I'm very glad Audible has provided this book in an unabridged audio version. It's a fantastic book. An engrossing, well written, comprehensive look at JFK's death. Reading the book is painful, as Mr. Manchester's writing pulls you right into the events of November, 1963. Listening to the book is a bit painful as well, but for a vastly different reason. The accents Mr. Barrett uses in the book range from strange to annoying to just plain odd. They add up to off-putting. This is a long book. It is worth listening to, but would be so much better served by a narrator that gave the book proper respect in his tone and read it with a more respectful tone, not the folksy narration of someone weaving an old yarn by the fireside.
As a HSP, I desperately wanted this book (and I highly recommend getting the print version as well - there's just too much in here that you'll miss with having the Audible version alone). The awful reviews of the narrator almost scared me away, but my stubborn nature let me plunge ahead and put the book in my cart. I'm so glad I did. I don't know why the other reviewers found the narrator so awful. I quite liked her and found her tone soothing and just right for the book. I won't extol her virtues. Try the sample and make up your own mind. She sounds in the rest of the book just as she does in the sample. You can find plenty about this book elsewhere on the web and on Dr. Aron's own site, so I won't take up space here reviewing it, but if you're an HSP or have an HSP in your life, it's essential reading/listening and will help you understand the HSP nature. As for the narrator, I gave her full marks. I loved her and found she added to the book's content, and was certainly not as others have stated, a distraction, but that is my opinion. Try the sample for yourself. At any rate, don't let the others make up your mind for you. It's a great book and certainly worth a listen.
I've had debilitating migraines for over 30 years and am well used to revolving my life around the care and management of The Headache. Like many other migraineuers, I have vast collections of information on management of The Headache. This book is one of the most valuable resources I have found for many reasons. The audio version is pitch-perfect to listen to even during a migraine - perhaps not the most severe one, when even a whisper sounds like a shout, but one when some sound can be tolerated, and may soothe. The narrator's voice is perfect, and for me, hearing about The Headache, even on repeated listenings, was soothing.
This book is a sort of history of migraine. The author's personal migraine history is woven throughout other historical references to migraine.
I thought I had learned every way to manage my headaches, but I learned much from this little book.
It is not just a book of daily lifestyle headache management, but also a bit of philosophical outlook for the migraineur and those in their lives.
I found the audio version so helpful, I also ordered the print version and passed it along to my mother, who does not suffer migraine, so that she might understand why I "flee from the light".
If you have migraines, or know someone who does and you want to know more about what a migraine is (it is NOT a "really bad headache"), buy this book. The narration is great, and the book is very well-written and just the right length. You will not regret the purchase.
Great narration of a great book. This book was one of my favorites when I was a child. The narrator's performance makes this one of my favorite audiobooks as an adult. Sophie Thompson's accent, voice, and reading is as engaging as the story. Extremely enjoyable and a great use of a credit.
If you are looking for a hilarious book read by book's equally hilarious author, this is for you. Those who enjoy Miranda Hart's work will adore this. As others have said, it is such fun! Very funny life stories and observations delivered in true Miranda style.
Miranda Hart's narration
Hard to choose. The book moves from strength to strength. Perfect. Hilarious throughout.
Absolutely one of my best purchases on Audible. The account of Poirot's discomforts in traveling in Egypt as read by the incomparable David Suchet was hilarious. I've listened to this one countless times.
Great narration by Hugh Fraser, however not one of my favorite Christie books so far. Not one I've repeatedly played as with some of the other Christie books. Just didn't personally find the "Peril" referred to in the title compelling enough to listen to again.
Highly recommend purchasing this recording. Hugh Fraser's narration is perfect, as usual. I'm a big fan of the Poirot stories and very much enjoyed this story. If you like hearing about Poirot's highly ordered daily life and his accounts of being made very uncomfortable in a shabby country guest house, you'll love this story. The mystery was quite good as well!
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