, got fit, improved his finances, and took control over his life. He provides a systematic way that others can follow.
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