The narrator plods at a deathly slow pace and painfully overannounciates every single thing... if only the author narrated more than just the introduction. At the time I bought this book they mistakenly listed the author as being the narrator, so I was doubly dissapointed to find that someone else picked up at the beginning of the book itself and continued throughout in this agonizing manner. I wish our software would let us adjust for a narrator's speed and pitch, to correct for such oversights of judgement. The book would have been great if the person who we have an interest in would have followed through and done the full narration, as has been the common routine for autobiographical audiobooks.
I would have appreciated being told up front about all the instrumental music, choral singing and repetitious sound effects, some loud and potentially disruptive such as the sound of a whiste being blown loudly by the ref at a football game.. each and every time its use arises during the account of the game.
While this is one of my favorite audio books, I never would have been a fan of the pre-Dr. Drew version of Adam Carolla. The wonderful influence of each man's spirit upon the other has tempered their more extreme personality traits, lending sophistication to Adam's surly outlook upon the world and a degree of good natured manly grit to Drew's ultra type A personality.
I am very surprised by the degree of crudeness in the terms used to repeatedly characterize a pre-teen's episodes of rape, terms originating from the vocabulary of her mentally ill rapist, convicted sex offender and abductor and relayed from the 11 year old's recollection of her shock, disgust and personal devastation. It was also not something I'd care to read a second time. Given the fact that the young girl is shown on the book's cover and time has elapsed since her abduction and recovery was in the news, I think that there is a high probability of other young children gravitating to this audio book without their parents expecting it to contain such explicit content. Personally I think these particular terms are crude to such a degree that they only should be offered to adults, while I similarly consider that particular content to be distasteful for giving as a gift to my mother of advanced years.
... there were 2 more sections. I think the last person who wrote a review mistakenly thought that the audio chapter had ended when the first of three sections had ended and then there was a pause. I too had thought it ended, twice. The rest of the material is very valuable.
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